Brims Covered With Two Kinds Of Fabric

A flat brim or mushroom shape is often covered by using two fabrics,

which may be of the same color or of contrasting colors. Small pieces of

old material may often be conserved in this manner and the hat at the

same time have much charm. For instance, the edge of the hat could have

a bias band of satin, two or more inches wide, stretched around the edge

of the brim, with the rest of the brim covered with velvet overlapping

the satin and finished with a wire both on top and bottom, or only on

one side. Underside of brim may be finished the same way, or the facing

may be brought out even with the edge and finished with a wire.