To Sew Edge Wire On Neteen

It is difficult to sew edge wire on neteen. A good result is obtained,

however, by sewing the wire directly on the edge or by covering the edge

first with crinoline and sewing the wire on it. Great care must be taken

in handling neteen to preserve the shape, as it is very easily stretched

and pulled out of shape while sewing on the edge wire. The same method

is used in covering a neteen frame as with the buckram frame. The

velvet, if velvet is used, can be glued on, but the material is so

porous that it is not very satisfactory. Neteen and crinoline make

excellent foundations for braid hats, as these materials are light in

weight, soft, and pliable. They are also very satisfactory for

children's hats.