2nd tutorial this time for a men's Victorian smoking cap. It's made on the hat form I used for the top hat. (Please note these hats are for display purposes) materials used are velvet ribbon, braid, embroidery silk, UHU glue and fabric glue. As before these are the glued that work for me you may have something different that works for you. Use the hat form with the same principles as the top hat
This is my tutorial for making a 1:12 scale top hat. You need felt (I used crafting felt it's quite thin) UHU glue, ribbon, a piece of dowel and wood disc. I started by making a reusable hat form from the dowel and disc. At each stage when gluing ensure that the hat remains free from the hat form by sliding up and down. Use glue sparingly.