Heavy Buckram is considered a foundation fabric. Therefore, milliners use it as the foundation or frame of a hat. Heavy Buckram fabric is used to make buckram hat frames when a stiffer, blocked hat is desired. Use a fabric like our French Fleece to cover the buckram frame before covering with fabric. As a result, your fabric will be smooth and you have just created a quality hat!
View the tutorials found in the Tutorials Tab for instruction and tips on making and covering buckram hat frames.
Franc Fernandez, hat designer for Lady Gaga.
Buckram frame in process.