Millinery Supply Sources




Millinery / Hat Making Supplies:

  • Alfonso Bini — Hat blocks
  • California Millinery Supply — Located in Los Angeles, manufactures buckram frames. Also sells straw braid, horsehair, ribbon, veiling, etc.
  • Fred’s Hat Blocks
  • From the Neck Up Top Pick — Excellent Book with instructions on hatmaking.
  • Hat Shapers — Sells blocks to shape hat blanks. Also instructions on felting.
  • Hats by Leko Top Pick — Sells fashion hats, finished and unfinished, straw, felt, and hatmaking tools, like steamers, pins, blocks, etc.
  • Homegroan.com — Vintage hat blocks & millinery supplies.
  • How2Hats — Books, hatblocks and more
  • Judith M Millinery Supply Top Pick — Sells millinery supplies: trims, petersham, blocks, buckram, crinoline, straw cloth, notions, wires, adhesives, sizing, hat pins, wool felt, etc. Also sells hat kits.
  • Lynn McMasters Top Pick — She sells patterns for late Renaissance head coverings (cauls, coifs, biggins, arming caps, etc), and hat patterns that can be used as the basis for many other hats, like her “Universal Oval Brim Straight Sides” pattern. Lots of beautiful pix of her costumes.
  • Lynn McMasters - Lynn’s Straw Hat Links — Links to reference and supply sites
  • MacCulloch & Wallis — (UK) Hat blocks, millinery fabric & wire, trim, glues, etc. Corsetry Supplies.
  • Miller’s Millinery — Sells women’s 19th c. bonnet forms, hoods, headdresses, and hats. Also, millinery supplies, men’s hats and children’s hats.
  • Millinery Suppliers List
  • Najecki Reproductions — Revolutionary War reproductions: hats, shoes, accessories, fabric, trim, and more.
  • Pattern Studio — Hat blocks, buckram frames, braid, ribbons, fabrics, veiling, flowers, feathers, etc.
  • Richard the Thread — Busks, boning, coutil, millinery supplies, dress forms, and more. Their own pattern line includes Renaissance, Elizabethan, Victorian and Edwardian.
  • That Way Hat New! — Sells new hats of various styles, including some vintage 19th & 20th century hats; also sells hat blanks and flowers.
  • Theatre House — Carries buckram hat frames, hat forms, wigs, etc
  • Tressa — (Switzerland) Horsehair, braid, trim, etc.
  • Zeeman Corp — Buckram, braid, crinoline, sizing, etc.

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Hat Makers & Retailers:

  • Blockade Runner Civil War Sutlery — Carries bonnets & snoods, hoops, and more.
  • Clearwater Hats Top Pick — Men’s reproduction hats: Civil War, Victorian and Old West.
  • Deanna Gibbons Millinery — Modern & costume hats.
  • Dirty Billys Hats Top Pick — 17th century thru Civil War hats, mostly men’s’ but some women’s.
  • Edie Hats — Modern men’s & women’s hats.
  • Fall Creek Sutlery — Specializes in Civil War reenactment items: costumes, mostly men’s items, a bit of women’s; patterns by “Homespun Patterns.”; boots and shoes; leather goods; books; etc.
  • Fyne Hats by Felicity — Hats for renaissance fair costumes.
  • Hat Crafters — Mostly men’s hats. Sells some hat blanks.
  • Hats by Leko Top Pick — Sells fashion hats, finished and unfinished, straw, felt, and hatmaking tools, like steamers, pins, blocks, etc.
  • Hats in the Belfry — Has a good selection of modern hats.
  • Jas. Townsend & Sons Top Pick — 18th & 19th c. items for reenactors – clothing, hats, camp gear, tents, books, knives, etc.
  • Judith M Millinery Supply Top Pick — Sells millinery supplies: trims, petersham, blocks, buckram, crinoline, straw cloth, notions, wires, adhesives, sizing, hat pins, wool felt, etc. Also sells hat kits.
  • Kittys Hats Top Pick — (UK) Period hats and woolcrafts for reenactors. Roman through 20th century.
  • Magic Wardrobe — Fantasy, Exotic, Sci-Fi, Period & Holiday costumes. Has bonnets, corsets, etc
  • Miller’s Millinery — Sells women’s 19th c. bonnet forms, hoods, headdresses, and hats. Also, millinery supplies, men’s hats and children’s hats.
  • Mrs. Christen’s Miscellanea — Sells bonnets, cage crinolines, etc.
  • Originals by Kay — Victorian clothing, millinery & corsetry - men’s, women’s, children’s - great prices.
  • R&K Sutlery — Victorian millinery, great prices. Also sells mid-19th century clothing.
  • Theatre House — Carries buckram hat frames, hat forms, wigs, etc
  • Top-Hats.com — Besides several different kinds of top hats, also sells bonnets, caps, tricorns, and more.
  • US Hist — Civil War, Victorian clothing, hats/bonnets, and more.

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