Repairing a torn brim on a fedora.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by bond, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    A fellow lounger and good friend here recently sent me a mid century Borsalino fedora w a 2 3/4 brim but with a 1/2 cut in front of the hats brim edge . He asked me to cut the brim down and add a wide binding. My thought was I wanted to save as much as I could of the 2 3/4 brim so I decided to hand sew the 1/2 cut with a couple of x stitches and then do a 1/8 machine stitch all the way around the brim edge to help stabilize the original tear in front .
    Here are pics and with the final binding choice over the original cut . (Not sewn yet)
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  2. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    Nice work!
     
  3. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Great save Scott.


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  4. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Excellent job!
     
  5. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Kick save, and a beauty!
     
  6. ClassyMica

    ClassyMica New in Town

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    Wow This is fantastic work!
     
  7. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Bond the repair and brim binding are well done. It is a classy lid.
     

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