Ever wanted to know how a felt pillbox is made?
Below is a video showing me making a small cocktail or pillbox hat, using felt, a hatblock and a steamer. I show how to stretch the wool over the block. After steaming and blocking, I pin the wool to the block to keep its shape while it dries, then trim off the excess. Here is where part 1 ends.
In part 2 we get to stiffening, strengthening, decorating the hat and adding attachments such as elastic or combs to affix the hat to the head.