Books By Mary Jane

The Modern Girl's Guide to Hatmaking

Whether you want to be a Modern-day Diva, a Burlesque Beauty or a Bloomsbury Bluestocking then my latest book 'The Modern Girl's Guide to Hatmaking' is for you. I guide you step by step through the process of making your own hats, headbands and headpieces at home without the need for lots of expensive equipment or specialist materials.

Once you've mastered the basics, I show you how to create a range of stunning vintage-inspired designs that will truly turn heads. I guarantee you'll feel inspired! 


My first book 'Chic on a Shoestring' is full of simple to sew vintage-style accessories that you can complete in just a couple ofbuy the Chic the shoe string book hours. There are bags and brooches, a fabulous simple-to-sew skirt and top and even a little hat made out of cereal packet! There are pretty, quirky illustrations by Sam Wilson and wonderful photographs by Claire Richardson. I think you'll love browsing through the book for the images alone! 


mary Jane Baxter creative hat ideas


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