Apr 242014

Here is the latest selection of Hats available now  from my Etsy Store…

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Apr 262014

In direct contrast to my Antique Singer machine we have this little beauty Aileens Hats Newest Addition, sadly not the Classic Aston Martin DB2 but it is the Brother DB2-B755-3 Industrial Sewing Machine a superb quality 100%  professional sewing machine

Apr 262014

My Vintage singer Hand Cranked Sewing Machine which I believe to be a Genuine Antique dating back to 1906,  made by Singer the Great British Sewing Machine Manufacturer. According to web sources with a serial number of S2245420 the single prefix letter “S” before the serial Identifies as being probably 1906 manufacture but possibly 1907 making this grand old lady 107 years old and it still works.

Apr 092013

I have been itching to share this with the world and now I can. An up market glossy magazine covering “The Pennine villages” got in touch a little while ago, after finding my facebook page, and asked if I would be interested in them doing an article on my hat making. After a nice relaxed interview a photo session and a little waiting for the next issue I received, the through the post, print copies of the magazine needless to say I was stunned to discover a full page picture of me in one of my hats and a double page spread with words an pictures. To say I’m ecstatic is an Understatement Thank You Mosaic Magazine…



Mosaic Magazine Page 29




Mosaic Magazine for April 2013 can be found here and head for page 29

While their Home Page can be found here



Mosaic Magazine Pages 30-31






A few images that didn’t make the page can be found in the albums on my Facebook page

Mar 252011

Aileen’s Hats is a new site. It will be a showcase for my handmade vintage style hats and the only link you will need to bookmark  if you are looking for my Vintage hats. I have now Added my new Etsy Shop” Aileens4Hats” to the earlier Ebay Links. I have also added a twitter feed so please do feel free to follow me and Finally I have also added an RSS feed to the site from My New Etsy Shop.

If you are a reenactor looking for something to finish off your impression, want to top off a fancy dress outfit, need  to complete a stage costume, getting into the spirit of a murder mystery event or preparing for a once in lifetime trip on the Orient Express even if you just want something a little different with a lot of style you are in the right place.

Please note if you click through on an Etsy link to one of my hats and receive the message “Sorry, the item listing you are looking for does not exist”  It is only the hat that is no longer listed my shop cans till be found by clicking here or clicking the link on the right side of this page