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Specialized tooling for hat-makers

JW Custom hats is the premier maker and distributor for your hat making needs. We offer a variety of tools designed to take your business to the next level. Our tools are made to order unless you are interested in our vintage collection of Flanges, Flange Stands and Hat Blocks.

See our extensive collection below and contact us for ordering

Talk about efficiency and quality in one. Where other hatters range between 15-45 minutes in hand sewing their sweatbands into their hats The 1107 does it in just 2 minutes flat. That’s at least 7 more hats that you can get done in the same time it would take you to do one by hand. The complete set up includes the 1107 sewing machine, the sweat band attachment (to help keep the sweat band straight and your measurements correct), the motor and the table.

Designed for ease of use and efficiency, the rounding jack/brim cutter makes it simple to cut a brim down to a specified length. Using the measuring element you are sure to get the brim width you need every time.

This machine of many names is designed to create the hard crease between the brim and the crown of a hat. The Brim iron comes with 1 set of plates. These plates are heated by the iron and the crown of the hat is inserted into the hole in the center of the plate. The brim is sandwiched between the plate and the iron top giving the brim a nice flat clean crease.

Used with the brim iron these plates help to create the hard crease between the crown and the brim of the hat. These plates are heated by the iron and the crown of the hat is inserted into the hole in the center of the plate. The brim is sandwiched between the plate and the iron top giving the brim a nice flat clean crease.

A spinning irion designed to iron the crown of a hat after stretching and shaping, ensuring the felt is conforming completely to the shape if the hat block, as well as removing excess moisture from the felt after steaming and increasing the density of the felt.

Made to shape the edge of the hat brim into a nice clean curl. This package of brim irons includes three sizes of curls. Small, with a curl of ⅛”, medium, with a curl of ⅜” and large, with a curl of ⅝”. An essential for any hatter looking to add a flare of style to their designs.

makes approx 100 hats

Quality hat blocks for stretching and shaping felt into hats, made by hand in our shop here at JW Custom Hats. These are the most critical starting tools for any hat shop of any size. More than 10 different styles available and 3 different head shapes: Round Oval, Long Round Oval, or Perfectly Round (for Native American heads).

A ready made spinning table for shaping and sanding hats. Decrease your felt sanding time with this spinning table and increase your profit with this hatshop tool.

An insert designed to turn an existing table into a spinning table for sanding hats, a necessity for any hatter.

Quality Stretch blocks made by hand, used to stretch a hat to increase size within ½ – 1 size. These are also also used with a brim iron to establish the hard crease between brim and crown. Available in sizes ranging from 6 ⅝ to 8,and in oval or round.

The sweatband cutter helps to ensure that the sweatband is cut down to the desired size before sewing it into the hat. With a measuring feature dictating both inches and sizes, as well as another measuring feature dictating partial sizes hat makers will be able to ensure that their sweatbands are cut to the size they need every time.

Enhance your hatmaking artistry with the Vintage 3306 Band Tracker, a specialized tool designed for the precise measurement and placement of hatbands. This classic, beautifully crafted instrument combines functionality with a touch of nostalgia, ensuring your hat designs are executed with both precision and style, perfect for both seasoned milliners and hobbyists.

A precision tool designed to seamlessly shape and trim hat brims with classic style and unmatched accuracy. Crafted from durable brass, this heirloom-quality cutter combines traditional craftsmanship with functionality.

This vintage crown and brim shaper molds the perfect brim. Comes with 5 molds.

Return Policy

JW Custom Hats stands behind the quality of everything we sell and we want you to be happy. We are committed to the hat you designed to truly be “Your Hat, Your Fit, Your Style!”

Custom Hats:  Since our hats are specifically made for each customer, we are unable to provide refunds. If a hat does not fit properly, we are happy to adjust the size, call us at 801-977-0676 to discuss our options. You must contact us within 14 days of receiving your hat. If needed, we will issue a Return Hat Authorization Number (RHA#). 

Once you have received your RHA# your custom hat must be returned for adjustments in the original JW Custom Hats box in the same condition you received it in.  It must be returned within 20 days from the date you received the hat.  Please include the RHA# on the outside of the box and a copy of the packing slip or invoice.  We HIGHLY recommend that you insure and track your package. We are not responsible for any packages that are lost in shipping and can only help if you provide a tracking number.  We do not accept C.O.D. packages.

Upon inspection of the hat we will contact you.  Please allow 2-3 weeks to process the hat.

“Right off the Rack” Hats:  All sales are final (Original and Sale priced)


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