An old silk hat is at first sight an object that seems to have exhausted its capabilities of usefulness. A glance, however, at the articles here illustrated will show that its career is by no means ended, and that it can be transformed into a variety of pretty and useful trifles.

This bag is made from the black silk of an old hat

This bag is made from the black silk of an old hat. The handsome fastening and hook are of Dutch antique silver

Use the top piece of silk from the hat for the bottom of the bag

Use the top piece of silk from the hat for the bottom of the bag. Sew round the silk from the sides of the hat. Cover the seam with a line of steel beads. Add tassel and cords and line with blue satin

A Peter Pan collar to be made of silk removed from an old hat

A Peter Pan collar to be made of silk removed from an old hat. The material wears excellently

Buttons made from black top hat silk

Buttons made from black top-hat silk. They were cut from the small pieces from the brim of the hat, stretched on button moulds, and ornamented with beads. Such buttons wear well

Things most people throw away

Things most people throw away. An old silk hat. Carefully remove the silk covering, beginning at the top

This useful card'case is made from the black silk from the sides of a hat

This useful card'case is made from the black silk from the sides of a hat. which is quite easy to remove when the hat is shabby. The case is lined with satin and the initial embroidered in the lower right-hand corner