Make a Velvet Swirl – ONLINE

Online Hatters Millinery School

Learn to create Catherine's signature technique of the velvet swirl, which has won her a standard of excellence at the Royal Easter Show.

Block a Sinamay Base – ONLINE

Online Hatters Millinery School

Making a sinamay base is a great way to learn a number of fundamental techniques for blocking, hand stitching and couture millinery processes. Designed for those beginning the millinery journey, this course will teach these techniques. You will walk a way with a fabulous sample that you can actually use as a base for your […]

Create a Fascinator – ONLINE

Online Hatters Millinery School

Learn how to create a fascinator, a one-of-a-kind expression of your unique creativity.

Online 8-week Fascinator Class – VIRTUAL

Online Mesa College

This course is a study of millinery design. Emphasis is placed on the use of millinery techniques to create a brimless hat. This course is for all students preparing for a career in the fashion industry, costume design, or millinery or anyone interested in hat making. This online class with San Diego Mesa College begins […]

Fancy Feather Mounts with Beverley Edmondson

Learn to create feather mounts that can be used as fascinators or as a trim on a hat. A fun feather course to learn how to make feather fascinators and feather mounts, the skills are useful to incorporate into all types of millinery and can open up new design ideas. In this workshop you will […]

Working with Paper Fabrics – Boater and blocking demo with Amy Fowler

Paper fabrics are an exciting new material that once blocked can resemble more expensive materials like leather and straw. In this two-day course, you will learn about the different paper fabrics available, as well as blocking and stiffening techniques. After a general blocking demonstration, we will be making a basic flat crown and flat brim […]

Straw to Gold with Laura Whitlock

Laura will draw on her 30+ years of experience as a professional costume craftsperson to share methods of creating metallic surfaces on millinery materials.  Students will learn techniques to give their creations an extra sparkle with metallic leaves, paints, and bronzing powders, and how to concoct and apply the age-old theatrical secret finish—French Enamel Varnish. […]

Fabric Pleated Cocktail Hat with Jenny Roberts

North American Millinery Group Online

This course is aimed at: Those who want to expand their knowledge of millinery techniques and create headpieces using any fabrics. The course will involve: Learning how to block a hat base using buckram. Learning how to wire, line and cover with silk or fabric for a beautiful professional finish Using bias pleats to cover […]

8-piece cap patter and sewing with Janet Linville – Online

North American Millinery Group Online

As much as the Special Occasion hats are a huge market, caps are also an important part of many millinery businesses. Their casualness, their appeal to both male and female customers and their ‘every season’ adaptability can help expand your customers and fill out gaps in the season. The familiarity of the 8 piece also […]

Fabulous Feathers (online)

Online Tracy Chaplin

Learn how to create feather mounts, feather flowers on a wire structure, floating feathers and apply interesting surface decoration. During this fun and informative workshop Tracy will share traditional and modern feather techniques and inspire you to explore new ways of working with feathers. The techniques will be demonstrated clearly with design inspiration and ideas […]

Repurposed fedora with Janet Linville

North American Millinery Group Online

The 1940s mysterious style Discarded felt fedoras? unloved hats? Turn those into stylish hat, just like the resourceful women did in 1940s when materials were scarce. Supplies: used, misshaped felt fedoras (men’s or women’s) sewing kit petersham millinery wire

Silk Abaca Flower Vine with Jenny Roberts

North American Millinery Group Online

This course is aimed at: Those wanting to explore flower painting and flower creating with silk abaca and learn how to create different delicate stamens The course will involve: Following the pattern provided to cut the abaca to leverage the grain of the fabric Learning how to paint the petals to give a natural effect […]

Basic Straw Blocking Techniques by Wayne Wichern

North American Millinery Group Online

Learn basic skills for blocking straw. Millinery students are often surprised how physical the hat blocking process is. You will be shown how to maximize your physical strength, leverage to control the blocking process, and how to efficiently tie off the straw materials on the hat blocks to maximize shaping efforts. Discussion and best uses […]

Felt Tricks – Creating Texture and Integrated Trims with Laura Whitlock

North American Millinery Group Online

Looking to give your blocked felts added interest without piling on the trim? In this fast-paced mini-workshop, we’ll explore ways to cut, fold and twist the felt within a hat to add intricate details. And if you’ve ever wondered what to do with felt scraps and off-cuts, we’ll explore waste-free ways to develop trims that […]