Millinery for Beginners


$499 Limited inc GST / $399.20 / $449.10
Millinery for Beginners

<p>Get ahead. In this short course you will cover many aspects of <b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/millinery-classes-hatmaking-classes-sydney">millinery</a></b> to enable you to create and trim

This course includes a student kit worth over $150 – you get to take home your own hat!

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Course description

Get ahead. In this short course you will cover many aspects of millinery to enable you to create and trim a headpiece or fascinator .

If you want to learn about Millinery in Sydney, then this course is for you.


During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to millinery
  • Materials for millinery- overview
  • Tool kit for millinery
  • What style suits you
  • Design Elements and principles for headpieces, fascinators, and millinery
  • Make 2 fascinators bases using traditional millinery techniques

The following techniques will be demonstrated throughout the class to utilise on your headpiece:

  • Working with sinamay- some clever trim ideas
  • Wire Work Techniques- create a fabulous headpiece
  • Learn to Blocking Sinamay, Parasisal , Fossshape, and Buckram for headpieces
  • Grosgrain Trim
  • Grosgrain and alternative edges
  • Millinery Materials – for Trims- Techniques and materials will be demonstrated
  • Crinoline
  • Lace Trims
  • Silk Flower
  • Feathers
  • Veiling
  • Tour Embellish Atelier Studio
  • How to wear your fascinator- methods of attachment.
  • How to store your headpiece.
Learning Outcomes

The intended Learning Outcomes for this course are as follows.

By the end of this Millinery course students will:

  • have completed 2 fascinator or headpieces using sinamay , and choice of 1 other foundation technique – Wire, Fosshape®, or buckram.
  • be able to demonstrate use of a variety of millinery techniques to make and complete a headpiece with feather skills, finishing, binding techniques, use of veiling
  • be able to analyse a hat in terms of design line, colour, texture, repetition, emphasis and balance
  • be able to determine styles to suit their face shape
Other Information

The tutor provides the foundation materials – Sinamay, wire, 1 piece fossshape, 1 piece buckram , some basic fabrics, tools, equipment and sundry glues, a basic sewing kit of millinery tools , stiffeners for this class as well as the privelege of creating your 2 pieces on rare blocks Embellish® atelier private hat block collection.

Please wear closed in shoes.

Please bring

A sewing kit which includes:

  • Tape measure
  • A small ruler
  • General purpose scissors
  • A pair of long nosed pliers
  • Thimble
  • Mapping / drawing pins
  • Quality dressmaking steel pins
  • Packet of mixed size straw needles
  • An apron
  • Water Spray Bottle

Available to purchase from Spotlight, Lincraft or:
Hatter Millinery Supplies

The tutor can organise a kit for students containing the above, if needed, in the first class

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Natasha said: Student gave this course 5 stars

  • Meredith said: Catherine was a great teacher, and between her explanations and demonstrations made the steps involved understandable and achievable. It was great to be able to walk away with a hat I loved and that I had made myself! I definitely would recommend this course to anyone interested in making their own hats, or who just wants to understand a little more the process that goes into hat-making.

  • Lisa said: "5 stars"