Evening & Saturday CoursesFashion Accessories

Millinery - The Art of Hat Making

This exciting course offers you the unique opportunity to learn the essential techniques using a wide variety of materials needed to design and make your own striking headpieces.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to the art of hat making or for those with some previous experience who wish to further their skills amongst like-minded students.

You will be introduced to the most common and not so common fabrics and materials, hat construction methods and techniques by Arts University Bournemouth specialist tutor Chloe Scrivener.

With inspiration drawn from history, this course will encourage you to develop your own style whilst learning different techniques for your hat and fascinator creations. Using your individual flair and imagination and using a range of fabric and trimmings you will be shown the various techniques necessary to create stunning headpieces.

Hats have always been a staple of the fashion industry, whether used as a standout statement piece or to accessorize a particular design. Headwear comes in all shapes, sizes and designs and used in many cultures whatever the occasion. Whether chic, fun, formal or plain, these accessories serve many roles.

Imagination is vital!

What you need to bring

A basic sewing kit including paper and fabric scissors, small snips, hand sewing needles of various sizes, household pins (these are thicker and shorter than dress makers pins), thread, tailors chalk, tape measure, pliers, apron and a pencil. You will need to purchase quantities of specialist materials to complete your hats.


Spring Term

  • Saturday 4th & 18th Feb, 4th & 18th March, 1st April 2017

Class size

Maximum 12 students


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