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 1 of the following options;
  • Using bias pleats to cover a pillbox.
  • Using a ruching technique to cover a pillbox.
  • Trims will be taught dependent on previous experience and the requirements of the group but they can include; silk loops, bows and many other techniques.
  • You will learn how to professionally finish your hat, how to attach an appropriate head fitting and create a couture lining.

You will need:

Medium weight fabric, suggestions include silk Dupion, duchess satin.
2 metres of double sided stiffened buckram
Round button Block
Millinery wire 2 metres
1 metre of sinamay
1/2 metre of Mac Fleece

You will leave with:

  • A finished fabric pillbox created using either a bias pleat technique or a ruched technique.
  • Information on how to create the pillbox from the other technique.
  • Knowledge to create further fabric trims.