Hat Making Classes

Over the course of the year we host hat making classes so you can learn a new skill and leave with a finished hat. Each class focuses on particular styles, materials and techniques. You’ll be shown examples of the selected styles before deciding how to personalise your design. You’ll then be guided through the process of making with step-by-step instructions.

  • On one day hat making classes you will focus on a particular style and leave with a fully completed hat, finished to a high standard.
  • The two day millinery schools in Spring, Summer and Autumn offer a more in-depth experience, where you will have time to experiment more and create more than one model over the two days.

Basic hand-sewing skills are the minimum requirement to attend one of these classes.

Class sizes are limited to small numbers, to ensure a good teacher/student ratio.

All hat making classes are held at Hat in the Cat, 2 Main Street, Perth, and run from 10am-4pm on the days indicated.

To make a booking, please use the link to this Booking Form (opens in new tab or window). Please contact Jeanette on 01738 624213 or j@sendler.co.uk if you have any questions.

2019 Hat Classes - Freeform Sinamay

Freeform Sinamay

Saturday 24 August 2019 (1 day) £70 PLACES AVAILABLE

Sculpting with sinamay, create your own freeform shape, which you will wire, edge and trim with flowers, organic sinamay shapes, pieces of jewellery or feathers. The finished piece can be fixed onto a headband, comb or clips depending on hairstyle or individual preference.

2019 Hat Classes - Everyday Soft Hats

Everyday Soft Hats

Saturday 14 September 2019 (1 day) £70 FULL

Use tweeds, woollen fabrics or cotton velvets to make a 1920s cloche in three pieces with an added brim, a soft velvet turban in a choice of patterns, or a stylish pillbox hat made of a crown with three pleats for extra volume.

2019 Hat Classes - Everyday Soft Hats

Everyday Soft Hats

Saturday 12 October 2019 (1 day) £70 2 PLACES LEFT

Use tweeds, woollen fabrics or cotton velvets to make a 1920s cloche in three pieces with an added brim, a soft velvet turban in a choice of patterns, or a stylish pillbox hat made of a crown with three pleats for extra volume.

2019 Hat Classes - Autumn Millinery

Autumn Millinery

Friday 18 to Saturday 19 October 2019 (2 days) £195  PLACES AVAILABLE

A comprehensive introduction to traditional millinery tools and techniques, but with a contemporary approach to design. You’ll use flat patterns to construct pillbox, cloche, bakerboy or wide-brimmed hats. Perfect for cold, wintry days!

Textile masterclasses at Big Cat Textiles

At the larger Big Cat Textiles based in Newburgh Fife we offer a comprehensive program of textile masterclasses taught by the world’s best textiles artists. You can find the Big Cat masterclass schedule here.