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.

Note that Everyday Soft Hats and Autumn Millinery have been moved to later in the Autumn following the award of a textile residency to Jeanette that will take her to Chile in October and November.

2019 Hat Classes - Everyday Soft Hats

Everyday Soft Hats

Saturday 23 November 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 22 February 2020 (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.

2020 Hat Classes - Headbands and Haloes

Headbands and Haloes

Saturday 7 March 2020 (1 day) £70 PLACES AVAILABLE

The halo hat is said to have been in vogue as early as the late 1880s. Certainly big in the 1930/40s it now sees a popular return in 2020. Learn how to block a halo hat, wire and cover it with fabric. Time allowing we will make a trim to give it style and the final touch.

The following classes have also been scheduled, more details to follow:

29 February 2020 (Saturday, 1 day) Cocktail Hats £70

4 April 2020 (Saturday, 1 day) 40s and 50s Hats £70

11 April 2020 (Saturday, 1 day) Graphic Knit Hats £70

17-19 April 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 3 days) Spring Millinery £295

16 May 2020 (Saturday, 1 day) Summer Soft Hats £70

17-19 July 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 3 days) Summer Millinery £295

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.