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.

We have postponed some classes due to family illness and everyone booked onto them has been informed. The classes below are still scheduled to run.

2020 Hat Classes - Stitch Straw Hats

Stitch Straw Hats

Saturday 28 March 2020  £70         PLACES AVAILABLE

Working on the sewing machine, create  shapes using stitched straw strands and produce a regular disc, biscuit or pillbox hat. Depending on your skills you may want to attempt a small brim. Trims can be made from straw and sinamay in the shape of fans, cockades and flowers. All materials included.

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.