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In-person classSew an Occasion Hat in a DayIn this class you will learn to both sew an occasion hat and embellish it.

Wimbledon (Earlsfield)

£0 pp

5 hour workshop


What happens in this class?

In this class, you will learn the basic principles of sewing a hat. As well as this, we will cover the necessary techniques to learn how to go about pattern drafting. There will be variations on the basic pattern, in terms of the width of the brim and the height of the crown.

Hatmaking is all about accommodating curve. Initially, sewing them correctly may take a little bit of practice. However, once you have adopted the main techniques, you will be able to you to go away and successfully make hats of your own!

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Things to remember

Please bring:- A metre of your fabric of choice - Sharp fabric scissors- Small scissors or snips- Thread to match fabric- NeedlesProvided for you:- Lining- Interlining- Rigilene- ElasticTea and coffee are available on the premises. Please bring lunch! There is a Tesco nearby if you need.

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Age Requirement

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Lesley made hats for amateur theatre and after making some 30 from horrible craft felt decided to learn how to do it properly. She went to London College of Fashion and learned how to block straw, sinamay and felt, and also how to make sewn hats. She works in a studio in Wimbledon and during the two Open Studios a year listens to what people say about hats. They say they don't suit hats; hats are expensive and only worn once; even if worn more than once the need to be stored; they'll be damaged if packed in
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Class Location
Wimbledon Art Studios
Wimbledon (Earlsfield)
10 Riverside Yard
SW17 0BB
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To: Strawberry Hill Hats

Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day

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