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Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day

Location
Wimbledon (Earlsfield) SW17
Price
from £70pp
Time
5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
In this class you will learn to both sew an occasion hat and embellish it.
Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day
by Strawberry Hill Hats
Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day by Strawberry Hill Hats - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £70 per person

What you will do

Single session

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!

Materials for a band or making a flower embellishment will be available.

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Did you know?

In the 1800s, turbans were incredibly fashionable. Hatmakers who made turbans were the highest paid in this field, as it is very difficult to sew turbans to make the folds look natural and to conceal the stitches.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 1
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 7 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classWimbledon (Earlsfield), SW17 0BB
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Class location

Wimbledon (Earlsfield)
10 Riverside Yard
SW17 0BB
Wimbledon

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Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day by Strawberry Hill Hats - crafts in London

About your host, Strawberry Hill Hats

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 a suitcase. Lesley believes that making stylish, easy-care everyday hats will encourage people to wear them.

Lesley has devised a pattern for a sewn hat. One size fits all. It can be made in anything from calico to silk, and dressed up or down. It is packable. It can be made in a day from your fabric of choice. The calico example has been tried on a number of sceptical ladies who have been pleasantly surprised by how good they look in it.

From making blocked hats out of commercial felt Lesley decided to explore hand made felt as a fabric for hats and became fascinated with all things related to wet-felting and what could be done with it. Hats, scarves, wraps, gloves, slippers, vessels and large wearables such as dresses and jackets. The possibilities are endless, it seems.

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Notes

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.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day
by Strawberry Hill Hats
Sew an Occasion Hat in a Day by Strawberry Hill Hats - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £70 per person
Single session
from £70 pp