Classes: Hat making Course at Morley College

Learn hat making at Morley college.

Read the press release.


Morley College London is a specialist designated adult education college located in Central London with a long history in arts education. Its renowned Fashion department offers a range of millinery short courses on a termly basis at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, taught by a team of industry professional tutors.

Bookings are now been taken for
18th Jan 2019 – 5th April 2019
For high fashion or everyday hats, this course will introduce you to professional hat making from straw and sinamay. Materials made from plant fibres have been used to make hats for many thousands of years and the techniques used to create beautiful shapes are relatively simple to learn. This course will enable you to produce your own stunning creations for both men and women, trimmed to perfection. Beginners to the subject will be introduced to basic methods of production but if you have existing skills, you will be encouraged to research and develop your design skills alongside your technical abilities. All students will be encouraged to pursue their own project work where appropriate. The course is suitable for anyone interested in the subject. No experience is required although it is desirable to be competent at hand sewing.


Other courses currently on offer include:
  • Contemporary Millinery
  • Millinery Summer Trims: Feathers, Flowers and Sinamay
  • Hat making for Stage and Screen: Hollywood of the 30s and 40s
  • The Craft of Millinery: Brimmed and Blocked Felt
  • Make a Baker Boy Hat, Peaked Cap or Beret
  • Professional Hat Making: Straw and Sinamay
  • How to make a fascinator from wired ribbon
  • Vintage Hats & Headpieces
  • Professional Hat Making: Buckram/Paris Net Foundation Fabric Hats
Visit the website for course details, dates and booking.