Explore the endless possibilities of hat-making with the 'Fabric Focus' lessons, where you'll learn how to work with a variety of fabrics to create beautiful and unique headwear.
Linings For All Occasions
Give all your hats and headpieces a professional finish with a choice of lining methods to suit the style chosen. Learn how to choose the correct fabric for liners and then secure the lining in each headwear piece.
LESSON PLAN: Gathered and Pleated linings | Ruffled linings | Flat tip lining |...
Fabric Covered Brims
Your clients will love the millinery styling that results from covering the foundation brim with your chosen fabric.
LESSON PLAN: Foundation preparation | Stitched brim | Edging creatively | Covering with textured fabric
Stitched Berets Preview
Join tutor Elaine Mergard and make your own stylish beret with customised finish.
Working With Buckram
Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat pattern for this sloped brim and then cover smoothly with fabric. Diana instructs you how to edge the brim with a variety of options and then how to complet...
Using classic millinery techniques create pillboxes as a contemporary headpiece by adorning with intriguing trims and alluring veiling. Master how to cover your foundation using fabric perfectly.
LESSON PLAN: Pillbox Foundation | Wire and cover | Create a pattern from the block | Attach trims ...
Diana Cavagnaro has mastered how to make a Boater Hat without using blocks. Her detailed instruction on how to make a flat pattern for both the flat tip crown and the brim will enable you to construct a sturdy buckram frame for both crown and brim. Using selected fabric to cover this hat gives so...
Traditional Fabric Flowers
Fabrics used range from satins to fine silk organza or polyester ribbon. The addition of wire helps to give flowers shaping. Learn to restore vintage flowers and add new life to boring commercial flowers. These will be a great addition to all your headwear.