Live online course

Fascinator hat workshop



Elena Shvab Milllinery's best selling "Create a Fascinator Hat" is now available live online. This one-day course will enable you to create your own fabulous fascinator hat and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You’ll learn how to make a fascinator base, manipulate sinamay straw, use wire, work with veiling, create trimmings and decorations. We will meet via Zoom and will start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials. Then you will learn how to make the base of a hat using a polystyrene block that will be included in a material kit, and how to wire and trim the edges. Then you will learn different techniques of trimming and decorating, including sinamay straw rolling, veiling, steaming and much more. By the end of the session you will gain invaluable millinery skills and create a beautiful finished hat. ​The workshop will last up to 3.5 - 4 hours depending on progress.

What's included in the price?

Basic material kit is ideal for beginners and included in the price, delivery charge is additional GBP10.00 in the UK. You will receive: - Dome shape for blocking a hat base - 1/2 Sinamay straw (You will receive a color palette to chose from) - Millinery wire - Veiling (ivory, black) - Elastic to secure the hat (white or black) - Water spray bottle

What you will need

Other materials you will need: Iron Ironing board or a cloth Baking paper Fabric cloth Needle Thread Scissors Pins Cling film


4 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
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