Fascinator millinery workshop

Elena Shvab Millinery, Fascinator Hat Workshop, hats made by students


Fascinator Hat Workshop is also available to book Live Online. You will receive a material kit with all necessary materials.

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, and learn traditional millinery stitches.

We will meet in my cozy studio in London. We'll start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles and materials.

Then you will learn how to make the base of a hat using a traditional hat block, 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 you'll leave with a beautiful finished hat that you made yourself.

Selection of other workshops are also available to book, please see my other listings.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials are included, so there's no need to bring anything. The workshop will last about 3.5 hours.


elena shvab at elena shvab millinery (GLGL Services UK ltd)

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23 Harper Rd
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Aby - - #35670

I really loved my day with Elena - she's really talented and super helpful. Really recommend this course if you are interested in learning about fascinators!

Valya - - #27300

I always wanted to learn hat making skills and travelled all the way from Israel to achieve my goal. I had a wonderful Fascinator hat workshop with Elena. She is a fantastic teacher, and talked me through the basics of millinery in a thorough and detailed way. I have more understanding about hat making and I feel that I can start making myself! I created a beautiful hat and absolutely loved the course. Would highly recommend Elena to anyone wanting to learn about millinery, I've come away with a new skill, and loved my time with Elena!

Response from elena shvab millinery (GLGL Services UK ltd):

Dear Valya,
Its was such a pleasure meeting you, thank you for coming to my class. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed and learned new skills. Can't wait to see your next creations!

All the best,
Elena Shvab

Mehibe Etgart - - #25392

I really enjoyed the workshop and learnt so much. I had a one to one day and was able to ask Elena questions without feeling I was taking other people's time. I loved my hat and would recommend the workshop to anyone whom has a interest in hats.

Ade - - #25193

The course exceeded my expectations and Elena was a wonderful host and a patient tutor. I love the hat that I made and still amazed at how steam can shape the trimmings. For me it was a good experience and recommend it for hat lovers.

Donna Krasnow - - #24750

Two friends and I spent a wonderful 3.5 hours with Elena in her Fascinator workshop and each of us ended up with a fabulous Fascinator. We can’t believe we made them - they look professional. We giggled and laughed through the whole process - such fun. Elena is a great teacher. Yes, making the edging is a bit tricky but wait until you see what steam can do to shape fabric. If we can do it, you can too. It was a highlight of our time in London.

Response from elena shvab millinery (GLGL Services UK ltd):

Dear Donna,

It was my pleasure meeting you all. Thank you so much for coming and well done on fabulous hats that you created yourself!


Tatiana - - #18339

Thank you Elena for this brilliant fascinator workshop. I learnt so many new skills that will allow me to continue creating and make more beautiful hats. This one day workshop is great for those who is a beginner and those with some experience. Elena is a wonderful teacher who pays attention to details and knows exactly what you want to learn and practice.
Will definitely recommend this course. Also during the class I had an opportunity to try on Elena's hats that are presented in the studio. Trully great experience!

Yulia - - #18082

This was a unique wonderful experience! Elena was warm and welcoming and encouraged us to experiment with materials. We talked a great deal about different hats, how they are made and for what occasion. We tried on all the hats available at the studio :)
And all in the process of making a fabulous hat, it's actually easy with such a wonderful guidance.
I can't wait for occasion to wear my new hat!

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