When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Vesna Pesic
  • Course Code W22FASC19A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

On this 2-day online course you will make 30s /40s vintage perched hat from patterns and be shown how to adjust and/or change them. You will learn the construction methods required to produce a professionally finished hat.Depending on your previous experience you may be able to finish more than one hat.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline and modify an vintage hat pattern
  • Select and use appropriate materials and interlinings for patterned hats
  • Understand construction techniques
  • Use appropriate techniques and finishing methods to construct a hat


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free
  • Class format and activities

    The course will be online via digital platform Microsoft Teams. After examining and discussing examples, the tutor will show how to outline flat pattern and method of constructing hats as well as appropriate stitches and finishing techniques. Handouts and other technical support will be provided where appropriate. Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course, you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. Each session will be a mixture of demonstrations and individual work. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is a mixed level course. All are welcome. Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience although basic sewing machine skills are essential. Students must be able to speak, read and write in English. Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality are important for students to fully achieve the course outcomes. To get the most from this course some study/completion of activities outside of class time may be required. As this is an online course you will need: • Internet connection a PC or laptop or a smart phone or a tablet. You will be sent details of how to join prior to the class start date.

    What you need

    •Sewing machine• Any kind of paper or baking paper/newspaper for drafting your patterns•Ruler, protractor, compass (if you have pattern master this helps but it’s not crucial to have)•Fabric scissors, paper scissors•Chalk pencil or tailors’ chalk•Fabric for your hat (between 0.5m – 1m should be enough) 100% Wool Felt by the meter is recommended especially if you are beginner. (This could be something recycled, or a charity shop find) Fabrics such as cotton, linens, medium weight silks i.e., dupion or lightweight wools or tweeds may be suitable.) You may wish to purchase felt here https://www.woolfeltcompany.co.uk/wool-felts/100-wool-felt-1mm It is advisable to have woven iron-on cotton interfacing 0.5m -1m , millinery petersham ribbon. If you are not sure you can ask advice from the tutor•Dressmakers pins, millinery needles, thimble, matching threads•Any remnants cloth that is suitable for making toiles (making samples)•Tape measure (soft)•Pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, notebook for your notes and outlining your patterns.You may wish to use buckram, though this is optional.

    What you can do next

    We run a variety of specialist accessories courses, as well as other millinery courses which might be of interest. Please consult the course guide or https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/subject-areas/fashion-millinery-textiles/ for further details.