Make a Fascinator Hat with a Designer

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Are you a hat lover, and would you like to learn how to make your own fascinator hat? This one-day course will enable you to create a fabulous fascinator hat, and leave with the skills to carry on creating more. You'll use a fascinator base, sinamay straw, feathers, veiling and other embellishments to create a beautiful hat piece perfect for any special occasion. You can also choose any colour to match your hat with your outfit. You will start with a short introduction to hat making, different hat styles, trimmings, and materials and will then be guided through the process of making, learning how to manipulate sinamay straw, work with veiling, curl feathers and more.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a beautifully finished hat to take home that you made yourself.


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 South London. We'll 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 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. All materials are included, so there's no need to bring anything. The workshop will last up to 4 hours.

Stop At:

• Visit UK London, London N22 6DJ England

  • Coffee and/or Tea - Coffee, Tea and snacks are provided
  • All materials are included

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Bermondsey Childrens District, 23 Harper Rd, London SE1 6AW, UK

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


02 Jan, 2020

My daughter and I made fascinator hats today with Elena. She was very informative and patient with us as beginning hat designers. She was extremely engaging and was a superior host with sharing with us scrumptious snacks and hot beverages and great relaxing music. She took time to explain each step carefully and to show us by example what to do. She also was very interested in getting to know us which made the experience even more enhanced. We loved our hats and still can't believe we made them. It was a great experience and we highly recommend.


20 Sep, 2019

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, so can you. It was a highlight of our time in London.


02 Sep, 2019

When we arrived at the studio we found out that Elena was not told we were coming but she graciously rescheduled so that she could accommodate us that same day as we were leaving the next morning. She was a great teacher and my husband and I had an enjoyable experience making the Fascinator Hats with her. Elena was delightful and she really explained the process thoroughly with us. She was very patient and helped us through the whole process. She offered us tea and snacks. We would definitely highly recommend this workshop.

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