Hat Making Workshops

Hat Making Workshops

Sahar believes that everyone is inherently creative, and has a firm commitment to bring out this creativity in all her millinery course participants

With her easygoing teaching style, Sahar teaches manageable but effective techniques, making her London millinery classes enjoyable and in-depth. She has run several successful events on the subject of hat craft, including a specialized ‘felt steaming’ workshop for the Institute of Making and millinery demonstrations for The Barbican. She has also set up ‘Hat Over Heels’ – a hat making workshop for women who have lost their hair.

Sahar has a variety of millinery classes in London to choose from. Workshops for beginners and intermediates are held at her central London studio, and she is available to teach at colleges, hen parties, corporate events, institutions and events. Sahar can also travel to a venue of your choice, whether that is your home, a cafe or somewhere else. 

Please contact Sahar for further information, to book a course, express interest, or to buy a voucher, for bespoke classes, or anything else: [email protected]

Or, take a look at the most popular in-studio classes here:  www.saharmillinery.co.uk/product-category/workshops-and-vouchers/

Most Popular In-Studio Millinery Courses:

In the studio we can offer a plethora of classes, for beginners and advanced learners. If you’d like to make a fascinator or learn how to make a hat, below are some excellent choices of craft workshops for adults. For more advanced learners, please follow this link for more choices: www.saharmillinery.co.uk/product-category/workshops-and-vouchers/

‘I had the opportunity to have one week workshop with Sahar, she is very creative and talented, she had been a great teacher and the tips and tricks shared are valuable! I recommend Sahar for millinery workshops!’ – Oana, bespoke week-long private workshop

At A Glance: Sahar Millinery beginners Sinamay Fascinator Workshop

Corporate Team Building Days

If you work for a company and you’re looking for team building workshop ideas, then a hat millinery workshop provides a fun and creative environment for your team to get to know each other on a different level to usual. 

We also work with Destination Management companies to create events for traveling VIPs. Including a trip to a milliners studio, or a hat making workshop is a great way to introduce visitors to British culture.

We recommend the sinamay fascinator making course, with ready made fascinator bases. We cover making sinamay roses, feather manipulation, birdcage veiling. There is the option of upgrading to the Lux workshop, for example if your clients are attending Royal Ascot and they need a large hat base, or extra adornments. 

We are flexible in how we set up this workshop, depending on how many attendees we have and the length of time available. For example, instead of our usual ‘boardroom style’ set up where everyone follows the same components, we could have different workstations around the room, which allows socialising and milling about in between. This is much more informal and allows for large numbers. 

Alternative Christmas Party Ideas

Whether with friends, family, or an office Christmas Party – Christmas is a time to get festive with your family, friends and colleagues, and that festivity and fun could mean crafting instead of buying! 

If you’ve been charged with the task of coming up with family or corporate Christmas party ideas, then this could be a fun one! 

We all love a bit of glitz and glam at Christmas parties, and sequins certainly aren’t confined to the Christmas jumper! 

We are very flexible with how our workshops are set up. For example, Christmas workshops could be a boardroom style class in making fascinators; or a sequin headband making table at your party; or several workstations for people to walk around and create components. 

One of the purposes of corporate social events is to allow people to mingle and get to know eachother in different ways. A hat making workshop will allow creativity and conversation, where often colleagues will help each other out in the designing and making, whilst having fun and getting creative. 

The most fun part of Christmas craft workshops is when something gets made and worn in the same night! 

Please contact Sahar to discuss: [email protected]

Classy Hen Party

If you’ve been given the task of coming up with unique hen party ideas then you’ve come to the right place.

A craft hen party is fun for all ages, and when you include making fascinators then you’re also contributing to guest or even bridesmaids outfits on the day! 

The most popular workshop choice for a hen party is the sinamay fascinator making course, though normally we favour ready made fascinator bases rather than making the bases from scratch. We still cover making sinamay roses, feather manipulation, birdcage veil etc. This is also perfect for a group who is after a vintage hen party. This allows for people of all abilities to make something good enough to wear for the wedding! 

For an even more classy hen party, the fascinator workshop could be combined with afternoon tea, or a photoshoot with a professional photographer and hair and make up artists. 

We can have food and drink at the studio and can take up to 18 people, or travel to a venue of your choice. The studio is very close to several venues, such as The Ritz, which is a 10 minute walk away, so a perfect location for those after a luxury hen party.

Prices and length may vary, depending on how many people you have booking on, and how many assistants are required. 

Please contact Sahar to discuss: [email protected]

Hat Over Heels

Hat Over Heels is a free day of hat making for women who are undergoing hair loss. It is designed to be a day of fun, creativity and empowerment where each lady is invited to make or decorate their own bespoke hat or headpiece. The first event was held at the Institute of Making and was a great success. See below for photos and a short film created about the event.

Hat Over Heels



You can visit the studio by appointment, we are nestled in between the madness of Leicester Square and the serenity of the National Portrait museum! Whitcomb street, WC2H 7DT. Please contact us to arrange a visit.