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Vintage Millinery

Vintage Millinery

London College of Fashion
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Tutor to be confirmed


This vintage millinery course covers the study of hat styles and trimmings from the 1920 to 1950s. You will learn the forgotten art of draping felt and fabric to create hats, berets and turbans on hard and soft foundations using traditional techniques and materials. You will also learn how to recreate period trimmings and will also have access to some unique period blocks that the college owns. You should be able to make 2 vintage style hats during the week.

To fully benefit from this course you should have experience to the equivalent of our Millinery 2 course.


Advanced. This course is for those who have progressed through all previous levels or have equivalent experience.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor Description


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Thimble
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Dressmakers pins, blocking pins (John Lewis household pins)
  • Needles-Straw no. 8 (Modistes/Milliners)
  • Tailors chalk
  • Sylko thread (black, white and any colour to match your hat)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sellotape
  • Apron

You will be notified before the course about extra materials you need to purchase for your hats.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.