When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W23FASC08C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is the course is ideal course for anyone wanting to create diverse trims for hats! In these two lively weekend sessions you will familiarise yourself with how to make beautiful trimmings like bows, strips, swirls, and flowers. You will learn a variety of different techniques to make trims and produce your own reference work of samples, notes and handouts. Exploration will be encouraged.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand properties of materials and prepare it appropriately
  • Produce a range of samples using a variety of techniques
  • Develop your creativity, experiment and further develop your own designs
  • Use appropriate techniques to obtain desired look of trims


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be held online via the digital learning platform Microsoft Teams. This enables live camera connection via your computer, phone or tablet. Teaching is both as the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. 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. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Full attendance and punctuality are crucial, to enable you to achieve the desired learning outcomes .

    Entry requirements

    This is a mixed level course, all are welcome. Good hand sewing skills are essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need

    A materials list will be provided in good time before the begin of your first class. A basic sewing kit: sharp fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure a variety of hand sewing needles and sewing threads. A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs. You must provide your own materials, haberdashery, threads, etc. for your projects and this will be discussed towards the beginning of your course. Some specialised materials, including calico for toiling, are available for purchase from your tutor at cost price. Some pattern cutting and garment construction tools are provided for use in the studio Paper and card are available for use in the studio. Depending on your class you may need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course.

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Contemporary Millinery course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of the other Millinery courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!