Sinamay Sculpt and Swirl learn hat making online course British Millinery Association Academy

Sinamay Sculpt & Swirl

$229 AUD


Beautiful, versatile sinamay straw. Discover inspirational sinamay techniques under the expert guidance of one of Australia's leading millinery educators and master milliners, Rebecca Share. Learn to sculpt, curl and furl, and pair your created trims with a classic button beret in multiple swirl-style options.

Skill-up with manipulating this versatile material and you’ll open up a vast array of options for designing luxe trims for your headwear collection. Endless colour options? Tick. Eye-catching styles? Tick. Height and drama? Double-tick.

This course is exclusive for members of the British Millinery Association.  When you become a member of the BMA, you will receive 12 months access to this course absolutely FREE as part of your membership! 

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Access for non-members of the BMA will only be able to purchase this course from January 2024 onwards.



Our course includes everything you need to create the perfect sinamay swirl designs for hats, headpieces and bridal.


Easy to follow online video courses


Step-by-step instructions and templates


Access to our private Facebook community


In-course discussions and tutor assistance


Unlimited lifetime online course access

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Sinamay Sculpt & Swirl



There’s so much to love about Sinamay. It’s the perfect material to sculpt into dramatic lightweight designs with on-trend appeal. With an ongoing passion for this cost-effective material, Rebecca shares her techniques so you can create exclusive styling for your clients.

How-to modules:

  • Sinamay Preparation
  • Create Button Beret
  • Stiffening Methods
  • Perfect Finish


Learn how to transform sinamay fibres with structured beauty to create a range of trims that stay firmly in place. Get on board with Rebecca’s clever approach to remodel the straw into wild and wonderful swirl trims, using steam to sculpt and manipulate.

How to modules:

  • Preparing Sinamay
  • Manipulating Straw
  • Sculpting Structured Swirls
  • Styling and Attachment


Create gravity-defying embellishments with structured stability that grab attention at every turn. Discover how Rebecca expertly trims a range of headwear styles with lightweight sinamay to add volume and lift her millinery designs to extraordinary.

How-to modules:

  • Swirl Styling
  • Silhouette and Balance
  • Trimming Variations
  • Attachment Essentials


All of our courses are designed for beginners, with no experience necessary.


No experience necessary


Expert support at your fingertips


Learn at your own pace


Ana Victoria Mulcahy

“AMAZING COURSE! I just loved this course!! It is so complete and offers so many possibilities!! Rebecca explains everything so well and the course is divided in small videos which makes very easy to go back and see again just the part that you need… I so much recommend this course!!”

Alexia Adamidou

“Amazing course loved it! All the techniques explained in detail in order to create breathtaking feather headpieces.”

Tatiana Vargas

“This technique is amazing, the result is beautiful and can be used for a variety of projects. The steps are easy to follow and the materials are not hard to find. I loved it.”

Yvonne Cunnington

“Wonderful Headband course presented by Rebecca – so easy to follow, clear instruction and I love the way the course was broken down into the different elements so you can find things again without have to search through the whole presentation. Can’t wait to get started, very inspirational. Thank you.”

Caren Stevenson

“I just loved this course and love the end results. So easy, so feminine and stylish! I’m excited to get started with making a lot of these beauties! I’m always so happy to learn under Rebecca’s guidance, she really is a master in her field and I’m looking forward to seeing future designs!”

Irene Moore

“Wonderful course taught by Giulia, very happy with my silk flowers, even though I didn’t have all of the tools I was able to improvise to create beautiful flowers, which was brilliant. Her step by step instructions were easy to follow and understand. Would definitely recommend this course, thank you and look forward to any further online courses from Giulia.”

Rachel and Kate

“Thank you so much, we loved the two courses we took – Floating Headpieces and Iridescent Millinery. Thoroughly enjoyed the courses THANK YOU.”

Lucy Walters

“I feel like a whole new milliner after working with you. I feel so much more confident, I’ve got a totally different outlook on my work. It’s been the best thing for me and now I’m at my busiest time with a great new outlook!”

Julie Herbert

“I want to say a huge thanks to Rebecca for this amazing course.  I was pretty much stuck on blocking leather crowns and you just made my millinery world so much easier to make them. Such great detail in the tutorials and step by step that made me feel so much better in my work.  Also love how I can find where I was last up to and can go back to the section I really wanted to go back to, which has made it way much easier than any other online millinery tutorial platforms.”