Contemporary Elegance

Learn how to block and assemble these popular styles to make contemporary Blocked Headbands with Rebecca Share's step-by-step guidance. Discover methods to apply your own styling for bespoke Millinery styles. Images below of the designs demonstrated throughout this course.

Meet Your Millinery Mentor

Milliner, Hat Block Designer and Educator Rebecca Share lives and breathes Millinery with a passion for inspiring and connecting, people to hat making. Rebecca is the Director at Rebecca Share Millinery, Founder of Hat Atelier and Global Associate of The British Millinery Association. Renowned for her craftsmanship and award-winning designs, Rebecca inspires and motivates creatives worldwide to begin their hat making journey or expand upon their Millinery skills and business processes. Rebecca’s innate ability to develop techniques and pivot in an ever-changing niche industry, has positioned her as a dynamic leader in headwear design and Millinery Education.

Rebecca Share

Milliner, Hat Block Designer and Founder of Hat Atelier

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before you begin - PDF

    • Chapter 1 - Introduction

    • Chapter 2 - About

  • 02

    Materials and Tools

    • Chapter 3 - Materials

    • Material information

    • Stretch Fabric and Straw Cloth overview

    • Stretch Fabric in a shop - video

    • Chapter 4 -Tools and Equipment

    • Tools and Equipment list

  • 03

    Blocking the headband

    • Chapter 5 - Cutting the Sinamay

    • Chapter 6 - Blocking the Sinamay

    • Chapter 7 - Stiffening the Sinamay

  • 04

    Trimming edges and sewing in the wire

    • Chapter 8 - Taking off the Hat Block

    • Chapter 9 - Trimming the Blocked Sinamay

    • Chapter 10 - Sewing in the wire

  • 05

    Cutting and sewing the fabric

    • Chapter 11 - Cutting and pinning the fabric

    • Chapter 12 - Sewing the fabric

  • 06

    Headbands and trimming ideas

    • Chapter 13 - Types of headbands to attach

    • Chapter 14 - Preparing and attaching the headband

    • Chapter 15 - Sewing in the headband

    • Chapter 16 - Trimming ideas

By the end of the Course

  • Learn how to block, wire and assemble Blocked Headbands.

  • Discover how to adapt materials and styles for unique headwear creatioions.

  • Transform headbands into contemporary designs as you explore Rebecca Share's signature trimming options.

Stunning innovative trims

In this video course, Rebecca will teach you how to make Blocked Headbands and will show you how to add individual styling with her stunning innovative trimming options.

What others say about learning with Hat Atelier

harmony somerville

5 star rating

“Easy to follow, brilliant course. Comprehensive content covering every step from start to finish! Perfect for a beginner like myself. Cannot wait to get my first Rebecca Share headband block and put into practice what I’ve learned from this course. ”

“Easy to follow, brilliant course. Comprehensive content covering every step from start to finish! Perfect for a beginner like myself. Cannot wait to get my first Rebecca Share headband block and put into practice what I’ve learned from this course. ”

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Caren Stevenson

5 star rating

“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...”

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“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!”

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Rachel Leech

5 star rating

“This course is so easy to follow. Rebecca Share guides you seamlessly through the techniques, giving lots of tips and tricks from her wealth of Millinery knowledge. I loved it. I had a few questions and received such a helpful, comprehensive ema...”

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“This course is so easy to follow. Rebecca Share guides you seamlessly through the techniques, giving lots of tips and tricks from her wealth of Millinery knowledge. I loved it. I had a few questions and received such a helpful, comprehensive email response answering my queries...nothing was too much trouble! My only complaint is that there aren’t enough of the courses to buy!!! More please Rebecca x”

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