Hat Making Workshop Intensive Millinery

Hat Making Workshop Intensive Millinery

Open to all skill levels


Come and join our friendly group in Julie's busy studio this course is designed for the beginner through to experienced as all skill levels are catered for. Julie's studio is in a converted 1851 stables building within the JamFactory Artisans studios, part of the Seppeltsfield Winery Complex in The Barossa Valley, set in beautiful rolling hills and vineyards. This course is designed for the many who have inquired about an intensive Millinery course which is best suited for interstate as well as locals.

Intensive Classes run over 5 days, Monday to Friday 11am - 3pm. Class limited to three participants and could run with one student.

You can soak up the millinery and hat making while your partner soaks up the wine (!) with plenty of options for evening dinning and accomodation in the Barossa area, with late morning start you'll love the drive to Seppeltsfield through the vineyards spotting the wildlife along the way.

Learn how to make hats to a couture level with like minded people - from the expert!  In Novemeber 2015 Julie made a Hat for HRH Camilla Dutchess of Cornwall as a Gift from the people of the State of South Australia. Julie Fleming met the HRH Charles and HRH Camilla when they visited her studio in South Australia on 10th November 2015. This was Julie's second brush with British Royalty having trained and worked in London with London Milliner Philip Somerville, who was hat maker under Royal Warrant to The Queen and Diana, Princes of Wales.

Julie will guarantee you will enjoy the hand making process, pick up LOTS of usefull tricks - you will be able to expand your knowledge of hand making hats and special trims. Discover the 'how-to' if you are a beginner. Email Julie your ideas ahead of the class so she can advise on the materials you will need juliefleming@bigpond.com   email me

You will expect to make at least one hat (summer or winter) or perhaps you are a student looking to create a special piece for your folio? Some of the smaller items and tools that you need will be supplied or available at a small charge.

Materials could add $100 to the class cost depending on the requirements for your design. Use any material you like to make a hat Julie will know the best way to put it together. Remember there are many wonderful accomodation options in the Barossa region.

Model wears Julie Fleming Melbourne hat

Please choose your class & dates with care as we cannot give refunds. Happy to transfer dates. Group booking can be catered for just send me an email.

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What you will learn

  • Learn how to create amazing hats, from the expert
  • Learn in a professional intensive studio environment
  • Discover the hand making process and create a piece of wearable art

What you will get

  • An experience like no other in the beautiful surrounds of The Barossa Valley
  • Walk away wearing a hat made with your own hands
  • Get a taste for the gentle art of millinery with one of Australia's best milliners
  • Indulge in the hand making process with access to Julie's massive hat block collection

What to bring

  • Sewing kit including straw needles (milliners needles) sharp scissors, fabric etc
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Any millinery trims or materials you already have, contact me at juliefleming@bigpond.com for details and advice beforehand

What to wear

Casual (please wear suitable footwear you are entering a working studio environment)

Appropriate for

18 years to 65 years old

Julie Fleming Milliner

(4 Reviews)

Milliner Julie Fleming (est 1989) is dedicated to style and design and is one of Australia's best known Fashion Milliners she also makes for Film and Television. Fully trained in London with Philip Somerville, whose client list included the Queen, The Late Princess of Wales, as well as many members of Royalty, politics and stage and screen. Julie most recently made a hat for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as the gift from the people of South Australia. Julie Fleming was presented to both Charles and Camilla on their visit to South Australia.

Since establishing her own fashion business on her return to Australia in 1989 Julie Fleming has had a faithful following in the fashion world and a thriving private clientele for Spring Racing Hats in Melbourne. Julie is proud to say she has been on the cover of ‘Vogue Australia’ five times. Her period work currently seen in 'The Dr Blake Mysteries' ABC TV.

Made to measure hats, fascinators, headbands, belts, jewellery, stoles, hair flowers, full bespoke millinery service (including re blocking and re styling service). Discover the whole picture at her website www.juliefleming.com.au

Reciently re-located to the beautiful Barrosa Valley in South Australia,  Julie conducts workshops and Intensive classes in Millinery and related subjects including bow making, feather curling/sculpture for use in hats and fascinators as well as fascinator workshops. Situated in The JamFactory complex at Seppeltsfield Winery

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5.0 (4 reviews)
Marciarated it
23 Jul 2022
A fabulous week of learning and creating with the guidance of a Millinery master and beautiful soul.
Jeanetterated it
22 Jul 2022
5 days of learning hat making with Julie was fun and so very fascinating. I loved being immersed in her workshop with freedom to create and embellish under her expert guidance and tutelage. I made 2 winter hats which I will love wearing. Thank you Julie.
Dallasrated it
29 Aug 2017
Thank you Julie for the best week. I learnt some amazing things and created the best stuff. You are a great teacher. The surroundings were fabulous and I found my inner creativity. Highly recommend this for everyone.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Julie Fleming Milliner or organised by Julie Fleming Milliner must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Julie Fleming Milliner.


I agree to give Julie Fleming Milliner unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Julie Fleming Milliner classes and events or on Julie Fleming Milliner's premises. (For use of Julie Fleming Milliner marketing materials).


Julie Fleming Milliner requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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