Make a Fabric or Leathet Beret - ooh la la ✄✄


Pattern Design: The beret is a great accessory and a great way to introduce yourself to millinery basics. All under the guiding eye of a teacher supporting you through the steps. Our beret is lined and the main fabric is leather or block fused. In a workshop at this level, you are expected to know how to use a sewing machine.

Photographed Sample: Made from a red and blue wool tartan. While you can't see it, there is also a very cute cherries print satin lining.

Styling Ideas: Look for medium to heavy weight fabrics for your hat main. Denims, corduroy and felted wool will all make amazing berets. Your lining could be any cute woven fabric you like. Note that the lighter in weight or silkier your lining is, the harder it will be to work with. View the leather we have available in merchandise by clicking on the beret photo.

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Class Schedule

Two consecutive Saturdays

What you will learn
  • Pattern placement, transferring markings and cutting technique
  • An introduction to the techniques of millinery
  • Block fusing, creating shape and achieving professional results
What you will get
  • A beret made by you
  • A copy of the pattern
  • Instructions for making the beret

What to bring
  • .5m Medium to heavy weight woven cotton for the main fabric
  • complimentary sewing machine thread
  • .5m A light to medium weight woven cotton for the lining fabric
  • .5m Medium weight woven fusible interfacing
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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23 June 2016 • Make a Fabric or Leathet Beret - ooh la la ✄✄

I enjoyed this class very much. I found the instructions easy to follow. I was able to challenge my sewing skills by choosing velvet for the beret, and satin for the lining, fabrics that are more difficult to sew. I wear my new beret all the time, and I get loads of compliments on the way it looks. It also keeps my head really warm. I was given the pattern as part of the course and will be making more.