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 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 design 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.
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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.