Make a Custom Pillbox Block

with Katie Vale

£40 /

Access until Sunday 31st December midnight GMT

Discounts available for BMA members.

Tutorial date:
Tuesday 21st November 2023

Start time BST:

End time BST:

Foundation Millinery Skills Needed for this Tutorial

None, this tutorial is suitable for all.

Sign up for this tutorial closes 30 minutes before scheduled live start. Within 48 hours a recording of the live tutorial will be sent to all who purchased a ticket; you will have access to the recording until Sunday 31st December 2023.

All sales are final. The British Millinery Association CIC does not offer refunds or any money-back guarantees. Tutorials are offered in English only.

Tutorial Details

Learn how to create your very own pillbox hat block in buckram. This tutorial will include instruction and measurements to make 3 different sized pillbox blocks and the knowledge for you to make additional size adjustments, with Katie demonstrating every step of the process.

About the Instructor

In 2004 Katie began taking classes in wire work creating jewellery and tiaras; she found her passion in headwear and went on to complete several years training with the wonderful Rose Cory, MBE; former Milliner by Royal Appointment to the late Queen Mother.

In 2006 she launched Katie Vale Designs and has now designed and handmade hundreds of hats in her studio.

Katie Vale Design


Materials & Tools

1 metre buckram
Millinery wire
30cm rope
Bar of household soap

Basic sewing kit

Local Dates & Times

Tuesday 21st November 2023 7-9 PM GMT

UK 7 PM to 9 PM BST
Europe 8 PM to 10 PM UTC
Central Africa 9 PM to 11 PM CAT
East North America 2 PM to 4 PM EDT
West North America 11 AM to 1 PM PDT
NZ Wednesday 22nd November 8 AM to 10 AM NZDT
Australia Wednesday 22nd November 6 AM to 8 AM AEDT
Singapore Wednesday 22nd November 3 AM to 5 AM SGT