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Sunday 10 April 2022: Online Workshop (Baker Boy Cap!)

Gary Mills hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop where you get to make his fabulous Baker Boy (or Girl!) Cap!…

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Sunday 10 April 2022: Online Workshop (Baker Boy Cap!)
Sunday 10 April 2022: Online Workshop (Baker Boy Cap!)

Time & Location

10 Apr 2022, 15:00 – 18:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Gary Mills - Sunday 10 April  2022 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Baker Boy Cap!

We're really excited to be hosting this fabulous Baker Boy Cap workshop with the wonderful & hugely talented Gary Mills! This class will see participants create a timeless piece of fashion in fabrics & lining of their choice - rest assured you're onto a winner with this class! Here's Gary to tell us more...

Introduction by Gary:-

The Baker Boy cap is a classic example of an English heritage item which has been reborn. Old styles and trends are always re-emerging, but the craze has gained a boat load of credibility with iconic celebrities such as the model Kate Moss and social media celebrity Kendall Jenner adopting the trend. We have even seen it as one of the challenge tasks on ‘Great British Sewing Bee’! How will you do? These hats look great on both the guys and the girls… If you’re having a bad hair day, then they can hide it, if the sun is a little strong on your head, they’re fabulous to keep you cool and in the wetter and cooler months they are practically stylish…. . In short, it's a win, win, win, 'must have' piece of headgear!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this workshop you will be guided by experienced Fashion Tutor Gary Mills step-by-step to make your very own cap/hat. You choose your fabrics and lining; the bolder the brighter the design or muted tones in tweed or functionality in corduroy or denim… Which will you choose? The design is suitable for both sexes and most Adult sizes: will you make one for yourself or for someone else? If it's for some other lucky recipient, just remember to take a note of their head-size for fitting! Measuring and sizing a pattern, cutting out fabric, construction with a sewing-machine, lining and finishing all factor into this workshop!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced - pretty much everyone!

Gary has many years of experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun, and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great project to learn and understand the processes of making an accessory, with pattern cutting, construction of small pieces and fitting. For those more experienced and advanced you can further hone your skills by working on improved accuracy and artistic ability to achieve a first-class professional finish.

Fabric & Material requirements for this Workshop:-

Think of the main fabric for the hat, it needs to be of a good weight to hold its shape.

Examples: boiled wools, coating tweeds and flannels. Cotton drill or twill, denim, and good weight corduroy. You could make a good weight linen version, or even from upcycled fabrics and garments. You can use upholstery fabrics but take care on the fraying in some. Note: you can mix up your panels within the hat crown (8x sections in total)

  • ½ metre of main hat fabric
  • ½ metre of lining (polyester or fine cotton)
  • 20cm x 2cm of elastic (for the fitting at the back of the cap)
  • For the cap peek, you will need something to add stiffness such as buckram 20cm x 10cm or you can use the thin plastic cut from a milk carton or similar (nothing brittle, but more flexible will do)
  • For the top crown of the hat 3-4cm wide cover button (use the screw type rather than the metal pop in type as      they can come apart) or an ordinary coat button which you will be able to cover (Gary will show you how!)...

Equipment requirements for this Workshop:-

  • GOOD QUALITY SEW-ALL MACHINE THREAD: in a colour to match your chosen fabric
  • Hand-sewing Needle for tacking
  • Tape Measure
  • Pins
  • Scissors: Fabric & Small Snips
  • Fabric Pen or Chalk
  • Sewing-Machine (please do check that your machine is in good working order before the class!!!)
  • Spare needles size 14-16-18 (70-80-90) for your sewing-machine, just in case (anticipate a broken needle!); if using a heavyweight such as a denim type of fabric get the appropriate needle as you will be sewing through several layers.

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will be sent a pattern for this class in 3 Adult sizes (ie Small, Medium and Large). Please print off, read through and prepare prior to the commencement of the workshop.

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Please have filled bobbins and threads ready for the start of the session!
  • Please have all appropriately sized pattern pieces cut in outer fabric and inner-lining fabric ready for the start of the session!

​Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location! Here's a great world time zone reference:-

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


  • Online Workshop: Baker Boy Cap

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