About the Classes

Made by the Hens!

Design and create your own fascinator 

Join us for an afternoon combining afternoon tea or champagne at one of our “Made By the Hens” millinery workshops, run by Arabella Bridal.

Our fun fascinator making classes introduce you to the skills and techniques needed to create these beautiful accessories.  The aim of these workshops is for you to make your own unique fascinator or cocktail hat in a fun and informal group setting.  Fear not if you don’t think you have any creative skills in you – you’ll be instructed and guided through the creative process by  one of our experienced milliners who will be there to lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed.

Hen Parties, Birthday parties, Girlie Get-togethers!

A Fascinator Making Class makes a fabulous hen party idea, a birthday party activity, or simply as an idea for a girlie get-together with a group of friends.  If it’s a hen party, make your fascinator for the upcoming wedding to match your outfit, if you’re celebrating a birthday make a fascinator to wear for a birthday night out,  maybe you have a christening or other celebration that you’re attending soon and need a fascinator or hat for – this is the perfect way to get together and create your very own! The classes are also a great idea for antenatal groups – create something to make you feel a bit glamorous during your pregnancy!

Choose from our 3 hour Luxury Fascinator Making Class, our 2 hour Mini Fascinator Making Class, our Great Gatsby Themed Fascinator Making Class or ask about our new Bunting Making Classes!

Tea, cake, bubbles, Yum!

To top this all off, you can opt to include a delicious afternoon tea or even some bubbles to make it a perfect girly heaven! Our venues all provide delicious tea, cakes and sandwiches to enjoy whilst you create. Contact us for a list of venues we use and their price list.

“I CAN’T SEW!!” – no problem!

The most frequent query we receive is “I can’t sew at all – is that going to be a problem?” No problem!  The classes cater for all abilities and we will guide you as to which designs are easier to make, so whether you’ve never threaded a needle in your life or you’re the creative queen of sewing,  we’ll ensure that everyone in your group has a brilliant time and takes home a lovely hat or fascinator that they can be proud of.


Our Fascinator Making Classes are run at some beautiful Edinburgh and Glasgow based venues including gorgeous quirky tea houses, cool bistro cafes and luxury hotels, or alternatively may be arranged as a private party at a location of your own choosing depending on location and dates.  We’ve travelled far and wide across Scotland so don’t hesitate to ask no matter where you’d like to hold your hen party! Some venues may have limits on minimum and maximum numbers due to space required and cost – contact us for further details.


Each fascinator making class will include access to a huge range of materials and decorative items such as beads, buttons, fabric flowers, ribbon, lace, feathers, a range of fabrics, sinamay and more.  You are also more than welcome to bring along your own materials if you have anything that you would like incorporated into your design – perhaps a vintage brooch, jewellery or buttons that you love and want to re-use.  We are happy to try to cater for particular themed events – themed for a particular era, or a particular colour for example. We do need a minimum of 21 days notice of such special requests in order that we can ensure having the appropriate materials available on the day.


Each workshop does require a minimum of 8 people.  Book for 12 or more people and the bride-to-be or organiser goes free ! 🙂 Prices start from only £29.95 per person which includes all materials for making your fascinator, instruction, photos of the class for you to keep and of course your finished fascinator!  The price of afternoon tea/bubbles/nibbles is in addition to this and will vary depending on the venue chosen.

See our blog for info and photos of some of our past classes!

If you would like any further information, to book a class or have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arabellabridal.com  xxx

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