In this website you will be able read how to order your very own hat/fascinator and how to make a hat/fascinator with a choice of tuition and special classes I run.

I launched the Ribbons and Bows Boutique back in 1989. Today all the hat blocks, silk trims, handmade flowers, feathers, scissors and glue reside at my home near Pulborough,West Sussex from where the wonderful hats are made and from where I teach and hold hat-making classes for groups, parties and on a one-one basis.

I have experience in teaching further education in both Midhurst and Dorking, together with lecturing and exhibiting at Country Living and Homes & Gardens at Olympia, Kensington.

Sonia Pascoe
Founder & Chief Hat Maker

Order a Hat / Fascinator

Each order is very special. With this in mind, I always recommend that up to three appointments are made where I teach in Pulborough, West Sussex – an initial visit so that we can discuss colours, feathers, trims and anything else you would like, and then one or two further visits which are ‘fittings’ – to see how the hat is progressing and to make changes if need be.

The time it takes to create your hat will depend on the style of hat and the urgency that you need it.

The best way to order a hat or fascinator is to either send me your contact details by email and I will get in touch with you, or to give me a call. These details can be found on my Contact section.

To inspire your ideas have a look at my Gallery which contains a large selection of photos of bespoke hats and fascinators that I have made for customers over the years for their special occasions.

Prices for bespoke hats / fascinators are from £200.

Make a Hat / Fascinator

I offer 3 different areas of tuition and 5 different classes.

Areas of tuition...


Private Group Tuition

Treat yourself and your friends to a really nice day learning to make a hat/fascinator in your own
private group.

  • Perfect for birthdays, hen parties or just a fun time together with friends.
  • Venue and cost provided on application.

Cost: £79 per person, per day. Your venue - £tbc

Classes Available: 1, 2, 3 and 5


One-To-One Tuition

Treat yourself to a day learning to make a hat/fascinator. You will leave with your creation complete with a hat box to keep it safe and sound.

  • Personal teaching session just for you.
  • Your choice of fabrics and colours.

Cost: £150 per day. Additional days - £80 per day.

Classes Available: 1, 2 3 4 and 5


Open Group Tuition

Book a day to attend a class with up to 3 other keen milliners. This often makes for a great day and an opportunity to meet other like-minded people!

  • 2 – 4 persons
  • Leave with your new hat!

Cost: £79 per person, per day.

Classes Available: 1, 2, 3 and 5


All classes run from 10am through to 4pm.


A light home cooked lunch and refreshments are included.


Each class has a small charge for materials of up to £15.00

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Class 1 – One day

Make silk flowers for a hat trim or corsage.

Class 2 – One day

Make a small wired and blocked hat.

Class 3 – One day

Create a fascinator with trimmings.

Class 4 – Two days

Make a wired & blocked ‘Ascot’ style hat or a ‘Freeform Sculptural Sinamay’ hat.

Class 5 – one day

This class is a combined mix of class 1 and 2 - focussing on techniques.



If you would like to discuss the order of a hat, to book a tuition & class or just have any query, please do not hesitate to contact me – Sonia

  • Telephone:

    01798 874876 / 07884 187233

  • Email:

  • Address:

    Ribbons & Bows, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, West Sussex