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Victorian Railroad Ladies' Hat Decorating Class (June)

  • Jun 2, 2013 · 10:00 AM
  • This location is no longer available


You must first join as a Meetup member to attend any such FREE educational classes!
Also, you must RSVP on this page to attend this class. Sorry, guests are not allowed to just drop in!

This event is for LADIES ONLY!


Please bring your own lunch box . You can also warm up your meal if needed. Hot tea, ice water & fresh home made, absolutely delicious and healthy fruit smoothies will be served to you and the ladies as a gift to you this time.

MATERIALS NEEDED: (This hat is one of Frances)

HAT: Search for old/or new hats, to add your  pretty fabric & trim.
STRETCH FABRIC: Pick desired color of enough stretchy fabric to cover the entire hat. 1/2 yard to 1 yard, depending on the size of your hat.

FEATHERS: Pick nice  feathers of choice (available on Ebay / Joann's or costume shops, William's Costume Shop, Hobby Lobby)

RIBBON: Pick small matching contrast fabric and ribbon
Pick small pieces stretchy fabric strops (for color contrast)
SILK FLOWERS: Choose special Victorian silk flowers
HAT JEWELRY: Bring gold or silver custom jewelry for accent decor (if desired)

HAT DESIGN ONLINE RESEARCH: And, conduct your own research online about Victorian hats to educate yourself about hat designs, you will be amazed what you can find, and it will provide you with great ideas you can download by color. Maybe print out your favorite designs for future classes.


1] Good scissors
2] Pins
3] Needle & matching thread
4] Glue gun, old dish to protect work space
5] Matching glue sticks


A relaxing Sunday, working with Victorian hats, drinking hot tea among dear friends.

Join us and RSVP now and you will be surrounded by lovely and loving ladies!


Purchase your own gown or if you love sewing and are interested in learning how to create Victorian gowns, let Frances our instructor know next time you see her during our hat decorating classes. If we have enough sewing students, she may start with fun sewing classes in-between hat decorating classes.

NOTE***** We can also show you where to purchase such gowns instead!


All our class participants are enjoying free classes and are therefore in return committing themselves to support our cause with wearing their finished Victorian hats & gowns during our charitable organization's future media-covered public appearances and ground-breaking ceremonies. It's a win-win collaboration, and while doing so, local reporters may show up, and our dedicated 'Victorian Railroad Ladies' may end up in local newspapers, magazines and news reports on local TV. Join us, this will be a fun and absolutely exciting 'train ride' for you! ride'..........

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  • Trudy P.

    MARY L. Thank you for the wonderful as also funny feedback!
    JACKIE W. So glad you enjoyed yourself the first time!!!
    LYNDA you are on a roll!
    MARY STOPA yes, I always warn ladies that this is addictive! ha-ha
    LINDA Y. your hat also turned out ever so beautiful!!!!!
    VIOLA yes, we can't praise Frances enough, we all love her
    I thank 12 ladies for attending the hat class, and for your enthusiasm to want to return for more! Plus, the helpfulness between you ladies is admirable, just the way I have always envisioned it, thank you for that too. (smiles)
    Pictures will go up in a couple of days.
    I love what I have discovered on the sign-in sheets.
    THANK YOUUUUUU!!! (smiles)

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    WONDERFUL!!!I am so happy /made my 'first hat (ever)and Victorian at that -thankful that Frances /gave of her time .she had super ideas to put together the hat from beginning to end .thanks to Trudy for allowing us to bombard her beautiful home with our glue guns/flowers /ribbon ect .I really enjoyed the day/ already looking forward to the next one -Hey!this could be addictive you know !!!

    June 2, 2013

  • Linda Y.


    June 2, 2013

  • Trudy P.

    Thank you again Claire O'Hare for picking up Jackie Watson from her home, due to her knee surgery. An excellent example how our Victorian Railroad Ladies are here for one another! Can't wait to hear more stories like that!

    May 31, 2013

  • Trudy P.

    Mary Lawson, JoAnn's sells crushed Panne Velvet a stretchy kind of velveteen type of fabric, check it out Mary:
    And Frances says 'hello' and said you need just 1/2 a yard, or 1 yard of fabric at the most, per big hat. We use stretch fabric or stretch lace.
    Now we are NOT creating red & purple hats EVER, since we are not a red hat society, and every hat we create needs to fit a certain dress or skirt and blouse, which is worn during our outings and/or special 'Victorian Railroad Ladies' events. Fun, fun, fun times ahead Mary! Lets focus on next month's outing the last Sunday of the month where we can wear our 'Victorian Railroad Ladies' hats to the Hofbrauhaus! We have one month time to get a special outfit ready! Yeahhhh!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Trudy P.

    Mary Stopa, that's the spirit!!! Not only will you learn fun things which will add quality and a positive pace to your already fulfilled and happy life, in addition you will discover new sisterhood in our group, and valuable new friendships are on the horizon! Good things are ahead.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to this class .I am not a very crafty person ,so this will truly be a wonderful experience for me that I want to learn .

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to learn more.

    1 · March 21, 2013

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