Hat-making class July 7 at Solana Beach millinery shop


Just in time for opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack, Jill Courtemanche Millinery is offering a “Cocktail Hat & Fascinator Making Class” from 6-9 p.m. July 7 for beginners.

Courtemanche has made hats for celebrities including Yoko Ono, Donatella Versace and Princess Mary of Denmark, and now she is sharing the tips and tricks of her trade in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Make your own fabulous fascinator or charming cocktail hat, learning basic millinery techniques and the art of hand-stitching to craft a hat using felt, feathers, netting and ribbon. No sewing experience is necessary.

Classes take place at Jill Courtemanche Millinery, 410 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach. Cost is $85. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For information or to register, visit www.JillCourtemanche.com or call 858-876-6353. Private group classes are also available.