The Design Studio . 15 Churchill avenue . Haverhill . Suffolk . CB9 0AA . 01440 702105 . .

Booking is simple.! simply choose which workshop you wish to do, select the option and contact us to confirm a date and time. Once we have confirmed the booking at the Making Boutique you can go ahead and book online within our shopping cart facility.  Please note that we can only hold a booking for 48 hours, so in order to confirm you will need to book with your payment.   

Fabulous Fascinators

This creative 3 hour Fascinator workshop will introduce students to the basic skills involved in creating their very own headdress.

We will begin the session by learning how to make a basic fascinator base and then students will be shown various fabric flower and trimming techniques after which they will have the opportunity to embellish their very own design.

All materials are provided although please do bring along with you any fabrics that you are wishing to use to match in with an outfit you have in mind.


 Latex Bouquet creations

 Join us in learning the effective craft of latex flower making. This 3 hour workshop will introduce students to the possibilities of the shapes which can be created from working with latex balloons and different wires and binds.

In this workshop the aim will be to make a small collection of flowers and leaves which when teamed with a selection of stems and wires can be made into a beautiful bouquet for either a wedding accessory, or also set into a vase and displayed as an ornament. This technique is very effective and students will be shown how to make professional looking flowers.


Tiara Making Workshop 

Spend 3 hours within the beautiful surroundings of The Making Boutique relishing in an array of pearls, crystals, wires and stems.

With the Tiara workshop you will be shown the essential techniques involved in creating a beautiful headdress, perfect for the bride to be, or as a new found skill for your creative venture.

By working with threaded beading you will be shown numerous ways of creating stunning effects by spiraling, coiling and twisting wire resulting in the perfect tiara design. 

Nylon Flower Crafting

Come along to The Making Boutique and learn the beautiful technique of nylon flower crafting. This is a simple yet creative workshop which welcomes all abilities.

Each crafter is able to work at their own speed to create stunning flowers which can be made into a corsage, fascinator or table centrepiece

We encourage students to be as creative as they wish to be by teaming fabrics, bead stems and textiles to create their very own work of art designed to be taken home and treasured.


Vintage Headdress Creations

What with the growing trends of "Vintage Accessories" we wanted to share with you this amazing and effective technique of creating a padded circular headdress which once constructed can be embellished with decoration of your choice.

Whether you wish to set your design onto a comb or a band you will be shown how to create beautiful effects using fabrics, foam, trims and buttons.

A truly inspirational workshop which will highlight the facts that you can be equally thrifty and stylish.

Fancy pants Fascinator workshop

This is an absolute must workshop for cheeky hen parties wishing to add a sassy bit of naughtiness to an intriguing and fun workshop.

Create your very own headdress from a pair of knickers and a stocking.! Teamed with a batch of embellishing materials including beads, buttons and trims.

Come along and have stacks of naughty fun teamed with tea and cakes for the ultimate hen or celebration gathering.

This workshop is also available for private tuition and on our two to one option

Beautiful Vintage Cuffs

Learn the thrifty technique of creating fabric cuffs which can be as pretty or flamboyant as you wish them to be.
The world is your oyster within the Aladdins cave of The Making boutique as students will have access to beads, buttons bows and fabrics in order to create the stunning design of your choice.

Students will be taught how to foam and strengthen the thrifty cuff base and once the top has been applied, further embellishing can be applied to create amazing layers.
Finished off with a button and elastic fastening, this workshop teaches a variety of essential hand stitching and fabric decoration techniques.


At The Making Boutique our workshop set up provides 3 types of options to enable  those wanting private tuition, crafters who are wanting to come along as a couple or group parties which would range from 3 - 12 crafters.

Whether its a Hen party, Birthday celebration, or just a good old get together with some crafting pals, The Making Boutique could be the answer to the perfect place to spend a bit of time out creating, making and having a bit of well deserved time with your friends.  

Option 1 : Private tuition 

The one to one tuition provided on one of our private tuition workshop will enable the student to attend an intensive learning curve into the workshop option of their choice. This is a fantastic gift idea for those who wish to learn a new skill and who will relish in the beautiful surroundings of The Making Boutique with expert tuition from former costume designer and award winning accessories designer Amanda Sutherland.

The Tiara workshop has been a popular choice as with expert tuition the bride is guided through the techniques of creating her own headdress for her wedding

All workshops include tea, cakes, all materials and your work of art to take home. Students will also be given a list of suppliers from The Making Boutiques database, as well as templates ( dependant on the workshop content).

Duration : approximately 2 hours

Cost £85.00 ( max 1 student)


Option 2: Two to One Tuition

The perfect choice for 2 people wanting an intensive session into the crafting workshop of their choice. Seeing as the minimum number for our group bookings are 3 people, and not wanting to leave anyone out, we devised the two to one workshop which is a perfect choice for mother and daughter sessions, duo crafters or simply crafting friends.

All workshops include tea, cakes, all materials and your work of art to take home. Students will also be given a list of suppliers from The Making Boutiques database, as well as templates ( depending on the workshop content)

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: £49.00pp ( max 2 students)


Option 3: Group bookings

Our ever popular party / group workshop is a fantastic way to spend time with crafting pals for a simple get together or for the ultimate celebration. At The Making Boutique we have hosted many Hen Parties and Birthday celebrations within the lavish surroundings of The Making Boutique, which has proved to be a real hit with everyone of our crafters who have all gone on to produce an array of beautiful accessories.

The minimum number for group bookings are 3 and the ideal maximum is 12. As a general statistic our average number for group bookings are generally between 4 - 6 students.

All workshops include tea, cakes and materials as well as your finished work of art to take home.

At The Making Boutiqe we offer a free place to bookings of 6 and over. ( therefore for a group of 6 people, you will only pay for 5 people, allowing the oragniser, birthday girl or bride to be a complimentary place on us!)

Duration: approx 3 hours

Cost : £39.00 per person ( with the free place for a booking of 6 or more)



Celebrate with the perfect crafting hen party and create some beautifully fabulous fascinators. Lucys party of 12 ladies who had an amazing afternoon at The Making Boutique.