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2 Day Swimming Costume Making Workshop, Felixstowe


A warm welcome awaits you for your workshop at Felixstowe Sewing School, Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK.

Led by the Swimming Seamstress; Amanda Bowden of Felixstowe Sewing School. Benefit from her great experience as a dressmaking teacher in her well-resourced, bright airy classroom.

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• Choose to make a bespoke, one piece pull on swimming costume, a two piece costume both featuring bust darts,an internal bust support, crotch shield and scooped front and back neckline OR racer back style costume with lined front – optional internal bust support. The racer back is suitable for more advanced sewers.

• Amanda will prepare a personalised pattern for you to use and keep.

• It’s suitable for an adventurous beginner who can use a sewing machine.

• You will produce plenty of samples to understand the specialist techniques required for making swimwear.

• Sewing machines and basic equipment will be available for your use although you are encouraged to bring your own machine and equipment.

• Class sizes are capped at 6 sewists plus Amanda.

• You will need to bring your fabric, lining and thread (guidance will be available).

• Tea/coffee and homemade cakes/biscuits will be provided and a packed lunch is advisable.

• The Sewing School is situated a few minutes walk from the Blue Flag beach in Felixstowe so you will have the opportunity to test your swimming costume in the sea (at your own risk).

• Skills covered; pattern layout and marking, working with power mesh, swimwear elastic and lycra, fitting and finishing.

• The days run from 10am to 4pm and the cost of the course is £150.00.


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