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2 Day Swimming Costume Making Workshop, Saltdean Lido, Brighton – November 2024


The Swimming Seamstress offers a mobile teaching service around the UK with both residential and non-residential swimming costume workshops.  Hosted at stunning swim spots, Amanda will guide sewists through making of their own costumes.  What is unique is that Amanda will prepare the swimming costume pattern for each participant in advance of the workshop. Do contact her if you would like her to visit you!

Date: 9th/10th November 2024 Cost: £160 Course Location: Saltdean Lido, The Oval Park, Saltdean Park Rd, Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SP

Led by Amanda Bowden of Felixstowe. Benefit from her great experience as a dressmaking teacher as she visits the Lido.

Choose to make a bespoke one pull on swimming costume a two-piece costume, both featuring bust darts and internal bust panel, crotch, shield, front and back scooped neckline. Board, shorts, jammers and trunk patterns are also available.

• 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.

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

• 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 £160.00 per person.

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Course Dates & Prices

Date: 9th/10th November 2024 Cost: £160


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