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Make Your Own Swimsuit, Hitchin, Hertfordshire – 6th/7th July 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: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 2024 Cost: £190 Course Location: St Michael’s Mount Community Centre St Michaels Road Hitchin Herts SG4 0QA

Saturday 10-5.30pm | Sunday 9-3.30 pm

Join Amanda Bowden Aka The Swimming Seamstress to learn the techniques of sewing with activewear fabric!

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 and instructions for each student to ensure a perfect fit which you can take away and sew as many as you like!

During this two day workshop you will be guided through the process including theory and you will produce plenty of samples to understand the specialist techniques required for making swimwear.

• How to sew a swimsuit using a domestic sewing machine and/or overlocker
• Techniques for working with activewear fabrics including lycra
• Exploring sewing techniques for swimwear
• Working with power mesh
• How to insert swimwear elastic
• How to insert a foam cup
• Fitting and finishing your swimsuit

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Course Dates & Prices

Date: 6th/7th July 2024 Cost: £190


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