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2 Day Swimming Costume Making Workshop
Westgate Galleria
7th May 2022 - 8th May 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Workshop Leader
Amanda Bowden

2 Day Swimming Costume Making Workshop

This workshop is led by the Swimming Seamstress Amanda Bowden.

Over two days you will make a bespoke swimming costume. You will choose either a one-piece pull-on, or a two-piece, both featuring bust darts, an internal bust support, crotch shield and a scooped front and back neckline OR a 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 (in advance) for you to use at the workshop and to keep.

This workshop is 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.

The skills Amanda will cover with you during this workshop are pattern layout and marking, working with power mesh, swimwear elastic and lycra, fitting and finishing.

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

You will need to bring your own fabric, lining and thread. Guidance will be available in advance.

The class size is capped at 8, plus Amanda.

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

Both days run from 10am to 4pm. The cost of the workshop is £150.00. To book one of the last few places we have available visit