Learn to Sew Swimwear

Learn to Sew Swimwear

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MAKE A SPLASH IN ME-MADE SWIMWEAR

Wanna dive into sewing your own swimsuit or bikini?

We’ve teamed up with professional lingerie and swimwear designer, Hannah Bullivant of Evie la Lùve, to bring you this in-depth video workshop. Hannah will take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to make your own gorgeous Coralie swimwear!

Exclusive to this workshop, Hannah will also show you how to get the most out of your Coralie pattern by sharing some simple hacks and variations, so you can make a whole range of unique swimsuits and bikinis.

No overlocker or serger required!

What equipment do I need?

• Sewing machine with adjustable zigzag stitch and a stretch needle

 Sewing toolkit – a supplies list is included in the workshop

 Fabric and supplies for your Coralie swimwear – listed here if you want to get a head start

 Computer / tablet / smart phone and an internet connection to stream the videos

You don’t need an overlocker/serger or coverstitch machine for this workshop!

How long does it take?

That’s up to you! The course is broken down into manageable, bitesize lessons that you can take at a pace that suits you. It includes 17 videos, from 4 to 35 minutes long, plus extra written tuition and downloadable resources. You may like to spread the lessons out over a few evenings or set aside a weekend for a binge sewing session.

This online workshop contains fully captioned video lessons, written tuition and downloadable resourses.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Module 1

CHOOSING YOUR MATERIALS

  • What to look for when sourcing swimwear fabrics
  • How to measure stretch percentage - including a handy printable measuring chart!
  • Understanding the types of elastic needed for swimwear
  • Sourcing the right needles and thread to make stitching a breeze!
Module 2

MAKING FITTING ALTERATIONS

  • Measure yourself and identify your pattern size
  • Make alterations for swimwear that fits you perfectly
  • How to combine different bust, waist and hip sizes
  • How to lengthen and shorten the pattern
  • How to fix gaping seams
  • How to make a full bust adjustment
  • How to adjust the leg height
Module 3

SWIMWEAR SEWING TECHNIQUES

  • Learn to cut swimwear fabrics
  • Get to grips with handling and stitching swimwear fabrics and elastic on a regular sewing machine
  • How to sew stretchy seams
  • Follow the step-by-step video lessons to construct your Coralie swimwear
Module 4

SEWING WITH SWIMWEAR ELASTIC

  • Inserting swimwear elastic into the underarm, leg + waist openings
  • Achieving perfect tension when sewing with swimwear elastic
  • How to sew a neat and professional-looking neckline binding + narrow shoulder straps
Module 5

ADDING OPTIONAL RUFFLE DETAILS

  • Sewing gather stitches to create ruffles
  • Adding the neckline ruffle to the neckline binding
  • Adding ruffles to the leg openings
Module 6

HACKING THE PATTERN

  • Get even more out of your Coralie pattern with three super cute pattern hacks!
  • Create a ruched tummy panel
  • Learn how to add style lines to your pattern to create colour blocking
  • Make and attach an elasticated back tie

WORKSHOP BENEFITS

1

STEP-BY-STEP VIDEOS

Follow an in-depth programme, structured with our trusted format.
See the sewing in detail with our video lessons!

2

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

Learn at a pace that suits you, any time of day, with no deadlines.
Set your own timetable!

3

LEARN AT HOME

Take the workshop from the comfort of your own home, using your own sewing machine.
There's no need to travel to a class or book a date in your busy diary!

4

GREAT VALUE

Revisit the lessons as often as you like, whenever you need a refresher -
for a fraction of the price of attending a face-to-face class!

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

SWIMWEAR NEWBIES
You’ve never sewn swimwear, but always fancied it and want help getting started

RETURNEES
You’ve tried sewing swimwear in the past, and want guidance and tips from an expert

IMPROVERS
You have experience sewing clothes and you’re eager to learn new skills

LEARNERS
You’ve attended a swimwear sewing class and want a resource to reference at home

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Tilly and the Buttons - Hannah Bullivant

Hannah Bullivant is the creator of Evie La Lùve lingerie and sewing patterns. Sewing for over 10 years with a degree in fashion design, Hannah combined her infatuation for lingerie with her passion for stitching and design, and never looked back.

Evie La Lùve is all about giving anyone who wants to learn the skills and the patterns to create their own beautiful lingerie. After the success of the Learn to Sew Knickers workshop, award-winning sewing company and experienced course designers Tilly and the Buttons are beyond excited to collaborate once again with Hannah on the Coralie swimwear pattern and this detailed and fascinating online workshop.

Hannah’s teaching is friendly, encouraging, and packed full of helpful tips only a swimwear sewing pro would know. She shares everything she wishes she’d known when she started sewing swimwear!

What makers are saying

Awesome workshop! Great for those who find it difficult getting to in-person classes. Full of helpful tips and tricks and packed full of easy to follow videos.

Workshop Participant

The video tutorials were a great confidence boost. I thought, 'I could do that' and it turned out I could. I'm so happy I took this workshop!

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LEARN TO SEW SWIMWEAR
£39.20

Includes:

Instant, on-demand access

17 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Coralie Swimwear PDF sewing pattern
In sizes UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62

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LEARN TO SEW SWIMWEAR + PRINTED PATTERN
£47.20

Includes:

Instant, on-demand access

17 video lessons

Closed captions available on all videos

Written tuition + downloadable resources

Coralie Swimwear Printed sewing pattern
In sizes UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62

PDF pattern files are also included

Shipping is included in the price!

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Customer Reviews

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Karen Fisher
New machine new pattern!!

I loved this workshop.
I haven’t used the online workshops before but would definitely recommend. I love the Tilly patterns and the ease of being able to revisit modules was fantastic.
I battled with a new machine with this pattern but I’ve learnt a lot. My first swimsuit was unpicked on several occasions (mainly due to tension on my machine) so I would definitely recommend a trial with another fabric first.
I will be doing more 😊

Thank you for sharing Karen, the joy of sewing is growing and learning and improving with each garment. So pleased you enjoyed the workshop, hopefully you might try some of the others. Team Buttons x

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Sandra Page
Ready to make

Fabric washed , pattern

Fabric washed and paper pattern cut out . Will start in the week if it cools down . I watched the tutorial and it’s the best thing I did taking it because I don’t think I could have made without it . It’s a new project and I’m excited. To start .

This is SEW exciting please send us updates as we can't wait to hear about your finished Coralie swimsuit or bikini. And remember you can share all your makes on our social media channels by using #sewingcoralie