FORMAT - Hands-on
TUTOR - Aneka Truman (read about tutor) firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILL LEVEL - previous sewing and dressmaking experience required
COST - The final cost of the kit provided by the tutor is still to be determined. We have factored in a maximum figure. Any adjustments required will be factored into the final payment.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - Make a sun-safe, full coverage swimsuit using professional sewing techniques. The Made to Sew swimsuit has a stylish cut and is suitably lined for a supportive, flattering fit.
In this class you will learn how to work with swimsuit material, understanding the best techniques and stitches for general swimwear construction. You can work with your choice of a sewing machine, overlocker, and/or coverstitch machine (depending on what you have available). Learn how to introduce elastic, attach a lining with removeable cups and add a front zip fastening into difficult fabric.
This course will teach the techniques that you need to make your own swimwear, as well tips that you can use at home for working with other stretch materials such as activewear.
KIT CONTENTS (provided by tutor):
- recycled swimwear fabric (SPF50) from Italy
- optional foam cups
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:
SEWING MACHINE REQUIRED
- cutting mat and rotary cutter
- walking foot, teflon foot, or roller foot (for sewing machine)
- variety of stretch and ballpoint sewing needles
- General sewing supplies (scissors, stretch/silk pins, wonder clips etc.)
OVERLOCKER OR COVERSTITCH MACHINE OPTIONAL
Please note that overlockers and coverstitch machines will not be available for hire. You must provide your own machine or make your own arrangements for hire.