Learn to Sew Swimwear with Charlotte Newland

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We are so excited to offer our first swimwear class with Sewing Bee champ and swimwear-sewing expert Charlotte Newland! In this class we'll be sewing the new Megan Nielsen Cottesloe swimsuit, a classic one-piece or mix and match bikini set suitable for sizes 0-30. Working with the pattern variation of your choice, you'll learn how to cut and sew stretch fabrics, work with swimwear elastic, finish seams and make simple fitting adjustments. Get ready for summer in this fun one-day class!

About your teacher: Charlotte Newland is an accomplished dressmaker, quilter and all-round crafter. She is the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016 and her quilts have received awards at QuiltCon and the Blogger's Quilt Festival. She lives in London with her husband, kids, dog, cat and sewing machines. Charlotte can be found online at charlottenewland.com

Skills needed: This class is suitable for advanced beginners. You should already know how to sew and have completed a few dressmaking projects.

Materials: The Cottesloe pattern is provided. If your measurements fall into the Cottesloe Curve size range (14-30) we will send you the PDF to print and tape up before class (or we can print it here and you can tape it up in the shop before class). Swimwear elastic for all variations will be provided. 

You'll need to bring or buy the fabric and optional lining and/or power mesh and thread for your preferred variation. Please see the size charts for fabric requirements. We will not be inserting the optional cups in this class. Please note that The Village Haberdashery does not sell swimwear fabric. Here are some suggestions for shops that do:

Sewing machines and tools will be provided. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Class size: 8

Length: 7 hours

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

If you're interested in a payment plan for this class, please get in touch! You can find out more information about our payment plans here.

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at info@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk.