Learn to make swimwear!

If you've always wanted to sew your own swimwear but you've been intimidated by the prospect, our Intro to Sewing Swimwear Masterclass on Stitch School is for you!

Sew Over It - Swimwear Class

Our brand new Zahra Swimsuit & Bikini sewing pattern will make you look and feel great, get it as a PDF pattern, or included with our online swimwear masterclass. We'll guide you every step of the way to help you create something that’s perfect for you, ready to sunbathe at the beach or take a dip in the pool. The Zahra pattern comes with lots of fit-focused features and variations to choose from:
  • choice of swimsuit or bikini version

  • wide straps for better support
    • adjustable tie front detail

    • swimsuit under-bust seam to facilitate fit adjustments

    • choice of narrow or wide band for bikini top and bottoms

    • optional foam cups for coverage

    • optional under-bust elastic for extra support

    • optional strap adjusters for best fit

  • learn to draft a bust side sling for extra oomph
Sew Over It - Swimwear Class

Taught by Rosie and Layla, the masterclass covers everything there is to know about sewing swimwear. We've broken down the process into manageable sections so you can stop and pick it up again whenever it suits you from the comfort of your home. We'll talk about how to choose the right fabric and supplies, how to make a toile and any necessary adjustments, then deep dive into the making of the Zahra Swimsuit & Bikini.

Sew Over It - Swimwear Class
We'll be by your side as you make your swimwear, ready to come to the rescue with tips, troubleshooting advice and to teach you every technique you'll need to make your Zahra. With hours of video lessons you can follow at your own pace, the whole process will go swimmingly (see what we did there!)

Sew Over It - Swimwear Class

We hope you're feeling inspired to join us on Stitch School and make swimwear you will feel confident in. Our models Alma and Rosie can vouch for how fabulous and comfortable Zahra is! And if you're looking for the perfect cover-up to go with your new swimsuit or bikini, check out our Sylvia Robe pattern.

Sew Over It - Swimwear Class

The Zahra Swimsuit & Bikini is an intermediate pattern, but with the support of our masterclass, we believe it's totally achievable for confident beginners up for a challenge.

If you're a Premium Stitch School subscriber, great news, you automatically have access to our masterclass and pattern. If you haven't joined us on Stitch School yet, why not? Subscribe today to enjoy this masterclass and much more teaching content for £15 a month, or buy the class as a one-off. The price includes the class, the Zahra Swimsuit & Bikini PDF pattern as well as fully illustrated written instructions.

We can't wait to see your versions. If you feel like sharing some pictures of you in your killer swimwear or a few arty flatlays perhaps, make sure to tag us on Instagram and use hashtags #soizahraswimsuit, #soizahrabikini and #soistitchschool.

Watch Lisa and Rosie chat about our new class and pattern on YouTube and get inspired by our Zahra Pinterest board.

Get the class or just the pattern, and make yourself some gorgeous swimwear!
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