Sew Bathers and Swimwear

Make bathers you like…that actually fit!

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If you have always wanted to have a go at making bathers, but have been a bit scared to work with stretch fabrics like Lycra. Then this is the course for you. Over 5 weeks we will first sew black bikini bottoms before completing a pair of bathers, of your choice, customised to fit your body.

A choice from a range of swimwear patterns allows you to make bathers to suit your preference and needs, whether skimpy or for sun protection, one or two piece. There are almost limitless possibilities. There will be a focus on adjusting commercial patterns to fit your body type and you will be guided throughout the process to build the necessary skills to make your totally unique swimwear that you won’t see anywhere else.

Some general sewing ability is required, but you don’t need to have experience sewing stretch fabrics.

Nicola Mathieson is a talented and prize winning seamstress. She has a vast fashion experience having tailored wedding and bridesmaid dresses for many years. For her sewing is a fun, social, practical and functional activity to share with others. Her focus is on teaching the sewing skills to make fashionable and wearable clothes to flatter every body type.

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to alter commercial patterns to fit your body and style
  • Learn techniques to sew stretch fabric like Lycra.
  • Learn construction skills including inserting elastic and different topstitching methods.
What you will get
  • At least one pair of completed bathers. • Choose your design from a range of swimwear patterns including skimpy bikinis, sports-style crop tops, two-piece or one piece bathers, tankini or rashi.
  • • You will be provided with black Lycra to sew bikini bottoms as a warm up exercise, along with traced copies of your patterns for future use.
  • Use of sewing machines, overlockers, scissors, pins, etc. during classes

What to bring
  • Addition Lycra fabric quantities and accessories will be discussed in class in relation to your pattern choices. If you would like to learn to sew with your own machine please feel free to bring it along.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Some general sewing ability is required, but you don’t need to have experience sewing stretch fabrics.


Metro Art Dept

Vendor since 2019

Metro Art Dept is made up of a group of like-minded artists and practitioners, with a depth of experience ranging from teaching at universities to professionals working in their fields, who have a passion for creative arts and strive to pass on what they have learned to others.

See what else we have to offer

Visit metroartdept.com to see our range of engaging courses designed to improve your skills and teach you strategies that enable you to realise your creative ideas. We offer classes in Painting, Drawing, Sewing, Printmaking, Screenwriting and Photography.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

All booking withdrawal requests for our courses must be made in writing to metroartdept@gmail.com

Requests for transfer of booking or full refunds must be at least 48 hours before course commencing. Booking withdrawals made within the 48hrs prior to commencement will be non-refundable, except for exceptional circumstances judged at our discretion. No refunds will be given for withdrawal after the course begins.

We understand that things happen and due to unforseen circumstances you may have to miss a session in multiple session workshop. Missed classes will not be refunded. Provisions can be made to catch up on content missed.

We reserve the right to cancel classes/courses due to minimum numbers. Notification of cancellations will be as soon as possible and usually be sent at least 48 hours beforehand. Under these circumstances a transfer or full refund will be fulfilled on our behalf

If for unforseen circumstances one class/session, from a course, needs to rescheduled/cancelled we will endeavour to seek a satisfactory resolution of another session provided or appropriate reimbursement.

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Terms & Conditions

By accepting the terms and finalising payment you agree to the following terms. The person who makes the booking does so on behalf of the individuals attending.

Bookings are allocated upon receipt of full payment of the listed price.

Payment card through the WeTeachMe booking set-up is through a secure payment service. We do not gather or retain any card details.

For the benefit of everyone participating in the course we ask that you attend all of the sessions, when possible, and arrive on time and prepared.

At Metro Art Dept we value a safe, respectful and collaborative learning environment for the benefit of all of our customers and instructors. To satisfy such, we reserve the right to refuse service/entry to anyone not meeting acceptable standards.

If you have any disability or medical condition that requires us to make special requirements, please email us at least 5 days prior to the course commencing.

In participating in the classes you are accepting that you may be photographed as part of documentation or for advertising purposes. If you do not want to be photographed or would like a particular image removed from advertising please contact us via email.

Filming or photographing the contents of the classes is not permitted without our prior consent.

Any resources supplied as part of the courses are for your use only and are not to be reproduced unless permission is granted.

We provide the basics of tea and coffee, however we don’t cater to all the possibilities of this. You will need to provide your own additional products to satisfy any specific dietary requirements with access to a fridge and microwave.

We provide the course that is advertised. Outcomes can be directly affected by the input of the customer. If you feel that the course did not meet your expectations then please contact us via email for a possible resolution.

You will be responsible for the care of belongings brought to the workshop. We do not accept responsibility for possessions or other items brought to the workshop by you.

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11 December 2019 • Sew Bathers and Swimwear

This class was amazing! In the 5 weeks, I learnt so much more than I could have imagined. The details I learnt in this class have made by bathers look much more professional and neat and I am so excited to make more in the future. The classes were a lot of fun and Nicki was so easy to get along with and learn from. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone that has an interest in making bathers if you are unsure of where to start or are keen to learn different techniques