Swimsuit Masterclass with Charlotte Newland

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May 11th , 10.30am – 17.30pm

7 hours

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, get ready for summer in this fun one-day class!

Pattern is included in the cost of the class. 


Please contact us if you would like to pay in instalments and we can discuss options. 


Who is the class for?  

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


What will you learn?  

  • How to take measurements for a swimsuit. 
  • How to cut stretch fabric.
  • How to work with swimwear elastic. 
  • How to finish seams
  • How to make simple adjustments.


What will you need?

  • Fabric and optional lining and/or power mesh. (Please see the size charts for fabric requirements).
  • Thread for your preferred variation.
  • We will not be inserting the optional cups in this class because they require a more intimate level of fitting.
  • Please let us know prior to the class, which size range you would like. Please let us know if you require some help with this. 

Classic one piece swimsuits and mix and match bikini sets. Pattern features athletic elements, four variations and includes detailed instructions to guide the sewer through swimsuit construction techniques.

View A is a one piece swimsuit with low scoop back, shelf bra and ties at the back. View B is a one piece swimsuit with high scoop back. View C is a bikini top and a low rise bikini bottom. View D is an athletic inspired bikini top and high waisted bikini bottom with wide waistband. All versions are able to be fully lined.

Skill: 1/5

Sizing: 0-20 (each pattern includes all sizes). See sizing chart below:




What is included?

  • Use of our sewing machines and overlockers 
  • Use of a number of high cutting tables  
  • Use of any equipment you might need  


Class size  




Charlotte Newland is an all-round crafter who loves dressmaking, quilting, and knitting. She was taught to sew as a small child by her mum, grandma and school teachers, and now loves to pass her knowledge on to others. Charlotte believes that crafting is a wonderful escape from the stresses of daily life, as well as giving a sense of achievement from creating something handmade. Charlotte was the winner of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2016, and lives in London with her husband, kids, pets and sewing machines.


Please read our cancellation policy



Tea, coffee and biscuits/snacks will be available throughout the class. We recommend that you bring lunch with you as there are not many options to purchase lunch nearby.

We have a kitchen with a fridge and microwave here at the studio.



Photographs are sometimes taken during the class for promotional purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please let us know.


About Our Studio

Our Sewing classes are all held in our spacious sewing studio in Brighton & Hove. Our Sewing studio is easily accessible by train (nearest station Fishersgate) or bus from Brighton. We also have parking on site.

How to find us



Our studio is only accessible by stairs.


For those who wish to purchase fabric on the day, we offer a 10% discount. If you would like to order your fabric before the class, please email us for a discount code.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact us