Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1

    • Overview of Swimwear Fabrics + Trims, DOGS, How to Cut Your Fabric + Pattern and More

  • 2

    Session 2

    • Sewing the Lawren One Piece: Assemble Center Front Bodice and Attach to Side Bodice

    • Sewing the Lawren One Piece: Attach Fold Over Elastic at Neckline

    • Sewing the Lawren One Piece: Assemble Panty/Bottom

    • Sewing the Lawren One Piece: Attach Panty/Bottom to Bodice

    • Sewing the Lawren One Piece: Attach Fold Over Elastic at Leg Openings

Student Testimonial


I sewed my own bathing suit today! When I saw that Madalynne was hosting an Intro to Sewing Swimwear class, I was so excited to try something so opposite from what I normally sew and that I really have trouble shopping for in ready to wear. Now I have a me made bathing suit that actually fits! This was such a fun challenge for me and I can't wait to sew the next one.

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Course Breakdown

Session 1:
1. Types of swimwear fabrics, linings, trims, and stitching 

2. Swimwear versus other LYCRA/spandex fabrics
3. Nipple show through and ways to prevent
4. Finding your size
5. Direction of greatest stretch (DOGS)
6. Cutting out your pattern + fabric
7. Pattern adjustments
8. Favorite tools

Session 2:
1. Sewing the Lawren one piece from start to finish. The Lawren is a form-fitting, semi-sheer one piece with princess 
seams and a waist seam to accommodate difference bust sizes and torso lengths. The Lawren can have optional sheer panels at the center front and the side bottom. No sheer panels will offer more coverage.


  • I am a beginner sewist, is this the right class for me?

    Yes, this is the perfect class for beginners. If you know what a bobbin is, can thread a machine, then you are equipped to take this course.

  • Is there an expiration date to the videos?

    No! There is no expiration date to the videos.

  • Is it pre-recorded? Can I watch at my own pace?

    All videos are pre-recorded, so you can watch at any time and from anywhere.