Swim! Swimwear That Fits! (2 days)


Swimwear That Fits Class (2 days)

Everyone needs a good swimsuit and it’s even better when it fits! Learn to make swimwear and have the pattern professionally fitted to your body, at our Swimwear for You! Swimwear Class. If you have a large bust, a small bust, wide hips or a long torso, learn to adjust the pattern to fit you perfectly!  Beverly V. Johnson has created  many swimsuit patterns that use a built-in bra for interior bust support. Choose from one of our pattern styles – princess line or a plain tank style (maillot), a tankini with separate bottoms, or triangle and tangs bikini. You can even choose a bikini if you want. If you have made a bra, bring your pattern and make a bathing suit with a built-in bra. 

We supply the pattern and we do the fitting – you do the sewing. It is not difficult to make a swimsuit once you know the tricks that we will teach you. Your choice of pattern and class notes are included in the price of the class.

Rental machines are available for $10/day if you don’t want to bring your own machine. Just let us know so we can have one set up for you.

$250.00 CAD

Please note:

• Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Doors open at 9:15 am.
• Bring your lunch or you can buy lunch out. We have a fridge, sink, and microwave in our classroom kitchen.

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.

Swimwear That Fits Class (2 days)

Learn to make swimwear and have the pattern professionally fitted to your body, at our Swimwear that Fits Swimwear-Making Class.

$250.00 CAD

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.

What you get in the class

You get your class notes, and a swimwear pattern, which includes your choice of a one-piece tank suit or a princess line suit, bikini, or tanga.

Skill Level

You must know how to sew and be familiar with your machine. We will teach you how to sew with spandex fabrics and also to work with elastics, so do not worry if you haven’t worked with those up til now.

Class Schedule and Dates

Dates for the Swimwear class:

June 23 – 24, 2020

$250.00 plus tax

Call or email for more information.



Class Prices and Dates 2020

Class Descriptions 2020

Lesson Plan

First Day

On the first day, you will learn to measure for swimwear, and how to fit the pattern to your individual size and body proportions. You will also learn about the fabrics, linings and interior bust support available to the home sewer.  Once you have your fabrics chosen, you will cut out your swimsuit and the lining! Then you will start the sewing and learn how to handl tricky stretch fabrics.

Second Day

Now you will finish sewing the suit you started yesterday. Learn to sew elastics like a pro and why it is important to stretch-and-sew! You will also make the built-in bra to give you support like a bra! Insert the bra and the suit is complete!

More Info


June 23 – 24, 2020

Please email customerservice@bramakers.com or call 905-538-1396 for more information.


Please bring the following supplies to this class:

  • Your bra pattern (if you have one) to make the interior built-in bra or foam cups to build into the lining of the swimsuit
  • Rotary cutter and mat, weights optional (if you use rotary cutters)
  • Paper Scissors, SHARP fabric scissors, thread snips
  • Stretch 75/11 machine needles (available on site)
  • 1/4″ foot or a foot to ensure a perfect 1/4″ seam allowance
  • Topstitching foot or a stitch-in-the-ditch foot (optional)
  • Regular polyester thread (available on site)
  • Blue Washout marker (available on site)
  • Drafting paper, scotch tape to alter the pattern (available for your use)
  • Zig-zag sewing machine in good working order
  • The foot pedal and power cords for the machine above!
  • Basic sewing supplies including spare bobbins, a seam ripper, pins, tape measure, extra needles, seam gauge etc

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.


Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.


Fill out the form to have one of our staff get in touch with you and guide you to the most appropriate class for your skill level or your needs.

or call 905 538 1396

Have a question? Contact us.

Call (905) 538-1396 to reserve your spot.


What do I need to bring to Swimwear that Fits?

For a list of materials you need to bring to class see the materials list by clicking here.

What’s included in this class?

As part of the class fee, you receive a Denise pattern for the swimsuit, which includes two views. One view is for a one-piece tank suit, while the other is for a princess line suit. Both views can be made with either pre-formed bra cups or made with a built-in bra (if you have your bra pattern with you). You will need to bring yoru swimsuit fabric with you, or you can buy solid colour fabrics (Eurojersey) in our store.

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