Classes » Weekend Swimwear Sewing Intensive

Available Dates

Spring 2018

May 5 and 6, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)


Summer 2018

June 2 and 3, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

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16 hours over 2 days


Workroom Social
96 Madison Street
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn



(50% deposit required to enroll. Remaining balance due one week before your class date.)

Select your class dates:

May 5 and 6, 2018

June 2 and 3, 2018

Don’t forget to read our class policies before you register.
Class sold out? Special request? We want to help! Email us at hello @

Class Description

Follow Fleur Hoare’s board Maison Fleur 8101 Swimsuit Pattern on Pinterest.

Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice.

In our Weekend Swimwear Sewing Intensive, learn the skills you need to sew a professionally-finished swimsuit. Sewing your own swimwear might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Learn how to choose and work with stretchy, stretchy fabrics like Spandex and Lycra. In this class, students will sew the 8101 Halter-neck Swimsuit by indie pattern designer Maison Fleur, and students have the option of sewing a one-piece or two-piece swimsuit. With three flattering variations, this vintage-style swimsuit is sure to make a splash this summer!

As part of our Learn to Sew classes, sewing instruction is taught with an emphasis on key industry skills and techniques to create professional-looking garments at home. All of our sewing classes are both fun and productive, instead of just one or the other. We encourage anyone who is interested in sewing clothes to join us for this weekend intensive, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

Our Weekend Swimwear Sewing Intensive is like taking a 2-day sewing vacation, and we’ve taught wonderful students from all over the world. We invite you to spend a weekend working with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After this class you’ll start your week with a brand new, handmade garment to wear and lots of excitement to continue your sewing adventures!*

Read more about what to expect from your class at Workroom Social.

Classwork includes…

  • How to prep, cut, and mark stretch fabrics.
  • Specialty stitches, seams, and edge finishes for sewing swimwear.
  • How to handle stretch fabrics to ensure they keep their shape while you’re sewing.
  • Elastic application.
  • Techniques learned in this class can also be applied to sewing other kinds of stretch fabrics like activewear or lingerie.

Tuition includes…

  • Lunch and treats both days.
  • Maison Fleur’s 8101 Halter-neck Swimsuit sewing pattern.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.
  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight seams. Experience sewing curved seams is helpful.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • This class is designed for an advanced-beginner to intermediate level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email us at hello @ for more information on how you can take this class.


Don’t let a company control what you wear. Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.

*While we cannot guarantee that each student will complete her garment, the majority of students do.
**Please be sure to read our class policies. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @