Sewing 2: Lingerie and Swimwear


Students will be introduced to the fabrics & trims used in lingerie and intimate apparel and will learn techniques reqiured for stretch and delicate fabrics used in swimwear and lingerie production. Be introduced to the specialist machines that are used in professional production as well as learning how these methods can be replicated at home on a domestic machine. Making at least one piece of lingerie or swimwear, students will work from a choice of commercial patterns in our well equipped sewing studio under the guidance of our expert professional swimwear and lingerie designer and maker.

Course content

  • Discussion of design principles required for lingerie and swimwear
  • Analysis of lingerie and swimwear pieces, understanding the accessories and trims required
  • Introduction to specialist sewing techniques, both in a commercial setting and for home sewing
  • Lace and elastic application methods

Ideal for

This course is suited to people who already have some sewing experience and want to learn specialist skills for making their own beautiful lingerie or swimwear - what a luxury! This is not a course for complete beginners. It would be useful to have completed our RMIT Sewing course (or similar) or be an accomplished self taught sewing enthusiast used to making clothes from commercial patterns.

More information


By the end of the course students will have have completed at one piece of lingerie (soft cup bra / briefs) or swimwear (bikini, one piece or tankini). Depending on the complexity of the designs chosen students may complete a second piece.


Basic sewing knowledge and working with commercial patterns is essential. Industrial machine experience is an advantage.

Materials supplied

Students will work in our professional sewing studio and have access to all necessary equipment.

Materials to bring

You will receive a list of materials, including a basic sewing kit, upon course confirmation. Fabric advice will be given in the first session, to be purchased in time for session 2.


Participants will be emailed an RMIT Statement of Participation upon completion.

Additional notes

For health & safety reasons, students need to wear closed toe shoes, no thongs or sandals and long hair is to be tied back and no long necklaces or scarves worn during class.

If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.

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Available course dates

Saturday 11 May 2019

  • Code S350398
  • Start date 11.05.19
  • End date 25.05.19
  • Hours 18
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $540.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 11.05.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 18.05.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 25.05.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 09 November 2019

  • Code S350398
  • Start date 09.11.19
  • End date 23.11.19
  • Hours 18
  • Campus RMIT Brunswick
  • Fee $540.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 09.11.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 16.11.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 23.11.19 10:00am 04:30pm 6.00

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