15 June 2022

Learn to Sew Swimwear with our NEW Pattern and Online Workshop

Tilly and the Buttons X Evie La Luve Coralie swimsuit and bikini sewing pattern

Our sunniest launch is here! A brand new sewing pattern, an accompanying online workshop, AND a swimwear supplies shop!

Dive into summer by sewing your own Coralie swimsuit or bikini, created in collaboration with designer Evie la Lùve and available in sizes UK 6-34.

A photo of Hannah against mannequins wearing Coralie swimwear

Following the success of our collaboration last year on the Iris knickers sewing pattern and Learn to Sew knickers online workshop, we've teamed up again with Hannah Bullivant, the designer behind Evie la Lùve, this time to demystify swimwear

In our latest online workshop, Learn to Sew Swimwear, Hannah's expertise and reassuring teaching style will guide you through all the steps to creating a beautiful me-made swimsuit or bikini.

What's more, we've also put together a supply shop of mouthwatering swimwear fabrics and durable elastics, so your sewing will be smooth sailing.


Grab an ice cream and relax, because we've got SEW MUCH exciting info to share...

Back view of a lilac Coralie swimsuit featuring a low back with ruffles.
Model wearing a Coralie bikini featuring lilac high waist bottoms with a bikini top with neckline ruffles in mint and coral.
Model wearing a blue and white gingham Coralie bikini.
Model wearing a chartreuse yellow and white gingham Coralie swimsuit.


Nervous about tackling swimwear? If you need a helping hand, our brand new Learn to Sew Swimwear online workshop, taught by Hannah of Evie la Lùve, will take you step-by-step through making the pattern, with in-depth video lessons. Online workshops are the perfect way to learn from home, with on-demand lessons you can take at your own pace - plus the pattern is included in the price!

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Through the easy-to-access video lessons, Hannah will take you through all the steps to sew the Coralie swimsuit and bikini, along with how to create multiple hacks to get even more out of your pattern with all kinds of gorgeous possibilities. 

You can watch the videos from home whenever you like. You'll be making a splash in your me-made swimwear in no time!

Haven't taken an online workshop before? It's like participating in a structured sewing course, but with loads of added benefits. You can see the sewing up close, and pause and rewind the videos as many times as you like, with no deadlines. It's a fraction of the cost of attending an in-person class, plus it has the added benefit of being super convenient as you don't even need to leave the house to do it. 


Tilly and Hannah wanted to create a simple-to-sew, versatile swimwear pattern with multiple versions to choose from. Oh and ruffles, naturally ;) 

  • One-piece swimsuit with choice of a high or low back
  • Bikini with choice of high or low waist bottoms
  • Scoop neckline finished with narrow binding and straps
  • Optional neckline ruffle and leg ruffles
  • Mid-cut leg
  • Fully lined, with optional shelf bra and cups

Our signature user-friendly instructions make this pattern a perfect introduction to sewing swimwear. You can make it all on a regular sewing machine - no overlocker or serger required.

Coralie has so much style potential, with options to colour block or create mix and match bikini sets, just wait until you see our fabric selection (keep scrolling!). 

In the accompanying online workshop Learn to Sew Swimwear, Hannah will be helping you to make the most of this swimsuit and bikini sewing pattern by showing you how to create a ruched tummy panel, add in style lines for colour blocking, and how to make and attach an elasticated back tie.


Coralie is available either printed or PDF in sizes UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62. (Shop our growing collection of printed UK 6-34 sewing patterns.)

Our award-winning sewing patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step colour photos to guide you through the project. The pattern pieces themselves are clearly labelled so you can see which seam is which and how they go together. 

Order the printed sewing pattern and we'll send you a beautiful package in the post, with a full-colour instruction booklet. Made in the UK, our patterns are printed on durable paper which you can use again and again without it tearing or scrunching up. 

Coralie is also available as an instant PDF download. You'll get an email straight after purchase with a PDF to either print and assemble at home on A4 or Letter size paper or send to a copyshop or pattern printer to print full scale on A0. Need further help? Read our guide to using PDFs.



Have these Coralie photos got you swooning? Wondering where you can snatch up all this gorgeous swimwear fabric we used for our samples? You can find all of the fabric featured in our photoshoot and more in our Coralie swimwear supply shop, along with the perfect elastic for the pattern. (While stocks last.)

Your main fabric needs to be a four-way stretch knit swimwear fabric with at least 50% stretch in both directions. Look for a mix of nylon or polyester with elastane (AKA Lycra/Spandex). 

For your lining you can use a swimwear lining, stretch mesh or more of your main fabric, with at least 50% stretch in both directions.

For a detailed breakdown of the Coralie supplies, visit our shop page and find the supplies image!


Here at TATB, we love seeing your makes and in-progress shots, so don't forget to tag us on Instagram @TillyButtons and @EvieLaLuve using the hashtag #SewingCoralie so we can see what you're creating. We can't WAIT! 


Models: Alice-May Bermingham & Abi Ogunbambi
Photographer: Jane Looker
MUAH: The Bridal Stylists
Samples: Sewn by Vanessa Allen