Sewing: How to Make Swimwear
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Get ready for beach season! We'll show you how to draft your own bikini and one-piece swimsuit patterns, ​​how to pick and attach a lining and elastic bands, and how to sew tricky stretch fabrics with your regular sewing machine. 

Check out this Swimwear collection of member projects for inspiration. 

See also our skillset for making underwear.

Skills

How to Make a Bikini

How to Make a Bikini

Check out this easy visual tutorial on how to create a bikini pattern!

How to Make a One-Piece Swimsuit

How to Make a One-Piece Bathing Suit

Try these simple tips on creating a basic one-piece swimsuit! 

Choosing a Lining Fabric for your Swimsuit

Choosing a Lining Fabric for your Swimsuit

Wondering about how to find a good lining? Or if you should be lining your suit at all? I'm...

Attaching Elastic to Stretch Fabrics

Attaching Elastic to Stretch Fabrics

Here's how to use your standard zigzag sewing machine to attach polyester elastic in a self...

Sewing Stretch Fabrics (on a Standard Sewing Machine)

Sewing Stretch Fabrics (on a Standard Sewing Machine)

You don't have to own a serger to get a neat finish on knit fabrics. Wendy...

Hemming Knit and Stretch Fabrics

Hemming Knit and Stretch Fabrics

Great tutorial to help you troubleshoot hemming pesky knit and stretch fabrics which have a...

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