Can you sew swimwear without a serger?
You can sew swimwear without a serger! So don’t panic if all you have is your regular machine for sewing swimsuit fabric because it’s totally doable. One option is to get the stretch thread mentioned above and just use a straight stitch. The other option is the faithful zig-zag.
Can you sew Swimwear by hand?
With normal knits you wouldn’t want to use a straight stitch because you don’t want to stretch the fabric as you sew, but with swimsuits you can! If you stretch the fabric behind and in front of the presser foot AS YOU SEW, you can use a straight stitch!
What is swimsuit material called?
For this reason, almost every type of swimwear fabric contains elastane fibers. Elastane is a synthetic fiber with elastic qualities that revolutionized the fashion industry when it was developed in the 1960s. Elastane is the generic name for Lycra or Spandex.
Is nylon or polyester better for swimsuits?
Nylon absorbs more water than polyester, so it dries a little more slowly. However, it’s slightly stretchier—making it an excellent option for water sports. When it comes to the look, polyester is more matte, while nylon has a shiny finish. Both polyester and nylon are soft, durable, and easy to clean.
What do I need to sew a swimsuit?
- 1-2 yards swimwear fabric.
- 1 yard liner fabric (we used Matte Tricot fabric from Pine Crest)
- Swimsuit pattern of your choice.
- Dritz 1″ Fold-Over Elastic.
- 3/8″ elastic.
- Ball point needle.
- Twin needle.
- Cutting mat.
How much fabric do I need to make a swimsuit?
FABRIC REQUIRED: 58″ or 60” (150 cm) wide fabric. 1 yard (7/8 meter) of swimwear fabric, 1 yard (7/8 meters) of lining fabric. If you are lining with the same swimwear fabric: 2 yards (1 ¾ meters) of swimwear fabric for exterior and lining.
Is it hard to sew swimsuits?
The good news is that sewing a swimsuit is easier than you think, and it can be SO rewarding to finally make yourself that dream one piece or bikini. Plus, it’s super fun! All you need to be successful making your own swimsuit are the right supplies, techniques, and a little patience.