Hi Thermoweb Readers! It’s Becca Plymale, and you can find me at Instagram @sunflowerseams. Summer is just around the corner and I have been busy sewing all the swimsuits!  Swimwear can feel very intimidating if you aren’t used to working with it but if you can sew knits then you can sew swim…I promise!!  Today I have a few tips and tricks to help ease the learning curve if you are new to sewing swim or just make sewing swim quicker if you are more experienced.

Sewing with Swim

Supplies Needed:

HeatNBond Soft stretch Lite Iron-On Adhesive Tape

Stretch Needles

Pineapple Swim Fabric

Simple Life Patterns Elise Swimsuit

Swim fabric can be a little slippery to work with, that’s why I love using the Soft stretch Lite to help hold everything in place.

Using a heat source, fuse the interfacing to the right side of the swimsuit at the side seams and shoulder seam.  After the Soft Stretch Lite has completely cooled, peel off the paper backing.

Depending on the seam allowance of your swimsuit you may have to trim the tape a bit.  You don’t want any of the adhesive to show on the right side of your swimsuit.

Lay the front of your swimsuit on top of the back, right sides together.  Using a heat source, lightly press.

Let’s talk about needles now and which are best when sewing with swim fabrics. T

Now you are ready to sew your side seams and assemble your swimsuit.  Remember to use a stretch stitch like the triple stretch stitch or zig-zag stitch.

I hope these simple tips help you feel more confident when sewing swim this summer.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy Sewing!

xoxo -Becca

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