Today we’re bringing home a post that originally posted over at Project Run & Play because we thought you might be thinking about this type of sewing soon!
Today I’ve got a whole bunch of information for you to help you be able to sew a swim suit for your child this summer. I was totally intimidated by this until I tried, and now I’m confident that with the right supplies and technique, you can do it too! Let’s get started with some inspiration to help you WANT to make your child’s swimwear.
Check out these handmade swimwear posts. Some of these were moms sewing swimsuits for their very first time!
And don’t forget those swimming accessories!
1st you’ll need a good pattern. Try one of these:
Malibu one piece by PeekABoo Patterns (PeekABoo Patterns actually has over a dozen swimsuit patterns!)
Next you’ll need some fabric.
If you’re sewing for a girl, check out some of these swimwear sources:
And for a boy you’ll need board shorts fabric which is also known as microfiber.
Try these sources for board shorts fabric:
Black from fabric.com
Finally, you might need a few special notions:
So there you have it! Challenge yourself to make some swimwear…you won’t regret it! And then let us know so we can be inspired too!