Did you know that creating a swimwear is so simple? You can follow these simple steps.
- You need a stretch needle.
These needles have blunt ends that will not break the strands and have more extensive backspace to hold the thread. These are the kinds of needles that work best for stretchy garments.
- Use a rotary cutter, mat for cutting and pattern weights.
When cutting the fabric, use these materials to get the exact measurement and for easier handling of the stretchiness.
- Choose clear elastics.
Clear elastics are thin and changes even when sewn upon.
- Know the kinds of fabrics and linings and when to use them.
-Nylon spandex stretches the most, less costly, changes after several uses, tears and rips easily but are readily available and easy to find.
-Polyester spandex stretches less, more costly, stays in shape longer, durable, and not readily available.
-Swimsuit lining is the least expensive and most common lining.
- Overlap the ends.
For easier stitching of elastic into circles, make the ends overlap then secure it with a pin. Do a zigzag stitch to sew the ends together.
- Put linings.
Using linings ensures that the swimwear provides complete protection and will be more durable.
- Make muslins.
Muslins are test garments that let you adjust the fit for your actual clothing. For a perfect fitting, use muslins.
- Do different stitches.
Try a zigzag stitch for seams, serged stitch for the edges and a three-step zigzag stitch to bind the elastics.
- Put elastic on the straps.
The elastic would make the straps durable and tensile.
- Put foam cups.
Place the foam cups right before closing the edges of the elastic. Cut out the part of the lining where the cups should go to avoid flattening of the chest. Then hem the edges using Soft Stretch.