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Sewing Swim Suits and Swim Wear

Patterns, Instructions, Tips, Tricks and More

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There's no need to be afraid of sewing swim wear and swim suits. Allow yourself some extra time to practice different sewing techniques and learn about sewing special fabric before you start and you will achieve your goals.

1. Sew a Swim Suit Cover Up

Swimsuit Cover-Up
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Follow these step by step directions to create your own swimsuit cover up from a couple of beach towels.

2. Beach Bag - See Through, Breathable, Screen Bag

Sew a Screen Beach Bag
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These free directions to sew a see through breathable bag will have you sewing a great beach bag using screen as a material. No more moldy towels or bag full of sand when you use screen as your fabric.

3. Sew Your Own Flip Flops or Thongs

If you're like me, you hate that big rubber piece between your toes. Not to worry... sew your own footwear, hats and more, using this free down-loadable pattern making software.

4. Sewing Machine Needles

learn about sewing machine needles
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One of the things you will need to sew a swim suit, is to understand the different sewing machine needles that are available for special fabric needs. A stretch needle is worth the investment when sewing Spandex fabrics,

5. Kwik Sew Pattern # 2605/2606

Kwik Sew Pattern #2605/2606
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This pattern was my first experience sewing swimsuits. The pattern I used and many more are still available.

6. Free Women's Swimsuit Pattern

Burda Style offers this free down loadable pattern to sew an attractive one piece swimsuit.

7. All In One Beach Towel Pillow -- Free Directions to Sew

All In One Beach Towel Pillow
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This beach towel pillow, keeps the towel in a pocket and makes a great addition to camping supplies. Your beach towel will double as your pillow.

8. Sewing Elastic -- Types of Elastic -- Swimsuit Elastic

Choose the correct type of elastic when you are sewing a swimsuit or you could be facing some very embarrassing moments. Learn about swimsuit elastic here
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