Intermediate | 47 min
Sewing swimwear need not be daunting under the gentle guidance of Chelsea Gurnoe of Friday Pattern Company. In this class, she walks you through stitching the Seabright Swimmer, a swimsuit that features a dramatically plunging neckline and optional long sleeves for style and sun protection. She demonstrates additional techniques including adding foam cups and attaching laced D-rings for more coverage, making this suit particularly customizable. You'll work with swimwear fabric and quarter-inch elastics using any sewing machine to make a modern one-piece that is as empowering to make as it is to wear.
Learn how to:
  • Sew swimwear fabric with a zig zag or elastic stitch
  • Use a basting stitch as a guide
  • Hem elastic fabric
  • Sew a zig zag top stitch
What you'll get:
  • A 9-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sewTK
  • Video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Written instructions and downloadable, printable pattern
  • Step-by-step instructions from expert designer and sewist Chelsea from Friday Pattern Company
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
Sew the Seabright Swimsuit
00:49
01:04
05:25
06:50
06:24
06:05
07:57
05:11
Bonus Variations
04:54
02:52
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 4 yds 1/4” elastic
  • Stretch or jersey needle
  • Ruler
  • Marking tool
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Swimsuit fabric
  • Lining fabric
  • Polyester thread
  • Pattern PDF
  • 3/4" D-rings (optional)
  • Foam bra cups (optional)
Discussion
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