I made this swimsuit for my daughter. The fabric is my own design and was printed by Passion Prints. For this swimsuit I used the fabric Malaga Mat.
* Swimsuit fabric (swimsuit)
* Strip swimsuit fabric - 4,5 cm (1,8 in) (neckband)
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.
(size 98 ) (EU 3 years) (US 3T)
(size 104) (EU 4 years) (US 4T)
When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern (nearly) all seams are sewed with a twin needle.
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|Step 1: Draw the pattern.|
Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Draw the neckline and the sides of one bottom piece without seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance to the upper part of the bottom piece.
|Step 2: Cut the fabric.|
Cut a front piece, a back piece and a bottom piece out of the fabric.
|Step 3: Bottom piece|
Fold the 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance to the inside and pin down. Sew 1,5 cm (0,6 in) from the outer edge. Trim.
|Step 4: Sew bottom swimsuit.|
|Step 5: Sew the sides of the swimsuit.|
|Step 6: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.|
|Step 7: Sew leg holes.|
|Step 8: Sew neckband.|
|Step 9: Sew neckband.|
|Step 10: Trim.|
|Step 11: Sew straps.|
|Step 12: Sew straps.|
|Step 13: Attach straps.|
Sew the straps onto the back of the swimsuit. (For the length of the straps, see pattern.) Put the swimsuit on. (The length of the straps depends on the stretch of the fabric). Trim.
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