What fabric do you use for swimwear?
Swimwear fabric should be composed of 100% man-made fibers. Natural fibers such as cotton will absorb water, making it an impractical choice. Look for fabrics that are mostly composed of nylon (from 80% to 90%) but also have a significant amount of Lycra or spandex (10% to 20%).
What do I need to sew a swimsuit?
- 1-2 yards swimwear fabric.
- 1 yard liner fabric (we used Matte Tricot fabric from Pine Crest)
- Swimsuit pattern of your choice.
- Dritz 1″ Fold-Over Elastic.
- 3/8″ elastic.
- Ball point needle.
- Twin needle.
- Cutting mat.
Do swimsuits stretch over time?
Do Swimsuits Stretch Out Over Time? Yes, as it is with every other of your wears, swimsuits when worn for a very long while do stretches out and when this happens, your bathing suits may no longer hug you the way it used to be when you first purchased it.