Sewing a Swimsuit
February 28, 2014
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Ever wonder what swimsuits are so much more $ than underwear ?  The cost is in the quality and fabrication. Swimsuits have to stand up to saltwater, sunshine, Chlorine and suntan oils, all of which work to destroy the swimsuit. Swimsuits are small and the fabric is slippery, which makes sewing them a challenge.

Each swimsuit requires at least (3) different machines : the serger, the straight stitch and the zig-zag. Some require a 4th machine, the double needle top stitch.  Tricot nylon/lycra fabric, silicone protected rubber, special stretch thread and lining are also required for each suit. Options include ornaments, rhinestone connectors and plated tri-rings. Our suits are sewn in Clearwater, Florida.  We are proud to say we are made in the USA!

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  1. Thanks for that information, and the peek into your workshop. I’ve always thought I’d like to try to sew a swimsuit; I’m not sure if you inspired me or scared me off though 🙂

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