Instructor: Rebekah Joy
Check out a video by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that features Rebekah and her Swimsuit class! Click HERE.
Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate
No previous bathing suit sewing is required, but experience sewing from a pattern is necessary and previous knit sewing experience recommended.
Jalie Pattern 3350 (order a hard copy if possible, if not, you can do the printable version, ,just make sure you print to the correct scale and have it pieced together BEFORE class)
1 yard of bathing suit fabric (this can be split up into 2 half yard pieces if you want to use color blocking in your suit).
Half yard of swimsuit lining
one 1” swimsuit G hook (or S hook)
4 yards of swim elastic (3/8″ wide)
Swim cups (optional)
Note: If you plan to make the 2 piece you will need 1″ wide elastic for the waistband (enough to go around the waist – get extra if unsure)
We ordered all of these supplies from www.TheFabricFairy.com, which seems to have the largest selection. I would suggest ordering your supplies from them.
You could also choose to go to The Fabric Place in Mt Lebanon as I do know that they carry swimwear fabric and supplies