Free sewing tutorial toddler swimsuit




I designed this swimsuit for my daughter. The fabric is my own design and was printed by Elobina. As you may have noticed Elobina is a new sponsor at my blog. Elobina offers consumers to print their own design on high quality fabric.

For this swimsuit I used the fabric Malaga Mat. Malaga is an elastic, light weight fabric, resistant to pilling and UV rays.

Materials:
* Swimsuit fabric (swimsuit)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

(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.

Double-click images to enlarge.

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. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance to the upper part of the bottom piece. Draw the sides of one bottom piece without seam allowance.

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.
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Place the bottom piece right-side down on top. Sew. (Use a single needle) 

Step 5: Sew the sides of the swimsuit and the shoulder seams.
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the swimsuit and the shoulder seams. Trim.

Step 6: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the leg holes to the inside and pin down.
Step 7: Sew leg holes.
Turn the swimsuit right side out. Sew leg holes about 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Trim.

Step 8: Fold seam allowance to the inside.
Fold seam allowance of the neckline and the armholes to the inside and pin down.

Step 9: Sew.
Sew.


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not intended for commercial use

Welcome Elobina!






















I love to introduce you to Elobina. Elobina is a new sponsor to my blog. Elobina offers consumers to print their own design on high quality fabric. For these summer tops and swimsuits I designed my own fabric and printed it at Elobina. I'm very happy with how it turned out!





























For my fabric designs I started with a photo. For designing the fabric I work with programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In Illustrator you can make repeating tiles of pattern. You can also work with the free programs Gimp (Photoshop) and Inkscape (Illustrator) instead.

For the swimsuits I used the fabric Malaga Mat. For the summer tops I used the fabric New Shirt. On the website of Elobina you can order a fabric book for just 3 euro with the 11 fabrics they offer, to get a idea of the different qualities .

Just for our readers, Elobina has a special discount code that gives you 20 procent discount on their fabrics. Just use the promo code: dream20 at checkout.

Free sewing tutorial Women's swimsuit





I made this swimsuit for myself. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. The fabric is my own design and was printed by Elobina. For this swimsuit I used the fabric Malaga Mat.

Materials:
* Swimsuit fabric (swimsuit)
* Swimsuit lining fabric in black or white (lining)
* Strip swimsuit fabric  - 4,5 cm x 200 cm (1,8 in x 80 in) (neckband)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern in size Small (A cup). Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

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.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.














Draw the back and front piece with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the swimsuit fabric. The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.

Draw a front piece on the back of the swimsuit lining fabric. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Draw the neckline and the leg holes without seam allowance.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.















Cut a front piece (2x) and a back piece out of both fabrics.

Step 3: Place the back piece on top of the front piece.
Place the front piece right-side up on your work surface. Place the back piece right-side down on top.

Step 4: Sew the bottom of the swimsuit.
Place the swimsuit lining on top. Pin down. Sew together. Trim.

Step 5: Sew the sides of the swimsuit.
Fold the swimsuit lining to the front. With right sides facing pin down the back and both front pieces. Sew the sides of the swimsuit. Trim.

Step 6: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the leg holes to the inside and pin down.

Step 7: Sew leg holes.
Turn the swimsuit right side out. Sew leg holes about 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Trim.

Step 8: Sew neckband.
Turn right-side out. Cut a strip of fabric out of the swimsuit fabric (4,5 cm - 1.8 in wide). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the swimsuit.
Step 9: Sew neckband.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
Step 10: Trim.
Trim.

Step 11: Sew straps.
Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the swimsuit.

Step 12: Sew straps.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
Step 13: Attach straps.
Sew the straps onto the back of the swimsuit. (Length of the straps: 44 cm) Put the swimsuit on. (The length of the straps depends on the stretch of the fabric). Trim. 

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not intended for commercial use

Free sewing tutorial Women's Hipster Briefs


















Materials:
* Knit fabric (Sekura Grey by Lillestof)  - 50 cm x 70 cm (20 in x 28 in)
* Foldover elastic - 2,5 cm x 80 cm (1 in x 32 in)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Small
Medium

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 tutorial all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge. 

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 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance. Draw the top of the underpants and the sides of one bottom piece without seam allowance.

Cut a front piece, a back piece and two bottoms out of the fabric.

Step 2: Draw two lines with an aqua trickmarker.




















Draw on the front of one bottom piece two lines (marked orange) with an aqua trickmarker. These are the same lines as at the back of the fabric.


Step 3: Pin together.
























Pin the two bottom parts together with wrong sides facing. Do not pin on the sewing line, but about 1 cm (0.4 in) above and beneath the sewing line (marked orange)

Step 4: Pin the bottom pieces to the front piece.











With right sides facing, pin the bottom pieces to the front piece (on sewing line).

Step 5: Sew together.











Sew together.

Step 6: Trim.
















Trim. Place the underpants right-side down on your work surface.

Step 7: Pin the bottom pieces to the back piece.
















With right sides facing, pin the bottom pieces to the back piece (on sewing line).

Step 8: Sew together.
















Sew together.

Step 9: Trim.

























Trim. Place the underpants right-side down on your work surface.

Step 10: Sew the sides.














Pin the front piece to the back piece, with right sides facing. Sew the sides of the underpants. Trim.

Step 11: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.














Fold the seam allowance of the leg holes to the inside and pin down.

Step 12: Sew leg holes.














Turn your underpants right side out. Sew leg holes about 1,5 cm (0.6 in) from the outer edge. Trim.

Step 13: Fold the foldover elastic in half.





With right sides facing, fold the foldover elastic in half. Make a circle with a circumference of 65 cm (25,6 in) for size Small or 77 cm (30,3 in) for size Medium. Sew together.

Step 14: Sew the foldover elastic onto the underpants.















Turn the foldover elastic right side out. Pin the foldover elastic to the underpants. Sew together.

© small dreamfactory
not intended for commercial use

Free sewing tutorial toddler swimsuit





I made this swimsuit for my daughter. The fabric is my own design and was printed by Elobina. For this swimsuit I used the fabric Malaga Mat.

Materials:
* Swimsuit fabric (swimsuit)
* Strip swimsuit fabric  - 4,5 cm (1,8 in) (neckband)

Instructions:
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.

Double-click images to enlarge.

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.
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Place the bottom piece right-side down on top. Sew. (Use a single needle)

Step 5: Sew the sides of the swimsuit.
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the swimsuit. Trim.

Step 6: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the leg holes to the inside and pin down.

Step 7: Sew leg holes.
Turn the swimsuit right side out. Sew leg holes about 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Trim.

Step 8: Sew neckband.
Turn right-side out. Cut a strip of fabric out of the swimsuit fabric (4,5 cm - 1.8 in wide). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the swimsuit.
Step 9: Sew neckband.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
Step 10: Trim.
Trim.

Step 11: Sew straps.
Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the swimsuit.

Step 12: Sew straps.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

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.







































































© small dreamfactory
not intended for commercial use