Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Swim Lessons - Beginner Week: Swimwear Patterns!!

Of course we have to begin our swim lessons by talking about swimwear patterns!

 All of the swimwear patterns in the Project Run & Play shop have very good instructions, and that will help you learn to sew swimwear better than anything else.  Don't be afraid to dive in (yes, pun intended!) and try sewing swimwear!  With a great pattern to teach you, you'll gain confidence in no time.  

And just for you, all swim patterns in the shop are 20% off!!!  

Use the code swim20 at checkout.  Code expires July 1st, 2022.

We do recommend beginning with an easy sewing pattern.  We've categorized all the patterns for you into easy, intermediate and advanced.

Easy swimwear patterns (in 3 baby steps!)

These are all perfect patterns to begin sewing swimwear.  

1. As easy as it gets: sew a pattern that won't get wet!

Cancun Cover Up is such a cutie!  This fun (plus fast and easy!) pattern can be sewn from knit or woven fabrics.  Plus that cute pixie version hood gets us every time...

Ultramarine Coverup This coverup has some light shaping that elevates it just a little beyond the ordinary!

2. Take it up a notch: sew with board shorts fabric, a woven fabric that doesn't have stretch.

Bodhi Board Skirt is dream come true for skirt lovers!  Wear this one in the water...or beach side too.

Cobalt Board Shorts is just like the ones you buy at the store...but better because you can personalize to your child!  A swim staple for sure.

3. Dip your toes in the water: Next try sewing with swimwear fabric!  Neither of these patterns has elastic in the arms or legs which is a little bit trickier to learn or straps (which can be harder to fit.)  Using one of these patterns will allow you to conquer sewing with swim fabric first before moving onto learning some of the special swimwear techniques in the intermediate level patterns.

Reef Beach Rashie - Maximum protection from the sun...guaranteed!  With options for sleeve length, color blocking and more, this one has got them covered.  Literally!

PB Swim Shorties Our kids squealed with delight when they saw this pattern in the collection, and we're confident your kids are going to feel the same!

Intermediate swimwear patterns

It's time to level up your swimwear sewing!  These patterns all have amazing instructions, and some have video tutorials to keep you afloat through the entire process.

Viridian Swimsuit is a one piece, or a two piece with some very cute ruffles, or not!  Mix and match to your hearts content.

Saltillo Swimsuit the basic version of this pattern is intermediate level.  You can do it!

Sorbetto Swimsuit has some really awesome color blocking options and optional sleeves!

Advanced swimwear patterns

You did it!  Now that you've dipped your toes in with beginning swimwear,  and stayed afloat while learning special swim techniques, it's time to advance to the final level!  These patterns take a little more time and effort but are 100% worth it!

Saltillo Swimsuit is THE suit you've been waiting for!  It has options for ALL the frills, bows and ruffles, or a sporty plain version too.  

Ripley Swimmers Pattern has deep v-neck accentuated by a ruffle makes this pattern a delight to sew and wear.

Azur Reversible Swimsuit is reversible!!!  Two suits in one, and if that wasn't awesome enough, there's all those fun detailed seam lines!

Remember, all swim patterns in the shop are 20% off!!!  Use the code swim20 at checkout.  Code expires July 1st, 2022.

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