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From: bloosum
Date: 06-30-2007, 04:39 PM (1 of 17)
I keep buying many swimming suits because non of these swimming suits last longer than 3-4 months.
Now, I am thinking about sewing swimming suit to last long time.
Where can I find 4 ways strech linning for swimming suit and where can I find swimming suit pattern?
I like kwik sew pattern.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: MartySews2
Date: 06-30-2007, 07:59 PM (2 of 17)
The July issue of Threads magazine has a great article on sewing swimsuits. Not only does the author show you how to make a swimsuit, she has pattern numbers too. Hope this will help.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: blackie
Date: 06-30-2007, 10:28 PM (3 of 17)
Not that I'd discourage sewing, but a high-quality RTW suit can last a long time. My last suit was from Lands End and it lasted years, even most of the way through a pregnancy and then sprung back to shape after baby! The Lands End suit was around $90 though! Just a warning.

My husband bought me the Stretch N Sew book by Ann Persons and it has great swimsuit tips.
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User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: beachgirl
Date: 06-30-2007, 11:48 PM (4 of 17)
I too have had my swimsuits last for years with no problem. We have a pool plus go to the beach. I have bought mine at the swimwear shops here. They aren't real cheap prices but you can catch them on sale at times.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: bloosum
Date: 07-01-2007, 02:21 AM (5 of 17)
Thank you everybody for kind enough to take your time to reply!
Only problem is I still cannot find 4 way strech fabric for linning for swimming suit.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-01-2007, 07:52 AM (6 of 17)
I typed 4 way stretch fabric into Google and it popped up a bunch of sites. Why not try that.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: MaryW
Date: 07-01-2007, 08:19 AM (7 of 17)
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User: MaryW
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From: VenusElaine
Date: 07-01-2007, 05:15 PM (8 of 17)
Also checik Everything stretch!

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
Total posts: 126
From: bloosum
Date: 07-01-2007, 09:11 PM (9 of 17)
Thank you for taking your time to help me find strech fabric for linning of swimming suit.
All of you are very helpful!
Good luck with your sewing.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: bridesmom
Date: 07-04-2007, 09:50 PM (10 of 17)
Denver Fabrics has swimsuit lining, I was going to get some on line, but I found the swimsuit lining that I wanted at the local Joann's for less.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: bloosum
Date: 07-06-2007, 11:05 PM (11 of 17)
Now, I have fabric to make swimming suit but I don't have pattern.
I tried to find KS( 2962 but I could not find it.
My guess is this pattern is out of stock.
People, how do you find swimming suit pattern online?
I went many fabric stores but I could not find swimming suit pattern.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: grandma C
Date: 07-07-2007, 01:26 AM (12 of 17)
Blossum, I just boutght swimsuit linning, Kwik Sew's Swim & Action Wear book with patterns and bra cups for the swimsuit and elastic from Sew Sassy. I didn't save the link but you can just type the name in your search engine and it should come up.
Hope this helps.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: bloosum
Date: 07-07-2007, 05:27 PM (13 of 17)
I typed ' pattern 2962' on search engine and I saw pattern but when I clicked to order, there is no ordering form to type my name, address, etc.
I think many patterns are out of stock.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: bloosum
Date: 07-07-2007, 06:13 PM (14 of 17)

I am desperate to find swimming suit pattern and finally found one.
I am just wondering if it is safe to order from above site.
I don't see telephone number to contact.
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: siwian
Date: 07-08-2007, 07:46 AM (15 of 17)
patternreview site
They ship internationally.

Wazoodle. They ship everywhere.

Hancock Fabrics. They only ship to U.S. or APO/FPO addresses.

Denver Fabrics
They have international shipping.

Sew Sassy
They ship internationally.
User: siwian
Member since: 12-27-2001
Total posts: 114
From: bloosum
Date: 07-08-2007, 07:32 PM (16 of 17)
Thank you for links.
I ordered from Denverfabrics and if pattern I ordered is not out of stock, I am going to get soon.
Good luck with your sewing!
User: bloosum
Member since: 06-30-2007
Total posts: 7
From: Skye
Date: 07-09-2007, 05:42 PM (17 of 17)
Another source of online patterns is
I have ordered from them a few times and they often have specials too - they stock alot of different sewing pattern brands
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
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