Making Your Own Bikini
Materials and Suppliers List
Last updated: July 2014
If a PDF for sewing instructions was not provided with your patterns, please view my sewing tutorials on my video channel!
5/16″ knitted elastic. This is the elastic you’ll use on most parts of the suit. http://stores.ebay.com/usnysale/ – Nice knitted elastic selection.
1/4″ knitted elastic. I mainly use this size of elastic for the straps. http://stores.ebay.com/usnysale/ – Nice knitted elastic selection.
Note: I never give an exact amount to use of elastic because I personally use it directly off of the roll as you see in my videos.
Suit Fabric: 4 way stretch spandex. Mystique Spandex is a great choice. http://www.spandexworld.com has a great selection.
Liner Fabric: This also needs to be a 4 way stretch fabric. Cotton lycra works great for competition suits. http://www.spandexworld.com has a great selection.
Suit Hooks. 3/8″ or 1/4″ clear swim hooks. http://www.sewsassy.com has a great selection.
Glue: E-6000 works great with the use of a wax jeweler’s stick. Available at http://www.dreamtimecreations.com.
Bra Pads: Triangle Plus available at http://www.pkfashions.com
Safety Glasses: Protect yourself always and take safety precautions while crafting.
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