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.
Fabric Yardage: You will need at least one yard of the suit (top) fabric and one yard of the liner fabric. The one yard of the top fabric is the most important because you will use the lengthy side of the fabric to create your suit straps (see videos). You should be able to get about 2 to 3 suits out of this fabric depending on how conservative you are with cutting your pattern pieces.
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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