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Tips & Techniques > Fully line a swimsuit and hide the seams

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Posted on: 7/3/03 12:03 PM
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I can't take credit for this tip - it's from Threads. It's a great technique for adding a full lining to the front of a swimsuit. Generally only the front of a swimsuit is fully lined.

Layer the pieces as so:

RS swimsuit front to RS swimsuit back
Place the RS of the front lining onto the WS of the swimsuit back

Stitch up the side seams and turn; the lining will match up to the front, and the seams will be turned to the inside.

The best way to hold the three layers together is to use a glue stick.

This works for both two-piece and one-piece swimsuits.

I'll post a photo this weekend, since I'm making swimsuits for my kids right now.

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leepa said... (9/13/03 6:55 PM) Reply
The swimming season is arriving quickly in NZ. This is a wonderful tip for all the new swimsuits
Ladyslipper said... (7/7/03 1:03 AM) Reply
Great tip. Working on my first swimsuit ever and had come to the conclusion that it should be fully lined even though the pattern calls for a partial lining. Thanks!
AnneM said... (7/3/03 11:40 PM) Reply
Clever!
 
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