Do you need a special sewing machine to make swimsuits?

Do you need a serger to sew a swimsuit?

You can sew swimwear without a serger! So don’t panic if all you have is your regular machine for sewing swimsuit fabric because it’s totally doable. One option is to get the stretch thread mentioned above and just use a straight stitch. The other option is the faithful zig-zag.

Is nylon or polyester better for swimsuits?

Nylon absorbs more water than polyester, so it dries a little more slowly. However, it’s slightly stretchier—making it an excellent option for water sports. When it comes to the look, polyester is more matte, while nylon has a shiny finish. Both polyester and nylon are soft, durable, and easy to clean.

What do I need to sew a swimsuit?

Supplies Needed

  1. 1-2 yards swimwear fabric.
  2. 1 yard liner fabric (we used Matte Tricot fabric from Pine Crest)
  3. Swimsuit pattern of your choice.
  4. Dritz 1″ Fold-Over Elastic.
  5. 3/8″ elastic.
  6. Ball point needle.
  7. Twin needle.
  8. Cutting mat.
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