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The next Sew News Sew-Along begins on June 6, 2016. Each week through June, visit the Sew News blog for tips to stitch the Soma Swimsuit. Plus, find easy solutions to tricky sewing techniques, such as sewing with spandex and four-way stretch fabrics, adding bra inserts for coverage and working with elastics.


With today's modern fabrics, advancement in sewing machine technology and the availability of professional notions and tools, it's easy to sew a swimsuit that rivals any found in a department store. Creating a flattering swimsuit doesn't require a serger or any specialty machines. As long as your sewing machine has a zigzag stitch, any home sewist can make a well-fitting swimsuit.

The Soma Swimsuit by Papercut Patterns is both feminine and flattering. With just the right amount of coverage to suit a variety of body shapes, the Soma suit is anything but boring. This curve-highlighting swimsuit is shaped with a crisscross back, a faux-wrap front and fun cut-outs, with an open back for moderate coverage. The eye-catching straps add a bit of drama and can be played up with contrasting fabric colors and interesting hardware. The Soma Swimsuit pattern has three versions, a one-piece and two different two-piece options. For the Sew-Along, we'll be sewing the one-piece, but if you opt to make the two-piece, you can still follow along for swimsuit sewing tips and techniques. The pattern itself comes in a specially printed envelope and is beautifully designed and packaged. The pattern includes two bra and two bottom versions for the two-piece suit as well as the one-piece design, in a size range of XXS through XL. Recommended fabrics for the Soma Swimsuit are spandex and swimsuit lining only.



Purchase the pattern and buy the fabric, notions and supplies according to the pattern guide. Join the Soma Swimsuit Sew-Along on the Sew News blog. Prep the chosen fabric according to the manufacturer's suggestions and visit the Sew News blog each week for updates and further written instructions and expert how-tos.

Week 1: Week of June 6 Pattern Elements b Fabric Choice

Week 2: Week of June 13 Tips for Sewing with Spandex b Swimsuit Fabrics

Week 3: Week of June 20 Cutting Out b Construction

Week 4: Week of June 27 Finishing Details (8)



Join the Sew News Soma Swimsuit Sew-Along and learn proper techniques for professional results.

* Learn how to insert a swimsuit lining.

* Find techniques on how to use foldover elastic (A).

* Learn how to attach bra inserts for coverage and support (B).

* Get tips for sewing with spandex.




Purchase the Soma Swimsuit Pattern by Papercut Patterns at

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Title Annotation:sew ALONG; Soma Swimsuit by Papercut Patterns
Author:Buss, Rhonda
Publication:Sew News
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2016
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