Hi Everyone! Let's talk about sewing swimsuits! Does the idea make you cringe? Hopefully not, but if so, this course is designed to take the fear out of sewing with this oh-so-stretchy fabric! Over this four-part topic, we will take a look at different types of swim fabrics, the stitch types that work best, the recommended needles and machine settings, stress-saving tips like the use of fold-over elastic, sewing swimsuits with woven fabrics, and of course teeny tiny accessories to complete the look! The topic will be divided into four sessions:Part 1: Topic Overview, Getting Started - Supplies, fabrics, basics Part 2: Techniques In Action - 123 Mulberry Street Gotchies Sew Along (Revised 18" pattern and new 14.5" WW size will be published next week).Part 3: Swimsuits made with woven fabricsPart 4: Complete the looks with cover-ups and accessories using a few pattern hack ideas!I'll be demonstrating these methods using several different Liberty Jane designs, as well as some others from the Pixie Faire swimsuit pattern collection, to help illustrate how the basic techniques and methods are used at a smaller scale. Follow along to understand my thought process, hopefully watching me in action will clarify any concerns or issues you may have with these types of techniques.It's going to be a fun course! Are you ready? Let's go... Watch the overview video for this months topic: Patterns Used For this Topic: LJ Free SwimsuitLJ Rashguard & Swim Shorts123 Mulberry Street Gotchies (will be used for the part 2 sew-along demonstration) 18" size is being updated and 14.5" size will be published prior to the sew along.Patterns found in the Pixie Faire Swim Shop Collection Week One task:Watch the Topic Overview, Getting Started, and Needles & Stitches videos. Take some notes, get things prepped and organized.Check out the Ultimate Resource Guide for fabric and supply sources. (Find this in the SWC Bonuses section)Take some time to practice sewing on some small scrap pieces of swim knit fabrics. Try out different needles, stitch lengths, and stitch selections.Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.