Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Euro Swim Trunks Sewing Pattern

PDF Print-At-Home Sewing Pattern
A sewing pattern for boys!

Swim trunks inspired by vintage cuts and European styles 

Swimwear can be intimidating to sew, but these are so easy.
Even if you've never sewn swimwear before, these Euro Swim Trunks have a simple design and with no arm or leg opening elastic to apply, these trunks will be the easiest bathing suit you'll ever sew!  The perfect project for those who are just dipping their toe into making swimwear for the first time.

A big misconception is you need a serger/ overlock machine to sew swimwear.  WRONG!
  This pattern is designed and geared for those who don't have a serger at home.  Instructions are of course included for those using a serger too!  I've included a whole page on tips for sewing swimwear which includes; sources to buy spandex/ lycra, needles, techniques, and stitches you can use as an alternative to serging.

When I design a pattern, it's important to offer multiple variations so you can have a wide range of ways to sew your own unique, creative version.
This pattern has three construction variations which include two different waistbands.

Your friends will ask where you got such cute swim shorts.
You'll feel proud you made them yourself.
You're boys won't care...but will look great all summer.

This sewing pattern is for personal use only. 
No unauthorized selling of swim trunks for profit permitted.
Questions please email: runningscissor@gmail.com

This PDF pattern includes:
-pattern designed for those creating swim wear without a serger! instructions included for both home sewing machine and serger
-level of difficulty: experienced beginner
-pattern in four sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T
-sizing easy to calculate with sizing charts 
-21 page PDF print at home full scale digital pattern (3 MB)
-pattern pieces print on 12 pages of regular 8.5" x 11" paper (instructions to arrange and create pattern pieces are included, each variation uses approx. 4 pages) A4 paper can also be used
-color photographs with step by step instructions  
-multiple variations: curved, solid, or side stripes variations and options for drawstring or simple waistband
-tips on sewing with spandex/ lycra and creating swimwear
-both imperial units (in/yd) and metric units (cm/ m) included throughout pattern

Supplies Needed:
-Fabric: depending on variation and color blocking of your choice (charts included in pattern) your yardage will vary between 1/8 yard for lining to 1/2 yard for largest solid trunks
-3/4" non-roll elastic
-for drawstring option: metal eyelets and kit/ pliers, 1/4" wide nylon twill tape
-sewing machine, measuring tape,  scissors, pins, thread, 

You'll receive an email to your Paypal Profile email address with a link to download your pattern after the purchase is complete.
You can print your pattern pieces and get sewing right away!

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