Pattern Review: Sewing Peek A Boo Swimsuits for my girls


I love sewing swimsuits for my kids. It’s a great way to use up pieces of knit fabric that are a yard or lessI let my girls pick patterns for new swimsuits this summer and they both picked out swimsuits from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.. Amy has a great way of making each step easy to understand and she has so many different swimsuit patterns to choose from.

I made modest swimsuits for my girls with Amy’s patterns last year too!

Chloe picked the Coney Island Tankini and this pretty purple swim fabric from The Fabric Fairy. At first I worried that the fabric would look too grown up on her, but it turned out just perfect I think.

Cadie picked out the Nantucket One Piece pattern and I LOVE it. It’s so simple and sweet, especially in that orange gingham swim fabric (also from the Fabric Fairy). I’ll be making more of this pattern soon.

It was a perfect day for gathering shells.

If you’re new to sewing swimsuits these patterns explain every step and really are easy – especially that Nantucket One Piece. 

I’ve made new swimsuits for my girls every summer the past few years now and if you ask me for advice it would be to not to skip the lining. If you are going to spend your time making a swimsuit, might as well make one better than store-bought, right? The Fabric Fairy sells nice swimsuit lining as well as the fabric and the swim elastic.

When you’re done making swimsuits, sew up some awesome Pool Chair Covers to take with you. They fold up into a bag!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

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