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Presidio Purse: Choosing Fabric

Let’s get this sewalong started! [If, during this post or any other in the sewalong, you have a specific question, just ask! ] The first step is choosing fabric. In this post, I’ll talk through fabric choices for the body, lining, and interfacing.   Body The pattern calls for canvas, upholstery fabrics, denim, corduroy, or…

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Presidio Purse: Inspiration

If you’d like to see the Presidio Purse in various prints, colours, and fabrics, we’ve got a round up for you today. These bags have been sewn up by our ambassadors to provide some inspiration. Also check #presidiopurse on Instagram, and click through to the ambassadors’ profiles and websites to see more! Lovely presidio by…

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Nautilus Swimsuit Sewalong: View C

Sewing the Bikini Bottom for View C of the Nautilus Swimsuit is quick and easy. If you’re sewing all of View C, start with sewing the top and attaching the straps and clasps because they have more detailed sewalong information. If you’re just sewing this bikini bottom, make sure you’ve read a few of the…

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Nautilus Swimsuit View B

View B of the Nautilus Swimsuit is the bikini version with twists at hip bone that echo the twist in the center front of the bikini top. At this point in the sewalong you should have read through the various posts on swimsuit sewing techniques and have sewn the swimsuit top with its straps and…

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Installing a Swimsuit Hook and Straps

Sewing clasps and straps onto a swimsuit are often the final finishing touches. While these photographs are from construction of the Nautilus Swimsuit, you can use the same techniques to sew a clasp and straps on to any swimsuit that hooks in the back and has straps that go over the shoulders. Sewing Swimsuit Straps…

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Sewing Elastic to a Swimsuit

For most swimsuits, ready-to-wear or handmade, the edges of the swimsuit are stabilized and finished with elastic. The elastic is sewn to the inside of the suit and then folded over and topstitched. It’s really quite simple to do and with a few extra tips and tricks, you can have a perfectly awesome elastic insertion…

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Nautilus Swimsuit View A

All views of the Nautilus Swimsuit start the same, so if you haven’t already, go sew the steps in the Nautilus Swimsuit Top and then pop back on over here. The steps are numbered like they are in the illustrated instructions included with the pattern so you can go back and forth between them as…