High waist Collective bikini sewing pattern

One of my favourite sewing patterns from the Swim Style pattern collections is the High waist Collective bikini pattern.

This classy little piece is perfect to make in that stunning print or stitch it together with a plain/block lycra.

She is finished with the seamless edges throughout the top & bottom sections.

No clips to fuss with, the top is finished with a band (encased with elastic). The top includes lining + an extra pocket lining layer for removable cups.

The entire bikini sewing pattern is lined. This adds comfort & makes a quality garment.

The High waist bottoms are quite easy to sew too, the legs are finished with the seamless style & the waistline includes a band encased with elastic.

This sewing pattern can be printed on US & A4 size paper.The sewing instructions included Inches & cm (Imperial & metric) . The pattern is an multi size pattern including size XS to 3XL.

The instructions are clear & include illustrations.

You will also find how to print& assemble the pattern tiles in the sewing instructions.

This lovely pattern looks great in prints & plains!

New pattern arrival! Gina Rashie suit for women

I would like to introduce our latest pattern to Swim Style. Gina Rashie pattern Women Size XS to 3XL

This style was inspired by the Sports / Swim movement.

Dynamic styling with extra contour panels & an Exposed zipper set this style in motion!

Cap sleeves add to the overall symmetry of this design.

There is much potential for many colour variations to this piece.

The pattern includes clear instructions & illustrations to guide you through.

I hope you enjoy our latest pattern

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Scoop back One piece sewing pattern Women

Scoop back one piece sewing pattern by Swim Style

Women size XS to 3XL

I have added some new pictures to our ever so popular Scoop back one piece pattern.

This pattern is fully lined with removable cups lining.

You simply purchase the cups & slip them in the pocket lining.

The edges are all finished with a swimwear hem .

She also includes to backs higher & the scoop back style.

The higher back is option is great for extra support.

This is a good pattern for those, who are dipping into swimwear sewing for the first time!

The pattern includes Clear instructions ,illustrations ,how to print & assemble pattern tiles + set of pattern tiles.


New pattern arrival! Grace suit by Swim Style

Please welcome  the latest edition to the Swim Style collection!

Grace suit.

This pattern is a rashie suit & top design.

Her features include an exposed chunky zipper & side panels.

The Grace pattern includes a rashie suit & top style.

Multi size pattern for Women XS to 3XL

This pattern can be printed out on size A4 or US paper.

Instructions include Metric (cm) & Imperial(inches).

Clear instructions ,illustrations & pattern tiles.

Coming Soon the Grace Pattern by Swim Style

I am just putting the finishing touches on The Grace pattern.
This one has been on my list for some time and I am looking forward to releasing it very soon!
This classy Rashie suit features an exposed chunky zipper. Fitted sleeves & side panels.
This pattern is user friendly to sew. The zipper may look a little tricky -its not. A lot of development time has been invested to create the easiest method to sew in the zipper.
The new pattern will include a Rashie suit & Rashie top for women size XS to 3XL.
As all of the Swim Style patterns it will be an instant download which can be printed out on Size A4 & US size paper

New pattern Splashy Rashie suit & top

Splashy Rashie suit & top pdf sewing pattern by Swim Style

Welcome to our new pattern Splashy Rashie suit & top pattern.

This one is for the little girls!

Size 2 to 7 yrs

You will find this pattern in our Category

Swim Style junior

This pattern features an exposed chunky zip & dynamic styling.

Includes 2 sleeve lengths, Rashie suit & top version.

Sun protection is so important, this style offers a quick & easy cover up

You will love the many variations you can create using this pattern.

This pattern offers many options with clear sewing instructions & illustrations.

As all Swim Style patterns the instructions include Metric cm  & imperial inches measurements.

How to print & assemble pdf files,fabric layout ,are also included in the sewing directions.

To shop this pattern click here

Splashy Rashie top short sleeves style shown here
Splashy Rashie Suit version shown here with long sleeves.

Swim Style patterns support group

Swim Style patterns support group page is on Facebook.

Here you will be able to share conversations with other like minded sewers interested in sewing swimwear.

This is a great group for those thinking of taking the plunge into sewing swimwear. Our group members vary from no experience to super skilled swimwear seamstresses!

The group includes many helpful members swapping tips about the Swim Style pattern range.

Which pattern to sew first etc!

As this is  a closed group members often share their makes knowing they are not on show to the world!

Click on the link or the picture below to take you to the Swim Style patterns fb support page

Swim Style New


New pattern realese 2018 Rashie Suit for Girls size 2 to 7


Rashie suit pattern

2017 is winding-up & I am working on patterns for 2018.
Swim Style junior
The first pattern release for 2018 will be a Rashie Suit pattern for girls size 2 to 7.
This pattern features chunky zip at the centre front.
2 sleeve lengths, full length & short style.
This will be the first pattern by Swim Style in this size range.
The last few years I have developed mostly Women’s swimwear patterns & a few Girls patterns in the size 7 to 12 year range.
I hope my Swim Style customers will enjoy this pattern too!

Swim Style gift ideas Christmas

Digital e-gift voucher by Swim Style

The perfect gift for the seamstress!
 This product is a digital voucher which is sent to your recipients email.
 You can also  purchase today & pre-set the date of your recipients e-gift.
 Your recipient will receive an email including digital e-gift on the nominated day.
 for example
 You can set the e-voucher to be sent on Christmas day.
 Your recipient will be able to redeem their voucher / e-gift using a code.
 You will receive  a notification when the recipient has redeemed their voucher / e- gift.

Send them something special for Christmas!
 They can choose their own pdf sewing pattern from the extensive Swim Style patterns collection.
 Swim Style patterns collection includes patterns Women’s one pieces ,bikinis ,Women`s Gym wear, Girls  bikini patterns & Girls Gym wear patterns.
E-gift voucher by Swim Style

Out of Office

To our dear  Swim style community.
I will be out of office between the 30th of October and the 5th of November.
As such I will be unable to answer email enquiries during this time.
Swim style website and Etsy patterns shop will be operating as usual.
Emails are being monitored by Rachel.
If you have an urgent issue, please email swimstyle@bigpond.com and Rachel can assist.
Thank you for your patience,
Sharon Cowie


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Jazz One Piece pattern Women size XS to 3XL

Our Jazz One piece sewing pattern has a new cover!

This sewing pattern has many options ,my favourite is the Detachable shoulder straps version.

You can also wear this as a strapless version.

This style is so flattering with Ruche detail across the tummy area & is fully lined which adds to a beautiful finish & extra support. This pattern includes sizes of XS to 3XL. I have made up the Detachable straps version as it is my favourite!

I think I have already told you that! This pattern is not a beginners pattern ,it has quite a lot of detail, as you can see it is well worth the effort!

New Arrival Celeste bikini pdf sewing pattern Women by Swim Style

Please welcome our newest & brightest pattern! Celeste bikini pattern
She features a stunning V-neckline & High cut bikini bottoms
Not to fiddly to sew, no clips to fuss over with this style.
Fully lined with removable cups lining.
The top is finished in traditional swimwear turn over hems & an under bust band to add support.
The swimwear briefs are high cut & feature seamless leg edges.
This is not hard to do & gives a very professional finish.
The waist line of the briefs are finished with a band for support also .

This pattern can be printed of a standard printer US size or A4 size paper .
Included Sewing instructions in Imperial & Metric.
Pattern includes Clear Sewing Instructions,illustrations How to print & assemble pattern tiles, pattern tiles set.
This pattern can be sewn on a basic sewing machine using zig zag stitch.
Sewing level Intermediate – sewing experience in knit fabrics.

Pattern bundle Zeta bikini pattern +Blitz tights pattern.

Zeta top can be made as a great crop top to match the Blitz tights. It was only natural to create a Pattern bundle of Zeta Swim/ Gym Bikini + Blitz gym tights.

Pattern Bundle Great value!
Zeta bikini pattern + Blitz tights pattern + Pattern hack to Blitz tights
Pattern can be printed on U S paper & size A4 paper.
Women size XS to 3XL
Swim Style pattern bundle of our active style Zeta bikini with the Blitz ¾ Gym tights.
As the Zeta top is a perfect partner to the Blitz tights, it makes sense to pair these 2 patterns together. Both feature dynamic style lines.
This pattern bundle will take you from Gym to Swim with its Gym Style Zeta top, Blitz ¾ tights & High waisted seamless swimwear bottoms.

Active wear Sewing Patterns

Spring has sprung in the Southern Hemisphere .Time to get active!

The last few weeks I have been updating & adding to the Gym patterns in Swim Style.

The Blitz pattern has  a shiny new cover.

I have also added a pattern hack to this fabulous pattern.

The pattern hack includes an Extra wide waist & leg bands.

This pattern hack can be used with the leggings & 3/4 tights pattern also.


Clara sewing pattern

I had a Sewing Sunday & stitched up this version of the Clara pattern in the lower back style.

The Clara pattern includes 2 back styles. Higher for more support, and the lower back in the classic scoop back style which is seen everywhere at the moment!

This pattern includes sizes XS to 3XL Women`s. The pattern is fully lined with an extra layer of lining in the top section for removable cups.

Edges are finished in the basic swimwear turnover hem. This pattern wont take long for experienced sewers to stitch up!

Sewing level – I would suggest intermediate. For those with  some experience in sewing stretch fabrics.  The pattern instructions are include detailed pictures /drawings & clear step by step sewing instructions.

This pattern can be sewn on the most basic sewing machine using a zig zag stitch. If you have an overlocker / serger & maybe a cover stitch machine-well you will make a very professional version of this pattern! For more info click the picture below or visit our shop page.

Welcome new Clara swimsuit sewing pattern

Please welcome our Stunning new One piece sewing pattern. Clara As you can see,she has an amazing V-neckline. Features include removable cups lining. Fully lined through out. Classic styling! Turn over swimwear hems,not to fussy to stitch up. This style is designed to flatter the figure! We think she is a stand out from the crowd type of girl!
Clara One piece sewing pattern by Swim Style Australia Clara one piece also features 2 back options. For extra support choose the higher style. For a dramatic effect the lower scoop back line is sure to please!

Basic bikini sewing pattern by Swim Style

If you are new to stitching Swimwear, Our Basic bikini pattern is designed just for you!

In this pattern you will follow sewing steps to create binding, basic Swimwear turn over hems, Wadding in top section & binded straps.

This pattern is designed to show the basic techniques required to sew swimwear.

All you need is a basic sewing machine, using a zig zag stitch, the pattern instructions show you how to accomplish these swimwear methods.

Heiress bikini pattern by Swim Style

Heiress halter style patternOne of our most popular bikini patterns from the Swim Style sewing pattern collection.

Heiress bikini pattern by Swim Style

size XS to 3XL Women

This Pattern also includes a pattern hack with a T- bar back bikini top & an extra version for the briefs in the back legs adding a little more coverage .

This design is finished in the seamless style. This adds a very professional look which can made on a basic sewing machine using the zig zag stitch.

The pattern instructions include Sewing directions + illustrations, how to print & assemble pattern tiles.

This pdf pattern is an instant download, after purchase you will be sent an automatic link to click on to download your pattern.

If you have never used a pdf pattern , In the sewing directions you will find the instructions to print & assemble your pdf pattern.

This pattern is suggested for Intermediate level sewers.

Heiress bikini pattern
Heiress bikini pattern instant download Available in our Swim style shop.

Heiress bkini pattern swim style



New pattern hack to Oceania bikini

orange stripe cover Pattern hack 01 Orange stripe cover pattern hack 001We have added a little more coverage to the back legs of the Briefs.

You can download the free pattern hack Mid Cheeky briefs from our shop to add to your Oceania pattern.

We have also included the pattern hack in our Oceania pattern ,it now has 2 back styles in the briefs.

Cheeky cut & Mid Cheeky cut. The front is the same.

Pattern hack includes pattern tiles for the back lining & outer sections.

The Original Cheeky cut is the same on front & back, to use the Mid cheeky pattern hack, rename the cheeky outer & lining briefs front s only.

Simply add the Mid Cheeky back lining & Outer sections to the Oceania pattern.

The Pattern hack includes sewing instructions to make the Mid Cheeky briefs.

Follow the Original Oceania pattern to make the bikini top .Pattern hack cheeky mid cheeky cuts

Say hello to our new Pattern Hack Zipp front Rashie top

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Free Pattern hack
Zipp front Rashie top by Swim Style patterns
This little style is sewn up using the pattern pieces of the Rashie Swim Vest pattern.
The only extra piece you will need is the Chunky open ended zip .
This new pattern hack is available as a free download for those who already have the Rashie swim Vest pattern.
It is now also included in our Rashie Swim vest pattern.
This style features a groovy Chunky zip at the centre front & 20mm or 3/4 inch wide binding at the lower edge.
It is slightly shorter than the Original crop top of the Rashie pattern which is finished with a elasticised casing at the lower edge.
Its a little edgy,& a well worth adding to your Swim Wardrobe!
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Welcome to our latest pattern release Scoop back One piece Women`s sewing pattern

Our latest pattern release
Scoop back One piece
Multi size pattern
XS to 3XL
The classic One piece.
Features a scoop back, elegant lines to flatter the body.
Fully lined to add extra support, you will love making & wearing this style!
This pattern also includes a higher back version & removable cups option.
Designed to be non-fuss, simple to sew.
The Scoop back one piece is stitched together using basic swimwear techniques of turn over edges with elastic enclosed.
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Reversible string bikini pattern Women size XS to 3 XL

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Our Reversible string bikini is a great little style to make, 2 bikini`s in 1 !

This pattern includes a option to add cups inside for added support.

So many options with this style ,combine a lovely print with a contrast fabric.

Toggles can be threaded on to add to your own unique creation.

Swim style Reversible string bikini  pattern includes sizes  Women XS to 3XL

Digital download, includes Multi size pattern tiles set, sewing instructions including illustrations & how to print & assemble pattern tiles instructions.

It will also teach you some new sewing techniques which you will love!


New pattern coming soon! Swim style One piece! Release date late April

Bright floral one piece sepia 01 Bright floral one piece sepia 02Our new One piece swimsuit for Women size XS to 3XL muilti size pattern.

Release date late April.

I have designed this pattern with simplicity in mind.

No binding or seamless finishes.

All edges are finished using a basic turn over hem with elastic enclosed.

The width is a little wider, I am  using 10mm or 3/8 inch wide braided elastic.

It help to hold the edges nice and flat, prevents curling which can happen when using elastic widths such as 6mm or 1/4 of inch.

It s looking nice so far , I better get to it and finish this pattern. I looking forward to releasing it very soon.

Welcome to our latest High waist bikini pattern!

Cover 00002copyOur latest High waist bikini has arrived! High waist Collective bikini is finished in the seamless style. This style is so flattering,the high waist seamless briefs are one of my favorites to stitch up & wear. The top is very cute with a scooped back. The entire suit is fully lined with optional removable cups .There are no clips in this style,very streamlined design which will become a wardrobe staple.

Lily Sage & Co

If you haven’t heard of this wonderful blog site yet, you are missing out!

This very talented lady is a wiz at Instagram sharing the most beautiful images.

You can follow here https://www.instagram.com/lilysageandco/
Debbie stitches a wide variety of clothing, always creative and adding her special interpretation of the latest trends.
Debbie has made up the Heiress bikini pattern & the Rashie pattern.

To read this informative review on Swim Style patterns click below.


You will enjoy this blog as Debbie shares her knowledge of fashion & stitching the latest trends.


2 of my favourite Swim Style patterns

I have stitched up this lovely bright fabric from Pitt trading Australia. Just love this fabric very nice to sew! Here`s the link to the fabric http://www.pitttrading.com.au/product-page/3d85fb01-7764-6dd6-ad77-42e3875a467a Mixing & matching Rashie top pattern & Heiress pattern. I have used the long length /cap sleeves Rashie top & Shoulder strap version of the Heiress pattern. Both patterns include heaps of options, so you can create your own style!cover-001Heiress bikini patterncover Heiress & rashie pattern

Pattern Hack Heiress bikini pattern Women

Heiress bkini pattern swim style
Heiress pattern available in Swim Style shop. Women size XS to 3XL

To add to our fabulous Heiress bikini pattern, T-bar version with extra coverage at back of seamless bikini briefs.
I have also included instruction on how to add Removable cups using double lining.
Pattern hack is free! Download from our Swim Style shop.
The pattern hack includes sewing instructions & 7 tiles .
Heiress bikini pattern is available in our Swim Style shop. Better value then ever now!
The Heiress bikini pattern also includes the pattern hack.
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Review of Chic Bandeau Pattern by Sew-In-Progress

This pattern is not for the faint hearted ,defiantly an advanced pattern. It includes underwire, cups & a few other tricky steps.
I am very pleased to be able to share this review of the Chic Bandeau sewing pattern.
I highly recommend reading this review before sewing the Chic Bandeau bikini pattern by Swim Style.
You will also find many reviews on this blog of interest. Swimwear sewing ,clothes & Knitting! This lady is very clever & writes very detailed reviews on each garment she sews.
Thank you to Sew-In-Progress for taking the time to review our Chic Bandeau bikini sewing pattern!

Happy new year 2017

I would like to wish all of my lovely customers a Happy New year in 2017. I would also like to thank you all for your support in 2016. I also hope it will be a productive year for you all! If you need an energy boost to kick start the new year, check out our gym & swim patterns!

New pattern coming soon!

I am looking forward to introducing our customers to Swim Style s latest  pattern.

I have had quite a few requests for a Women`s Rashie pattern.

This pattern will be a nice fast project for our experienced sewers and a very good pattern for those just starting out on sewing high stretch fabrics.

Just putting the final touches in.

Watch this space it will be out soon!

Pattern bundle Trans season Crew neck top & leggings patterns

It is that time of the year, the Northern hemisphere is cooling down & heading for colder weather. On the opposite side Southern hemisphere we are looking forward to warmer days ahead!
I have released a pattern bundle, you can stitch up in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.
I have added the Crew top pattern with 2 sleeve lengths to the Leggings /tights pattern which also includes 2 lengths.
This is a very versatile edition with so many options.
The perfect answer to in between weather!

Pattern mix & match

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We have created this little black beauty by mixing 2 Swim Style patterns. For the bikini top, we have used the Heiress pattern. For the bottoms we have used the Zeta pattern. The Heiress top & the High waist Zeta bottoms are a perfect match as both are finished in the seamless look. The lovely Heiress top is very on trend. Cut in the bralette style the top includes adjustable straps, removable cups & clasp back. This top teams perfectly with the high waisted seamless bottoms from the Zeta pattern. If you arheiress-zeta-pattern-02e looking for more coverage the High waist Zeta bottoms team beautifully with the Heiress top pattern.

Zeta bikini sewing pattern Women s size XS to XXXL

Zeta Pattern by Swim Style Australia.

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Our latest pattern is now available in our Etsy shop Instant download .

Zeta bikini Women `s sewing pattern
Size XS to 3XL
Zeta bikini
Styled & cut in the mode of Swim /Gym wear.
Zeta bikini crop top & high waist seamless briefs pattern by Swim Style Australia.
Crop top /bikini top
-Active styling
-Removable cup inserts
– Double layer of Lined front section
-Binding detail
Zeta top is designed for active girls! This top includes 2 layers of lining at the front to insert removable cups. Or wear it without the cups, this style includes Adjustable straps & sturdy casing at the lower edge to add to the support. Zeta top is finished with binding at the top edges which extend into the adjustable straps.
High waist seamless briefs
-Fully lined front & back
-Seamless finish on legs
-Styled high waist
-Comfortable to wear.
High waist seamless briefs are cut give a sleek modern look with added comfort. Leg edges are finished in the seamless style which will not cut into your legs. Beautiful to wear! Fully lined front & back, this style will work well with many different bikini tops. This style is quick easy to stitch up!

Blitz Gym tights sewing pattern for women pdf instant download

Welcome to our latest Swim style sewing pattern-Blitz 3/4 gym tights.Just in time for Springtime Australia ! It`s time to get out into the sunshine,and up the fitness levels!

These tights have dynamic panels ,which can be sewn together using up to 4 different colours.They have also been designed to use mesh in the side inserts ,and or back lower panels. You can make them as bright as possible or tone them down by using black with mesh panels.

Multi size pattern including size Women XS to XXXL .Available in our Etsy shop which is dedicated to our pdf download patterns.
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Latest pattern Indigo Ruche bikini pdf pattern by Swim Style

Women high neck ruche bikiniTo welcome spring in Australia,

our latest Swim Style pattern has arrived!

Indigo Ruche bikini pattern for women. Includes sizes XS /size 8 to XXXL /size 20

High neck style with ruche detail on the bikini briefs,fully lined,this style can be sewn on the most basic sewing machine using just a zig zag or the latest & greatest sewing machines.

2 styles of backs ,cross over with a casing or bikini clip for a less fussy look.

Option bra cups are inserted inside the double layer of lining on front section.

We have included photo`s to our illustrations for this pattern to help you through the tricky bits!


Leggings & 3/4 Tights pdf sewing pattern for Women

Our new Leggings & tights pattern for Women is now available in pdf & Paper.Our paper patterns are posted anywhere within Australia. Go to the paper pattern page on this site.Paper pattern Leggings & 3/4 tights $16.

For our oversees customers visit our Etsy shop which is dedicated to selling our Instant downloads.Purchase & print your pattern,begin sewing this simple,very versatile pattern that you will use over & over again.

pdf instant download $13.50 available in our Etsy shop.Click on the Etsy link

Gym tights Leggings by Swim Style

New swimwear sewing pattern Jazz One piece & tankini pattern.

It`s arrived!

Our new one piece & tankini pattern for women is in stock!

Available in Paper version $16. posted throughout Australia. For instant downloads$13.50 click through to Our Etsy shop .

Jazz One piece & tankini Women`s sewing pattern.


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Size 8 to 20.3 styles to make in One piece & tankini.

Styles in include V-wire ,centre straps,& detachable shoulder straps versions.

This pattern is great value, so many variations can be created by this pattern. Create your own piece of Jazz swimwear!

By Swim style Australia.

Chic Bandeau Bikini pattern Paper & pdf version

Our new Bandeau bikini pattern is finally finished! We hope you like it!

Chic Bandeau bikini Pattern by Swim Style Australia  Size 8 to 20

Clear Step by step sewing instructions including illustrations. Metric & Imperial .

Skill level Advanced Chic Bandeau bikini is designed in the classic Bra style Bandeau bikini top that endures year after year. Chic Bandeau includes detachable straps, classy cup detail with a top panel to allow scope for many design options. Our pattern also includes a cup pattern using bra wadding option, for those unable to purchase the moulded cups. Bikini briefs are styled on the classic cut, fully lined to     compliment the Chic Bandeau bikini top.

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Women`s Sun lover bikini pdf sewing pattern by Swim Style

Sun lover women`s Bikini High & low waist included
Sun lover women`s Bikini High & low waist included

Our new Women`s Sun lover bikini pattern has arrived at Swim Style! Sent to you by email within 24 hours of purchase, only 16 pattern tiles to assemble. It wont be long and you will be stitching up our latest design. This new style is a multi-size pattern size 8 to 16 . Our instructions include Metric & Imperial. Step by step sewing instructions with illustrations ,we also include instructions on how to print & assemble the pdf sewing pattern.


Basic bikini pattern available very soon!

Basic bikini sewing pattern by Swim Style
Basic bikini sewing pattern by Swim Style

Basic bikini sewing pattern by Swim style

We have been working on the final touches to our Basic bikini sewing pattern.

The top features sewn in padding to give it an ultra modern look! Finished with binding and a casing at the lower edges. Top is fully lined.

Swim briefs are fully lined & feature binding at the top edge

Swim style lessons This pattern has been designed for our sewing course lessons 2 & 3.In lesson 2 & 3 you will learn to sew binding ,stitch padding into a  top section &sew a standard swimwear hem using elastic. We will also teach you how to  sew fully lined pants with no visible seams showing inside.  

New pdf pattern Gym shorts by Swim style

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pdf Gym shorts Womens pattern

Welcome to our new pdf pattern Gym shorts for women.

This is an easy fast pattern to sew. Great for beginners who have never sewn lycra before. Our pdf patterns are sent to you within 24 hours of purchase . During Australian business hours its  generally within 4 hours.

There is no elastic ,just 2 pattern pieces. Place the band on the fold & cut 2 of the shorts section. Done!

All you need is 1/2 metre  (20 inches ) of Lycra fabric & cotton to match. Our patterns are written in metric & imperial measurements .Step by step sewing instructions ,which include illustrations & how to print & assemble pattern tiles .