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Mermaid Tail Swimsuit

by F&W Media
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Draft and sew your own mermaid tail for swimmers big and small.

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What You Get

  • 1 Streaming HD video lesson with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including the mermaid tail pattern
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Learn basic swimsuit material sewing techniques and general tips for stretch fabrics while creating a fun mermaid tail. Perfect fun project for beginners and advanced sewists alike.

Lesson Breakdown

1. How to Create the Mermaid Tail Swimsuit
Learn how to draft your own mermaid tail pattern so you can make the project for any size or age. You'll learn tips and tools for cutting stretch fabrics, discover no-stress sewing techniques and follow along with the basic construction techniques.

Recommended with this class

  • Nylon/spandex swim fabric with 4-way stretch
  • 1-inch-wide elastic
  • Tracing fabric or newspaper

Taught by

Amanda  Carestio
Amanda Carestio
Amanda Carestio is the senior editor for Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery. She has spent 10 years in craft publishing and has been sewing since she was 15, with breaks for quilting, crochet, stained glass, beading and more. Now, she focuses almost solely on garment sewing, with a healthy mix of kid projects and dinosaur tails just for fun. She’s the author of several sewing books, including "Fa La La La Felt."

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