Wednesday, February 4, 2009

inside crochet bikini bottom

inside crochet bikini bottom, originally uploaded by picable.

This is about how I line the inside of crocheted bikinis.

Lay the bikini out on top of the fabric you intend to line it with. Cut around the outside edges of the bikini. Don't cut the crochet!

Pin the fabric to the crochet with safety pins, so it doesn't shift while your stitching. Be sure the fabric is on the inside of the bikini, not the outside.

Hand stitch the liner in, using small stitches, being careful to stitch to the inside of the crochet--not all the way through--so the stitches stay hidden.

Tuck the fabric under about half an inch so the edges don't show. If you are a perfectionist, you can stitch the liner on your machine first, but you have to be a lot more acurate in cutting the fabric that way.

Start sewing at the crotch and work your way up one side, then the other. If you start at the top and work your way around, you may find yourself frustrated and ripping out all your stitches.

That's about it. Don't worry, you'll be a pro inside of two suits.

1 comment:

Jon and Linda said...

as always Sandi, awesome work!!!!