Sturgeon Swimsuit

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The Sturgeon Swim suit is a one piece suit with streamlined style lines and fit.  The front offers the options of a lower corner “stripe”, lower corner solid panel or no piecing at all.  The back has criss-crossed straps and a separate over/underlapping panel that allows for colour blocking.

  • Intermediate level
  • Sizes 2-16
  • Color photo tutorial with hyperlinks
  • Quick instruction page
  • Printable on 8 1/2x11 and A4 paper
  • Layers available for printing specific sizes
  • Includes A0 copyshop file (1 page)
  • Includes Projector File

Recommended Fabrics:

Main Fabrics: Swim fabrics with minimum 50% 4-way stretch. Athletic knits can be used, but may wear out sooner from sun and chlorine exposure. Swim fabrics with high recovery and lower stretch percentage will result in a suit that feels tighter.

Lining: Swim lining fabric with similar vertical and horizontal stretch as the main fabric. Some swim linings do not have as much vertical stretch which will affect the vertical fit of this pattern. These linings can be used, but adjustments to length should be considered for enough vertical ease. Main fabric can be used in place of lining, but may result in a slightly tighter suit.


- 1/4” swim elastic
- 3/8” swim elastic
- Woolly nylon thread (optional)





**This is a digital copy of the pattern only.

Read more about this pattern in the blog:


And check out this video for more tips on sewing with swim elastic: