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HOT STUFF; 30 minutes of work for innumerable hours of fun. This one-piece garment is super-easy to sew – and can be styled in many different ways. Read on to see how to make one for yourself.

Technical


Here is what you will need to make your suit:

Materials


- High-waist bikini bottom
- Swimsuit fabric/Lycra
- Ruler
- Tape measure
- Chalk
- Straight pins
- Scissors
- Thread

Step 1


STEP 1: Mark center front of bikini bottom. Stretch fabric and measure from center front to side seam.

Step 2


STEP 2: On Lycra, draw four strips, each with width = half of measurement from step 1 × 150 cm (60"). Cut out strips.

Step 3


STEP 3: Pin pairs of strips together along one long edge.

Step 4


STEP 4: Stitch long edges together with a serger/overlock machine. If you don’t have a serger, use zigzag stitch, with fabric stretched.

Step 5


STEP 5: Pin finished strips to front of bikini bottom, right sides facing. Begin at center front and pin along edge, ending at side seam and stretching fabric as needed.

Step 6


STEP 6: Stitch straps in place with zigzag stitch, stretching while stitching. Tip: Edges of Lycra do not need to be finished, since the fabric does not fray.

Tie different ways


Cross or twist the straps or wear them as a halter with plunging neckline – have fun playing with the innumerable ways to style this garment. To make sure the fabric strips fit well across the bust, we added vertical seams.

Back


Also have fun playing around the the back!

Jeans


Cool with jeans and elegant with a skirt. It also makes a great bodysuit! If you plan to wear this as a bodysuit only, the straps can be sewn of satin or silk.

pattern


Can’t find high-waisted bottoms? Try making your own with out lingerie high waist panties pattern here.

TIP: If you have a larger bust area cut double the width of the strips and gather to fit into the top of the suit. This will provide more coverage!

6 Comments

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    Jul 24, 2017, 06.53 PMby Featherproject01

    This looks simple and really cute. I will be pinning for future reference. Thanks

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    Jul 24, 2017, 04.53 PMby nrobson

    i must admit, i may need to try making this some time, even though i have made about 14 other swimsuits lol… cos its a different style from the others XD

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    Jul 24, 2017, 03.22 PMby judydormessant

    Like this post ! Thx !

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    Jul 24, 2017, 02.39 PMby Fressine

    Wow ! Nice tutorial !

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    Jul 23, 2017, 06.54 AMby red-lia

    Totally agree with Dora’s remark. Styling the swimsuit with a high-waist skirt would be a lot more flattering. Personally I would not make this idea into a swimsuit – it does not hold well with actual waves…

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    Jul 22, 2017, 04.34 PMby Dora Kishinevsky

    The tutorial is fine, but is the model literally holding her arm over the waist in the jeans photo to hide the fact that the swimsuit looks nothing like a bodysuit and doesn’t look right with jeans? Subtle.

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