10 DIY Swimsuits You Don’t Want To Miss!

JUL 4, 2017 updated Jul 22, 2021

Whether you’re all about the bikini, tankini or one piece, there’s one thing that’s true : This summer, it’s all about the me-made swimsuit. With options to customize your suit through style, surface pattern (Have you seen the 500,000+ options in the Marketplace?) and fabric type (Did you know our Sport Lycra is swimsuit approved?), how could you not give these 10 DIY swimsuit projects a try? 

1. The RiRi swimsuit in May’s issue of Sew Sew Def Mag is the flattering (and functional!) one piece bathing suit you’ve been looking for!

RiRi Swimsuit | Alexia Sotelo

2. Ready for a change? Refashion your one-piece swimsuit into a high waisted two-piece with this easy DIY.

Refashion a one-piece swimsuit into a retro inspired bikini bottom | Sew Chrissy

3. A few quick alterations will turn this DIY leotard into a swimsuit in no time.

Double duty : This leotard pattern can be modified into a swimsuit | Shwin & Shwin

4. The pop of color in this Sophie Swimsuit is giving us major floral inspiration!

The Sophie Swimsuit | La Merercie

5. This Burda Style 3-part sew-along is “one in a melon”.

Get your daily serving of fruit with the Alison sew-along | Burda Style

6. Who says your lingerie should only be underneath your clothes! Learn how to revamp a bra pattern to get beach babe ready.

See how to revamp a bra into a swimsuit! | Ohhh Lulu | Featured design-Lush Tropical Floral by Crystal_Walen

7. Suit up in a mesh one piece swimsuit. Bonus : it doubles as a bodysuit!

Will you rock a mesh swimsuit this summer? | Redesign Your Clothes

8. Give a nod to the ’50s with a flattering yet modest swimsuit.

Be a vintage vixen in the Bombshell Swimsuit | Theresa Rizzuto

9. Once you master swimwear basics, making your next DIY swimsuit will be a walk in the park stroll on the beach.

Master a me-made swimsuit with the basics | Colette Patterns

10. Unicorns and mermaids. Need we say anymore about this playful Soma Swimsuit by Papercut Patterns?

The Tale of Two Somas | Katie Makes a Dress

Beach Babe Bonus

Layer up in an easy beach coverup (achieve sheer perfection with our chiffon). Pom poms are a must!

Layer up with a DIY beach coverup | Merrick’s Art

Now that you’ve seen some of our top picks for a me-made summer, what will you be making for your next beach getaway or backyard sprinkler adventure? Find even more summer project ideas here!

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