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In this guide, you’ll find over 20 swimsuit tutorials to make your own bikinis and swimwear yourself!

Warmer weather has finally arrived, and its time to get to the outdoors! One of the best parts of summer fun is feeling good in your summer wear. One of the most challenging things? Finding one that fits you! The best way to find one is actually to make one! Here are the best Pinterest swimsuit Tutorials you can find on how to make your own swimwear.

#1 DIY Swimsuit Tutorial w/ Mimi G

Like a retro look but want to start simple? Look no further than this Swimsuit Tutorial by Mimi G. with a great straightforward youtube video. Easy to follow and good for all body types, you’ll be the most stylish Betty at the pool. Click here!

#2 DIY Strapless Bikini Top

Believe it or not, this awesome DIY Bandeau Bikini is super easy to make! It will make you feel like a million bucks on your next vacation! The stretchy fabric is easy to work with and incredibly comfortable. That’s a total win-win. Find it here! 


About to have a baby and don’t want to buy something and then just have a maternity suit you’ll never need again? Or maybe you just want the option of different styles! You’re in luck with this 3-In-1 Swimsuit tutorial from Cotton and Curls . It has a pattern that can go three different way, and be easily shifted later too into one of the different styles. Check it out here!

Make This DIY Bandage Bikini Top

With warmer weather just around the corner, there are a lot of swimsuit DIY ideas out there for you! You will be sooo surprised how simple it is to make this bandage bikini top. Seriously. You could even pair this bandage bikini with this swimsuit coverup and this bag for a complete beach look.

DIY High Waisted Bikini Swimsuit Out of Leggings (Easy Sewing!)

Have an old pair of leggings that you love but don’t fit quite right anymore? This high waisted swim suit hits in all the right places- it accentuates your curves and reuses your leggings! Reuse and refashion all the way! Get the DIY Tutorial HERE.

The easy Bombshell Vintage Swimsuit Pattern

This Bombshell swimsuit is modeled on a classic 1950’s silhouette — a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering yet modest swimsuits. The halter neck (version B) is perfect for the bustier among us, as it gives great lift and support, especially with added foam cups. You can easily sew just the high waist bottoms and mix and match with your favorite bikini top. Version A features a super cute gathered bust maillot. Can we talk about these flattering ruched seams? Check them out here

DIY Refashioned Black Monokini

If you’re anything like me, you probably love the look of a monokini, but finding one that fits just right can be a major challenge. In today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to transform a basic bikini you already have into a sexy, perfectly fitting DIY monokini. Click here!


DIY Strappy String Bikini Bottoms 

This 3 string bikini bottom tutorial is the best way to refashion a tired old swimsuit bottom into something great again! Just get over to Adopt Your Clothes and see how easy this simple and straightforward pattern hack is.  


The Reed Free Swimsuit Pattern

Out of all the swimsuit tutorials, this one is by far the most stylish.The Reed Swimsuit sewing pattern from Mood Fabrics features slightly high-waisted bottoms paired with an absolutely adorable twist-front, puff sleeve top. Best thing about it.. the sleeves, the easy pattern? Nope! Best thing is that this adorable pattern is completely free. Click here to see the pattern and tutorial!



Cashmerette Swim Bra

Want to sew your own swimsuit but need a bit more support than a layer of spandex? Then never fear, because it’s super easy to put a pre-made swim bra into your hand-made suit. This tutorial from Cashmerette is incredibly helpful in not only making a swimsuit, but making it support you in all the right places! This ones a double whammy- a guide to add support and a tutorial for a full swimsuit also! Go read all about it here


The perfect pattern to use if this is your first attempt at a bathing suit! It has a flattering fit, an on trend vintage style, and it’s construction gives you the freedom to play around with a couple of prints to give it a fun look! 

One Piece Seamless Halter Swimsuit

Get sick of one style quickly? This one will give you two, because its reversible! Another double whammy- learn sewing techniques that will definitely come in handy later while you make this step by step swimwear from Sirena Patterns by clicking here


This deep v bodysuit can be used as a daring swimsuit as well. Keep it going all day. Wear it alone at the beach, wear it with some great pants or a skirt during the day! You are all taken care of with this baby from Mood Fabrics. Find the tutorial here

Sarah & Ava Retro Swimsuit Tutorial

This easy high waisted retro swimsuit guide uses intermediate techniques but gives stunning vintage looks! If you’ve sewn a few things and want something just above basic, this one is for you. Check it out here

High Waist Ruched Bikini Bottom Patterm & Halter DIY


Are you a Mom thats sich of wearing “Momkini’s”? Need a high waisted bottom, with a top that gives decent coverage? The ruching on this diy swimsuit hides any tummy bumps you are rocking.. not that you need to hide anything! Ruche away baby, ruche. Click here for the tutorial.

Bikini Bottom Tutorial

Have trouble finding bikini bottoms that fit? This tutorial from Melly Sews is exactly what you are looking for! Click here to find the directions- theres also a bonus link for a matching top there if you decide you love it! It also doubles as a panties pattern.


This Speedwell Swimsuit Tutorials from Mood Fabrics brings the classic style of a one-piece along with the comfort and breeziness of a two-piece. This free pattern can be found by clicking here.

Swimsuit Refashion Easy DIY Idea

Want to just give your same old swimsuit some pep in its step? What if you only have a few minutes before leaving on your next trip and you’re just not excited with what’s in your swimsuit drawer? Well, this DIY is going to be the perfect swimsuit refashion for you. Click here!


Need some fashion to go along with your brand new swimwear? try these tutorials below! 


This dress diy is the perfect casual dress or even a swimsuit cover-up. The T shirt material is oh-so comfy and can be paired with so many things! Check it out here!


This DIY beach towel can really be whatever size you want. Give yourself the massive, extended length that makes beach towels so comfortable to lounge on while staying super stylish. 

Want a beach hat to match? Look no further, click here for a refashioned beach hat tutorial that’ll turn heads.

DIY Lace Pants- The Perfect Swimsuit Cover-up!

You know that awkward moment when your hanging out with your family relaxing at the beach, but don’t want to take the long walk to the bathrooms in nothing but a skimpy bikini?In that moment, a pretty little swimsuit cover would be great right?What if I told you, you could make one that was also pretty and might make you feel a little sexier too?

Swimming suit cover-ups can make a huge difference in comfort and confidence while wearing a bikini! Check out these fashionable lace pants here


These shorts are surprisingly versatile and easy to style. Wear them as a beach cover-up or with gladiator sandals and a simple t-shirt on a casual day. Click here to learn how to make them! 

For more swim and vacation diy ideas, check out my other article, 15 BEACH DAY DIYS TO TRY BEFORE YOUR NEXT VACATION!  Each project comes with a full step by step tutorial via the links at the bottom of this post. Scroll down and enjoy! Click here!