How to Sew a Triangle-Top Custom Bikini

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High fashion bikinis are a gorgeous fashion choice for summer days at the beach, but high fashion also comes with high cost. If you'd love to wear high fashion but can't afford the price, you can make your own custom triangle-top bikini, which allows you to choose your own fabric, design, color and fit.

Things You'll Need

  • Pattern
  • Sewing scissors
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine or surger
  • Elastic
  • Select a triangle-top bikini pattern that you believe will flatter your figure. You can find patterns for free online or purchase them at any fabric store.

  • Choose a stretchy colorfast fabric such as spandex.

  • Cut out your fabric per the instructions on the pattern. Be careful not to stretch the fabric as you're cutting or it won't come out the right shape.

  • Check the pieces of fabric you cut out to make sure the edges are even. If there are any uneven edges, trim them to make them even.

  • Sew elastic into one edge of the triangles so it will stay on when you go into the water.

  • Fold over the edges of the triangle top and sew them into a nice hemmed edge. Make sure to make a large hem on one side of each triangle to pull the bottom bikini strap through.

  • Pull the strap through both large bottom hems. You can attach a safety pin to one end of the strap to help you pull it through if you're having trouble.

  • Attach the shoulder straps to the top corners of both triangles.

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