The ultimate beach party accessory, the beerkini is part sexy bikini, part bottle opener!  Make your own custom beerkini with this free pattern, or transform your own swimsuit with a couple simple mods.  Either way, you're sure to be the hit of the party with this fun and functional suit!

Step 1: Materials

I ended up using almost a yard of lycra and half a yard of the power net (a stretchy mesh).  This was mostly because I was experimenting a lot.  Once you have your pattern made, you should easily be able to determine how much material you need.

I opted for two bottle openers, which I got from Amazon.com.

I also used swimsuit elastic for the bottoms (won't break down in chlorine), and clear elastic for the top, and a hook for the back.

You can also add modesty cups for the top, or underwires, or even padded cups.  I tried this out, and decided not to use them.
<p>hehehe very useful!! :)</p>
<p>Just awesome...</p>
<p>Wow looks amazing!!!</p>
<p>oh god , nice i like it</p>
when wearing it, do you feel like there is enough support? IE it won't move around while wearing it?
Sarah, you're the only one that could top GiannyL. Boss. <br>Great way to cool off at the beach: open all the icy beers.
My wife thought this was GENIUS, as did I. <br>We adore clever creations.
another WOW-ible ;)
wow .. i saw something similar when looking for bottle openers i was thinking on doing this for my wife.. like a clip on she could add to her bikinis .. great stuff!!
Looks like &quot;how to kiss&quot; by noahw will now be the second most viewed instructable.
Now that is flattery!!
Um, my wife tried to do this snap a cap on the hip thing for me and it fell off... and I don't mean the beer cap!<br> <br> Good thing it was a private showing!
I think I need one. This is much better than I could have ever imagined. :D
Thanks! I highly recommend the method mentioned in step 6. . .
you talk like it was not fun to make the swimsuit... nice work and impressive that a girl that can make such tasty looking food can pull off a bikini.
Although, honestly, just about anyone can pull off a bikini..&nbsp;<a href="http://instantrimshot.com"><br> <br> (bu-dum ching!)</a>&nbsp;
Cool link!
Follow my chain of thought... <br>girls &amp; beer... can it get any better? it could yes... <br>girls with beer... can it get any better? maybe... <br>girls who open beer... can it get any better? possibly... <br>girls who pass out opened beer... can it get any better? hardly... <br>girls who pass out opened beer in bikinis... can it get any better? no... <br>girls who pass out beer opened with their bikinis... ok... I was wrong... scoochmaroo why did you get married, can I clone you? [Kidding] <br> <br>My girlfriend is wearing one of these in December Holiday, full stop . <br>
My moustache approves of this, and he is usually right on these sort of things.
How very cool. I have a one-piece that has a loop holding two parts together, so I think it could be adapted to that. Yay, but what would this be called? A beerpiece? Hmm...<br><br>Very cool -ible. And sorry you weren't in NY at the Maker Faire; I would have loved to meet you! Even wore my pendant that you admired.
Yowza! Can you believe it took me a few minutes to realize that were additional pages to this instructable? Haha, well done!
To paraphrase Mel Brooks, 'It's good to be the beer.' :)
Oh my word - talk about <em>search engine optimisation...</em>
+1. Talk about exposing yourself...
Haha, I just googled for &quot;beerkini&quot;, and this instructable came out first.<br><br>You'd have thought that was obvious, but the second hit was a website called &quot;beerkini&quot;!
Surely I'm not the first person to notice the word spelled by the bikini parts in photo 3 of step 3, am I? Seems like those pieces should be for the top of the bikini!
obvious that you need a beautiful model for this!
cool !&hellip;<br>But at the nudist camp we spend our vacations in we have alternative natural means of opening a bottle and all quite organic&hellip; let me tell you !!!&hellip;<br>;))
very cool! :D
Would make a nice tan line, too.
I've seen this before, but not with a heart shape, makes it much better!<br><br>(Also I have to let my inner child out... step 3, picture 3 says TiT.)
I like Turtles....<br><br>Besides that, I think your picture of the &quot;splashing&quot; coka cola is HOT :-)<br><br>Not being a perv --- but that would SALE some soda..........
*SELL<br><br>but i agree :)
That model is the ultimate beach party accessory.<br>
I can't tell what is the sexiest... the girl, the beer, the idea... this combo is such an epiphany...
and as the party wears on more and more drunks will be reaching for your top and bottoms with great enthusiasm
Ha ha! The shot with the bottle spraying looks like it could be a beer advertisement!<br> This caught my eye because I did something like this years ago, (as well as the fact that the title contains the word &quot;beer&quot;).<br> Before I went to a party, I tucked a bottle opener into the bottom corner of my shirt where the bottom hem and the doubled over bit that the button holes go through form a little pocket. The shirt lasted all of about two hours before it was destroyed by the bottle caps and the opener fell out, but it was the hit of the party.<br> &nbsp;I'd forgotten all about it until I saw this.Very cool and very funny, thanks for sharing.<br>
Yet i shouldnt be talking about drinking, im underage, but i dont drink, so its ok :P
Hey, use it to open bottled root beer! :D
True :D
The beer-spill is very nicely captured.<br> <br> L<br>
Flippin awesome!!
Absolutely gets my vote for whatever needs voting on. What a great idea
In other news: Dogs have taken a back seat to Beerkini as &quot;Man's Best Friend&quot;
LOL! The second pictured cracked me up. I hate when beer sprays all over the place...
an inspired fusion of practicality &amp; performance, and damn is the model hot!
Damn She's Hot!!!
Yum and sigh :-)

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