Introduction: DIY NO SEW High Waist Bikini in 5 Minutes

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I've been looking all over the internet for the perfect high waist bikini. I mean all over. I've Googled them, looked on Etsy, and scrolled endlessly on Pinterest and found.... nothing.

Then I came across this video on Youtube from Piece of Cheap Cake and my mind was blown!


I had to try it!

Step 1: What You Need

A one piece swimsuit. I bought 4 of them from a local thrift shop for a $1 a swimsuit.


A Marker

Step 2: Put Swimsuit on Inside Out and Draw Your Cut Line

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1. Put the swimsuit on inside out

2. Draw a line 1-2" above your belly button with your marker.

If your swimsuit has a low back, I would suggest laying your swimsuit flat and cutting right below the lowest part of the back line.

Step 3: Lay Suit Flat and Cut

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3. Take the suit off. Lay it flat. Cut the swimsuit in half.

NOTE: Make sure it's laying flat you don't wan't any weird jagged cuts.

Step 4: Put the Suit on and Fold Over Raw Edges

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4. Put the suit on and tuck in the raw edges.

If you want to hem the suit, make sure you use a zig-zag stitch.


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Now how easy was that?

Think about how many bathing suits you can have now!

ENJOY and Happy Crafting!

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AltheaL (author)2016-05-07

This is amazing! I just created it in probably 5 minutes. And since it was a small suit on me, I didn't even have to fold the edges up. This is the best thing ever and even saved me 30-40 dollars

thundrepance (author)2015-04-06

SO COOL! i love how you showed it with different style suits, & they ALL look great!

mommagene (author)2014-07-18

This is awesome!

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-07-16

This is a great Instructable! Great job=)

jdiaz51 (author)2014-07-15

I have had this problem all summer, thank you so much! (:

HomemadeisBetter (author)jdiaz512014-07-15

You are welcome! Nothing better than getting a suit for $2-$4 bucks at the thrift store and turning it into the suit you really want!

cwcorbin (author)2014-07-15

Absolutely great write up, and well crafted project. Although I hope that high waist anythings never come back in to style! ( I fear I am too late...)

Hey, thank you for checking it out! Oh yes. The high waist fashion is in full swing!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-07-12

Wow...thats nice :) and I love your tattoo too :)

Thank you!

pretty tattoo

HollyMann (author)2014-07-12

What a great job you did - and wonderful idea to fix up a one piece. I have a one-piece that is SO cute but too small (not long enough surprisingly-as I am so short) and I will do this!!!

Thank you for checking it out! Let me know how it works out of you!

anguevuberwald (author)2014-07-13

What a wonderful idea!!!

schneider mokey123 (author)2014-07-13

I love the top of May district training Tuesday then bye

TheLacedAngel_TSMP (author)2014-07-12

I've got a couple of suits I've been meaning to try something like this with. Thanks for the tip!

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