Introduction: DIY Swim Top
By: Shelby Barton
Step 1: Materials
1 bra 1/2 yard or 1 yard of material Sewing machine/ Thread Reynolds Freezer Paper
Step 2: Trace & Cut
Trace and outline each cup on to the freezer paper. Then you want to cut out what you just traced.
When you cut keep in mind that need to allow for about a 1/4" extra margin of material to be able to fold over and sew onto the bra.
Step 3: Cut Out the Material
Place the outline that you just cut out over your material then cut out the material to the shape.
Step 4: Side Straps
Now you need to outline and cut out the side straps that go around your sides and hook in back.
Once you get these cut out then you can pin it to the cut out that you did for the pads. Once you have the two ends pinned together than you can sew along and connect them together.
Step 5: Pin and Sew
Now that you have the material cut out for the bra you need to take the
material and pin it to the top edge of each pad with the inside of the material (the side that you do not want to show when you are all done) facing out. That way when you are done sewing along the top of the bra you can flip the material over and the right side will be showing on the outside of the bra.
Step 6: Connecting Material to Bra
Once you flip the material over (right-side out) then you can pin the rest of the material to the bra and then sew the material onto the bra.
Step 7: Final - Swim Top
Once you have completely sewn all the material onto the bra, you have your end product. Your own, personalized swim top! Easy peasy (: