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

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

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

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.


Now how easy was that?

Think about how many bathing suits you can have now!

ENJOY and Happy Crafting!

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