DIY NO SEW High Waist Bikini in 5 Minutes

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About: Artist. Seamstress. Photographer.

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!

WHOA!

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.

Scissors

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.

Step 5: YOU'RE FINISHED!!

Now how easy was that?

Think about how many bathing suits you can have now!

ENJOY and Happy Crafting!

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    AltheaL

    2 years ago

    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

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    thundrepance

    3 years ago on Introduction

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

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    jdiaz51

    4 years ago

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

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    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!

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    cwcorbin

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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...)

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    HollyMann

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

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    schneider mokey123

    4 years ago

    I love the top of May district training Tuesday then bye
    Me

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