How to Convert a T-shirt Into a Bikini Cover Up




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I'm sure you have the one big t-shirt that you never wear, well on this tutorial I give you an idea on how to convert it into a bikini cover up!

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Step 1: You Will Need.

Elastic band.
Sewing machine.

Step 2: First Step

Let's start! It's very easy!

Picture #1: First you need to cut the neck line

                    Primero debes cortar el cuello de la camiseta.

Picture #2: See how I cut through unto the shoulder.

                    Fíjate como corto hasta llegar al hombro .

Step 3: Second Step

Picture #3: Measure the elastic band according to your size, not too tight.

                    Mide cuanto elástico necesitarás de acuerdo a tu medida, no muy apretado.

Picture #4: Now sew the elastic like I'm doing to secure.

                    Coser el elástico como lo hago en el video y así asegurarlo.´

Picture #5 and Picture #6: To sew the elastic choose the zig zag type.

                     Para coser el elástico, elige la forma zig zag en tu máquina de coser.

Picture #7: After you're done, will look like this.

                    Luego de coserlo, te quedará así.

Step 4: Third Step

Picture #8, Picture #9 and Picture #10: Measure your arm, cut the elastic and repeat the same step as you did for the neck.

                                                                       Mide tu brazo y corta el elástico para luego repetir el mismo paso que realizaste para el cuello.

Picture #11 and Picture #12: Will look like this! :) 

                                                      Te quedará así! :)

Now go on and steal your boyfriend's T-shirt!! ;)

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    9 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey giannyl your video tutorials are great! Will hand sewing give you the same effect on your tutorials?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Killer pickup line dude! You mind if I use that at the VFW tonight? There's this Vietnam Nurse vet I'd like tah...

    / Does it really ever work?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sure all you other guys tune in just to learn how to sew, I'm not afraid to admit I look to see how her creations compliment her figure which I am sure she realizes they do. For a compliment to be a pickup line you have to expect somekind of interaction which to this old man still means face to face not online. To clarify, I did not expect that acknowledging she is a woman would make her leave her husband and child or even the beautiful scenery of her homeland to fall in love with a grumpy old american.

    As a side note: Giannyls instructables have taken the mystery from sewing and pattern making for me, no longer limited to just sewing on patches, last year, I made my halloween costume. Nothing elaborate but rewarding none the less


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction


    It gives us grumpy old people someone to live our lives through.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You make sewing look so fun, easy, and sexy.

    You are your own designer, seamstress, host, and model. All wrapped-up in a very beautiful package!! I can only dream about woman like you.

    Keep up the great work though, despite my heart skipping a beat everytime I see you, I do learn quite-a-bit about sewing from you -- I may end up buying a sewing machine.... except I won't be making bikini's and thongs, lol. Thanks for the inspiration Giannyl.

    mary candy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Ohhh this is so easy !
    My boyfriend has a lot of cool t-shirts ...
    he he he :D
    Thanks , I really love this idea.