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25 Awesome Swimsuit DIYs You Have To Try This Summer

Save yourself the agony of swimsuit shopping this season and make your own.

1. Cut triangles out of a triangle top bikini.

Get the tutorial here.

2. Buy some fancy fringe trim and sew it on to the top of a simple bandeau.

Get the directions here.

3. Revamp a bikini with Sharpies and fringe.

Get the directions here.

4. This bikini requires some sewing but it is SO cute.

Get the directions (in French) here.

Here’s another version that isn’t in French and doesn’t require as much sewing.

5. Transform a boring one-piece into a monokini.

Get the instructions here. By Anna at Plan B.

6. Here’s another monokini variation.

Get the directions here.

7. Get the pattern for this sweet tie-front bikini.

 

Get the directions here.

8. Replicate this scallop-edged Chloe bikini.

Get the directions here.

9. Make a bikini out of a t-shirt.

The Teekini.

You can end up with a sweet vintage tee bikini.

10. Turn leggings into a bikini.

11. Use fabric dye to ombre a one-piece.

Get the directions here.

12. Pucker the butt of your bikini bottom.

Supposedly…it makes your butt look better? Get the directions here.

13. Turn your triangle top bikini to a twist-top for a little variation.

Get the directions here.

Or turn it into a wrap top.

14. Trade out your boring bikini strap for a three-band bikini strap.

The tan lines will be much more interesting. This DIY is for a bra, but you could easily adapt it to a bikini top.

15. Add crocheted flowers to a plain bathing suit.

Get the directions here. By Marjorie at the Kipi Blog.

16. Turn a bikini into a tankini for less than $10.

Get the directions here.

17. Turn a vintage one-piece into a high-waist bikini bottom.

 

Get the directions here.

18. Add contrasting straps to a strapless bikini.

Prevent embarrassing accidents before they even happen. Get the directions here.

19. Add lace to your swimwear.

If you’re into that underwear-as-outerwear look. Get the directions here.

20. Get this easy sewing tutorial for a bathing suit with three variations.

Get the directions here.

21. Get a tutorial for this contrasting bandeau tankini/bikini.

 

Get the directions here.

22. With just a little cutting, you can turn a one-piece into a bow cut-out swimsuit.

Get the directions here. By Aimee of Clones n Clowns.

23. Turn a bra into a swimsuit top.

Directions here.

24. Sew on some sequins.

This Victoria’s Secret bikini could serve as inspiration.

25. Switch up how you wear your string bikini top.

Here are six suggestions from Kaikini.

Here’s an awesome cover-up idea: transform a big baggy shirt.

Get the directions here. Here are 31 more ways to cut up a t-shirt for summer.

Another cute cover-up idea: the cut-out heart tee.

Get the directions here.

And finally, a supremely easy cover-up made from an old t-shirt and bleach.

Get the directions here.

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