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4 DIY Ways To Transform Your Boring Old Bathing Suit

Swimsuits, sadly, are kind of over-priced these days. Turn your traditional one-piece into one of these on-trend swimsuits for practically no money.

Some of the cutest bathing suit trends are easy to make yourself. Here, three talented fashion bloggers demonstrate four different ways to DIY a swimsuit.

1. Cut-Out Trikini

Step 1: Pull the bathing suit over a box or a chair to stretch it out.

Step 2: Cut as cleanly as you can along where you marked with the chalk.

Step 3: Pull and pass the lower part of the bathing suit through the key chain.

Step 4: Sew near the key chain so it won't move around.

Step 5: Do the same with the top part of the bathing suit, joining it to the bottom.

2. Woven Asymmetrical Suit

Step 1: Pull the bathing suit over a box or a chair to stretch it out. Mark with the chalk were you want to cut off one of the straps.

Step 2: Follow the mark to cut it off.

Step 3: Fold less than 1cm of the fabric in and sew with a loose stich or zig-zag stich.

Step 4: Mark a curved line with the chalk from the strap to the back.

Step 5: Make small cuts of 4-5cm along the line, leaving a space of 2cm between each cut.

Step 6: Now you can start weaving.

When you get to the end, cut the last strap and knot it to the last part of the cut piece.

Ready for a swim!

2. Floral Crochet Bathing Suit

Step 1: Place the flowers and leaves on your bathing suit where desired and pin them in place using sewing pins.

Step 2: Next, thread a sewing needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread.

Step 3: Begin sewing the flowers and leaves onto the bathing suit.

Step 4: When you’re done sewing a flower or leaf, finish off by tying a knot on the inside of the suit then trim off any extra thread.

4. Side Bow Swimsuit

Step 1: Cut six 10cm x 5cm rectangles out of your tights.

Step 2: Cut into your swimsuit from the side.

Step 3: Cut into the suit at regular intervals until you reach the leg seam.

Step 4: Take a side section in your hand.

Step 5: Place a rectangle of tights material underneath the section. Tie it in a knot and pull it to the front of the material, creating a bow at the side of the suit.

Step 6: Stitch the bow in place.

Step 7: Repeat on all sections and on the elastic of the bottom area.

Pippa Armbrester is a quilt designer. Following her adventures in quilting and in life on her website.