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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.

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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.

Anna at Plan B created this sexy cut-out from an old one piece. Here's how..

Materials:

- One-piece bathing suit

- Scissors

- Fabric chalk

- Needle and thread

- A key chain ring.

***(And a fabulous chunky gold necklace to accessorize if you want!)***

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

And done! Accessorize it with a chunky gold or silver necklace to complete a super cool beach lounge or pool look.

2. Woven Asymmetrical Suit

Anna also transformed an old suit into a woven one-strap. In less than 30 minutes!

Materials:

- A one-piece bathing suit

- Scissors

- Fabric chalk

- A needle and thread

Step 6: Now you can start weaving.

Start by pulling the fist cut strap over the second and taking the second strap under and over the first one, pulling the straps down. Continue until you've woven all of the cuts. This video is a helpful tutorial for the weaving.

2. Floral Crochet Bathing Suit

This cheery floral suit was created by Marjorie at The Kipi Blog.

Materials:

- A solid color bathing suit

- Crochet flowers and leaves (the ones shown are from here)

- Sewing pins

- A needle and thread

- Scissors.

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

It helps to do this while wearing the bathing suit in front of a mirror (or have someone help you pin them on while you are wearing the 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.

Keep on sewing flowers and leaves in this manner until complete.

Almost too pretty swim in.

4. Side Bow Swimsuit

Last but not least, give an old suit an upgrade with side bows, like Aimee from Clones n Clowns.

Materials:

- A plain black swimsuit

- An old pair of tights

- Sharp scissors

- A needle and thread

- A tape measure (only if you want to keep both sides balanced).

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

Repeat on the other side making sure you cut at symmetrical levels, and lining them up with a ruler if you like.

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

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