Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #1: Justina Blakeney

About this project
Published

Time
Time:0h50
Difficulty
So so
Crafts
Dressmaking

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Los Angeles, California, US
2007
T-Shirt Recon
Glamour Flip Flops
Sweatshirt
Easy Bikini
Trade in your old yoga pants for a new suit.

(Illustrations by Ellen Schultz)



Instructions

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 1
    Step 1

    <b>For the top</b>
    Carefully cut the waistband off the stretch pants.

    Cut two triangular shapes from the stretch pants (we suggest you use a bra to roughly measure your size, remember to add a half inch for seam allowance).

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take one jersey strip (2 inches wide) and sew flat around the two straight edges of the double triangular pieces. Repeat with other triangle.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut open the waistband, leaving one long, elastic strip. Place and pin the rounded edges of both triangular shapes to the center of the elastic band.

  • Step 4

    Use the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine (or regular stitch if sewing by hand) to sew the rounded edges to the elastic band gathering the fabric in the center of each triangle (for larger boobs, slightly overlap the two triangles for more support).

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut up one jersey strip onto five thin slices about 10 inches long. Put the pieces together and sew together in the center to create "pom-pom'.

  • Step 6

    Sew ribbon to tops of each triangle, and cut to desired length depending on your size.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew pom-pom onto ribbon where desired.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 8
    Step 8

    <b>For the bottoms</b>

    Cut out desired "panty shape" from stretch pants (you can use panties or bikini bottoms to measure your size, remember to add a half inch for seam allowance.)

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take two jersey strips (2 inches wide) and sew flat around each leg hole, using the zig-zag stitch.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 10
    Step 10

    Take one jersey strip and sew flat using the zig-zag stitch around the waist, pulling the jersey while leading in into the sewing machine to create elasticity in the waist.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 11
    Step 11

    Create a pom-pom as described.

  • How to make a bikini. Easy Bikini - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew to rim where desired.

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Comments

Haruka xz
Haruka xz · Puebla, Puebla, MX · 16 projects
oh! i like the idea...may be i will wear some like this in this summer xD
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Oonly1
Oonly1 · Prince George, Virginia, US
love it but would it work as well as a bikini made from reg. material
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
ugh. i want a flat tummy so i can wear one of those :\

but its amazing!!! dude thats awesome!!
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Anny
Anny · 3 projects
Hot!
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featureandform
featureandform · Whitley Bay, England, GB · 2 projects
WOW! :O amazing!
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
LUCKY FOR ME! My old cheap-o yoga pants jus wore out! YIPEE! WOOHOOO! YEAH!
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JuliaFuentes
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
im so going to try this :]
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Nanzaa LOW
Nanzaa LOW · Bangkok, TH · 51 projects
cool..im making one but use old t-shirt not da jean..
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Ryden
Ryden · 28 projects
I would love to see some photos of made ones!
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Sarie
Sarie · Chicago, Illinois, US · 13 projects
This is so wonderful, amazing, & fabulous.
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