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How to sew a VERY simple beach cover-up
A bikini cover-up you can sew in less than an hour! Hooray!

Posted by Myam from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines • Published See Myam's 18 projects »
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  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold and sew one side of the front pieces. This would be the neckline side.

    BROKEN LINES INDICATE WHERE YOU SEW.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew the shoulders of the cover-up, right sides together.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over the allowance along the shoulder seam and sew to have a clean finish.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew (or hem) all the way around your cover-up. This excludes the neckline sides since you already took care of those on step 1.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 5
    Step 5

    Attach the cord casings to the wrong sides of the cover-up. Use your waistline as guide.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 6
    Step 6

    Insert cord.

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach your buttons or beads to the ends of the cord and you, my love, are done!

  • How to make a piece of swimwear. Simple Beach Cover Up - Step 8
    Step 8

    Final Words:

    1. Use a fabric with a pattern or print along the edge.

    2. I realize that I will probably look like a chieftain wearing this cover-up. I guess that’s okay since tribal print is apparently trendy this season.

    3. Also, this does not call for side seams. Your sides will be open, making it perfect for showing off your fun bikini.

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Fallon k.
Fallon k.
step two, how do you make the "shoulders"? its very hard to follow the diagrams.
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