Swimsuit Pattern — Upcycled Clothing to DIY Swimsuit Video Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012

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Get the summer look with these bathing suit patterns for men and women. Get crafty by turning a men's shirt into a vintage swimsuit, then whip up a pair of men's board shorts from tuxedo pants.

This vintage-style swimsuit pattern takes about 5 hours to make and is suitable for intermediate-level sewists. When you upcycle the material for your one-piece from an old shirt, you can get a custom look that's perfect for the beach or the boardwalk.
Learn how to make a swimsuit from a men's striped shirt with this fun summer swimsuit tutorial from Threadbanger.  


A men's tuxedo pant gets new life as a pair of board shorts, proving that DIY swimsuits are not just for the ladies. This swimsuit pattern is great for beginners, because the shape of the short is already intact and it just needs to be embellished with a cutout and new belt. Simply attach a men's tie and cutouts from a Hawaiian shirt to make this swimsuit pattern for men.
Get the men's board shorts how-to at Threadbanger.

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