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DIY Swimsuit Saron


DIY Swimsuit Sarong

Swimsuit season is right around the corner and it’s time, ready or not, to pull out those suits. For a lot of us, each passing year makes it just a little harder to envision parading around in a swimsuit. This is where a good cover-up can really come in handy.

But, I’ve noticed that a well-constructed swimsuit can be pricey. Then, add on a cover-up and you have yourself a DIY Swimsuit Sarongserious investment. So, I decided to try making my own swimsuit sarong.

I was really happy with the finished product and it doesn’t require any major sewing skill. To make this sarong, you will only have to sew a straight seam. Even better, the hem does not have to be finished because the fabric will not fray.

DIY Swimsuit Sarong


  • swimsuit fabric
  • scissors
  • straight pins

1. Measure your waist and add 15 inches for the width of the fabric. The length can vary depending on your personal preference. Mine is 18″ long.

2. Double the fDIY Swimsuit Sarongabric width wise and cut the end at a diagonal. Start cutting about 2 inches below the top seam.DIY Swimsuit Sarong


3. Position the cut triangle over the trimmed corner (right sides together) and pin the edges.

4. After pinning, flip the fabric over and trim off the excess fabric to even out the edges. Repeat on the other side.

Trim excess fabric.







5. Sew right sides together with a simple, straight seam.DIY Swimsuit Sarong

  • Make sure not to pull on the material as you sew because it will stretch and cause a pucker.
  • I found it easier to pull the pins out well before I got to them. Then, I just guided the matched edges through.


6. Use a pencil eraser tip to turn the sewn corners right side out.

7. Use a ne20150217_134217edle and thread to attach the long unsewn edge to the sarong at intervals.




DIY Swimsuit SarongThis was a fun project and I have two other fabric pieces waiting to coordinate with some of my other suits! Let me know if you give it a try!
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  1. Aquariann says:

    Delightful DIY! Cute choice of fabric. ^.^

  2. Shellie – Just stopping by again to let you know I have featured your sarong on my Tuesday Treasures round up from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Have a wonderful week!

  3. This looks like an easy fun project – great job! I would love to have sewing machine to do fun projects like these.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


    • says:

      Yes, I don’t use mine alot, but it really comes in handy for occasional projects.

  4. Dawn Lucy says:

    What a great idea! Once again you made me wish I had learned how to sew somewhere along the way! Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

  5. Charissa says:

    Super cute Shellie! I love sarongs and I sew, but never thought about making my own. Now, if I can just get my other projects in process finished first, this might be next on the list. Easy tutorial too. #Friday Blog Booster

  6. Kim Hilbert says:

    This is so super cute, I wish I used them. I swim in the backyard, but generally change out of my swimsuit after I’m done. I may keep this in mind, though.

    • says:

      Wow, that’s easy enough! Yes, this kind of thing is definitely for show. Thanks for sharing a comment.

  7. Kathleen says:

    Woo Hoo, Shellie that is stunning. The sarong did not look to hard to make either. Very nicely done.
    Fridays Blog Booster Party#8

    • says:

      Thanks Kathleen. I appreciate your awesome party!

  8. Debbie says:

    Wow! So easy and it looks really nice on you, Shellie.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this sarong and especially with the polka dots! You look so darn cute in it too!

  10. Heather says:

    Great idea! I have been working on losing some baby weight and feel a little intimidated for swimming suit season. Thanks for sharing! I’ve enjoyed co-hosting @ OMHG WW with you! Have a great day!
    Heather @

    • says:

      Thanks Heather! A nice cover-up does add confidence.

  11. sooo lovely…I will definitely need one 🙂

  12. Ashleigh says:

    Very cute! Where was this when I could have used one in Hawaii lol
    thank you for sharing and for co hosting the OMHG WW with me this week! Have a wonderful weekend ahead xx

    • says:

      Thanks Ashleigh…I am sure you had the cuteness factor covered anyway! I have enjoyed co-hosting.

  13. Nice job, the finished product looks great!

  14. Joyce says:

    That’s cute. I once made a shirt (whose neckline opened on my collarbone) and struggled to make a wrap around skirt.

    • says:

      Haha, we are not all cut out for sewing… this project was just my speed with straight seams and no hemming. Thanks for stopping by to comment, Joyce!

  15. Sarah-Ann says:

    Great idea, love it! I love sarongs because it lets you cover up in a sexy way. Thanks for co-hosting WW. See you next week.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

    • says:

      Thanks Sarah-Ann…cover up being the operative word 😉

  16. Momfever says:

    It looks great. I love the idea of a sarong. Otherwise I don’t feel comfortable in a bathing suit.

    • says:

      Exactly! We have every right to cover our backside! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Jess says:

    Great job on the sarong! Very cute.I am not a sewer, but it is a great skill to have!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • says:

      Thanks Jess. I am not really one either, but I can do simple projects when the mood strikes.

  18. Christine says:

    Hi Shellie, You look fabulous! I’ll definitely be needing one this Summer! Thank you for the tutorial! Pinned!! It’s a pleasure cohosting #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW with you! Have a lovely week!

    • says:

      Thanks Christine, let me know if you make one!

  19. Evija says:

    You make it sound so easy, it turned out brilliant.. I have a polka dot bikini, would look so nice together! another thing on my to do list.. Thank you for sharing and for co-hosting, Evija at From Evija with Love x

    • says:

      Thanks Evija! It really is an easy project if you have a sewing machine.

  20. It came out so pretty. What a money saver! 🙂