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10 Handmade Bathing Suits

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10 Handmade Bathing Suits

Memorial day has passed, which means… it’s summer! So get ready to break out the swimsuits, towels and sunscreen, ’cause we’re headed to the pool, beach or lake in no time (if you haven’t already). But instead of facing another season of dreaded swimsuit shopping, consider buying handmade and having a suit made to your exact body specifications. Got some sewing skills? Even better, as you can experiment with making your own! Miss my roundup on last years hot suits? Check those out as well, they’re all still available and as cute as ever!

ONE PIECE BATHING SUIT

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Score fabric and a liner at your local fabric store and be on your way to making your own suit like the one pictured above! You’ll just need an old swimsuit to use as a muslin or pattern. Interested in learning more? Check out Lucky and Blissful for full instructions and photos for how to complete an awesome swimsuit! Want to learn about making a suit but not exactly this pattern? There’s another amazing how-to over at BurdaStyle.

BEACH TOWEL BAG

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Want to create the easy and fun towel beach bag pictured above? You can watch a video on how to make the bag, plus get full instructions at Martha Stewart.

NEXT: Check out our top ten suits for summer 2013

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.

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2:24PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

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7:12PM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

lovely... thanks for the share

5:27PM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

I like the idea for the beach bag- but the swimming suits wouldn't look good on me...

5:41AM PDT on Jun 11, 2013

Different

4:48PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

great advertisement. LOL I prefer the suit made from cling wrap one roll fits all.

5:03PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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