Sewing Swimsuits for Kids

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I love sewing my kids’ swimsuits and I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so fun and gratifying to me. Maybe because my kids love to swim so my handmade swimsuits get used a lot. Or maybe because they are so cost effective – you can often get 2 or more kids swimsuits from a yard of fabric!


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Or maybe its because I have more control over the styles they wear… check out how modest this one is! Plus her sun-sensitive skin is protected.

The top was sewn from the Hang Ten Rash Guard Pattern from Peek-a-Boo Patterns. She has really easy and fun swimwear patterns for kids with detailed instructions that make them perfect for beginners too.. This is the second year I’ve sewn tops from this pattern and I love it.


These full coverage bottoms were sewn from a pattern in Ottobre Design Magazine issue 03/2009.  I had never sewn them before and I wasn’t sure how much we would like them. But they cover her bum so well (no diving board wedgies!) that I have to give them 2 thumbs up! 

Should I give you a sneak peek of the Picnic Tote here too???

Okay… because maybe you already saw it on my blog, CLICK HERE. 🙂

This tote turned out so gorgeous I can hardly stand it!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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2 Comments

  1. What a great swimsuit! I love the modest design. I would have loved those growing up. The Picnic tote looks like the perfect size!

  2. I love the idea of making a rash guard too! I actually just purchased some swimsuit material and a pattern (I make my own patterns but never wanted to attempt to make a bathing suit pattern though lol). Thanks for the idea and for the awesome link up!! Have a great weekend!

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