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Top 15 Swimsuit Patterns: A Stylish Guide for Summer

Top 15 Swimsuit Patterns: A Stylish Guide for Summer

Sewing a swimsuit is a whole lot easier if you have excellent swimsuit patterns. We have so many different swimsuit patterns that we figured it would be helpful if we made a post highlighting some of our favorite patterns that will keep you stylish all summer long. From one-piece to two-piece swimsuits, to classic vintage designs, to trendy reversible swimsuits, we've got you covered. We'll even talk about board short patterns for men and swim cover-up patterns as well. Plus, we'll give you some resources to help you sew your own swimsuit. We promise it's not as hard as you think.

Top 15 Best Swimsuit Patterns from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop

Swimwear Patterns for Women and Girls

We have a wide variety of swimsuits for women and girls. Choose from a variety of styles. Experiment with different fabrics and discover the endless possibilities in creating your ideal swimsuit.

#1 Paradise Women's Swimsuit Sewing Pattern & Pool Party Swimsuit for Girls

Prepare yourself for an exciting summer with the Paradise and Pool Party swimsuit patterns! These swimsuit patterns offer various options to create a charming vintage-style swimsuit with either a bow or a timeless scoop neckline. You can choose to add ruching for a figure-flattering fit, and the wide straps ensure comfort and support during all your escapades. The swimsuits are fully lined and the Paradise also gives you the option to include cups for added support. Options include: (1) Bow Front, (2) Plain Front; (2) One-Piece with or without a ruched front; (3) Tankini with or without ruched front; (4) Bikini top; and, (5) Bikini bottoms in the standard rise and high rise with optional ruching.

Pool Party and Paradise Swimsuit Patterns

#2 Streamline Racerback Bathingsuit Pattern

The Streamline Swimsuit is an ideal choice for energetic young girls! This swimsuit boasts a sporty racerback design, ensuring a comfortable fit that will remain in place throughout all of her exciting escapades. It includes options for: (1) Basic one-piece and tankini top; (2) Color-blocked one-piece and tankini top; (3) Bikini bottoms; (4) Boy short bottoms; and, (5) Optional lining.

Streamline Swimsuit Pattern

#3 Bahama Mama Mix and Match Women's Bathing Suit Patterns

Get ready for a fabulous beach experience with the Bahama Mama Swim Line! The Bamama Mama line includes Bikini Bottoms, Blouson Top, Peplum Tankini with shoulder ties, Boy Shorts Pattern, and Color Blocked Tankini with an optional maternity add-on. Enjoy the beach in style with the Bahama Mama Swim Line! Sizes range from XXS to XXXL.

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Bahama Mama Patterns

#4 Sun n' Fun Leotard and Easy Bathing Suit Pattern

The Sun n' Fun Swimsuit and Leotard Pattern is designed to accommodate all of your little one's exciting escapades. Whether it's swimming, dancing, or gymnastics, this pattern is perfect for any activity! The Sun n' Fun showcases a charming scoop back with a delightful bow detail and the option to add ruffles on the shoulder. To ensure top-notch quality and comfort, the Sun n' Fun is fully lined. The accompanying tutorial provides helpful pointers for sewing with swimsuit fabric and achieving a polished look.Leotard Sewing Pattern

#5 Surfsuit Swimsuit Patterns: Bahama Mama for Women and High Tide Surfsuit for Girls

Get ready to hit the beach with our surfsuit patterns. These pare perfect for sewing a swimsuit you can feel confident in. Say goodbye to constant adjusting and ill-fitting suits and say hello to your best summer ever! These include a front zipper for easy dressing, 3 sleeve lengths (cap, short, and, long), an optional snap crotch for the girls and an optional shelf bra for the women as well as 3 views: (1) Basic One-Piece; (2) Rash Guard Top; and, (3) One-Piece with Skirt or Ruffle (for the girls). All views can be made with any of the 3 sleeve lengths. The Bahama Mama Surfsuit Pattern is nursing-friendly! 

***Want to make one for your mini-me? Buy the High Tide and the Bahama Mama Surfsuit and save $2 at checkout with the code "SURFSUIT"Surfsuit Sewing Patterns

#6 Vintage Swimwear Sewing Patterns: Bahama Mama for Women and Marilyn for Girls

Add some vintage flair to your summer with these swimsuit patterns. The Marilyn for girls has options for a one-piece, tankini, colorblocking, and more.

The Bahama Mama Vintage Swimsuit Pattern is a timeless one-piece style for women. It features a cross-over bodice and offers the choice between bikini or boy shorts cut. The straps can be crossed at the back or tied as a halter. There is also an option for ruching in the front to create a slimming effect. The pattern includes a shelf bra with optional cups for support and coverage, making it convenient for nursing mothers.

Vintage Swimsuit Patterns

Grils' Vintage Swimsuit Pattern

Trendy Reversible Swimming Suit Sewing Patterns

Discover the versatility of reversible swimwear with these trendy swimsuit patterns. Sew your own stylish and practical Riviera Reversible Swimsuit for a unique beach look. Mix and match fabrics to create your perfect reversible bikini top, and experiment with different strap options for added customization. Dive into the world of reversible swimsuits and enjoy the beauty of interchangeable colors and patterns.

#7 Hanalei Bay Reversible Bathing Suit Sewing Patterns: Women's and Girls

The Hanalei Bay Reversible Swimsuit is the perfect swimsuit for an active lifestyle. For the Top, options include: (1) Length: Tankini, Midi, or Crop; (2) Back: Scoop or Racerback; and, (3) Hem: Knotted or Banded. For the Bottom, options include: (1) Reversible basic bottoms; (2) Skirted Bottoms, or, (3) Bottoms with contoured waistband.

The top of the women's version also includes a built-in shelf bra with optional cups and the bottoms provide full coverage. The skirt has optional pockets- perfect for stowing away your phone while you're on shore.  If you need help, you can check out our step-by-step YouTube Video Tutorial.

Reversible Swimsuit Patterns

#8 Riviera Reversible Swimsuit Pattern

The Riviera Reversible Swimsuit Pattern is not only comfortable but also easy to sew. It offers the benefit of having two swimsuits in one! This sewing pattern allows for complete reversibility, with all seams fully enclosed. Options include: (1) Basic One-Piece; (2) Color Blocked One-Piece; (3) Basic Two-Piece; (4) Color Blocked Two-Piece; and, (5) Optional shoulder & leg flutters.

Girl's Reversible Swimsuit Pattern

Board Short Patterns

Sew your board shorts with these versatile patterns for men and boys. Choose from different length options to personalize the fit and style. These patterns provide instructions for adding pockets and waistband details, allowing you to create your own unique look. Many have colorblocking and other features. Step out in confidence with fashionable board shorts crafted by you.

#9 Cowabunga Board Shorts

Get ready for a fantastic summer with Cowabunga Shorts! These board shorts have a versatile design for swimming and everyday wear. View A features vibrant color blocking, while View B offers a classic style with the choice of a side pocket in knee-length or shortie length. Both patterns include the option to add a drawstring detail for added style. Choose boxer briefs or bikini bottom lining to complete your look.

Board Shorts Pattern

#10 Santa Cruz Board Shorts Pattern

Prepare yourself for the upcoming sunny days with the Santa Cruz Board Shorts Pattern! Crafted from either your preferred knit or woven fabrics, these board shorts are ideal for both playtime and swimming. Available in sizes 2t-12, they also offer the choice of adding a boxer brief or bikini bottom lining. Ensuring comfort and flexibility, these board shorts come with an elastic waistband, making them perfect for active children. Options include: (1) Shorties or Knee Length; (2) Plain or Colorblocked Back; and, (3) Optional Drawstring.

Board Shorts Patterns

#11 Baja Shorts Pattern

Get ready for summer with the Baja Shorts! These shorts feature a playful side stripe design and an optional pocket. The elastic waist provides a comfortable fit, making them ideal for active kids. You can make the Baja Shorts using knit or woven fabrics of your choice. Sizes 2t-12 also have an optional lining, allowing you to use them for playtime, sports, and swimming. Options include: (1) Shorties or Knee length; (2) Optional Pocket; and, (3) Optional Faux Drawstring.

Board Shorts Sewing Pattern

#12 Long Beach Men's Board Shorts Pattern

Get ready for a beach getaway with the Long Beach Board Shorts designed specifically for men! These board shorts have a unique pattern that includes a contrasting waistband, a flat front with an elastic back, a velcro fly with a drawstring closure, an optional sunglasses loop, a side pocket with a zipper closure, and the choice of having a lining or not.

Men's Board Shorts Sewing Pattern

Other Beachwear Sewing Patterns

Whether you need a swim-cover up or a rash guard, we have some other great options to help protect your skin from the sun and add an extra layer of style. Rash guard swimsuits are ideal for those seeking extra coverage and UV protection. They are perfect for active swimmers and water sports enthusiasts.

#13 Laguna Beach Swim Cover-Up Pattern

The Laguna Beach Swim Cover-Up is an ideal choice for ensuring that children stay cozy and dry following a swim. The Swim Cover-Up Pattern provides various options, such as long sleeves, sleeveless or sleeveless, and incorporates a kangaroo pocket and a lined hood.

Swim Cover-Up Pattern

#14 Hang Ten Rash Guard Pattern

Ensure the safety of your young ones from the sun throughout the entire summer with the Hang Ten Rash Guard! This Rash Guard Pattern is a simple and convenient sewing project that guarantees comfort when worn. The PDF Sewing Pattern provides various options such as long sleeves, short sleeves, a side stripe, and an optional snap placket for effortless dressing and undressing.

Rash Guard Pattern

#15 Aloha Burn Blocker Pattern

Get ready for a great summer with the Aloha Burn Blocker Suit! This swimsuit design prioritizes comfort and sun protection for your kids. The Sewing Pattern includes short and long sleeves, a zip-up front for easy wear and removal, and a zipper shield to prevent discomfort and keep the zipper pull out of reach. Sizes range from 3 months to 4 years old, with an optional snap inseam.

Burn Blocker Pattern

How to Sew Your Own Swimsuit?

Once you've chosen a sewing pattern, learning how to sew a swimsuit is not as difficult as it may seem. With the tips and tutorials available at Peek-a-Boo, you'll find it especially easy. Check out our blog post on How to Sew Swimsuit Fabric for more information.

Essential Materials for Swimsuit Sewing

We originally had a hard time finding fun and stylish swimsuit we started Our swim fabric and board short fabric sections are packed with great activewear and swim nylon spandex prints at great prices. Also, you get flat rate shipping. If you need additional help we have a great swimsuit fabric guide and board short fabric guide to help you out.

Thank you

To sum it up, we have many great swimsuit sewing patterns for you as a beginner or more advanced sewer. From a one-piece swimsuit, to a bikini pattern, and more you'll find it all delivered right to your e-mail (free shipping) at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. Sewing your own swimwear is a great way to get the perfect fit with so get out your sewing machine and design it to your liking. It will be good news to have perfectly fitting swimwear.

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