I spend a lot of time in a bathing suit in the summer and have been super frustrated trying to find a coverup that didn’t make me look like a hoochy mama OR a 100-year-old woman. So I took matters into my own hands, whipped out my sewing machine and made my own. It wasn’t hard to do and I totally encourage you to sew your own bathing suit coverup.
I used New Look pattern 6803 – the pattern cost less than $5. I needed about 2 1/2 yards of fabric.
The fabric was $9.99/yard and was on sale for 50% off. By the time I added in the buttons for the embellishments, I paid $22. Not bad.
Total sewing time was 3 1/2 hours. That includes the time to cut out the pattern and sew on the buttons. I would consider this a pattern that requires intermediate sewing experience but there are lots and lots of patterns that require even less sewing ability.
So if you have a sewing machine that’s collecting dust, try a simple pattern like this to get you going.