Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns

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Indie, Darling: Best Swimwear Patterns

Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns

Every summer for the past two years I have made myself a new handmade swimsuit. I love the process of making swimwear and I have so much fun wearing my me-mades to the beach! This indie sewing pattern roundup is all about swimwear! Let me know if I missed your favourite! I will be sure to add it to the list 🙂

Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns

Closet Case Files Bombshell & Sophie


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Reno & Dakota


Friday Pattern Co. Vernazza Swimsuit


Halfmoon Atelier Basic Bikini WELL’S BAY


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Evie la Luve – The Mimi Bikini


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Patterns 4 Pirates Take the Plunge


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Maison Fleur 8108


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Opion Patterns 
Jamanota and Santis


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Jalie Gigi (3671), and One-piece Swimsuit (3350)


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Paprika Patterns


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Mimi G for Sew Sew Def – Riri


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Swim Style Patterns –
 Indigo Ruche Bikini


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Lily Sage and Co. Splash Swimsuit


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
5 out of 4 Riptide Shorts


The Sandpiper Swimsuit from Helen's Closet PatternsHelen’s Closet Sandpiper



Bras can make great swimsuit patterns with a few tweaks and the use of swimwear fabrics and notions.
Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns

OhhhLulu Ava Bottom, Cindy Top and Anouk bodysuit (tutorials for swimsuit hack provided).


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Noelle and Sierra (free patterns)


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Sophie Hines Euler Bralette


Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Cloth Habit Watson


If you haven’t tried sewing a swimsuit yet, don’t be shy! It’s really fun and not as hard as it looks, trust me. You can totally make a beach worthy swimsuit in an afternoon! I look forward to sharing this year’s swimsuit project on the blog soon! I still haven’t picked a pattern yet!

Here are my swimsuit projects from previous summers – click on the photos to see the full post 🙂

Sophie Swimsuit Reno and Dakota Swimsuit Reno and Bombshell Swimsuit Maison Fleur Swimsuit
Bombshell SwimsuitReno Bikini Sewalong


About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

10 Comments on “Indie, Darling: Best Swimwear Patterns”

  1. This is great! I wasn’t familiar with all of these. Jalie also has a tankini and a racing style one piece. They are older but still good patterns. I’ve also used a workout top pattern as a tankini top. I look forward to seeing what you make this year. I have supplies for a few suits, too, but got busy making other things. This post is like a helpful pep talk to get back to those.

  2. Helen, what for a great swimsuit tour!
    Thank you, I’m impatient to see witch one catch your eyes for the 2017 season.

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  5. Kwik Sew has good swimsuit patterns, too many to mention. Jalie has more and I am trying a few right now. #3351 is swim shorts with attached briefs, which is nice if you have to run to the store. #3023 is their tankini. It comes with a bikini or tankini top and a bikini bottom or a skirted bottom

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