Sandpiper Swimsuit


Size Range: 0-34 (up to a 62″ chest/hip)

View Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

The Sandpiper Swimsuit is the ultimate sporty two piece for swimming, water sports, and fun in the sun! Choose high-waisted or low-rise bottoms and mix and match them with the Sandpiper Swimsuit top. View A features a band finish on the top and bottoms and view B features a wider band on the top and an elastic finish on the bottoms. The neck, arm, and leg openings are all finished using swimwear elastic. Sandpiper is quick to make and a great option for people who are sewing their first ever swimsuit!

Bonus: You can make the Sandpiper Swimsuit top as a workout tank or cute crop top! Try it in an athletic knit or stretch jersey. Lining is optional when sewing it as a top. You can substitute knit bands for the elastic if desired.


Pattern Details

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
Size Range: 0-34 (up to a 62″ chest/hip)

This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern from sizes 0-22 and a D-cup pattern from sizes 12-34.

Recommended Fabrics:
Swimwear stretch knits with at least 50% stretch horizontally and vertically. Look for nylon or polyester knits with high spandex content. You may want to look for chlorine-resistant fabrics for swimming pools and/or fabrics with a UPF rating over 30 for sun safety.

Swimwear lining provides extra comfort and coverage in your swimwear. It is optional but recommended. Look for stretchy nylon or polyester fabric specifically labeled as swimwear or swimsuit lining. You can also line Sandpiper in lightweight power net or firm power mesh for more support.

Required Notions:

  • Thread (2 spools)
  • Stretch needle
  • 1/4” (0.6 cm) cotton or rubber Swimwear elastic

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern.
This pattern is designed to print at home on A4 (8.3” x 11.7”) or letter (8.5” X 11”) sized paper. A copyshop file is also provided  (A0 – 33.1″ x 46.8″). The pattern is on one copy shop page. A comprehensive instruction booklet is included.

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.