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No Sew, Two Minute Swim Suit Cover Up

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How to make a No Sew Swimsuit Cover Up in two minutes flat!

How to make a No Sew Swim Suit Cover up in 2 minutes flat!

It’s starting to get hot around here and we’ve been making quite a few trips to the neighborhood pool.  I’m so happy that my kids are of an age where they can play in the pool without me having to get in with them.  (We’ve had some cooler than normal overnight temps and rain lately, which means the water is slightly cooler than I like)

Just because I don’t have to get in the water with them, doesn’t mean I’m ignoring them.  On the contrary, I am usually having to pay them multiple “visits” with behavioral “instructions.” 

I don’t particularly like to run around the pool area in just my bathing suit and always keep a cover up handy.  I’ve made a few cover ups in the past. (This one and this one.  Who wants to guess my favorite color?)  I still love and use both of them.  Sometimes though, I just need to be able to quickly throw on cover up.

Enter the sarong style bathing suit cover up.  I decided I need a new one and after browsing my fabric stash, I found the perfect fabric to use in making my new cover up.  The best part is, there was no sewing involved and it took about 2 minutes to make!  (Plus it was a perfect match to my favorite suit.)

The secret to the perfect no sew sarong is in the fabric selection.  The fabric needs to be a very lightweight and slightly sheer knit fabric.  The fabric needs to be knit so the edges won’t fray and come apart after multiple uses.

How to make a No Sew Swimsuit Cover Up in two minutes flat!

Supplies needed:
  • 2 yards of thin knit fabric
  • scissors
Lay your fabric out on a flat surface and cut the fabric 74 inches by 40 inches.

That’s it!  The fun part is in the many ways to tie the sarong.




My favorite way to reduce the bulk of the knot (and keep it more secure) is to use one of these little sarong/tie accessories.   I bought mine many years ago while on vacation, but I found them on Amazon here.


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  1. Any Clark says:

    What dominations do you suggest cutting for a 6 yr old girl who wants one like mom?

  2. Victoria Bluemer says:

    This is more of a question but do you use the same measurements for those of us that are less than 5’ tall?

    1. I would take a few inches off the length. There is no hemming, so just measure from your waist to where you want the bottom to hit and use that measurement.

  3. Victoria Bluemer says:

    Really like the idea of diy and no sewing. My machine is down.

  4. Kimberly Lewis says:

    This is so cute! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

  5. Katie Adams says:

    Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You will be featured when the post goes live later tonight, and you have been pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    –Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

  6. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says:

    Such an awesome idea to make your own cover up! Thanks so much for sharing at our Show-Licous Craft & Recipe Party! Pinning, google+'ing, and everything else! πŸ˜‰

    ~ Ashley

  7. Crochet Hooks says:

    love it! so many ways to style it and great pics to help πŸ™‚

  8. Clairejustine oxox says:

    Great idea, love the material too πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays…

  9. Bobbi @ 3GLOL says:

    I'm pinning this so I can so do it !! I need one πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Megan Pace says:

    Love this idea! I am chasing a toddler around at the pool this summer and definitely want to cover my bottom half. This is such a simple and stylish way to do that!

  11. elisabethandree says:

    Clever!! And I agree with Chelle, the fabric is beautiful!

  12. anastasia anezinis says:

    happy G'day!Great tips!Thanks for sharing!

  13. LOVE this as much as I LOVE your fabric choice!!! SEW {or not} EASY too!!! Thanks for the instructions & measurements!!