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Kimono Swim Suit Cover Up -free pattern

Make a Kimono Swim Suit Cover up with this Free Kimono Pattern

This easy-to-make Kimono swim cover-up is drapey and flattering, plus it’s super simple to make. Only 2 pattern pieces!

Sew a Kimono Swim Suit Cover up with this free pdf sewing pattern!
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Kimono Swim Cover-up – Free Pattern

I’m excited to share my newest free pdf pattern, a Kimono Swim Suit Cover Up, with you today!

free swim suit cover up pattern

We have a beach vacation coming up, and I wanted to make a new cover-up to wear around the pool.

I’ve been seeing these Kimono style tops and cover-ups all over the place and wanted to make one for myself.  I’d planned on using the leftover fabric from the maxi dress I made for my daughter last week, but I was about a quarter yard short.

Since I had already special ordered the coordinating purple lace for the other fabric, I had to make a mad dash to the fabric store to find something else that would work.  (I found 2, and took a poll on facebook– so if you chimed in, thanks!  I might use the original leftover fabric on a cover-up for my missy!)

free swim suit cover up pattern

Why This Kimono Cover-up is a Must Make

You will love how easy this is to make.  

  • It’s basically just the shoulder and side seams, plus a few hems, and you’re done!
  • The cover-up is one size fits most, (I typically wear a medium), and as you can see it is fairly generous and flowy. 
  • The Cover-up Pattern is can easily be shortened or lengthened to your taste and if you are very slender I included guides where you can adjust the pattern width.  (Just cut the pattern down the middle lengthwise and overlap by a couple of inches.  You will need to redraw the bottom hem slightly.)

Suggested fabrics are:

  • flowy, lightweight knits
  • polyester rayon, (something you can wash)
  • chiffon
  • gauze
kimono swim cover up
printable swim suit cover up pattern

How Do I Get the Cover-up Pattern?

To receive the free pattern, visit the pattern page in my shop HERE.

Add the pattern to your cart and navigate through the checkout process. (Don’t worry, this pattern is free, no payment info is asked for.) After the check-out process is complete you will receive an email with a link that downloads the pattern and directs you to the sewing instructions. (You will also see a button prompting you to download the pattern on the thank you page).

Save this pattern by pinning here:

Pattern Skill Level:

Beginner/Intermediate: The Kimono is made with 2 pattern pieces attached at the shoulder and lace/trim is attached to the hem.

Pattern Info:

  • Enter your name and email to download the pattern. Save it to your PC, open the pdf document in adobe acrobat reader. (Don’t print directly from google’s online version of adobe reader. It will sometimes cause the pattern to print too small.)
  • All measurements are in inches.
  • Seam allowance is 1/4 inch with a 1/2 inch bottom.
  • If using knit fabric, use a ball point needle

Fit info

One size fits “Most”. (The loose flowy aspect of this Kimono is flattering on various sizes.) If you are very slender, there are 

Materials needed

  • Pattern 
  • 2 yard of lightweight, drapey fabric.  (Recommended fabrics: machine washable rayon, gauze, polyester chiffon, or a lightweight knit)
  • 2 yards trim
  • basic sewing supplies

Kimono Swim Cover-Up Pattern Sewing Instructions

Step 1:  Print and assemble pattern, cut fabric pieces.

Print and assemble the pattern.

I recommend first printing page 1 only and checking that the one-inch square printed at one inch.  Once you have confirmed your printer settings you can print the entire pattern.

free kimono swim cover up pattern

Lengthen or shorten the pattern if desired.

The back piece is cut on the fold.  

For the front piece, fold the fabric in half, to cut 2 pieces at once, but not on the fold.  (This way you will have 2 separate pieces that are cut in opposite directions.)

Cut out pattern pieces, transferring the “stop sewing” mark on the side.

Step 2:  Cover up assembly.

Fold neckline edge and hem with a narrow 1/4 inch seam allowance

Repeat for the sleeve edges.

Repeat for the inside cover up edge:

Line up the shoulders seams.  Pin and sew together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance  Finish this seam.

Line up the side seams and sew down to the “stop sewing” mark.

Fold the “side-vent” hem a scant 1/4 inch, press.  

Fold another scant 1/4 inch, press again, and sew.  Don’t forget to go back and finish the side seams with your favorite seam finishing method. (I serged mine.)

Fold the bottom hem 1/4 inch, press, fold another 1/4 inch, press again and sew.

Add trip along the bottom if desired.

That’s it!  You are done!

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Kimono Swim Suit Cover Up Sewing Instructions

Kimono Swim suit cover up
Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Pattern
  • 2 yard of lightweight, drapey fabric. (Recommended fabrics: machine washable rayon, gauze, polyester chiffon, or a lightweight knit)
  • 2 yards trim
  • basic sewing supplies

Instructions

Step 1:  Print and assemble pattern, cut fabric pieces.

  1. Print and assemble the pattern.
  2. I recommend first printing page 1 only and checking that the one-inch square printed at one inch.  Once you have confirmed your printer settings you can print the entire pattern.
  3. Lengthen or shorten the pattern if desired.
  4. The back piece is cut on the fold.  
  5. For the front piece, fold the fabric in half, to cut 2 pieces at once, but not on the fold.  (This way you will have 2 separate pieces that are cut in opposite directions.)
  6. Cut out pattern pieces, transferring the "stop sewing" mark on the side.

Step 2:  Cover up assembly.

  1. Fold neckline edge and hem with a narrow 1/4 inch seam allowance
  2. Repeat for the sleeve edges.
  3. Repeat for the inside cover up edge:
  4. Line up the shoulders seams.  Pin and sew together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance  Finish this seam.
  5. Line up the side seams and sew down to the "stop sewing" mark.
  6. Fold the "side-vent" hem a scant 1/4 inch, press.  
  7. Fold another scant 1/4 inch, press again, and sew.  Don't forget to go back and finish the side seams with your favorite seam finishing method. (I serged mine.)
  8. Fold the bottom hem 1/4 inch, press, fold another 1/4 inch, press again and sew.
  9. Add trip along the bottom if desired.
  10. That's it!  You are done!

9 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  2. Is there any other way to copy these patterns? my machine just won't do them this way.

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