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Swimsuit Coverup Roundup

If you have tried your hand at sewing your own swimsuit for the season, why not swim into the pool of making your own coverup too! You can make them match your pool side style, or wear them for everyday on a warm summer day. Here we round up our favorite cover up sewing patterns that you can use your chiffons for!

Coverup Patterns We Love!

Peppermint Magazine’s Beach Coverup

This beach coverup tosses easily in your beach bag and the hi-lo hemline makes a great place to sew on some fun trim, such as pom-poms! Make this one in a double gauze or cotton to wear as a summery dress with self belt.

Burda Style’s #112 07/2010

This is a sheer coverup pattern that needs to be packed for a resort or beach side getaway. It features a deep v-neck, kimono style flutter sleeves and a fabric tie belt that will cinch your waist. We love how the neckline can be adorned with beads and bits to bring up the elegance of the style.

Helen’s Closet Suki Robe

Sewn in a sheer fabric, the Suki Robe is a perfect choice for a cover up. Its long sleeves and hemline make the coverage great to protect you from the sun while not swimming.

Sew News Capsule Studio’s Niagara Skirt

Sometimes you don’t want to cover up head to toe while around the water. If you want to show off your bathing suit top, why not sew up a cover up skirt like our Niagara Skirt? The wrap style makes it easy to put on and take off so that when the urge to swim hits, you can cool down quickly.

Named Clothing’s Kielo Wrap Dress

Cover ups don’t always need to be in robe form; we love the Kielo Wrap Dress with its long hemline and wrap around waist ties. Sew it in sheer to make your handmade swimsuit underneath shine through!

Closet Core Pattern’s Charlie Caftan

This cover up brings the elegance! We love the Charlie Caftan for pool parties since it has the essence of a dress. But with the loose silhouette brought in by waist ties, it can easily be pulled over your swimsuit for instant glam.

Don’t forget about the kids!

Luckily this Burda Style cozy poncho with a kangaroo pocket sewn in terry cloth is waiting on shore. It dries quickly and can be tossed in the washing machine for quick clean-up as well.

What’s your coverup style? 

We talk all things cover up in a recent episode of the Sew & Tell podcast, so make sure to listen for more inspiration!


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