Summer Sewing: One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women

Whether you're feeling modest but stylish or sporty, enjoy the beach or pool with a  DIY swimsuit with the best one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women.

The weather is heating up and a beach holiday is right around the corner for our family. I need a new swimsuit but I hate swimsuit shopping. Dread and embarrassment wash over me as I walk into the swimsuit store.

Decent one-piece swimsuits are hard to find. I love the modest look of a one-piece, great to hide the little lumps that giving birth to two children have given me, but I have a long torso. If I try to wear my normal size, I end up with a massive wedgy and my (not very large) chest being pulled completely flat. To find a one-piece swimsuit that fits my torso, I have to go up 3-4 sizes and end up with the width not fitting quite right, with excess fabric where I really don't need it (and I'm not risking a wardrobe malfunction at the beach!). 

So of course the answer to all my swimsuit fitting problems is to make my own, spending the extra time to fit my body shape. Whether you are looking for a stylish one-piece to laze on the beach or something more sporty for swimming laps, here are the best one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women:

DIY one piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women. Make the perfect fitting swimmers for ladies with these patterns. There's a great selection of patterns including stylish, sporty and modest designs. Let's get sewing!

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Stylish One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women

Rita one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Wardrobe By Me

The Rita one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Wardrobe By Me is a simple design that can be jazzed up with the right swimsuit fabrics.

The Bombshell is modeled on a classic 1950’s silhouette, a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering yet modest swimsuits.

The Bombshell is another swimsuit pattern modelled on a classic 1950’s silhouette, giving a stylish but modest look.

V-Neck Swimsuit sewing pattern from The Tailoress

The V-Neck Swimsuit sewing pattern from The Tailoress is more playful with its tie-back design.

Modest One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women

Lola Womens Swimsuit sewing pattern with a skirt

Lola is a modest one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Laela Jeyne Patterns with a skirt to keep your bottom covered.

First Crush Swimsuit Pattern is a versatile sewing pattern to give you almost 200 swimsuit configuration options. With cute ruched side detailing, or the option for smoother sides, this swimsuit has a feminine touch and can be made exactly how you want it!

First Crush Swimsuit Sewing Pattern is a versatile sewing pattern with almost 200 swimsuit combinations. With cute ruched side detailing or the option for smoother sides, this swimsuit has a feminine touch and can be made exactly how you want it! There's a maternity version of the pattern too.

One-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Jalie

This One-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Jalie is a simple but flattering design.

Sporty One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Women

Sporty Racerback swimsuit sewing pattern for women from Jalie

If you want to swim laps or have a custom-made swimsuit to race in, the Racerback swimsuit sewing pattern for women from Jalie is stylish and practical.

Scoop back One piece Swimsuit sewing pattern from Swim Style

The scoop back one-piece swimsuit sewing pattern from Swim Style is a practical design for everyday wear.

Denise swimsuit from Pin-Up Girls

The Denise swimsuit from Pin-Up Girls has a few different options, just perfect for swimming laps of the pool.

Sports swimsuit sewing pattern for women with seven back options, including racer and halter from Tagger Wear.

This Sports swimsuit sewing pattern for women from Tagger Wear with seven back options, including racer and halter. The spaghetti strap options make a practical, sporty swimsuit that much more stylish and fun.

Video Swimsuit Sewing Class

Learn to sew a one-piece swimsuit with this sewing class on Craftsy

If you're feeling intimidated about sewing your own swimsuit, get step-by-step guidance on how to select a swimsuit sewing pattern and fit it to your measurements with the Sewing Swimsuits (the supportive one-piece) Craftsy class with Beverly Johnson.

Feel stylish at the beach and pool this summer with a one-piece swimsuit made just for you (and never walk through the doors of those swimwear shops again!). Time to get sewing!

What are your favourite one-piece swimsuit sewing patterns for women?

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