Warm weather means lazy afternoons by the pool or at the beach, watching the kids playing in the water. It's even better if your kids are splashing around in a swimsuit that you have sewn yourself. There are lots of cute swimwear sewing patterns for kids. Here are my favourites for girls (come back soon for the boys version!):
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One-Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Girls
For the sporty, active girl, make the racerback Laura swimsuit from Tumble'n'Twirl.
Coles Creations have the gorgeous All 4 One Stylish Swimsuit, with lots of options, including a version with a skirt.
For a simple one-piece design, try the free racer-back swimsuit tutorial at Shwin and Shwin (including pattern for size 6).
Encourage some superhero swimming with the Princess Power Suit sewing pattern from Winter Wear Designs.
The Malibu swimsuit from Peekaboo Patterns has some pretty details for the elegant girl!
The Ruched'n'Ruffled swimsuit sewing pattern by Dandelions'n'Dungarees has lots of pretty details.
Two Piece Swimsuit Sewing Patterns for Girls
The high-waisted bikini sewing pattern by Julia Faye Davison has gorgeous ruffle details (and check out the Little Mermaid version!).
Ruby Jean's Closet has the very cute Gidget bikini sewing pattern - such a sweet design for babies and toddlers.
The Birdie Bikini by My Childhood Treasures is another gorgeous sewing pattern with a vintage touch.
BellaBum Boutique has a fun swim top sewing pattern with various options for tankinis and rashis.
If you're looking to protect your little one's skin from the sun, make a Hang Ten Rash Guard with this sewing pattern from Peekaboo Patterns (including long and short sleeve options).
That should give you enough options to get through the long hot summer! If not, find more swimsuit sewing pattern inspiration here.