DIY~ Fringe Bikini Tops

Fringe bikini tops are a crazy hot trend this summer. The summer trends can be found here from Miami Fashion Week. Whether it is a haulter top or bandeau top, fringe swimwear has taken over worldwide. A fringe bikini top can range from $20-$50 in department stores, but this DIY only costs up to $10 worth of fabric. All you will need is an old bikini top, swimsuit fabric, scissors, sewing machine, and an eye for detail. Let’s begin!

First, cut out 1/2 inch wide, 11 inch long strips. I used this red swimsuit fabric I got from my local craft store. I asked for about 1/3 of this fabric. Swimsuit fabric is the best because regular fabric, obviously, won’t last in the water. Measure the long strip to the bikini top and then start cutting the fringe into it.

This step is optional, but does make the suit look better. Cut the fringe strings in half or angle the fringe. If you are sewing it to a bandeau, then I would suggest cutting the strips at an angle.

Now, sew the uncut part of the strip to the top of the bikini top. Using a zigzag stitch will ensure that the fringe stays on the bikini and doesn’t come off mid-splash.


And that’s it! Attach some adorable printed bottoms and a cute sun-hat and you’re beach ready! You can also complete this with one-piece suits, as seen below.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. livelaughloveblogforever
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 14:49:37

    Eager to try this! Thanks for posting!



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