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Karlie Swimsuit DIY Sewing Pattern (PDF)


The Karlie PDF pattern includes a rash guard, string bikini and Speedo-inspired one piece. See below for full description, sizing, format + supplies.



View A: Long sleeve rash guard with a scoop neck and built-in shelf bra. Neckline is finished with rubber elastic and sleeves and bottom hem are finished with self bands.

View B: String bikini that is finished with fold over and rubber elastic throughout.

View C: One piece with a scoop neck and built-in shelf bra. The back is inspired by Speedo’s iconic design.


The Karlie swimsuit is available in sizes XS-5XL
Click here for full size size chart


Available in A4, A0 and letter


MAIN FABRIC: Fabric for all pieces. Pattern was designed to be made with fabrics that have 8-20% spandex. Recommended fabrics include lycra that is appropriate for swimwear.

LINING FABRIC: Fabric for lining all pieces on Front Bodice and Back Bodice on View A (rash guard), all pieces on View B (bikini) and View C (one piece). Also fabric for shelf bra. Pattern was designed to be lined with stretch mesh or Helenca (swimwear lining). If you are full busted (D+ cup), recommended to use power net for shelf bra.

FOLD OVER ELASTIC: Elastic for finishing edges on View B (bikini). Recommended to use ⅜” (when folded) for sizes XS-M and ¾” (when folded) for sizes L-5X.

RUBBER ELASTIC: Elastic for finishing neckline on View A (rash guard) and all edges on View C (one piece). It is optional for View B (bikini). Recommended width is ¼”-⅜”

TWILL TAPE: Optional trim for stabilizing the string ties on View B.

click here for fabric consumption per size and per view

Additional required supplies: Sewing machine with straight, lightning and zig zag stitch, polyester thread, microtex or stretch needle (size depends on fabric).

Additional optional supplies: 28mm rotary cutter, Odif’s 505 spray adhesive

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