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#BTRswim Pattern Ideas

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We have scoured the internet for you to bring you the most size inclusive Indie PDF swimsuit patterns we could find. As we find more and designers continue to release patterns we will go through and update this list periodically. Please feel free to add any pattern/designer suggestions in the comments! And don’t forget if you make a swimsuit make sure you hashtag #BTRSwim on social media. We cannot wait to see what you all make! <3

Rad Patterns

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust-67”, Waist 58”, Hip 68”)

Tuesday Stitches

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 52”, Waist 45”, Hips 55”)

Friday Pattern Co.

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 54”, Waist 47”, Hips 57”) 

Megan Nielsen Patterns

Designer’s Max measurements (Bust 56”, Waist 48”, Hip 58”) 

5 out of 4 Patterns

This pattern company is in the process of updating previous patterns to include their newer size range. I will include which size range is available for which pattern next to each listing.

Max Measurements ( Bust 50″, Waist 46″, Hip 53″)

Max Measurements (Bust 60″, Waist 54″, Hips 61″)


Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust-54”, Waist-47”, Hip 58”)

Made for Mermaids

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 51”, Waist 42”, Hips 54”)

Patterns for Pirates

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 54”, Waist 50”, Hips 58”)

Laela Jeyne Patterns

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 56”, Waist 44”, Hips 55”) 

Cashmerette Patterns

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust- 58”, Waist-48”, Hips 58” 

Ipswich Swimsuit

Sew a Little Seam

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 48”, Waist 41”, Hip 52”) 

Do It Better Yourself

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 63”, Waist 59.75”, Hips 67”) 

Rebecca Page

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 54”, Waist 50”, Hips 57”) 

Stitch Upon A Time

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 56”, Waist 50”, Hips 58”) 

Ellie and Mac

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 60”, Waist 56”, Hips 63”) 

Petite Stitchery

Designer’s Max Measurements (Bust 53.5”, Waist 48”, Hips 56.5”)

Lingerie/Undergarment Patterns?

Do you have a favorite fitting bra, undies, or undergarment pattern? Try it in swim! I wouldn’t recommend this for your first time sewing a swimsuit, because a swimsuit specific pattern will contain tips and tricks for sewing a swimsuit. But, really the sky is the limit when you consider what you want in a swimsuit and what patterns you feel comfortable in.

Thats a wrap, folks! Be sure to read our post on swim fabric suppliers and swimsuit findings posts next!

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