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22 Shorts and Swimsuit Patterns to Sew!

We’ve rounded up a bunch of swimsuit patterns from our indie designers that you can start sewing! And because we like to walk to the beach/pool/lake/splash pad with some coverage, we’ve rounded up our favorite shorts patterns too! Go grab some patterns for your family and get to sewing. Let this tide you over until our next bundle.

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Ready, set, sew!

Swimsuit & Shorts Patterns for Women:

The Mykonos Tankini Collection. Comes in sizes xxsxxxl. You get 3 different tops and 3 different bottoms, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content! These were drafted to give you more coverage in the back than ready-made swimsuits that you buy at the store.

womens tankinis swimsuit pattern to sew

The Northshore Swimsuit Pattern. Comes in sizes xxs– 3x. Tons of options for two pieces, or a one-piece. Super cute and trendy, check it out!

northshore swimsuit pattern for women to sew

The Maldives Swimsuit comes in sizes xxs-xxxl. There are videos posted that went with the sew along, so you’ll have help sewing it. It’s super comfortable and in-style. Make a statement this summer!

mykonos swimsuit pattern

The Solis Swimsuit and Leo. Comes in sizes xs- 4x. You get a couple different options for this one. Great if you like to show off your style!

solis swimsuit pattern

The Endless Summer Shorts for women, comes in sizes xxsxxxl. Stay cool this summer! Treat yourself.

The Tess Tulip Shorts pattern for women (get the matching one for girls!). Comes in sizes 0-30. Cute shorts that come with 3″ and 5″ inseams, with hidden inseam pockets so you can leave your purse at home!

womens tulip shorts sewing pattern

The Taylor Shorts pattern. Comes in sizes 0-18 for women. Has 3 different lengths, and a flat front or pleated front options. You’ll love these shorts!

womens shorts sewing pattern

The Moxi Shorts pattern. Comes in women sizes 0-18. Great for running, hiking, or wearing over your swimsuit! These could double as a cute pair of swim shorts for women. LOVE it!

womens racing shorts swimsuit pattern

Swimsuit & Shorts Patterns for girls:

The Fly Girl racing suit for girls. Sizes 1-14. Great coverage and perfect for pretty fabrics!

girls racer back swimsuit pattern

The Trendsetter Tankini. Sizes 1-14. Great two piece options for her.

girls tankini swimsuit patterns

Girl’s South Seas swimsuit pattern. Comes in sizes 2-12. Tons of coverage in the front and on the bottom. Cute and comfy! She’ll love it!

girls one-piece swimsuit pattern to sew

The Pantaloomers shorts! Comes with twelve sizes.. newborn to 9/10 years. So incredibly cute! I don’t know if it’s fair for them to have more style than me.. but here we are. It’s the Must-have pattern this summer! 😉

girls pantaloons shorts pdf sewing pattern

The Tout de Suite Bloomer Shorts for girls. Sizes 18m – 14 years. Will keep her cool and fashionable all summer long! #sewallthebloomers

girls bloomer shorts pdf sewing pattern

The Tess Tulip Shorts pattern, comes in sizes 6 months to 12 years. Super cute and feminine! I love these so much!

The Satya pants/shorts pattern. Comes in sizes newborn to 12 years. If you look, you can see that it includes BOTH pants and shorts options. Snag it for the shorts in the summer, and the pants for back to school. Sweet!

The Bubbla Shorts. Comes in sizes newborn to 12 years. I know I’m really thinking ahead, but these would be cute for part of a Halloween costume too. And of course, perfect for the beach!

girls bubble shorts sewing pattern

The Surfen Cover-up! Comes in sizes 18 months to 12 years. Okay, okay, I know I only said swimsuits and shorts.. but my girls would totally want this. So it made the list.

swim cover-up sewing pattern

Swim & Shorts Patterns for Boys:

The North Shore Boardshorts for boys. I legit love these, so much. They come in sizes 2-12. And I think my boys need this pattern. Your boys need them too.

boardshorts sewing swimsuit patterns for boys

The Riptide Rashguard. Comes in sizes 2-12. So, rashguards are made for surfers so the sand doesn’t give them a rash..get it. Anyways, my boys are SUPER fair-skinned and this will help them not turn into a lobster. Rashguards are the must-have item for boys this summer. I’m so excited I found this pattern!

rashguard sewing swimsuit pattern

The Potato Chip shorts pattern is unisex! Comes in sizes 12 months to 9/10 years. I’ve used this pattern for some of my kids, and I can tell you… it’s a really fun sew. I couldn’t stop at just one.

The Rover Shorts for kids. Comes in Sizes 18 months to 14 years. Great for hiding seashells in the pockets and any little treasures they find! And you can use the pants to make their school wardrobe too!

pants and shorts sewing pattern

The Clipper shorts are unisex and great for boys or girls! Comes in sizes newborn to 12 years. I absolutely love that they have tons of length options, you can really customize these!

unisex shorts pattern

Fabric Shops with Swim Fabric:

If you’re looking for swim fabric, check out all the many options from PeekABoo Fabric Shop. I can totally vouch for their fabric, it’s buttery soft and the lining is amazing. We personally use their fabric and love it!

I also love Girl Charlee fabrics for the shorts and swim cover-ups.

Happy sewing!!

These are not ALL the swim options out there but they’re some solid options to get you started.

I hope you’ll check out the shops above and look around and see if they have any more swimsuit patterns that you like. You can pick and choose your own little summer bundle!

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22 swimsuit patterns

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