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How to Enlarge a Bikini Bottom

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    • IMPORTANT: The following steps are only to repair a bikini bottom that is too small in order to make it adjustable to bigger sizes.

    • Use a tape measure to determine the amount of side seam you want to remove so that both sides are the same.

    • Pick the length based on your preference or needs. In this guide, I've removed 50.8 mm.

    • Use sewing scissors to cut 25.4 mm from each side at the seam.

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    • Fully extend the bikini bottom on a flat surface.

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    • Pick an elastic and measure around half a meter or 19 inches.

    • Cut the elastic in two halves, the long way.

    • You don't have to use an elastic, you can also use laces, ribbons, or material from old bikinis.

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    • Basic sewing knowledge is not required, but preferred.

    • Pay close attention when handling the sewing needle. Keep away from eyes or children.

    • To begin, sew the elastic directly to the bikini on the interior of the suit at all four sides with the the loose ends facing out.

    • The last picture shows how your bikini should look after sewing the elastic onto the fabric.

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    • To create a ruched look for the bikini and to finish the seam where you've sewn the elastic onto the fabric, sew between the middle of the fabric.

    • Repeat this step four times on each side of the bikini, two on the right and two on the left.

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    • Your final product should look like this. As a result, your bikini will now have two ties in each side of your hip where it can be tightened or loosened as you wish.

    • If your straps seem a little loose you can continue to sew over the fabric to tighten it a bit more.

Conclusion

If by the end of this guide your swimsuit is not yet of your liking you can add more elastic to your bikini or choose another style.

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