I have a hidden talent for turning cheap materials into something appearing of celebrity value!
To get started, all you need to start is a needle and thread and a saggy, ill-fitted bikini bottom. (If you already have previous knowledge on basic sewing, skip to step 2) The steps are as follows—
Step 1: Pick a thread color that matches your swimsuit. Feed the thread through the needle hole and tie a knot at one end of the string. You may want to tie several knots in the same place as I have found that only one or two knots slip through the swimsuit fabric. Give yourself about 10 inches of thread so you don't have to worry about running out.
Step 2: Locate your starting point about halfway down the back of the bikini bottom. Make sure that it is also in the center of the bottoms width wise (we don't want to look like one of our butt cheeks is bigger than the other, right?)
Step 3: When you find the center, poke your needle through the fabric coming from the inside of the swimsuit, as not to show the tail end of the thread.
Step 4: Measure out roughly 1 centimeter and poke your needle back into the fabric, this time coming from the outside swimsuit. When you pull through, pull tight on the thread and you will see your first "scrunch".
The first "Scrunch"
Step 4: Repeat steps "3" and "4" six more times or until you are about an inch and a half away from the top, making sure your puling tight (but not too tight you break the thread) and going upwards on the swimsuit.
Step 5: When you've reached about 4 to 6 "scrunches" (depending on just how bubbly you want your butt to be) feed the thread back through all of them. I generally do this about 3 or 4 times just to make sure your scrunches don't fall out.
Step 6: Now you want to tie a knot at the end of the thread. I like to tie the end of the thread with the beginning of thread because its easy and they are so close.
And tada! You now have yourself a cute little booty to show off at the beach (or pool if your like me and are landlocked). So, would you rather spend $50 at Victoria's Secret or spend $10 at Walmart and 5 extra minutes of elbow grease to get your dream butt?
Some Key Points to Keep in Mind:
- The more stitches you make, the more bootylicious you shall become
- If you mess up, just cut out the thread and start again! Easy enough
- If you are worried about it being slightly uneven or not the best sewing job, just know that if anyone is looking down there . . . its because they are checking you out. So don't sweat it
Rose on June 27, 2020:
What a difference it made to my bathing suit!
Meg on June 24, 2017:
Thanks for posting this! I had a bathing suit bottom I've never worn as it was too big and this made them perfect.