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Paradise Patterns Cowrie Kini - PDF Pattern

Paradise Patterns Cowrie Kini - PDF Pattern

Regular price $23.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $23.00 CAD
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Pattern Format


Pattern Formats:

PDF: This is a PDF file only. Your files will be available to download immediately after your purchase is complete. A physical pattern will not be sent to you.


PDF + Printed: We will print the A0 pattern and send a notification when it is either available for local pickup or has shipped. The PDF version will also be available for download immediately after purchase. Please note we do not print the instructions, just the sewing pattern, so please download the instructions after purchase.

About this Pattern

The Cowrie Kini (named after the Cowrie shell! The shape of the top resembles two cowrie shells I think) is a bikini pattern with two style options for the top and a French cut bottom with medium coverage and two waist rise options. View A, the flat front top, is finished with fold over elastic (FOE) and has a G-hook closure in the back. You can choose either mid- or high rise bottoms for both views. View B, the tie front top, is self faced and this construction is commonly called “seamless”, meaning you don’t see the seams and the lining and main fabric is the same.

You will learn:
✿ How to sew swimwear on your regular sewing machine, no serger necessary.
✿ Two ways of finishing edges on a bikini

Choose knit fabric labeled “swim” or “active wear” with 4-way stretch. Typical compositions include Nylon/Spandex and Polyester/Lycra. Aim for at least 15% of elastane (also known as Spandex or Lycra). 

For View A, you will need 1” FOE to finish all edges. Check out our selection of FOE here.  For View B, you will need good quality 1/4”(6mm) swim elastic or knit elastic, either polyester or cotton. Rubber and clear elastic is not recommended for this pattern.

✿ A4/Letter print at home
✿ Projector file

View A
✿ 1”(2.5cm) FOE
✿ 3/8(1cm) swim elastic for shoulder strap
✿ 5/8”(1.5cm) G-hook
✿ Matching thread for both FOE and SELF fabric

View B
✿ 1/4”(6mm) swim elastic

✿ Bust 28”-58”/ 71-147cm
✿ Hip 31”-61”/ 79-155 cm

✿ Intermediate

Please note sewing patterns are final sale.


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