Boy’s Brief Swimsuit: Baby Sunga! Free Pattern and Tutorial

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sungaSewing for the boy just got adorable. Stitch up a sporty brief swimsuit for your little guy and he’ll be feeling all continental even if he’s just hanging by the neighborhood pool. Ooo la la! Since the under-3 set is wearing a swim diaper under their swimsuit, this quick brief pattern is all you need to keep baby looking suave this Summer.
boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga
Keep reading for the Free Boy’s Swimsuit Pattern and Tutorial.

1. Print the Free Boy’s Swimsuit Pattern . Tape the two pieces together and cut out. The pattern includes a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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2. Cut 2 (opposite) pieces of the pattern from a Lycra or Spandex blend, or like I did here, a light double-knit.

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3. Fold both pieces in half with right-side-facing (inside.)

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

4. Sew or serge the inseam of both pieces. Here is our very helpful guide to How to Sew Knits: Sewing Jersey 101 if you are sewing.

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5. Reverse one of the pieces inside the other with the in-seams lined up.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

6. Serge or sew the crotch. I’ve been writing that in tutorials for 4 years and it still feels wrong.

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7. I finished the leg holes and waist with the serger but you can do a double seam or leave raw depending on the fabric.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

8. Fold the waist inside with a 1/2″ seam and sew, leaving space to run 1/4″ elastic thru the casing. I used the Stretch Stitch on my machine but again, here is our very helpful guide to How to Sew Knits: Sewing Jersey 101 which provides additional options.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

9. Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic and run through the casing. The elastic should lay flat with the fabric un-gathered.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

10. Sew the ends of the elastic together with several reinforcing front and back stitches.

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11. Close up the elastic hole in the casing.

12. Hem the legs. Again, I used the stretch stitch.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

13. Cut a length of parachute cord (or similar) to tie a bow. Sew at the center with several securing stitches.

boys brief swimsuit tutorial - baby sunga

And hit the kiddie pool ’cause all the little old ladies are about to swoon.

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11 Comments

Jaime

it’s very flexible. with a swim diaper it could work for a six month old, and up to three years without. possibly a 4T for a snug fit.

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Free pattern: Little boys swimsuit briefs | Sewing Patterns

[…] Prudent Baby shares a free pattern for making a pair of little boy swimsuit briefs.  Eeek, aren’t they cute!!! They’re quick and easy to sew up.  (It’s a one piece pattern!) They don’t give a size, but you can get a sense of the size by looking at the photos of the little boy wearing them.  You could also compare the patterns to a pair of shorts that fit your child to see if any sizing adjustments are necessary.  Go to Prudent Baby for the free pattern. […]

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