5 out of 4 Patterns X Factor Bikini and Tankini Top

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Buy the X Factor Bikini and Tankini Top sewing pattern from 5 out of 4 Patterns. This top is all about accommodating life’s adventures. It’s not just for swimming either. You can use this pattern to make camisoles, workout tanks, sports bras and everyday tanks too. The pattern includes a bikini top, straight or gathered tankini top, maternity tankini top with a super cute tied ruche detail on the side, a nursing option for every style, and bonus bust ruching and side seam elastic ruching.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 4-way knit fabric with at least 50% stretch. Nylon or poly Lycra blends are typical bathing suit fabric choices. Lycra helps the fabric keep its shape. A fabric without Lycra will become baggier throughout the day. Swim lining of polyester or polyester Lycra may be used to line the bra, or if you have a thin or light coloured fabric you could line the whole tankini. For additional support, sandwich a compression fabric, power mesh or similar fabric between the main bra fabric and the lining.

Fabric requirements:

Regular: 58-60” (147-152 cm) wide fabric: Bikini, 1/2 yd (0.5 m) // Tankini, 1 yd (0.9 m) // Maternity tankini, 1 yd (0.9 m) // Lining and/or support fabric, 1/2 yd (0.5 m) // Band and binding (contrast fabric), 1/4 yd (0.2 m).

Nursing: 58-60” (147-152 cm) wide fabric: Bikini, 3/4 yd (0.7 m) // Tankini, 1 1/4 yd (1.2 m) // Maternity tankini, 1 1/4 yd (1.2 m) // Lining and/or support fabric, 1/2 yd (0.5 m) // Band and binding (contrast fabric), 1/3 yd (0.3 m).

Extra fabric may be required to match patterns or stripes or if you need additional length.

Sizing: XXS – 3XL (approx. UK 8 – 28). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

NotionsPolyester thread to match; stretch needles; 1″ (2.5 cm) non-roll elastic for band; 1/4″ (0.6 cm) wide elastic for optional bust ruching or side ruching; Wash-Away Wonder Tape (optional but recommended); removable swim cups or sew-in bra cups (optional); 1/2″ (1.3 cm) nursing clips (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter print-at-home pattern; A4 print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Lycra / Spandex / Waterproof


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56

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All day

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

26 pages

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