Talia One Piece Written Directions


- Talia One Piece PDF Pattern

- 1 yard swimwear fabric

- 1/4" swimwear elastic

- Cutting tool like scissors or rotary cutter

- Loop turner

- Seam ripper

- Overlock machine OR zig-zag stitch on a regular sewing machine

- Regular sewing machine capable of a straight stitch (recommended but not required)


Assemble your pattern and cut your desired size.

Then, cut 2 of each pattern piece in your swimwear fabric. 1/4" seam allowance is included. If you're making your swimsuit with two different fabrics, cut 1 of each pattern piece in EACH fabric.

At this step you will also cut your 2 straps required for this style, and the exact measurements for those are provided inside the pattern.

Step 1

Match all the pieces with right sides together. Sew and attach elastic to the marked areas. Note that you will need to leave just over 1/4" open where marked for the straps to go in.

For more information on how to sew elastic, click here. You do not want to stretch the elastic while sewing, unless you'd like to.

At this step you will also take all your straps and fold them in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew along the raw edges. You can either use an overlock stitch or a zig zag stitch. For the thin shoulder strap, attach your 1/4" elastic.

Step 2

Once the straps are done, take your loop turner or safety pin and turn all the straps all the way to the right side.

Then bring out your front piece, and keep it still inside out. Insert the straps inside and into the strap openings we left in the previous step.

Using a straight stitch or an overlock stitch, sew down the straps into place.

Step 3

Now we will close up the bust pieces as marked. First, make sure you've tucked in your straps so there is no excess.

We're going to sew closed the outer edge of the bust areas. You'll want to fully sew one side closed with either an overlock stitch or zig zag stitch. For the other side, leave about a 1-2" hole, which we will later use to take the piece to the right side.

Step 4

Now we are going to attach in the back piece. At this point your front piece is still inside out.

First, take your back piece and bring it all the way to the right side.

Then, insert it inside of the front piece. Pin together at the sides and the gusset.

Using a straight stitch or an overlock stitch, sew across the sides and gusset to secure them in.

Step 5

Now we are going to make the strap channels that will allow the straps to go through. We're going to do this while the garment is still inside out, this way it will still be reversible and won't require any foldover seams.

Seam rip 2 holes along the edge of the bust piece, where you'd like your strap channel to go through. We recommend aligning this just inside of the edge, but only seam ripping the top and bottom seam. Do not disturb the seam running along the side.

An optional but recommended step after you've done this is going back over the surrounding seams with a zig zag or overlock stitch, just to make sure they won't come unraveled.

Step 6

After you're done, take the garment all the way to the right side using the hole we left earlier in one of the outer bust pieces. Make sure to finish off that hole either with a top stitch or an invisible stitch by hand.

Step 7

This step is optional but strongly recommended. Using a straight stitch, sew down outside your strap channel. This will help the channel keep its structure.

Step 8

The final step is threading your straps through. Using a loop turner will make this easy, stick the loop turner through the strap channel and then bring the strap through. Make sure you're grabbing the strap from the opposite side, as this style has a criss-cross look.

This completes the Talia One Piece!