American Girl Swimsuit Tutorial

Posted on Jun 20 2014 – 10:46pm
by Rudy

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American Girl Swimsuit

The model above is Shannon from Our Generation

American Girl Swimsuit Tutorial

It’s nice to beef up the wardrobe of your 18″ dolls.  But sometimes adding outfits can be costly.  That’s why it’s nice to do a few DIY projects to fill in what is missing in your dolls closet.  My dolls were missing swimsuits for those hot days.  And if they are going to sit by me at the pool, they need to look the part!  In this post you will learn just how easy it is to make your own American Girl Doll Swimsuit!

Materials Needed:


1 Long sock

American Girl Swimsuit

Step 1:

Take your long sock and place it on top of your American Girl Doll.  Put the toe of the sock where the crotch will be and place your finger at the neckline.  This is where you will cut a small semi oval on the right of where your finger is.

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Step 2:

You now need to cut the neck straps for the bathing suit.  I used the rest of the length of the sock.  Cut straight down from the top and then curve as you get to the neck cutout you made in the previous step.

American Girl Swimsuit

Step 3:

Unfold the sock so it looks like the picture below.  Cut a straight line down to the neck cutout.  Your straps are made!

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Step 4:

Take your scissors and make two small cutouts on the bottom of the sock.  These holes are for the legs to go through.  Make sure you cut them small, because you can always stretch them out or make them bigger.  It’s better to be too small then too big.  You don’t want to make a thong!

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Step 5:

Your swimsuit is done!  Just tie the straps around her neck and she is ready for some fun in the sun.

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American Girl Swimsuit Tutorial was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Carina
    March 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm –

    I love it

  2. Carina
    March 6, 2016 at 1:04 pm –

    I have not made it yet but very cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

  3. Julia.H
    January 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm –

    I will definitely make these!

  4. Katie
    June 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm –

    Awesome! Is there a certain kind of pattern or material you would suggest? Because if there is I suggest you reply to this comment to tell me!

    • Rudy
      June 19, 2015 at 8:10 am –

      Any sock will work, just pick a material that you like and a cute one.

  5. Michelle Cyr
    January 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm –

    Really cute!!

    • Rudy
      June 19, 2015 at 8:11 am –

      Thanks! Hope you made some for your dolls.