Learn to Make Your Own Reversible V-Cut Bikini Bottoms

Learn to Make Your Own Reversible V-Cut Bikini Bottoms

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Materials Needed
  3. Pattern Selection
  4. Cutting the Pieces
  5. Sewing the Leg Holes
  6. Attaching the Band
  7. Finishing Off the Bottoms
  8. The Burrito Method
  9. Sewing the Band in Place
  10. Final Steps


In this tutorial, we will learn how to make the Vega bottoms. These bottoms are perfect for anyone looking for a cheeky style with just the right amount of coverage. We will go through each step, from selecting the materials to finishing off the bottoms, using the burrito method for a seamless and reversible look.

Materials Needed

Before we begin, let's gather all the necessary materials for this project. You will need:

  • About a half yard of swimwear fabric
  • Regular sewing supplies
  • 1/4 inch swimwear elastic
  • Optional: 1-inch elastic for the band

Pattern Selection

The Vega bottoms come with a front piece, a back piece, and a band piece. The back piece is smaller than the front, as this style is designed to be cheeky. However, if you prefer more coverage, you can use the front piece as the back piece as well.

Cutting the Pieces

The first step is to cut our pattern pieces from the swimwear fabric. We will need one front and one back piece from both the lining and the outer fabric. Additionally, we will cut two pieces for the band.

Sewing the Leg Holes

We will start by sewing the leg holes. Place the front and back pieces with right sides together and pin them all around. Sew the leg holes, leaving the top open. This is also the step where we will add the quarter-inch swimwear elastic.

Attaching the Band

Now, let's attach the band to the bottoms. Lay the band down over the bottoms with right sides together. Start by pinning at the center point and then along each v-shaped edge. We will be sewing very close to the edge to ensure a perfect fit.

Finishing Off the Bottoms

There are two ways to finish off the bottoms. One option is to flip over the raw edges and use a cover stitch or zig-zag stitch to secure the band in place. However, for a seamless and reversible look, we will be using the burrito method.

The Burrito Method

The burrito method may be a bit challenging, but it creates a seamless and reversible finish. Start by matching the center of the lining front with the remaining raw edge of the band, right sides together. Pin to secure. This step involves sandwiching the rest of the bottoms inside the band.

Sewing the Band in Place

To sew the band in place, keep pulling the bottoms through as you sew. This will allow you to finish off the entire band. You can start with a basting stitch to ensure everything lines up correctly, then switch to a serger or sew right on top of the basting stitch.

Final Steps

Once the band is sewn in place, you will have a small hole. Use this hole to turn the bottoms to the right side. If desired, you can insert elastic at this step to ensure everything stays in place. Finish off the hole with an invisible stitch or a top stitch.

Thank you for following this tutorial on making the Vega bottoms. If there are any easier methods or updates, we will be sure to let you know. Don't forget to snag the pattern at Edgewater Avenue (link in the description) and follow us on Instagram at @EdgewaterAVE. Happy sewing!


  • Learn how to make the Vega bottoms, a cheeky style with the right amount of coverage.
  • Follow step-by-step instructions, from selecting materials to finishing off the bottoms.
  • Use the burrito method for a seamless and reversible look.
  • Customize your bottoms by choosing different fabrics and adding elastic for added support.
  • Get the pattern at Edgewater Avenue and stay updated on Instagram at @EdgewaterAVE.


Q: Can I use a different type of fabric for the Vega bottoms? A: While the tutorial focuses on swimwear fabric, you can experiment with different materials, but keep in mind that the fit and functionality may vary.

Q: Is the pattern adjustable for different sizes? A: The pattern is available in various sizes, allowing you to choose the best fit for your body.

Q: Can I make these bottoms without a sewing machine? A: While a sewing machine is recommended for best results, you can try using hand sewing techniques, but it may be more time-consuming.

Q: How long does it take to complete this project? A: The time required may vary depending on your sewing skills and experience. It could take a few hours or longer, especially if you are new to sewing.

Q: Can I make the Vega bottoms reversible? A: Yes, by following the burrito method, you can create a seamless and reversible look for your Vega bottoms.

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