DIY Chic Summer Sand Surfer Cover Up

April 19, 2012

Hello! Wouldn't this make a great beach cover up? Would be a cinch to make. But you'd have to find very thin terry cloth. Like the kind used for baby towels. Here's some in a variety of colors on Amazon for only $7 a yard! You could also use stretch knit fabric which is what I think is being used in these photos but it wouldn't make for very good absorbancy. Update! Want to make one of these yourself? Try La Vie En Rose's tutorial!


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La La Lauren!!! said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG that is just too cute! must make! it looks pretty easy!


Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this!!! I am pretty sure this is a MUST on my sewing to-do list!!!

Olivia said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to try and make this on my own.. I am still in the very beginning stages of sewing- if anyone makes this would they mind sharing the process? Maybe it's a no-brainer but any help would be appreciated! This wrap is too cute.

xx Olivia

Sam said... Best Blogger Tips

I think the fabric you are talking about is called French Terry. It has 4 way stretch, smooth on one side and then terry on the other. Here is a link for some at 4.25 a yard.

They have TONS of colors. I think I may try making one for myself. Super cute!!

Amanda - Small Home Big Start said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea and so cute! Its perfect for summer and you can easily throw it in your bag. I'm going to have to try to make this.

Thanks Sam for posting the fabric!

Jenny @ House Full of Pretty said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! Can you share the link to this actual cover up?

Quinn's mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Here is a tutorial for this awesome cover up...

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@SamThanks for that!

Paula Mansour said... Best Blogger Tips

Im loving this idea, thanks for sharing.

The Crayon Lab said... Best Blogger Tips

How many yards do you think you would need if it is 60" wide?

Shawna said... Best Blogger Tips

This cover up is from Victoria's Secret...hence there being no instructions...
Check out this link for the DIY:

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@The Crayon LabJudging from the photo I'd say stretch your arms as wide as you can and measure that. The amount of fabric will change the amount of drape in the back.

Allie said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! Could you use a jersey instead of thin terry cloth?

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@AllieAbsolutely. In fact I think the picture is made in knit. I only suggested terry cloth because it makes for better absorption. But it certainly doesn't have to be that.

Adventures in Learning and Love said... Best Blogger Tips

could you make this out of an oversized tshirt?

Claris Leigh, RDN, LDN said... Best Blogger Tips

cool idea! super cute!

- CL

Kelli said... Best Blogger Tips

I must make this!! It is so cute and would be cute in a thin french-terry, or a knit. Thanks, Kathleen!

sabrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Its from Victorias Secret

sabrina said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenny @ House Full of Pretty

It's from Victorias Secret

Ale said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cool, for sure I will make one (or more for my friends) too.

Kris said... Best Blogger Tips

would anyone want to make one for me too?? i CANNOT SEW and this is a MUST HAVE... i am willing to pay for the garment and freight, of course... if you are interested please email me...

thanks! kris

Kris said... Best Blogger Tips

anyone want to make one for me?? just let me know how much $! email me at

thanks - kris

Brooklyn said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenny @ House Full of Pretty

Cera Reaves said... Best Blogger Tips

No Sew Version

SGDTOWN said... Best Blogger Tips

I would use a bed sheet draped from one arm pit's middle than around your back and let it drop on your butt to the middle of your other arm pit. once you have the length hold with each hand, since you will be holding it up anyway and then flip it out straight to get a length measurement. Once you have have this the rest is easy, add the arm pits just as "loops" to the edge top corners, I don't think you need to cut it to curved but this will be the trickest part, getting the loop holes attached and fitting correctly. I am so making this! Good Luck

MatchYourself said... Best Blogger Tips

can it be bought somewhere? Sewing scares me more than a nuclear bomb explosion:)

bairdsbakery said... Best Blogger Tips

HERE are the instructions (they are in the LAST LINE of the paragraph just above the first pic of the girl in the peach cover up) at the top of this page.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for posting, its a wonderful idea,
these are also available in lots of colorful prints on

as you are an expert in fashion, could I request you to please review and give your comments on

thanks a lot !
have a nice day !

Annie Smith

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Just an idea; couldn't one use a beach towel for this and just cut a circle out of the top corners? I think that would really be the easiest way - think upcycle!

L.S. Brownlee said... Best Blogger Tips

I think a slinky material that falls in nice folds like a jersey would be best.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips


Yes. Its a victoria secret thing. Its not made from terri cloth, but some other fast drying stretchy fabric. Super light and thin. I don't sew either. But I saw this and I'm like, "well its simple enough" lol.
They have a longer version now too.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I am with Sage Magazine and we would love to feature this in our magazine. Just let us know if you are interested. Thank you!,

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

So nice!

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