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Swimwear can be cute, fashionable and downright revealing, but usually, it's revealing on purpose. If your bathing suit ripped, it's probably showing off a little more skin than you intended. The bad news? Sewing up a tear in a swimsuit is not completely guaranteed and requires some basic sewing skills. The good news? It's less costly than buying a new one -- but if you have the cash, you now have an excuse to go shopping!
Turn your bathing suit inside out and hold together the two sides of the rip. When it comes to saving a figure-flattering suit that actually makes your thighs look good, any woman in her right mind would do this, too.
Apply fabric adhesive over the entire area of the rip to reattach the two sides.
Sew over the area with a needle and thread to reinforce the glue. Choose a thread in a color that matches the suit so it won't be so obvious.
Treat your suit with care and avoid rips in the first place. REI sports clothing company recommends rinsing it in cold water and hanging to dry after each wear.
Unless you are an avid sun worshipper who has perfected the art of lounge-chair sitting, make sure the adhesive is waterproof so you can actually swim.