Beach cover-up pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 32 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

The Beach Cover-up is a simple summer kaftan with a comfortable and relaxed fit, perfect for hot summer days on the beach. It features a scooped neck, high-low hem and an optional waist tie. The neckline is finished with bias binding for a beautiful and professional finish. Tassels can be added to create a chic summer look.


This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing with light-weight woven fabrics

  • Sewing straight seams

  • Sewing curved seams

  • Attaching bias binding

  • Attaching trims

Suggested Fabrics

The Beach Cover-up is designed to be sewn with light-weight woven fabrics. Consider using: cotton, linen, silk georgette or crepe de chine, viscose/ rayon, charmeuse, gauze or voile.

Extra fabric may be required for matching prints or stripes, or if you are using a directional print.


  • 9m (10 yards) of trimming (i.e tassels)

  • 1m (1 yard) x 25mm (1in) of single fold binding if you’d prefer to use store bought binding

  • Coordinating thread


The pattern is available 5 sizes and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file.

Print at home pattern: 36 pages

Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

For more information about digital products, please see the digital product policy here.

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