Instructables user scoochmaroo has managed to combine so many of my interests — crafts, beer and bikinis — all into one glorious how-to.
She has laid out the steps for making your very own beerkini, a combination bikini-bottle opener, which is of course the perfect marriage of practical and sexy and awesome.
Scoochmaroo includes a pattern for the suit for the not one, but two(!) bottle openers strategically placed for awesomeness.
It’s a well put-together tutorial, which by following one will be much more likely to succeed. She offers her best bit of advice at the end:
Unless you are a lycra ninja (which I’m sure some of you are!), save yourselves the multiple headaches that I encountered in dealing with this slippery, fussy material (and I do consider myself a very experienced sewer, as it was my job for about 10 years), and just buy yourself a d$%n swimsuit. Cut it apart and sew in some bottle openers. Seriously. It will take you 20 minutes instead of 20 hours. And you know it will fit.