Hem the bottom edge. You're on the list! Put the top on, and grab the two bottom strips. If you have every wanted to make your own, then you are in luck because these tops are easy to create.
Cut up the side seams until you reach the line you just drew, then cut across that line. Also, kitties seem to love it ;. Are you into the crop top trend? Want to Learn A New Skill? Check out our Online Classes. Choose your new Skill Today! So many to choose from, how will you choose just one? Summer tanks work well for fitted tops. Determine how cropped you want your top to be.
Put on the top you will be using. Fold the shirt up and play around with different lengths until you find one you like. Then, add about one inch of extra length to compensate for the hem, and pin it in place. Crop the shirt with fabric scissors. Lay the shirt down on a flat surface. Be sure that the shirt seam lines are even and there are no wrinkles in the fabric. Next, cut the shirt in a straight line or curve the hem. The style of cut is up to you. You can also cut two longer triangle pieces at the front of the shirt that you can later use to tie together into a knot for a tighter fitting look.
Cut the collar and sleeves. If you want to change the neckline or sleeves, trace out your cut lines with chalk. First, flip the top inside out, and make chalk lines along the area you want to cut. Use a sewing machine and hem your top by folding under the bottom about one inch.
Be sure to fold the top inward to hide the hem. Do the same for the collar and sleeves. If you want to leave the shirt without a sewed hem, that is up to you. Just beware, if you decide not to hem the top it could fray over time or after being washed. If your shirt is made from a stretchy material, make sure to hem using a zig-zag stitch so your shirt will still be able to stretch. Add elastic to the bottom. If you want the top to have a tighter fit around your waist, add elastic to the bottom before you hem the top.
Sew it along the bottom of your top by laying it flat on the inside of the material towards the bottom. Try on your new top. After you hem the bottom, your top is finished. Add rhinestones or other embellishments to make your top even more unique. If you want to make the top shorter, you can take out the hem with a stitch cutter and do it over.
To make a crop top from scratch, you will need to head to a fabric store and pickup several items. Purchase your favorite fabric. It is best to use fabric that has a little bit of stretch such as cotton. However, you can choose whichever type of fabric you want. In order to cut your fabric to the right size, you need to record your basic measurements in inches.
Use a flexible measuring tape, and measure your waist, bust, and back length. For your waist measurement, measure around the smallest part of your waist and add one inch. For your bust measurement, measure around the center of your bust and add one inch. For the length, start from you shoulders. The length will vary depending on how long you want your crop top. Be sure to add two extra inches for hemming or altering.
Since you will be measuring around your body, you will need to divide your waist and bust measurement in half to compensate for each piece of fabric. When you cut your fabric, you will have a front and back piece that you will later sew together.
Cut out a crop top pattern on newspaper. Before you cut your fabric, cut the shape you want your crop top to be on the newspaper first. You need to cut the pattern to your unique measurements. Here are the measurements to keep in mind: Hold up your newspaper top. This will allow you to check out the cut and fit of your soon-to-be crop top.
Each piece should come to the middle of each of your sides underneath your arms and have additional room for the seam. Measure three inches at the top of your first rectangle with the under arm line hitting the center 1.
Add in two-inch pleats at the bottom and side of your pattern. Create the same three-inch mark at the top of your second rectangle. Draw a two-inch pleat in the bottom center of the rectangle that matches the right of the pleat in your first rectangle. Cut out your pattern from the craft paper, fold your fabric in half and pin the pattern in place.
Make sure you pin the U-shaped curve side of the pattern to the edge of the fold. Match up the front and back side of the crop top and pin the sides and tops in place. Once pinned, sew together. Cut away the extra fabric on the bottom with pinking sheers. Cut a slit up the center of the backside of the crop top that is the height of your zipper.
Fold, pin and then sew the edges over to create a hem. Pin the zipper in place with the pull of the zipper on the bottom edge of the crop top. Have you obtained your measurements? Divide your waist measure by four and then add 2. Once drawn, find the center of the rectangle and draw a line starting at the top of your underarm measurement. Time to create the pattern for the front side of your crop top. Measure three inches from the top of the rectangle with your underarm measurement running through the 1.
This is now the width of your crop top strap. Draw two-inch pleats at the bottom center and side of your drawing.
While crop tops in general are always fun and flirty, I especially like the polished look of this week’s DIY Crop Top in particular. It can be paired beautifully with distressed pearl jeans (find the tutorial HERE) or a wrapped maxi skirt (tutorial coming later this week!) and coordinate beautifully. It looks far more sophisticated than a hacked up t-shirt and doesn’t take much more time to complete. How to sew a crop top. Step 1. Cut out the pattern for the front bodice and back bodice, 2 strips of bias tape for binding the armsyce and two bias strip pieces for binding the back thrushop-9b4y6tny.ga you are planning to use a lining cut the lining piece as well. 9. Pin the pleats together and sew down your line drawn in pen. Match up the front and back side of the crop top and pin the sides and tops in place. Once pinned, sew together. Cut away the extra fabric on the bottom with pinking sheers. Cut a slit up the center of the backside of the crop top that is the height of your zipper.