Tools and materials:
- Two T-shirts
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
- Safety pin
Crop tops are everything right now! Learn how to DIY two different styles and make the most amazing crop tops to add to your closet! You can use T-shirts you already have sitting in your closet at home and make the most gorgeous crop tops that can be styled in so many different ways! Follow this easy, step-by-step tutorial and learn the ins and outs of making the cutest crop tops for any occasion. This DIY is so simple and easy that you’ll never have to look for these fashion statement pieces in the store again!
Pin the shirt where you want to cut it. You should do this while the shirt is on so that you will feel comfortable when it’s cropped.
Cut a straight line just above your pin.
To create a drawstring for this gorgeous crop top, cut two strips from the excess T-shirt fabric. The drawstring adds such a stunning element to this crop top!
Once your strips of fabric have been cut, sew the two strips together.
Fold your new long strip, right sides together. Once your fold is in place, sew the fold along the raw edges.
Attach a safety pin to the inside of the strap and push it through to the other end. This will allow you to turn the strip right side out.
Now you can easily turn the strap the right side out by pulling out the right side of the fabric.
Make a double fold about a half-inch from the bottom of the shirt and topstitch it down to make sure your new cropped top has a perfect finish. This little channel will be for your drawstring.
Next, cut two holes into your new hem to thread the drawstring through. Make sure the holes are at the center of your shirt.
Clip a safety pin onto one end of the drawstring and thread it through one of the holes in the shirt. Keep threading until it reaches the second hole.
Tie it at the front and there you have it, the most amazing drawstring crop top!
For this next style, you once again will need to pin the T where you want to cut it.
Take your scissors and cut along the pinned line to create the perfect crop.
To get the perfect measurement for the elastic that will be added to the bottom of the top, measure your waist and minus 1 inch from that measurement.
Next, fold the bottom of the cut T over the elastic and pin the edge of the fold to the T-shirt fabric.
Remove the elastic and sew along your pinned line. Make sure to leave a small gap to put the elastic through.
Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and pull it through the gap you left in the bottom of your top.
Once the other side of the elastic is all the way through, overlap the two ends, and topstitch them together. Make sure to also topstitch closed the small gap you had left earlier to ensure a neat finish on your new and improved top.
I adore this elastic cropped style! What other crop top ideas do you have? Let me know in the comments below!
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