Sew a Trendy Knit Wrap Dress

7 Materials
2 Hours

Wrap dresses have been trending for the last few years! In this tutorial, learn how to sew your own DIY knit wrap dress in a few simple and easy steps. Choose your knit fabric and get started on this Zoe wrap dress!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Clear elastic
  • Ribbon
Knit wrap dress

For this DIY project, I recommend using a lightweight or medium weight knit fabric. Cut out your pattern pieces and let’s begin! To get the pattern for this dress click here.

Sew the belt


First, fold and sew your belts. Leave one side open so that you can turn them right side out. Once they are right side out, press them. 

How to sew a knit wrap dress

Take the end of the belt and pin it to the back left of the dress just under the waistline control point. Then sew the belt in place. 

Sew a wrap dress

Shoulder and side seams 

Next, pin the shoulder and side seams, right sides together. 

Stabilize the shoulder seams

Stabilize the shoulder seams with a clear elastic and sew with a four-thread serger. Then go ahead and sew the side seams closed. 

DIY wrap dress

Then press the shoulder seams so that the seam faces back. 

Serge the sides


Fold the sleeves in half and pin. Serge the sides together and then press the seams to face back. 

Turn the sleeves

Turn the sleeves right side out and place them inside the dress. Match up the side seam of the sleeve with the side seam of the dress. Then match the center of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. Pin the sleeve onto the armhole and sew.

How to sew a wrap dress

Press the shoulder seams to get a nice clean look for the dress. 

Stabilize the neckline

Make the neckline 

Next, move on to the neckline. Stabilize the neckline with a stay stitch or with stay tape and then serge. 

Fold the neckline

Then fold the neckline by half an inch inward, pin the fold, and press it in place. 

Sew a knit wrap dress

After pressing, topstitch or use a double stitch to finish your neckline. 

Pin on the belt


Then pin the second belt to the right side of the dress and sew it in place. 

Serge all the edges


To get a nice, clean finish for the dress, serge all the edges of the dress. Then fold the sides of the dress by half an inch, pin the fold, and press. Then sew using a topstitch or double needle. 

Finish the hem

Finish the hem in the same way or use a rolled seam on your serger. 

Hem the sleeves

Then go ahead and hem the edges of your sleeves as well in the way you like best. 

Sew on ribbons


To create the perfect fit for your new wrap dress, pin and sew ribbons to the inside. 

How to sew a DIY wrap dress

This is the perfect, on-trend wrap dress to add to your wardrobe! Let me know where you would wear this dress in the comments!

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Ruler
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