Sew a Trendy Knit Wrap Dress

7 materials
$14
2 Hours
Medium

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
wrap dress, Knit wrap dress
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.

wrap dress, Sew the belt
Sew the belt

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. 

wrap dress, How to sew a knit wrap dress
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. 

wrap dress, Sew a wrap dress
Sew a wrap dress

Shoulder and side seams 

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

wrap dress, Stabilize the shoulder seams
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. 

wrap dress, DIY wrap dress
DIY wrap dress


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

wrap dress, Serge the sides
Serge the sides

Sleeves 

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

wrap dress, Turn the sleeves
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.

wrap dress, How to sew a wrap dress
How to sew a wrap dress


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

wrap dress, Stabilize the neckline
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. 

wrap dress, Fold the neckline
Fold the neckline


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

wrap dress, Sew a knit wrap dress
Sew a knit wrap dress


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

wrap dress, Pin on the belt
Pin on the belt

Belt 

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

wrap dress, Serge all the edges
Serge all the edges

Hem 

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. 

wrap dress, Finish the hem
Finish the hem


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

wrap dress, Hem the sleeves
Hem the sleeves


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

wrap dress, Sew on ribbons
Sew on ribbons

Ties 

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

wrap dress, How to sew a DIY wrap dress
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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