Trust the Process and DIY a Beautiful Coastal Grandma Top

7 Materials
1 Hour

DIY this beautiful, coastal grandma top with me! Follow along with my simple tutorial and jusT trust the process!

Tools and materials:

  • Button-down top
  • Fabric scissors
  • Crochet needle and white crochet yarn
  • Sewing needle and white thread
  • Seashells
  • Ribbons
  • Beads
Before photo

1. Chop off the sleeves

This basic top is basically fine as it is, but its fate has reached my hands so...start by cutting off the sleeves of your button-down top.

You can start by cutting imprecisely and then rip off the rest of the sleeve.

Chopping sleeves

The chop can be as neat as you want…or not!

Chopping sleeves

2. Freehand crochet 2 sleeves

Use some white yarn and make a freehand crochet design. 


Crochet a bunch of connected shapes, and remember—imperfection is key here!


Ultimately, connect the shapes to create 2 sleeves.

Attaching sleeves

3. Attach the crocheted sleeves

Use a white thread and sewing needle to attach the sleeves at the openings.

Adding detail

4. Add coastal grandma charm

Tie on small bows and attach seashells for some coastal grandma details.

Adding detail

You can glue beads under the shells and tie those to the sleeves in different places with thread.

Adding detail

Trust the process and DIY a beautiful coastal grandma top

What are your thoughts on the final result?

Beautiful coastal grandma top

Let me know in the comments section!

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Suggested materials:
  • Button-down top
  • Fabric scissors
  • Crochet needle and white crochet yarn
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