How to Make an Easy DIY O-Ring Top You Can Wear 6 Different Ways

Villamor Twins
by Villamor Twins
7 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to make a DIY O-Ring top and how you can style it six different ways.

Our previous tutorial on how to make a multi-way wrap top received a lot of great feedback. So, we’re excited to bring you a similar top with a different style that we know you’ll love. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • 2 O-Rings
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine

How to make a DIY O-ring top

Measuring and cutting the fabric

1. Measure and cut your fabric

The fabric we chose is this really thin, elastic-y fabric that will work perfectly for the kind of DIY multi-way top we’re working on.

You’ll want your top to be about 8-inches long, but since we need two folded strips of fabric, you should measure about 32-inches for the top. For the length, measure and cut 50 inches.

Making the O-ring top sewing pattern

2. Cut fabric into two identical pieces

After you’ve measured the fabric, fold it in half and pin the open edge so it doesn’t move, and then cut the folded edge. 

Two pieces of fabric for the DIY O-ring top

You now have two identical pieces.

Sewing the DIY O-ring top

3. Sew together

Pin along the bottom of the fabric and sew the pieces together with a straight stitch to make a long piece of fabric.

Drawing a diagonal line ready to sew

4. Draw and sew a diagonal line

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and pin along the open edge again. Then, draw a diagonal line starting from the folded corner to the pinned edge.

Sewing the DIY O-ring top

Pin and sew along the line you just drew.

Trimming the excess fabric

5. Trim

Cut off excess fabric

Attaching the O-rings to the crop top

6. Attach the rings to the fabric

Let’s move on to the rings. Start by turning the fabric right side out. There are two different methods we can use to attach the rings to the fabric.

Method one: If you’re using rings that don’t have an opening, loop your fabric around the rings. 

Topstitching the O-ring in place

Then, topstitch it in place. 

How to make a DIY O-ring top

Method two: If your rings have an opening, make a tunnel by folding the fabric an inch away from the edge and sewing it in place.

Cutting off the excess fabric

Cut off the excess fabric.

Inserting the O-rings into the tunnel

Finally, insert your rings and hand sew both sides of the tunnel to prevent the rings from being pulled out easily.

DIY O-ring top

That’s it. You’ve got yourself a multi-way ring wrap top - easy as that! Now, let’s style it.

How to style the multi-way DIY O-ring top

Wrapping the fabric around the neck like a scarf

Style 1

Wrap your top around your neck like a scarf. 

Crossing the fabric over the chest

Cross the fabric on either side and wrap it around the back to create a DIY halter top look. 

Looping the front into the O-ring

Finish by bringing each side back around the front and looping one side through the ring. 

How to wear a DIY O-ring top

Here’s the finished look!

Wrapping the fabric across the chest

Style 2

Start by wrapping the fabric horizontally across your front.

Crossing and looping the fabric

Then, cross the ends back around the front and loop through the ring. Wrap it around the ring once to keep it secure.

How to style a DIY O-ring top

Here’s the finished look!

Wrapping the fabric around the body

Style 3

Wrap both ends of the fabric around your body, making sure the ring end remains at your side while the other end wraps around your back.

Pulling the fabric through the ring

Pull the fabric through the ring twice to keep it secure.

Ways to wear a DIY O-ring top

Here’s the finished look!

Folding the fabric into a thin strip

Style 4

Start by folding your fabric into a really thin strip and wrapping it around your back to the front. 

Crossing the fabric at the back

Cross the fabric behind your neck.

Draping the fabric across the chest

Pull the ends back to the front and drape the thicker part of the fabric across your chest.  

Securing the fabric with the O-ring

Loop around the ring next to your armpit a few times and let the remaining fabric hang in the back.

Multi-way DIY O-ring top

Here's the finished look! 

Holding the ring against the shoulder

Style 5

Hold the ring against your right shoulder and wrap the top around your back to the front.

Wrapping and looping the DIY O-ring top

Wrap the fabric one more time but this time wrap it around your right shoulder and loop through the ring. Let the remaining fabric hang down your shoulder.

Cute ways to wear the DIY O-ring top

Here’s the finished look! 

Wrapping the fabric around theback

Style 6

Start with the fabric behind your back and pull to the front.

Pulling the fabric through the rings

Pull the fabric through the rings. 

Separating the rings and pulling the fabric through

Instead of looping the fabric through the rings like in the previous tutorial, this time separate the two rings and pull the fabric through the right ring. 

Wrapping the ends around the waist

Drape the fabric across your shoulder and then wrap it around your waist and tuck in the back.

DIY O-ring top tutorial

Here’s the finished look!

DIY O-ring top tutorial

This DIY O-ring top is really easy to make and lives up to its multiway title! The cool thing about this top is that its styles aren’t limited to the ones you see in this tutorial, so really have fun and experiment with it.

If you liked this tutorial, tell us which style is your favorite in the comments below!

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