DIY Off-the-Shoulder Top

by The SILEM
4 Materials
10 Minutes

My mission in life is to design and make no-sew outfits, and in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make an off-the-shoulder top without sewing.

I want to start by telling you a little bit about the fabric that we’re using to make the top - scuba fabric. Scuba fabric is a solid fabric that means that both sides are identical - there is no distinction between right and wrong sides. It is also a self-finished fabric, so it doesn’t fray when you cut it. It is also a stretchy fabric which means that it will be really easy to wear.

Tools and materials:

  • Thin scuba fabric (just over half a yard)
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
DIY off-the-shoulder top


Fold the fabric in half width-ways and then fold it in half again.

Make an off-the-shoulder top


The depth of the neck is 3 inches (7.6cm), and the width is 5.5 inches (14cm), mark this on your fabric.

How to make an off-the-shoulder top


Proceed to cut the neck-hole out. Unfold the fabric, and you’re done!

No-sew off-the-shoulder top

And that’s it! Can you believe that it was so easy?! The top is really simple but super cute.

off-the-shoulder top tutorial

You might want to wear a crop top underneath it as it is open at the sides. There is also the option to wear it just off one shoulder as well, which also looks fab.

I love the way that it hangs on my body; this DIY is so easy and so worth it.

Suggested materials:
  • Thin scuba fabric
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
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  • Susan Lind Susan Lind on Jun 13, 2021

    You could also use small metal eyelets on the sides and use a thin strip of the fabric to lace it up or you could use a contrasting strip.

  • Roberta D Treichel Roberta D Treichel on Sep 17, 2021

    You remind me of me! I made all kinds of no-sew outfits for my Barbie dolls when I was a kid. Many of them were just like your styles. I never thought they would work for real women. Back then, of course, we didn't have fabrics with self finish edges. I also used sock tops a lot for Barbie dresses and tops!