Check Out This Wrap Top Sewing Tutorial

Isa in Stitches
by Isa in Stitches
6 Materials
3 Hours

In this tutorial, I show you how to sew a ballet wrap top. This piece is so elegant and classic that it will never go out of style! Learn how to adjust the pattern to get the perfect wrap top for you!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Stabilizing tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Sew a women’s wrap top

Choose the fabric 

To make this gorgeous wrap top I used a synthetic knit fabric that was fairly stretchy but firm. To get the pattern for this gorgeous top, click here.

Sew the front piece

Sew the front piece 

To start off, lay the front pieces right sides together and sew. Sew with a straight stitch when close to the shoulders and then use a zig-zag stitch. 

Easy women’s wrap top

Add the ties 

Move on to the ties and pin them onto the ends of the front, right sides together and sew with a straight stitch. 

Sew the bottom

Then sew the bottom of the tie and the front in one shot. Start with a straight stitch and switch to a zig-zag stitch. 

How to sew a women’s wrap top

Trim off the corners of the tie and then turn it right side out. I recommend ironing it flat at this point. 

Hem the neckline

Hem the back piece 

Moving on to the back, hem the neckline. In this step, I like to use a basting stitch and then I fold over and sew with a zig-zag stitch. Also, hem the waist and then pull out the basting thread if you used that technique. 

Make a women’s wrap top

Sew the shoulder seams 

When it comes to the shoulder seam, sandwich the back shoulder with the two layers of the front. Pin and sew a straight stitch. 

Trim the excess fabric

Trim the excess fabric to get rid of any bulk and turn the fabric right side out. 

Pin and sew

Sew on the sleeves 

Next, pin and sew on the sleeves.

How to make a women’s wrap top

Sew the sides

Moving on to the sides, one side will have a split. I chose to have the split on my right side. Start by finishing all the edges. Sew the side without the slit from the sleeve to the waist and for the other side, sew until you reach the slit. Then go ahead and finish the edges of the side without the slit.

Hem the sleeves

Hem the sleeves 

Then go ahead and hem the sleeves with a zig-zag stitch. Now that you have gone through all the steps, you may find that you run into a few issues with sizing. I have created a guide on how to adjust the pattern based on common issues that my testers had when making this top. To view this go to 7:04 in the video tutorial. 

DIY women’s wrap top

I love this version of the classic knit wrap top! What fabric would you use to make this wrap top? Let me know in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Stabilizing tape
  • Measuring tape
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