This DIY One-Shoulder Crop Top is Comfortable & So Luxurious

8 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

Satin is so comfortable to wear - it looks and feels so luxurious. Follow this tutorial to make your own DIY one-shoulder satin crop top. You can wear it with jeans for a chic casual look, or as a glamorous piece when you’re dressing up. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Satin fabric
  • Shirt from your wardrobe
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Fabric chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
Drawing the one-shoulder crop top pattern

1. Create the one-shoulder crop top pattern

Fold the satin fabric in half. Using a top that fits you well as a template, lay it on top of your folded fabric. Make sure you don’t have any part of the top on the fold of the fabric.


Using fabric chalk, trace the outline of it onto the fabric, adding a half-inch all around for a seam allowance. If the top you are tracing has sleeves, fold the sleeves in, so you are just tracing the armholes. Since this is a one-shoulder crop top, you only need to trace one armhole.

Drawing with fabric chalk on satin fabric

Using a ruler, draw a diagonal line from the top of the shoulder you traced, to the bottom of the other armpit.

Cutting out the one-shoulder crop top

2. Cut out the shape

Cut out the one-shoulder crop-top pattern that you just drew.

Pinning the one-shoulder crop top together

3. Sew the one-shoulder crop top seams

Put the two pieces of cut fabric together, with right sides facing in. Pin the right and left sides of the one-shoulder crop top and sew the side seams.

Pinning the shoulder seam of the crop top

Then sew the shoulder seam of the crop top.

Hemming the DIY one-shoulder crop top

4. Sew the one-shoulder crop top hems

Fold in the edges of the strapless diagonal side of the shirt and pin the fold. Then, sew along the edge of the fold. Don’t sew this together – remember this is the strapless opening of the crop top.

Making a one-shoulder crop top

Double-fold the hem of the one-shoulder crop top to keep the hem from fraying. Sew the hem.

Sewing a one-shoulder crop top

Double-fold the edge of the one-shoulder armhole and sew that hem in place. 

DIY one-shoulder crop top

DIY one-shoulder crop top tutorial

That’s it – you’re done! If you liked this tutorial, let me know in the comments. Come back for more DIY tutorials and in the meantime, enjoy showing off your new DIY one-shoulder crop top!

Suggested materials:
  • Satin fabric
  • Shirt from your wardrobe
  • Thread
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