DIY Tie Front Top

Knick Knacks
by Knick Knacks
6 Materials
30 Minutes

If you’re tired of boring old tank tops and are looking to make something a little bit different, then this DIY is for you. We’re going to be sewing a top with a gorgeous tie-front, creating a standout piece that you’ll love. Here is the pattern that I’ll be using for the DIY.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
DIY tie front top

Prepare the pieces

Start by cutting out all of the pieces according to the pattern. Take the back bodice piece and zigzag stitch all of the edges to ensure that they don’t fray. Then take your sleeve pieces. Fold them in half lengthways and straight stitch 1cm away from the edge along the long edge. Again, zigzag stitch along all of the edges so that the fabric doesn’t fray. Proceed to finish up the raw edges by using the rolled technique - fold the fabric twice and then sew as close to the edge as possible.

Make a tie front top

Join the front and back pieces together

Now that that’s complete attach the front and the back bodice pieces with pins. Start by connecting them at the shoulder edges first and proceed to pin the torso edges. When this is all done, you’re going to straight stitch along the pinned edges and zigzag stitch for a clean finish. 

How to make a tie front top

Attach the sleeves

Make sure that the sleeve is inside out and then match the stitch of the sleeve to the one of the torso, pin that together and then pin all the way around the sleeve, attaching it to the bodice. Continue to straight stitch where the pins are 1cm away from the edge and then follow it up with a zigzag stitch. Repeat this process for the other arm.

Sew a tie front top

Finish up

Now for the clean-up, you’re going to zigzag stitch along the whole top’s edges. Once done, finish it using the fold technique, folding the fabric along the edge twice, and straight stitching as close to the edge as possible. Then your top is done and ready to wear!

How to sew a tie front top

I’m in love with this tie front! It’s so unique and different; this piece is almost like a top and a jacket all in one. I’m sure that it would make a great outerwear garment as well. Because the top is a solid color, I’ve paired it with a pair of patterned pants, and I look fabulous!

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