To make a crop top from scratch, you will need to head to a fabric store and pickup several items.
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Turn off email alerts. Skip to main content. Refine your search for long sleeve crop tops. Refine more Format Format. Best Match Best Match. Long sleeve crop top. New refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, while Used refers to an item that has been used previously. Other Women's Clothing Brand Type see all Brand Type. Colour see all Colour.
Style see all Style. Brand see all Brand. Fruit of the Loom Size see all Size. Theme see all Theme. Features see all Features. Material see all Material. Size Type see all Size Type. Pattern see all Pattern. Modified Item see all Modified Item. Neckline see all Neckline. Remember to cut out two identical pieces that you will later sew together. Lay each piece on top of one another with the "wrong sides" facing out. Sew along the edges about a quarter of an inch in. Don't sew the bottom of your crop top together.
Each piece needs to be hemmed individually at the bottom opening. Finish the bottom hem. If you want the crop top to be shorter, cut the additional fabric with scissors and then hem it. Make darts along the arm hole for a tighter fit. Before you sew your two pieces together, draw a horizontal line on the inside of your front piece under the armhole. Your line needs to be about six to eight inches long. From your horizontal line, you need to draw two more lines that angle away from the tip of your horizontal line.
Start from the inside of the line and angle out back towards the armhole. It should resemble a triangle when you are done. Take each angled line, and fold them onto the horizontal line. Use a pic to keep the fabric in place. Using a straight stitch, sew along the edges of your fold. This will create a more form fitting shape around your bust line. You can just cut an old shirt that doesn't fit anymore in half, I have done it and it turned out great.
Not Helpful 3 Helpful You can wear a crop top no matter what size you are. As long as you are confident, you can pull it off! Not Helpful 2 Helpful You don't need to hem the shirt, and have a raw-cut bottom. If you really don't want to sew, use fabric glue.
The crop top I made came out with a jagged bottom. What should I do? I tried cutting it straight but it did not work. If you were using regular scissors, they tend to make jagged cuts.
Fabric scissors are designed to slice through fabric with relative ease and make cutting it easier. For the best look, mark both the front and back where you want to cut and then go up the side seam so that you can cut them independently. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 7. Not Helpful 4 Helpful Not Helpful 1 Helpful 3.
A sewing machine like the Brother or Singer Tradition will have most of the basic stitches for a beginner and often comes with instructions on how to use the machine. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 4.
Not Helpful 9 Helpful 5. Normal over under will do. Make sure whatever stitch you use is strong. It is easier though to use a sewing machine, and use triple stretch stitch but be sure not to make a mistake because it will be hard to undo! Not Helpful 4 Helpful 2. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Quick Summary If you want to make a crop top from an old shirt, first figure out how short you want your top, add about 1 inch to that length for the hem, pin up the bottom to that length, and use fabric scissors to cut off the extra fabric.
Did this summary help you? Tips It's recommended that you make your top a little longer than you want, so as to leave room for error. Use a non-permanent or semi-permanent marker or chalk to mark where you'll crop your shirt. This way, if you accidentally get it on an unwanted part of your shirt, it will come off in the wash more easily than permanent ink. If you're making a curved hem, use fabric scissors instead of a fabric cutter, as the scissors will be easier to maneuver. When making markings to crop your top, do it while wearing the top so that you get a rough idea of what it would look like on your body.
MR Matia Ravenio Oct 24, I didn't think to use an elastic band or that Ii should leave some space for the hem until I saw this! Now I have a bunch of crops. AA Amy Anonymous Jun 5, I can't even remember the last time I bought a shirt that fully covered my belly! So grateful for this article! ND Nessie Dadlington Jul 4, LW Linda Warren Jan 13, I am going to print this out and use it as a reference.
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