DIY: Crop Top from an Old Cotton Tee!

Updated on Jul 13, 2011
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railophone 's thoughts:

I’ve been making crop tops for a while, and this is my technique. It’s a great way to recycle your old oversized cotton tees that you may never want to wear again.

1. Cut off the sleeves at a curve as pictured (or cut them completely off if you want a cropped tank top)

2. Cut off the collar, approximately 1/2 inch past the seams on the sides. If you want an off shoulder top, cut a wider or deeper neck.

3. Match up the side seams of the shirt (or match up the sleeves if there are no side seams). Cut at a curve from front to back to make a high-low hemline. If you would like a straight hemline, you can just cut straight across without flipping the shirt on its side.

4. Once you’re done, make sure you stretch out all your cuts. This will roll the ends a bit. If you’d like to make sure it doesn’t fray at all, or if you like a neat hemline, you can hem the cuts yourself by rolling the ends in 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch and sewing.

5. Optional
Decorate your crop top by spray painting a pattern, tie-dying, or drawing on it, whatever you’d like. I drew a triangle on mine with permanent marker.

Congrats! I hope you like this tutorial! Leave me questions or comments, and I’ll try to respond to anything.

(I’m sorry I haven’t been posting outfits lately. I am busy with doctor appointments and preparing for college applications.)

COMMENTS (3)

fashion89
fashion89 on July 13
thanx for the idea ill try this :D
guhhrace
guhhrace on July 13
thanks for the tutorial
peachprovocateur
peachprovocateur on July 13
going to try this weekend...+1
railophone
railophone on July 13
Great! Let me know how it goes!
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