DIY This Easy Crop Top and Get Ready for Coachella
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DIY This Easy Crop Top and Get Ready for Coachella

Coachella and all the other summer festivals are right around the corner. That means it’s time to dust off your DIY paper cherry blossom flower crown, practice your easy festival braid and wear a boho macramé crop top. Instead of taking the easy route and buying one, why not DIY your very own? It’s cheaper and way more fun!

If you’re ready to DIY your original piece, follow the tutorial below to take your music festival style to the next level.

Materials and Tools:

– 30 feet of stretchy fabric

– matching thread

– ruler

– one 40-inch piece of cord

– one 40-inch piece of lace trim

– tailor’s chalk

– measuring tape

– pins

– fabric scissors

– sewing machine

Instructions:

1. Grab the required measurements as shown in the picture below. You will need to measure and write down the following: your bust, waist, underarm, desired crop top length and upper-part width.

2. Fold the fabric in half and use the tailor’s chalk to mark down all the measurements. Divide your bust and waist measurement by two. Then join the lines to create your crop top pattern.

3. Pin the fabric and cut. Leave an extra half inch to account for the seam.

4. Fold an inch of the left, right and bottom edge and pin it. Then sew in place.

5. Fold over the top edge and sew again to create a loop for your cord. Repeat with the second piece of the top.

6. Sew the two pieces together following the lines shown in the picture below.

7. Pin the lace trim all around the bottom edge and sew in place.

8. Thread the cord through the loop starting on the right until it comes out on the left side. Then turn it around and file it through the other side.

9. Wear the crop top, decide how long the cord needs to be and tie a knot. Then cut the excess and hide the knot in the loop.

First, grab the measurements of your desired upper edge width (A), bust (B), waist (C), length from your shoulder to underarm (D) and desired crop top length (E). Jot these down on a piece of paper for reference. Next, fold the fabric in half and use the tailor’s chalk to mark down all the measurements. Be sure to divide your bust and waist measurement by two. Then, join the lines to create your crop top pattern. Pin the fabric and cut leaving an extra half inch to account for the seam. At this point, fold an inch of the left, right and bottom edge as shown above, pin and sew. Next fold over the top edge as well and sew again to create a loop for your cord. Once you’re done repeat with the second piece of the crop top.

Now pin the two pieces with the wrong sides facing each other and sew along the the lines shown above. Then pin the lace, trim all around the bottom edge and sew in place. Lastly, thread the cord through the loop starting on the right until it comes out on the left side. Then turn it around and file it through the other side. Wear the crop top, decide how long the cord is going to be and tie a knot. Cut out the excess, hide the knot in the loop and you’re good to go!

Making your own crop top is so fun and satisfying, don’t you think?

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