It鈥檚 time to break out of those coats, and let your arms see the light of day with spring outfits like watercolor sundresses and tank tops. That鈥檚 why today we鈥檙e showing you how to upgrade an old tank top to make a no-sew crop top. Updating old wardrobe staples (like revamping a white tee) is more rewarding 鈥 not to mention way more fun 鈥 than buying a brand-new piece, so start scouring your closet for a top to transform. You already know which one you want to revamp, don鈥檛 you ;)

Final (3)

Grab your favorite fabric glue, and scroll onto the tutorial below. No sewing skills required.

Materials and Tools:

  • old tank top
  • ruler
  • tailor鈥檚 chalk
  • fabric glue
  • fabric scissors
Step (1)

Instructions:

1. Measure and mark the center point of the top, and use the chalk to draw a line from top to bottom.

2. Cut following the line.

3. Turn the top so that the back side is facing you, and draw a line where you want the bottom edge of your top to be.

4. Grab some scissors and cut straight up the side seams until you reach the line you just drew, then cut across following the line.

5. Put the top on, and grab the two bottom strips. Cross the right strip over the left one (across your body), and tie a knot at the back.

6. Tuck the top edges in.

7. Take the top off, and glue the tucked in edges in place.

step 2

First be sure to choose the right tank top. Stretchy long ones work best for this project. Then measure and mark the center point of the top, and use the tailor鈥檚 chalk to draw a line from top to bottom. Cut following the line to create the opening. Next turn the top so that the back side is facing you, and measure and draw a line a few inches below the bottom of your bra strap (or wherever you want the bottom of your crop top to be). Cut up the side seams until you reach the line you just drew, then cut across that line.

  1. step 2

    Now it鈥檚 time to wrap the top. Simply cross the聽right strip聽over the left one (across your body) and tie聽the leftover fabric in a knot聽in the back.聽Finally, tuck聽the top edges in as shown above. Take the top off, and glue the聽edges in place. Let everything dry, and you鈥檙e good to go.

  2. Final (2)

    Wait, did we really just make this super聽cute crop top in less then 10 minutes?! Also, kitties seem to love it ;)

  3. Final (4)

    Are you into the crop top trend? Follow us on Pinterest for more spring style聽inspo.