When you want a new look, you don鈥檛 always have to buy new! Try shopping your own closet by turning your summer crop top into a loose peplum tee to make it fall-appropriate. All you need is a sewing machine and a little bit of extra fabric. As the weather cools down, you can layer up to transition your tee from summer-to-fall fashion. Throw on a cute on-trend jacket and you鈥檙e all set!

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

Materials and Tools:

  • 1 t-shirt, XL or XXL, or fabric
  • 1 t-shirt (your size)
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing needle
  • pins
  • thread
  • sewing machine (not pictured)
Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

Instructions:

1. With fabric scissors, cut the bottom of your XL t-shirt to the desired width.

2. Thread a sewing needle and run a basting stitch through the top edge of your rectangular piece of fabric.

3. Once your basting stitch is in, pull on the thread to ruffle the fabric.

4. Pin the ruffled piece to the bottom of your t-shirt.

5. Sew it in place on a sewing machine. Rip out the basting stitch and cut off any excess fabric.

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

We cut our extra t-shirt to be about four inches wide.

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

Make sure that you ruffle your fabric to the same width as the bottom of your regular-sized t-shirt.

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

Pin away!

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

A comfy tee is a must-have for every season!

Turn a crop top into a peplum tee for Fall

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