Cute DIY Crop Top
Wondering how to sew a crop top? In this post, you'll get a complete step-by-step tutorial so you can design your own crop top and make as many as you want of these handmade beauties.
The best part? An easy DIY crop top like this one, matches with pretty much everythaaang!! so, you'll be able to create cute and comfy outfits all year long.
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Best Fabric for Crop Top
Ok, let's talk fabrics. This insanely easy crop top pattern calls for stretch fabrics, which translates into soft and comfy crop tops you’ll love to wear.
If this is your first time sewing stretch fabrics, resist the panic! this is the perfect project for beginners and you’ll find all the tips you need in a sec.
Here are some stunning stretch fabrics that are perfect to create your own crop top:
Techno / Scuba Fabric
This is a thicker, almost spongey-feeling fabric that has good recovery and it’s super stable which makes it very easy to use.
Beaded Crop Top Materials
Want to make your own crop top extra special? Adding a dash of bling is always a good way to do just that!
How to apply rhinestones to fabric
Sew them on using thread and needle ... or glue them as I did in this how to bling converse tutorial to make DIY embellished Tops faster!
How to glue rhinestones to fabric
One of the best glues for rhinestones on fabric is E6000.
Crop Top Cutting Pattern
If cute, comfy, and easy to use are your love languages, then drum roll please…
This fitted crop top pattern comes in 3 different sizes and it's one of the easiest sewing projects for beginners I’ve tried.
You only need around half yard of fabric and can be done from start to finish in one hour or less.
Are you ready? Let’s make some magic!
How to make a crop top from fabric
After printing out your DIY crop top pattern, select the size you want to use and go ahead with cutting the pattern.
If you want to keep the full pattern intact for whenever you want to try a different size, copy the size you want to sew using tracing paper and use those pieces to cut your fabric.
Cut one set of pattern pieces on the fold of the stretch fabric, also one piece of neckline bias on the fold, then you can extend the fabric and cut the last 2 pieces for the armhole bias (no fold needed for those).
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Crop top sewing tutorial
I'm going to summarize the DIY crop top sewing process below, but if you want to get a more in-depth look, definitely go straight to watch the video:
Final Thoughts on How to make crop top.
There you have it! This is how you can sew a fitted crop top with ease:
1. Get a cute and comfy fabric.
2. Print the super simple crop top pattern and use it to cut the fabric.
3. Sew the shoulders and side seams.
4. Finish the raw edges with an overlock stitch.
5. Press seams and hem your new cute DIY crop top.
6. Finish armholes and neckline using the bias facing technique.
7. Add rhinestones if DIY embellished tops are your vibe.
8. Enjoy your new creation and be proud of yourself for it!
Want more crop top sewing patterns? check this beautiful strapless crop top next and start creating the outfits you love to wear the most.
In your hands lies the power to turn the invisible into visible!