Check out this step-by-step tutorial on how to cut a shirt into a crop top. With a few simple cuts, you can transform an old tee into a stylish new piece.
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Choose a shirt. It can be any color, pattern, or style.
It can be new or old, long-sleeved or short-sleeved. You can even use a dress. If you want to be extra lazy, you can buy a crop top from a store. But where’s the fun in that?
Fold the shirt in half so that the sleeves are touching each other. If you’re using a dress, fold it so that the side seams are touching each other.
Cut off the sleeves of the shirt. If you’re using a long-sleeved shirt, you can cut along the seam of the sleeve so that it’s easier to hem later on.
Cut along the side seam of the shirt, stopping about 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) from the bottom of the shirt. Unfold the shirt and cut a slit up the center of the shirt, stopping about 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) from the top of the shirt.
Tie each side of the shirt together with a knot or bow. You can also sew each side together if you want to be extra lazy and not have to keep tying and untying your crop top.
Cut the shirt. You can cut it straight across the stomach, or at an angle.
###Cut the shirt. You can cut it straight across the stomach, or at an angle.
-Start by cutting off the bottom hem of the shirt. If you want to keep the shirt longer, cut less off.
-Next, cut a horizontal line across the stomach area of the shirt. Again, how low or high you make this line will determine how short the crop top will be.
-If you want to, you can now cut the sleeves off of the shirt. You can also leave them long, or cut them into a tank top style.
-Finally, give your new crop top a try on! If it’s too big, you can always take it in a bit with some stitches.
Try it on. Make sure it’s the right size and that you’re happy with the way it looks.
1. Try on the shirt. Make sure it’s the right size and that you’re happy with the way it looks.
2. Decide how short you want the crop top to be.
3. Cut off the bottom hem of the shirt.
4. Cut off the sleeves of the shirt.
5. Cut a horizontal line across the front or back of the shirt, about 6 to 8 inches below the armholes.
6. Finish the raw edges of your crop top with a serger or by stitching a zigzag stitch around them with a sewing machine, to prevent them from fraying.
Finish the edges. You can do this by serging them, using bias tape, or simply leaving them raw.
Now that you’ve cut your shirt, it’s time to finish the edges. You can do this byserging them, using bias tape, or simply leaving them raw.
If you serge the edges, use a wide zigzag stitch or a serger to prevent the fabric from unraveling. If you use bias tape, make sure to choose a color that coordinates well with your shirt. And if you leave the edges raw, be sure to carefully fray check them before washing the shirt.
Cutting a shirt into a crop top is a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe. With just a few simple steps, you can take an ordinary shirt and turn it into something special. So get out your scissors and give it a try!
Wear your new crop top!
You’ve cut your shirt into a crop top! Now what? Here are some styling tips to get the most out of your new piece:
-Pair your crop top with high-waisted bottoms. This will give you the most coverage and keep you feeling comfortable and supported.
-Try a half-tuck with your crop top. This is a casual and flattering way to wear it.
-Wear a bandeau or bralette under your crop top for extra coverage. This is also a good way to keep things modest if you’re not comfortable showing too much skin.
-Accessorize! A cute pair of earrings or a necklace can dress up your look.
– rock your new crop top with confidence!