Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bandana Halter Top Tutorial

Bandana Halter Top Tutorial

I live in the South - it's very hot down here and Serenity is still wearing her Summer clothes. 
I bought a few bandanas earlier this Summer and finally got around to making a halter top for her. 
It's so simple and quick to sew and you only use one bandana! 
I bought the pretty glitter butterfly bandana I'm using in my project at Hobby Lobby for around $1.99. 
What I like best about this halter top is how easy it will adjust to fit a growing child!

1 bandana (or piece of fabric aprox. 20" x 20")
thread to match
1"W x 60"L of ribbon
fray check
bodkin (or safety pin)
rotary blade (or scissors)
cutting mat
dritz ezy-hem (optional)
lighter (optional)

On a corner, cut off a 5" triangle on a 45° angle. 

Repeat the
cut on 2 more corners. 

Leave one corner alone!

Serge the cut edges. Or make a rolled hem or a double-turned hem.

If you are using a 20" x 20" piece of fabric, make sure to serge or
sew a hem on
all your sides!

If you serged or rolled hemmed the edges, thread all the
"tails" back through. 

Add a dot of fray check.

The neckline will be the cut edge
opposite the only uncut

Fold down 1" & iron. 
Fold over once more & iron.

On both of the remaining cut edges, (these will be your sides),
fold down 1/2" & iron. 

Fold over once more & iron.

Stitch all the folds you just made near the edges to form a casing.

Don't forget to back stitch!

Using a bodkin (or a safety pin), "thread" the ribbon through the

Adjust to fit. 
Cut off some of your ribbon if it's too long.
Use a lighter or fray check on the ends.

All done! 

You're going to tuck the remaining corner (in the front), under the top.
You can crisscross the ribbon in the back or not. 
It's up to you!

The top looks great with a pair leggings too!

Learn how to:
Make an Easy No Sew Tutu Tutorial
DIY: Satin Wrap A Tutu
Cut Tulle for a Tutu QUICK and EASY!

Have fun!


Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

fun fun!!

Ashlee said...

This is so sweet, and your little girl is darling! Thank you for sharing the instructions.

Heather - - said...

That's adorable. I love the little criss-cross action.

fawnda said...

That is A-DORABLE! I love it! : )

Lori said...

Super cute!!! Your model is just as cute a button!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

Michelle said...

The shirt is nearly as cute as the little girl it is on. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Lisa Hall said...

This little halter top is SO cute and your precious daughter is just adorable!
I want to make one of these for my Grandaughter!
Lisa H.

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