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Simple crop top in stretch material
Having a sports top (having internal support), and wanting to investigate the hand sewing of stretch material plus also give myself a cropped top for the summer I decided to modify the top.
I examined machine stitching of stretch material and devised a method of emulation using 2 needles / thread. The method has an explanation of this.

Posted by Tracy J. from Lincoln, England, United Kingdom • Published See Tracy J.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Basic top

  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark and cut the sports top below the supporting inner fabric to give the desired length.

  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tack the hem (noting that the hem is produced by turning up the material twice so that the cut edge is turned inward [double folded hem]).

  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sewing technique: The method of sewing is shown in the diagram. Effectively this appears like two lines of stitching from the right side of the material and cross stitch from the wrong side. This gives the required stretch of stitches. This requires use of 2 needles at the same time. It was not found to be difficult in practice but a single needle / thread technique would still work (a sewing machine would obviously simplify things).

  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stitch the hem using the above method. The resultant stitches are shown (right side above, wrong side below)

  • How to make a crop top. Cropped Sports Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finished

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
cool!that's probably a lot cheaper than buying proper sports tops! ^^ good - I like cheap stuff xD
Tracy J.
Tracy J. · Lincoln, England, GB · 6 projects
Thank you. I got the original in the sales so was cheap and actually cropped it in the spring - it has taken me until now to get round to writing up - like most I'm more interested in making and using than writing Happy
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
yeah, same. I'm in the middle of uploading loads of projects that I made ages ago but didn't get round to uploading!!
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