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90's inspired polo crop top!
I saw these cute tops selling for £15+ and thought, why spend that much when I could make my own for less than a £10!

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  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick out your shirt, make sure it's a polo shirt. I chose a shirt that was a size too big, but you don't have to.

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the sleeves, I cut next to the seam.

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure how long you would like crop top (shoulder to hem) I chose 16" and don't forget to add on the width of your elastic along the bottom and seam allowance!

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the bottom off and pin the hem up

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    On the sleeves, fold over the raw edge on the wrong side, pin and sew

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Leave enough space to create a 'tube' for your elastic to fit in.

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the hem all away around leaving a small gap (about 2 inches) this is where you will pull your elastic through.

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the elastic about half an inch smaller than your waist. You don't want it too tight around your waist. When you have done this, put a safety pin through the end of the elastic

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pull the safety pin and elastic through the tube until it comes out the other end.

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pull the elastic taut, but not too taut! You want it taut enough to not fall down, but not so taut it leaves a mark!
    Tie the elastic in a double knot and sew the hem over the knot!

  • How to make a crop top. Cute Summer Crop Top - Step 11
    Step 11

    Then you're finished!! Enjoy your cute top :)

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