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Upcycle a t shirt into a front tie crop top for summer
In this tutorial, I show you how to make a super quick and easy front tie crop top out of an old t shirt. This is a no-sew project that only take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete! This is a great way to revamp that old t shirt and make a top that is perfect for summer!

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  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you want to try the t shirt on and mark on the center front of the shirt where you want the hem to be. My shirt is quite short, but you can crop it to any length you want. (I know my mark is hard to see in this photo, but it's there, I promise!)

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now measure the distance from the hem to the mark you made. Mine was 11 inches from the bottom of the shirt. Next, turn the shirt over and make a line across the BACK of the shirt from side seam to side seam that is this same distance from the hem (as I mentioned, mine was 11 inches).

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now just cut up the two side seams and across the line you just drew to cut the back out of the shirt.

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, turn the shirt back to the front and draw a line straight up from the hem to your center front marking. You can make sure it’s in the very center by measuring from each side (it should be the same distance from each side to the center front). Cut up this line, stopping at your marking.

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next we need to cut our front ties. To do this, draw this shape on one side of the front, connecting to the cut edges at the side of the shirt and the center front. I used a french curve ruler to make my curve pretty, but you can easily just freehand it. It doesn’t need to be perfect since you’re just going to be tying it up and no one will notice any imperfections.

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Next, cut along this curve.

  • How to make a crop top. No Sew T Shirt Upcycle: Diy Front Tie Crop Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now we just need a matching tie on the other side. To do this, fold the shirt in half along the center front, lining up center front and side seams. Just cut along the curve to get a matching curve on the other side of the shirt! And that's it! Done!

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