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Light and breezy, perfect for summer.
Don't pay any mind to the craft room debris that's clinging to the shirt in the pictures... lol. I have been busy sewing lately and need a lint roller!

This project is pretty simple but may require the purchase of strong chain and D-rings if you don't have any. I used a scrap of fabric left over from a big yardage, and used an old t-shirt that was an ill-fitting v-neck.

I like halter tops because they are great for any body shape and size and usually look flattering no matter what. (Plus, they give you a great excuse to go without a bra when it's 105F and humid!)

Posted by Monika Gottindottir from Worthington, Minnesota, United States • Published See Monika Gottindottir's 255 projects »

  • How to recycle a scarf top. Scarfy Chain Halter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting your t-shirt under the armpits. Cut all the way across.

    You will be using the large body section of the t-shirt as the body of the halter. You can discard the top part of the t-shirt as it's not needed for this project.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. Scarfy Chain Halter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure yourself from shoulder to shoulder. This will be the width of the fabric piece you will cut.

    Measure from your shoulder down to the bottom of your bustline. This will be the length of your fabric piece.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. Scarfy Chain Halter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using your sewing machine, hem along one side of the width (shoulder to shoulder), and both sides of the length (shoulder to bust).

    Place the D-rings at the finished corners, fold down the fabric and sew in place.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. Scarfy Chain Halter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the right side of your fabric section to the right side of the front of your shirt bottom. Be sure to line up the edges of your fabric piece with the side seams of the t-shirt.

    Sew the shirt and fabric top together using a zigzag stitch.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. Scarfy Chain Halter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, slide your unchained halter top on. Attach your chain to one D-ring. Put the chain around your neck and see if you need to remove any length before attaching it to the other D-ring.

    Once the chain has been attached to both D-rings, your halter top is ready to wear!

  • Step 6

    OPTIONAL: Add a chain extending from the middle of the neck chain down to the center of the back of the t-shirt material.

    OPTIONAL: Cut the back of the t-shirt fabric into horizontal strips and make a cool woven or tied pattern. This can help make the back looser or tighter depending on how it fits.

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