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an easy way to "refresh" your old top
A friend of mine once wore something like this and i thought I would try and make it myself. Once more... please excuse the flaws...I'm new in the craft-world, still have a lot to learn! My original idea was to convert a T-Shirt into a top, but as I have no sewing machine and only little experience it turned out so difficult, I had to settle for the old top. You will also have to excuse my english (it is not my mother tongue and this is not always helping me be exact). Hope you like it, it is for sure very easy to make :-)

Posted by Sofia S. from Athens, Attica, Greece • Published See Sofia S.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your old top and tree (long and fat!) stripes of tulle.

  • Step 2

    Cut out the strap(s) of the top! You can optionally leave this step for the end. I was planning to cut both of them, but I finally cut only one and I did it at the end, cz it was easier for me this way.

  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wrap each tulle-stripe around itself.

  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a pigtail out of the tulle-stripes. The pigtail should not be of full length.

  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stitch the beginning of the pigtail, so as to "hold" it together (this way it will not unfold).

  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stitch the beginning" of the pigtail on the back of the top, where you want your strap to begin.

  • Step 7

    Stitch the end of the pigtail on the front of the top and then stitch one of the big buttons on it.

  • How to make a tank top. Update An Old Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch the remaining tulle-stripes on the top. Here you go! Upgrade done! You can optionally replace both straps. With the colors I chose for the tulle-stripes, I thought it would be too much.

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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
lovely <3
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
This is so clever!
And very unique.
I love it!
<3!
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Fruzsina W.
Fruzsina W. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 16 projects
Very nice! :o)
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Pinky T.
Pinky T. · Spring Hill, Florida, US · 7 projects
very cute!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Unique and original - great way to freshen up an old tank top!
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