A hot clothing item for the summer months is the crop top. You see them in all the trendy stores, and probably think to yourself, how easy would it be to make? Well, fortunately they are easy to make, and don’t require a lot of fabric.
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First, remove the pins from all of the patterns.
Line up the front and back sides together and pin. If you’re using a fabric where you can determine a right side, pin the right sides together.
Then, line up the front and back shoulders together and pin. Make sure the machine is set at 2.5 mm in length and 3 mm in width. Zigzag stitch the shoulders and sides with a 1/2″ seam allowance and fold to the right side.
Take the edge of the sleeve and line it up at the bottom of the armhole. Pin the sleeves along the armholes and stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Pin and cut the bias tape pattern strips. Make sure they’re pinned at a 45 degree angle, that is the bias of the fabric.
Insert the strips into the bias tape maker. Pull the bias tape maker and iron the bias tape as it’s coming out. Take the 2″ by 17″ bias tape and attach it to the sleeve by folding it over and pinning along the sleeve opening.
Start 1/2″ in and stitch along the sleeve. Leave a 1/2″ at the end.
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