Crop tops are making a comeback, but with a new shape, a longer length and a swinging silhouette. Stay ahead of the trends by making your own.
DIY Crop Top Design & Pattern - Cute, Fun & Easy Sewing Project!
By Emma Jeffery
- The Fiskars® ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer features a dual-rail system that eliminates blade wiggle for straight, precise cuts
- Rotary bypass blade stays sharp, so it never needs to be replaced
- Cuts thick DIY materials such as cork, magnet, chipboard and more
- Grid line measurements on the top and bottom of the smudge guard provide versatile use for both right- and left-handed users
- Full lifetime warranty
- ProCision™ Rotary Bypass Trimmer (12")
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Cutting Scissors (8")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks
Iron and ironing board
1. Download and print the pattern on your home computer. Use the ProCision Rotary Bypass Trimmer to trim the sheets of paper, cutting multiple sheets at a time to save time.
2. Tape the sheets together and cut out each pattern piece using the Original Orange Handled Scissors.
3. Pin each pattern piece to the fabric, add seam allowance and hem and cut out using the 8” Amplify Fabric Shears.
4. Sew the front darts and tie the loose threads into a knot at the center point before trimming. Press darts towards the center.
5. Sew the front and back together at the shoulder seams. For a neat seam finish, press the raw edges under and sew down.
6. Sew bias tape to the neckline.
7. Hem the sleeves and insert into armholes, easing around the curve.
8. Sew side seams and turn seam allowance under to hide raw edges.
9. For a neat hem finish, use a rolled hem foot.
10. Finish the back openings by double folding the raw edges 1” to the wrong side and sewing. Sew buttonholes and buttons to complete the top.