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Easy to make and extremely comfortable!
A tank top that sits high and tight on the chest and flows out around the rest of the torso. Easy to make and extremely comfortable!

Posted by Brittany Marie from Boston, Massachusetts, United States • Published See Brittany Marie's 22 projects »
  • How to make a tank top. Cute And Comfy Tank Top - Step 0
    Step 1

    Top section
    1. measure around your torso, just above or at the middle of your breast. add an inch or two to this measurement to allow for mistakes and seams. Mark this out on your fabric as the length.

    2. the width of the rectangle should be about six inches. Mark this out as well.

    3. Cut out the rectangle and fold it in half with the good side of the fabric on the inside. Stitch the fabric together (I used a running backstitch) and then turn the tube right side out.

  • How to make a tank top. Cute And Comfy Tank Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. try on the tube and measure from front to back how long you want to straps to be and mark it out on the same fabric for the top.

    2. Mark a 4 inch width for the straps and then cut out.

    3. Follow rule three for the top section on both of the straps.

  • How to make a tank top. Cute And Comfy Tank Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bottom Half
    1. Take your bust measurement from the previous step and add a few more inches. (I added 3). The more inches you add the more cinched the fabric wil be when you attach it to the top tube.

    2. Mark out this measurement about 19 inches from the bottom of the fabric. (if you are using a t-shirt, make sure you cut off the hem of the shirt)

    3. mark a diagnal line from the previously marked line to the hem of the shirt. (reference the picture). Cut out the fabric. You should have two pieces of the fabric now.

    4. Put both good sides of the fabric facing each other and then stitch the pieces together on both sides. (Again I used a running back stitch)

    5. Use a basting stitch (running stitch only knotted at one end) at the top of the fabric where you intend to attach the tube you made earlier.

  • How to make a tank top. Cute And Comfy Tank Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Putting it all together
    1. take the tub for the top and using a wipstich attach it to the bottom piece. Once attached you can pull out the basting stitch. The top should now have a gathered effect.

    2. try on the top and pin the straps where you want them. Attach these to the top

    3. Try on and edit as needed!


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Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
Ooh I may have to make a night dress Happy
Miss Marionette
Miss Marionette · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
looks so comfy. Happy I will definitely try it.
JK Baby
JK Baby · 3 projects
Yay! i finished it! It's very cute and took no time at all! I am excited to wear it out of the house today and show it off!
JK Baby
JK Baby · 3 projects
At the fabric gathering stage. Can't wait to finish it!!! But i totally don't understand step number 3! Thanks! Very cool project!!!!!!!!!
Love. it. ;)
Sweet Maisy
Sweet Maisy · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 10 projects
I am SO going to try this!!! great idea! Happy
Elphie · Paisley, Scotland, GB
I love this XD
i have to ask tho, at stage three, step three, not sure where the diagonal line is supposed to go or what the other mark is. Sorry if i'm being stupid and just can't see it.
i really do love this tho
STEVEY K. · 8 projects
i made this but kept it as a tub top, very cute!!
Emma · Boston, Massachusetts, US · 10 projects
i love this!
i'm making it as soon as i find time... :]
Mazzy Seven
Mazzy Seven · 1 project
I LOVE this!!!
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