A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled

A plain tank top is essential, but can also get a little boring.

Our tip this week: spice things up a little with a patterned fabric, a few cuts, and a few stitches.

Learn how to make your own restyled tank top after the jump.

MATERIALS:
-- Cotton tank top
-- Cotton Fabric (to add in)
-- Matching Thread
-- Scissors
-- Fabric Chalk
-- Clear sewing ruler
--Straight Pins
-- Sewing Machine

METHOD:
1. Use fabric chalk and a ruler to mark center point of the tank top

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

2. Use again to draw a straight line from center point to arm pit

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

3. Begin at the shoulder seam and cut out all of the area from chalk line to seam

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon
A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

4. Choose a fill in fabric that you'd like to use. I this case pink wood grain was used

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

5. Roll over the cut lines and pin down
6. Tuck fill in fabric in and pin in place

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

7. Sew all seams on a sewing machine

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

8. Trim excess fabric and threads
9. Enjoy!

A Summer Tank Top, Restyled
Photo: Cyndi Coon

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