Monday, July 19, 2010

5 Minute Halter Top

Seriously. This is so simple that it may even take you longer to pull out your sewing machine and set up than to actually make this top! How fabulous is that?! We found this idea here, and with the hot weather we've been having around here lately we thought now was the perfect time to whip one up!

What You Need:
  • 1 large square scarf (or large square of material, hemmed on all sides)
  • something to tie around your neck (cord, ribbon, necklace...we used a chain to add some sass!)
Lay your scarf face down on your work surface so that it looks like a diamond. Then fold over the top corner a bit so that you have a flat edge.
Sew across that edge to form a casing (not sure if the photo shows this very well...). You can cut off the extra fabric from the folded corner if you'd like.
Run your cord/ribbon/necklace through your casing and tie it around your neck.
Then tie the corners on the left and right side around your back (if they are not long enough to tie around your back, simply sew on some fabric or ribbon to crate a longer tie).
Ta-da! You now have cute summer halter that took almost no time to make! You can even change out the cord/ribbon/necklace you used to give your top different looks to fit your mood! And it looks great with skirts, pants, or jeans! So go out and enjoy the warm weather in style!
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20 comments:

  1. This is brilliant ladies. Thank you for sharing. As a beginner sewer and crafter, this one is for me. Great for presents too!

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  2. Love the scarf you used and the halter top turned out beautifully! Gotta try this and soon.

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  3. Love the scarf too! Very nice colors! And what a quick halter! I've just started the topsy turvy tuesday link party! http://imtopsyturvy.com

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  4. This halter looks fabulous! Thanks much for sharing. I'm visiting with sumo, I'd love to have you visit me too!

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  5. Beautiful!! I might just have to look for scarves!

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  6. Very cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  7. That's super cute! I guess it works too with any piece of square fabric :) Found you at Sew Cute Tuesday.

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  8. Very nice. I wish I was skinny enough to wear these yet, but those days are long gone.

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  9. Very cute I have a new respect for scarvs!

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  10. Very cute! I made some like this for my girls out of bandanna's before. They wore them with grass skirts to a Hawaii party and it was the cutest thing.

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  11. Ah, to be that skinny again! The halter looks beautiful and nice and cool.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
    Kat
    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  12. I. Love. This! I absolutely love the chain and it so adds sass! Now I wanna make one!

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  13. Wonderful.. Love it..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori!

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  14. Really a cute top, would be just great for the carnival (Carnivale International de
    Victoria, SEYCHELLES March 4 - 6, 2011). was wondering what to wear

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  15. Great idea!!! I'll try to make it for my daughter!!! Thanks a lot, Clara.

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  16. We used to make these in the 60's. It's true that everything old becomes new again LOL! Nice to see a new generation enjoy them all over again.

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  17. I have a punch of material to make all my nieces gifts for Christmas that they can wear next year. I do they appreciate the talent I have.

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