Hi there! My name is Heidi from Honeybear Lane and I am so super excited to be a guest on UCreate! This blog is seriously amazing (as you all know) and I think that Kari is just awesome for bringing all these craft tutorials together. Anyway, on to my tutorial!
I love this method, even though it’s kind of time-consuming, but it is so worth it when people ask you where you got your shirt and you can say that you made it!
Here’s what you need to get started:
Fat quarter of fabric
Heavy-weight fusible webbing (not super heavy but fairly durable)
Tank top (I bought one at Walmart for like $5)
|Here’s the tank I bought: I got the largest size available so that it would be super long, like a tunic|
|Print this out too! It’s the straps…and you can cut on the dotted lines to adjust length (or add more)|
|Place your template on the folded fabric, the straight side along the fold. This is how you get a perfectly symmetrical cutout.|
|Re fold your cutout and draw on your design. Draw the shapes on the fold so you can cut into the fold (remember doing paper snowflakes as a kid? It’s the same concept here.)|
|This is what the back looks like…I think it would be cool to do white with a colored thread (although you can see all the mistakes!)|
|Now it’s time to add the cutout to the tank: Place your cutout on your tank and use it as a guide to know where to cut.|
|Pin the straps onto the front…if they are too wide, it doesn’t matter…just squish the fabric a little so it fits. Sew where you pinned.|
|And you are done! This is what it should look like. I took in the sides at the top near the armhole so it would fit me at the top but flow at the bottom. (Remember this was XXL size!)|
Thanks for reading my tutorial and I hope you’ll drop by my blog Honeybear Lane sometime! I love to do tutorials on my crafts and sewing projects, and if you’re into quilting, you might be pleasantly surprised to find a Puff Quilt tutorial!