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DIY Crop Top


♫ Intro music Hi everyone, it’s Annika here. So, crop tops are something that have been popping
up a lot lately, but for something with such a small amount of fabric they often come
with quite a hefty price tag. But luckily for you guys, I figured out how to make one
pretty much for free. If you have any kind of loose fitting t-shirts, or long sleeved
shirt, or if you just want to buy one from the OP shop. I got mine for a dollar. Anddd
if you also have these materials on hand then you’re set and ready to go!
♫ “Try As I Might” by 8bit bEtty plays ♫ And if you do make anything using my tutorials
I’d LOVE to see them. Use the hashtag #diyannika on Instagram to show me what you’ve made!
See you later! ♫ outro music ♫

96 Comments

  1. Mona Magnussen Author

    Hey, I know you from the Chictopia site and I was really happy but still suprised that you also had a YouTube channel – very cool! I will re-watch the videos now :-)!

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  2. Lena Marie Author

    i really enjoy your videos! Keep making them. <3  Some thing i really have been looking for are Haltertop summer dress, bodice (detaied), onepiece, and shorts tutorials.  It would be AMAZING if you could do something of that sort.

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  3. Caroline Lapointe Author

    OUPS! I've watched this video maybe two weeks ago and then decided today to make some crop tops… I wondered why they were puckering on the edges and why it did. I did forgot to sew with paper underneath… Is there any way to fix this? 

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  4. Morgan Ashley Author

    This was so helpful! I tried doing my own diy crop top! If you want to check it out at http://sweettrendsandsequins.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-fringe-crop-top-from-dress-to-crop.html  just subscribed 🙂

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  5. Debbie Loves Cats Author

    I'm just wondering if this would be ok and not concerning if I wear it and I'm 11yrs turning 12. What do you think? Btw amazing vid 😘😘😘

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  6. annamalous Author

    I did it!  Thanks for the tutorial.  It was super helpful and very easy for a novice to understand.  🙂  One thing I did not realize until I was finished is that as I was hemming the bottom, I should not have stretched the fabric, so it looks a little more ruffled than I'd like, but I suppose I could do it over if I decide to later.  

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  7. rachel b Author

    You are so pretty! I love your hair c: I always wanted a colored shade of hair because my hair is black and in the summer its hot af because of my hair xD

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  8. Jusice Author

    Hey, I just discovered ur channel last night and have been watching your videos non stop, I'm addicted I love it. I love making and thrifting things but I just find that all the op shops I go are really expensive like there is nothing for a dollar. What opshops do u go to? Or do u have any suggestions for good ones? Thank you x

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  9. Jusice Author

    Hey, I just discovered ur channel last night and have been watching your videos non stop, I'm addicted I love it. I love making and thrifting things but I just find that all the op shops I go are really expensive like there is nothing for a dollar. What opshops do u go to? Or do u have any suggestions for good ones? Thank you x

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  10. Jusice Author

    Hey, I just discovered ur channel last night and have been watching your videos non stop, I'm addicted I love it. I love making and thrifting things but I just find that all the op shops I go are really expensive like there is nothing for a dollar. What opshops do u go to? Or do u have any suggestions for good ones? Thank you x

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  11. Jusice Author

    Hey, I just discovered ur channel last night and have been watching your videos non stop, I'm addicted I love it. I love making and thrifting things but I just find that all the op shops I go are really expensive like there is nothing for a dollar. What opshops do u go to? Or do u have any suggestions for good ones? Thank you x

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  12. Kabrielle F. Jones Author

    Hi Annika!
    I've bought a blouse wich is way too big for me. So I wanted to ask you if you think it's possible to make it smaller the same way you used for the T-Shirt in this video?

    I love your videos so much! Because of you I'm so obsessed with sewing and up cycling old cloth! 😍

    Greetings from Germany! ☺

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  13. Ruth Slonimsky Author

    Annika, for working with jersey fabrics is the paper thing all I need to do in order to prevent the seams getting that puckering? I'm making a skirt and the seams keep puckering no matter how carefully I sew them, and I thought you could help 🙂

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  14. Skittlezfiend1990 Author

    Hey Blink 182 t-shirt! You're about to get upcycled! 😛
    Thanks for this! I have this old t-shirt that was snagged pretty badly at the bottom hem, and I thought that I'd have to toss it, but Whoo hoo! Not at all! :3

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  15. AllisonWonderland Author

    Hey Annika 🙂 I was wondering if you can do something like this, http://www.beautifulhalo.com/black-skinny-lace-insert-maxi-skirt-with-double-slit-front-p-118795.html or this http://1littlefashionhelper.blog.com/files/2013/04/crop-top.png

    I have a top similar to the picture, but it's a full length, maybe just under the belly button. It's from a line called, Kokomarina. I sew, but I don't know much about the fabric, so I don't really know what to do with this type of fabric. Like I'm not too sure if this type of fabric I have is gonna fray over time if I don't sew the raw edges up, which probably will right? But I wanna make it into a crop top that I can use over tank tops. Also the top has sleeves, so, if I wanna make thumb holes for them, do I cut where I want them to go, and sew that as well, or just leave it??

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  16. Faye Thielen Author

    hey Annika ilove your movies they are helping allot when i want to make somthing

    icom from the Netherlands sorry for my horrible English xoxo faye thielen 12 years old

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  17. Almighty gabbster Author

    cringes -___- ughh this song is sooo annoying yet enjoyable…. Idk why 😣😣 But overall the video was great,Good job 😊👌

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  18. Lana Sanders Author

    I don't own any kind of crop top to work from and was going to try the measurement method you mentioned, but then sort of realised you didn't explain how to do that so… winging it? wish me luck XD

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  19. Monica Davtyan Author

    Hi Annika! Could you make a pair of these shorts?

    http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32449736250.html?aff_click_id=ca53bd8227ef4079aa2ab6a51cba62d9-1465277711253-08845-UneMJZVf&aff_platform=y

    x

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  20. Vanessa Taroma Author

    Will this method work with oversized crop tops? I received a crop top as a gift but the size is too large for me and the neckline is also wide (I prefer crewnecks as I am overly anxious about my neck and shoulders being exposed.) Do you perhaps have any suggestion on how I can save the crop top from being left in my closet?

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  21. Christina David Author

    Nice tutorial. I have a question about your machine. It looks similar to my jx1710. I wanted to know how you control your foot peddle when you feel it going off whack. I always end up sewing too fast because my foot gets cramped. I think I need to adjust the height of my chair or table because sometimes I get good control (sewing slow and adjusting my material in between) and others i sew too quick. I will also try your paper idea to get straight stitches 🙂

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  22. MsPenchi Author

    Love you annika! I have all my old graphic tees from my over sized clothes days that, instead of donating and buying new stuff, I can just turn into crop tops!! This is EXACTLY the tutorial I was hoping to find.
    Can always count on you to help me out XD

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