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How to Make a Wrap Top without a Pattern

How to make a Wrap Top Without a Pattern

I recently made a pair of palazzo pants without a pattern and wanted to make a top to go with them. I had extra fabric so I thought to create a wrap top without a pattern and share it with you. It is another simple sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make. Here at Sew Very Crafty it is all about beginner and intermediate sewing so I like to make these projects as simple as possible and this one is no different.

I used a linen look fabric for this project that was given to me as a gift. This was a very easy fabric to work with.  I really like the result.  If you do not have a stash of fabric like I do head over to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, fabric.com or onlinfabricstore.net to get what you need for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What you will Need: How to Make a Wrap Top without a Pattern

  • 1 1/2 yds of fabric
  • Standard sewing supplies

Step 1: Cut Your Fabrics

Cut one piece of fabric 20″ x 36″ and a second piece that measures 12″ x 12″.  Then cut one that measure 71″ x 4″ and a second that measures 59″ x 2″ for the straps.  The first measurement may be longer and wider depending on your body size.  Just make them proportionate.  

Step 2: Hem the Long Sides of the Main Piece

Create a small hem by folding the long edges of the main piece twice to enclose the raw edges.  Stitch.

Hem the long sides

Step 3: Create the Hole for the Head

Fold the main piece in Hal width wise,  Then,  fold it lengthwise.  Clip the sides together so the fabric doesn’t move.  Using a ruler or measuring tape measure 3 1/4″ from the folded corner down each side and the middle and mark creating an arc.  Connect the marks.  Cut out the arc to reveal a circle in the center of the main fabric.  This is similar to creating the4 facing below.  

Step 4: Create the Facing

Take the 12″ x 12″ piece of fabric and fold it in half twice.  Marc a 3 1/4″ arc the same way you did on the main fabric.  Then mark another arc 1 1/2″ below the first arc.  Cut out the two arcs creating a 1 1/2″ strip of fabric to use for the facing.  Zigzag stitch around the outer raw edge of the facing or use your serger if you have one.  

Mark the Facing
Cut facing

Step 5: Add the Facing

Place the facing right sides together with the main fabric piece so that the hole’s match.  Stitch the facing to the main fabric piece using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  Turn the facing to the wrong side.  Clip the curves and press.  top stitch the facing to the main fabric piece.  You will want to use a fair number of pins in this section.  

Stitch the facing
Reverse of facing

Step 6: Add the Straps

Find the Center of the shorter strap and mark.  Find the center of one of the short sides of the main fabric piece and mark.  Place the shorter strap right sides together with the main fabric piece matching the marks and pin.  Stitch. Repeat for the longer strap.  

Step 7: Finish the Straps

Fold the straps to the wrong sides of the main fabric pi3ece and fold the raw edges twice to conceal them.  Pin all the way down.  When you get to the part that is just strap fold the raw edges toward the center and fold in half.  Fold the short raw edges to the inside and pin.  Do the same for both sides on the long and short straps.  Stitch.  

Create the straps

Step 8: Wear your Wrap Top 

Put the wrap top on with the long straps facing the back.  Tie the short straps in the back and the long straps in the front and you have now finished your wrap top without a pattern.  

How to make a Wrap Top Without a Pattern

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