- Tube scarf (or fabric of 39″ in width by 43″ in height (100 cm x 110 cm); if you want a longer top, add a few inches to the height.
- Matching or contrast thread
- Sewing machine
- Seam ripper
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- Place the scarf on the table with the closed seam up.
- Measure your neck line and decide how large it would be.
- Using the above measurements, mark the neck line in the middle.
- Using a seam ripper open the stitches on the top of your scarf to accommodate the neck line.
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- Decide on the length of your top and cut the scarf at the bottom using these measurements.
- Try the scarf on to check if your head fits into the hole and the scarf folds nicely on the shoulders with the neck line you made.
- Stitch around the neck line using the trace left by the original seam (this would be to replace binding or bias tape).
- Make a hem on your batwing top, by double folding the fabric in and sewing 2 lines of stitches (or use a twin needle).
- Decide how loose your top will be and sew 2 stitches on the sides, using these measurements. Start from the hem up to where you want the armholes to be. I used an old blouse that fits loose to decide how loose I want this top and then I went up 20 cm = 8″.
- Start wearing your loose, comfortable batwing top everywhere!
My top would look great at a 4th of July picnic, don’t you think?
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