Wednesday, July 20, 2011

textured tube top tutorial

I've been working on beagle proofing our house (yes, again...) and was out of town for several days so my sewing room activity has been light lately. But, I had my embroidery machine looked at while I was gone and everything is alright with it. Hopefully that means I'll bust it out and get back to more embroidery/sewing :)

Now, how to make the textured tube top:

1) Cut fabric as if making a simple tube top, but add about 5" extra length at the top of the front piece

2) Make several horizontal pleats with the excess fabric at the top of the front piece

3) Sew over top of the pleats back and forth several times (I made zig-zags across the entire front) to keep the pleats in place (Kind of like how I made this pillow )

4) Sew front and back pieces of tube top together

That's it! You can finish off the top and bottom edges, but I just left mine raw.


  1. tube tops have never been my favorite but must say that I really like yours very pretty

  2. Thanks for playing in my link party again this week! You're awesome, and creative!

  3. What a pretty tubed top - love the pleats at the top!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

  5. The perfect summer top for our heat wave! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday. It's always a pleasure to see what you are up to!


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