How to Make a Super-Easy Triangle Halter Top

comments (8) July 17th, 2008     

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Make this tie top in less than an hour. Make it today; wear it tonight!
Apply the binding without stretching it so the triangle will lie flat.
Pin in the ditch parallel to the edge to hold it in place while you are sewing.
Make this tie top in less than an hour. Make it today; wear it tonight!

Make this tie top in less than an hour. Make it today; wear it tonight!

Photo: Linda Lee

A square of fabric, cut on the diagonal to make a triangle, makes a clever tie top. You can use a knit fabric or a woven, even a pretty scarf. Either way, bind the edges to finish them nicely. Tie two ends around your waist and slip a tie through a casing at the top point to tie around your neck. This project takes less than an hour to make. Make it today; wear it tonight.

What You'll Need:
1 yard fabric, knit or woven or a 36-inch-square scarf
1/4 yard contrasting knit fabric for the binding
1-1/2 yards narrow braid, ribbon, or a shoestring
Safety pin
Thread
Sewing machine

Preparation:

Cut one piece of fabric 36 inches x 36 inches.
Cut the above square on the diagonal from corner to corner to make two triangles. Use one triangle.
At the top point, chalk-mark a horizontal line from edge to edge that is 3 inches long.
Cut two pieces of knit binding on the cross-grain 1-1/4 inches wide x 36 inches long.
Cut one piece of knit binding on the cross-grain 1-1/4 inches wide x 54 inches long.

Construction:
1. With right sides together, sew the long binding strip to the bottom edge of the triangle using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.


Apply the binding without stretching it so the triangle will lie flat.

2. Press the binding strip away from the garment. Wrap the strip to the wrong side, encasing the raw edge. Stitch in the well of the seam, catching the binding on the wrong side. Trim the ends of the binding even with the triangle fabric.


Pin in the ditch parallel to the edge to hold it in place while you are sewing.

 


Trim the ends to be even with the triangle fabric.

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Comments (8)

Eternal_Clouds writes: thats cool maybe ill make it today
Posted: 3:50 pm on March 8th
majnets3s writes: I am a great fan of this kind of top!
Posted: 12:29 pm on October 3rd
zanichar writes: It seems easy. Thanks for the post!!
Posted: 12:47 am on July 27th
etsews writes: This pattern was a thrill to see again. I made one of these years ago. It was my favorite summer top for a couple of years. It's a great pattern for a beginner to make.
Posted: 8:54 pm on July 26th
mcandline writes: Can't wait to make this!!! I wish there was a picture of the back though.
Posted: 4:05 pm on July 25th
MissBeadAlot writes: Nice Job! Can't wait to try it!
Posted: 8:00 pm on July 17th
MaeveQ writes: OMG! I did it! I am going to have my friend take a picture and then I will post it. Thank you so much! I can't believe it!
Posted: 7:45 pm on July 17th
MaeveQ writes: I can't believe it. A sewing project that I actually think I can do. I'm so excited!
Posted: 2:07 pm on July 17th
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