How to Make a Super-Easy Triangle Halter Topcomments (8) July 17th, 2008
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
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.
1. With right sides together, sew the long binding strip to the bottom edge of the triangle using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
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.
3. Repeat step 2 to bind the remaining two sides of the triangle.
4. Fold 3/4 inch to the wrong side at the top edge. Topstitch 1/2 inch from the folded edge to form a casing.
5. Attach a safety pin to one end of the tie. Feed the pin and tie through the casing, keeping an even amount of tie extending from each end of the casing.
6. Wear the top by tying the triangle ends around your waist in back and the tie around your neck.
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