# 4 Square Top Tutorial

12 Steps
The 4 Square Top tutorial includes instructions to make a top out of 4 squares of fabric.

~ Use 1/4” seam allowance for knit fabrics.  If using a woven, add an additional 1/4” to the seam allowance.
~ Red stitching in illustration represents the instructed stitching for that particular instruction.

The  4 Square Top tutorial is for personal use only.  You are free to share, teach, and/or use this tutorial provided that there is no monetary exchange related to this tutorial and Jamie Christina Designs is properly credited.  All designs, images, and text are copyright ©2012 Jamie Christina Designs.  All rights Reserved.
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## Step 1: Measurements

The 4 Square Top is a loose fitting top.  The 18” squares should fit most sizes, however, feel free to increase or decrease the square size according to your preference.  An important measurement is the depth of the “V”.  For my measurements, I determined the distance to be 7 1/2”.  I then added the 1/4” seam allowance, which gave me a total distance of 8”.  This is the number I use in Step 1 (see page 2).  If you prefer a different measurement for the V, then use that number instead of 8” for step 1.  If you decide to increase the V’s length by 2” or more, then cut out 19” squares rather than the suggested 18” squares.
LittleBrightSparks says: May 18, 2013. 4:24 PM
I am making this! Very cool!
biochemtronics says: Jun 13, 2012. 12:01 PM
I love this. cannot wait to make one for my wife. Thanks.
scoochmaroo in reply to biochemtronicsJun 27, 2012. 9:31 AM
I hope you share a picture with us when you do!
jamiechristina (author) in reply to biochemtronicsJun 13, 2012. 1:30 PM
Welcome! I hope she likes it =)
scoochmaroo says: Jun 27, 2012. 9:31 AM
Lovely! And so simple. Thank you for sharing your technique with us. I hope to see more!
vjradley says: Jun 17, 2012. 8:12 AM
I absolutely love this. Have you tried this with ruffled fabric? Also, if you make the squares bigger and till cut the 8" at the corners, would that work?
kairedfern says: Jun 10, 2012. 12:37 PM
This is great! Could you do the squares a little smaller for a fitted look?
jamiechristina (author) in reply to kairedfernJun 11, 2012. 8:57 PM
Thanks! It will still have a loose fitted look even with smaller squares.
jamiechristina (author) says: Jun 8, 2012. 3:33 PM
Thanks Penolopy!
Penolopy Bulnick says: Jun 8, 2012. 1:40 PM
That looks fantastic! So easy and such a cute design!