An easy halter top that is cheap, quick and simple to sew, and you only use one bandana ($1.99 for the one in the pictures).
What I like best about this halter top is how easy it will adjust to fit a growing child!
1 bandana (or piece of fabric aprox. 20" x 20")
thread to match
1"W x 60"L of ribbon
bodkin (or safety pin)
rotary blade (or scissors)
dritz ezy-hem (optional)
Step 1: Cut the Fabric.
On a corner, cut off a 5" triangle on a 45 degree angle. Repeat the cut on 2 more corners. Leave one corner alone!
Step 2: Serge Cut Edges.
Serge the cut edges. Or make a rolled hem
or a double-turned hem
. If you are using a 20" x 20" piece of fabric, make sure to serge or sew a hem on all your sides!
Step 3: Thread Your Tails.
If you serged or rolled hemmed the edges, thread all the "tails" back through. Add a dot of fray check.
Step 4: Create the Neakline.
The neckline will be the cut edge opposite the only uncut edge! Fold down 1" & iron. Fold over once more & iron.
Step 5: Form the Sides.
On both of the remaining cut edges, (these will be your sides), fold down 1/2" & iron. Fold over once more & iron.
Step 6: Sew Casings.
Stitch all the folds you just made near the edges to form a casing. Don't forget to back stitch!
Step 7: Thread the Ribbon.
Using a bodkin (or a safety pin), "thread" the ribbon through the casings. Adjust to fit. Cut off some of your ribbon if it's too long. Use a lighter or fray check on the ends.
Step 8: Finished!
All done! You're going to tuck the remaining corner under the top. You can crisscross the ribbon in the back or not. It's up to you!
Check out my other instructables
and my craft blog: Treasures for Tots