Introduction: Scoop Neck Crop Top

I'm a huge advocate of sustainable fashion, whether its through second-hand clothing or eco-friendly brands. But when I saw this Burberry inspired fabric on Etsy, I could not resist purchasing a yard.

In this tutorial, I'll be teaching you how to create a simple, scoop neck crop top.


1/2 yard of fabric (stretch preferred)

sewing machine


pen/tailoring chalk


tape measure

Step 1: Measuring

Measure your bust. Divide the measurement by 2.

Then, figure out how long you want the top to be.

Draw a rectangle that is half the bust measurement by the length of the top. Add an additional two inches to each measurement as a seam allowance. My rectangle was 18'' by 16'' including seams.

Step 2: Sketch It Out

If you have a top that fits perfectly, use it to trace the outline of the new top. If not, you can easily freehand it like I did. (Pro tip: Make sure to use your tape measure. Accurate measurements allows for a sleeker look, while reducing tailoring time down the line.)

Sketch one side of the top and cut it out. Fold the first side over, and use it as a guide for the second side.

By the end of this step, you should have cut out the front panel of the new top.

Step 3: Repeat :)

Using the front panel as a guide, cut out the back panel of your new top.

By the end of this step, both the front and back panels should be cut out.

Step 4: The Neckline

Fold each panel in half. Draw a slight curve. Cut the curve out.

That's your scoop neckline.

Step 5: Sewing

Hem the bottom edge of each panel. Line both panels up, wrong sides out. Sew closed on all three sides, using a straight stitch.

Step 6: The Sleeves

Using a well-fitted top as a guide, cut out 4 sides of the sleeve. It helps to measure the arm hole of your newly created tank top. Make sure to account for seams.

Pair sleeves together and line them up, wrong sides out. Sew the top and bottom seam closed.

Turn the tank top inside out. Pin and sew the sleeves using a straight stitch.

Step 7: The Final Look

To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement. Burberry is an iconic brand with an iconic tartan print. And I just recreated their $200 top for less than $20. Rate 100000/10