Intro: Bandana Halter Top Tutorial
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.
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.