Springtime DIY: Macrame crop tops

With the warmer weather quickly approaching, here's an opportunity to covert a plain tank top into a breezy macrame shirt.

In honor of the approaching spring, I found two colorful projects to brighten up closets and phones. First is a DIY crop top. This one doesn’t require any sewing, but the result is awesome. It’s a great way to upcycle some old shirts.

DIY Macrame Crop Top:

This project is super easy to start. All you need is an oversized T-shirt or tank top and a pair of scissors.

  • First, you need to trim off the hem of the shirt.
  • Next, measure the length of your fringe. Mark the line where your fringe will start (preferably in chalk).
  • You will need to measure the width of your strips as well. There should be an even number of strips with the same width. Again, you can mark this out along the hem. Even outline where you will cut if you aren’t sure.
  • Now you can cut the fringes. If you drew guidelines for cutting, follow these. If not, carefully cut the fringes. They should extend from the hem of the shirt to your first guide line.
  • Tie each pair of fringes in a knot. The best way to do this is to hold one strand taut, and loop the other through itself. Do this twice to make a clean knot.
  • Tie another row of knots if you choose. This time, use fringes from different knots. Cross the strands into new patterns.
  • You can do this as many times as you would like.
  • Once you’re finished, just even out the remaining fringe.

Click here for a link to another set of instructions, for anyone who’s curious. 

 

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