By Noreen Doll.
Here’s a multi-purpose fashion accessory that you can use in lots of ways.
It’s inexpensive to buy the fabric, and easy to stitch. It only requires one seam.
It’s actually a simple tube top, and look what you can do with it!
1. Fill In a Too Low Neckline.
This multi-purpose fashion accessory can be used under a top where the neckline is too low. It fills the space nicely and covers up what you don’t want to show.
2. Stylish Neckline Accent.
Or just use it as a stylish neckline accent.
3. Add Length to a Shirt.
It’s also perfect if your shirt is too short. You can wear it around your hips to add interest and length.
4. Add a Sash.
Wrap this fashion accessory around your waist over a tee shirt or knit dress to add a sash.
5. Infinity Scarf.
Or use it as a scarf, like the infinity scarves that are so popular.
6. Extra Warmth.
It can be worn as an extra layer in winter to add a little more warmth.
Stretchy Fabric – 12 inches wide.
Choose stretchy fabrics in colors of your choice. And don’t forget to look in the remnant bin at the fabric store, because you don’t need a very large piece.
You may even have a large enough piece in your own remnant stash.
How to Make a Multi-Purpose Fashion Accessory.
1. Wrap the fabric horizontally around your upper torso over the fullest part of your bust.
Overlap one end of the fabric, making sure it fits fairly snugly.
Check to be sure the fabric is large enough at the bottom, middle and top to slightly overlap.
Allow a half inch overlap to make a 1/4 inch seam.
2. Cut off the extra fabric, cutting in a straight line across.
Your cut piece of fabric should be a rectangle.
Width: 12 inches wide.
Length: circumference of your bust plus 1/2 inch.
(For example, if your bust is 33 inches, you need a 33 1/2 inch length.)
3. Fold the fabric in half with the right side on the inside and the two 12 inch sides together.
Pin these edges together and sew a 1/4 inch wide seam across this end.
Turn right side out.
You now have a tube that you can slip on over your head.
Look at the colors we’re going to use for our next tube tops! These all have spandex in them.
Easy to make and fun to wear!
The long edges don’t need to be hemmed and can just be tucked under when you wear the tube.
The tube doesn’t have to be 12 inches wide. You can make it wider or narrower according to how you like it.
Try making one first to see how you may want to adjust the fit of future tubes.
If you don’t want to or can’t sew, just pick up some tube tops when they’re on sale.