Three rectangles of breezy cotton is all you need for Debbie Wainhouse’s retro-look wrap top with a double bow fastening. It’s a cute top for summer and looks great with high-waisted jeans or cropped trousers.
You can make it in your choice of fabric, but we think it looks great in this striped floral material. As it’s a wrap top pattern, it can be easily adjusted to fit your figure and feels so comfortable.
This wrap top sewing pattern could easily be made in a weekend. Wouldn’t this be a great top to bring on a holiday with you? It’s smart enough to wear out for a meal, for a sightseeing trip or even on the beach teamed up with a pair of shorts.
This pattern was originally published in Simply Sewing Magazine. Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for people who sew or want to learn. It’s packed with lovely patterns to sew and expert workshops to help you improve your sewing skills.
Read on to learn how to make your own wrap top pattern…
Our top fits a UK size 8-10, so our measurements in the cutting out guide are based on this. To size up, add 5cm (2in) to the width per size.
You Will Need
- Fabric (1mx115cm (11/8ydx45in))
- Bias tape (1m)
- Erasable fabric marker or tailor's chalk
- Matching thread
- Basic sewing kit
Fold your fabric in half with the selvedge at the bottom edge and cut three rectangles out of fabric to the following measurements.
From the main fabric cut:
- Top: 70x56cm (275⁄8x221⁄8in).
- Thin strap: 5x56cm (2×221⁄8in).
- Wide strap: 13x56cm (5¼x221⁄8in).
Making the top
Fold the wide strap piece in half with right sides (RS) facing to make a 2.5x56cm (1×221⁄8in) strip and sew down the open edge. Repeat with the thin strap. On the ends of the sewn and folded-over wide strap sew a diagonal on each corner. Clip the excess corner fabric.
Cut both sewn strap strips in half to create four pieces. Turn each piece RS out. Use a loop turner on the thin straps to make turning easier. Press.
Fold each edge of the top rectangle over by 1cm (3⁄8in) and stitch all around to hem.
Fold the large rectangle in half and place plate or similar in the centre of the folded edge. Trace a half circle for the neck hole and cut out.
Pin bias tape RS facing with the top neck opening. Stitch this in place, being careful not to stretch the fabric. Turn the bias tape to the inside of the top, press and topstitch in place.
Stitch the ties to all corners with straps of the same width along each short edge.
You’ve finished! We hope you enjoyed making this wrap top sewing pattern and that you love wearing the finished garment.