If you’ve been wondering how to make an off shoulder blouse the very easy way, or any of the following:
DIY off the shoulder top
Off the shoulder shirt DIY
Off shoulder elastic top
Off shoulder gathered top
Off shoulder top with elastic
DIY Elastic Top
Whatever you want to call it!
Then you’re in the right place.
In this easy off the shoulder top sewing tutorial, I’ll show the exact steps you need to create your own off the shoulder top with sleeves!
Oh, and did I mention this tutorial can easily be used to make an off the shoulder top for plus size (any size for that matter) or an off the shoulder crop top!
Can’t wait to see your version of this project!
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Supplies for the DIY Off the Shoulder Top!
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Step 1: Taking Measurements and Cutting the fabric
You only need 5 measurements for this project:
Full Bust Measurement
Around Upper Arm
Neckline to Armpit
With 4 of these measurements, you’ll create 4 rectangles.
Then, we start sewing! See how easy this project is going to be?
Tune into the video below where I show you exactly how to take each of these measurements and how to draw each rectangle.
If you want to make a crop top…
Then simply make your shirt length shorter here!
Step 2: Sewing A DIY Off The Shoulder Top
Now you should have four rectangles cut out:
2 Large Rectangles for the Front/Back
2 Smaller Rectangles for the (2) Sleeves
We’re going to create a our top by connecting these four rectangles together.
Front to First Sleeve
First Sleeve to Back
Back to Second Sleeve
This will basically create one long line of rectangles. Then we’ll connect the two ends of our line (the Front and the Second Sleeve) together to create a SHIRT!
It sound a bit confusing, but watch the video below and you’ll see how easy it actually is.
step 3: Adding Elastic + Hems
Do you have a super huge shirt now?! Amazing!
I know it seems too big now but trust me, it’s going to fit you perfectly!
Now that we have the base of our shirt sewn together, we just need to add the finishes.
We’ll start by adding the elastic casing along the neckline (this is what will shrink the shirt down to fit you!)
Then we’ll use a super simple AND professional finish to hem the bottom edge of the shirt and the sleeves.
And now you should have an amazing new DIY project that you can start wearing!
I’d love to see what you made! Jump into my FB group and share photos!
The FB Group is also a great place to ask questions if you have any!