7 Adorable DIY Tank Top Ideas for the Summer ...


If the heat wave has been quite unforgiving in your part of the world, we are here to offer respite in the form of DIY tank top ideas.

Most of these are cute ways to give plain tank tops a makeover.

Others are fabulous refashions and some are sewing projects that you need to construct from scratch.2

I hope I got your DIY fashion senses tingling;

let's go make cute DIY tank tops, shall we?

1. Neon Feathers

Neon Feathers

Our first DIY tank top idea is a simple makeover.

You take an old tank top that has seen better days, draw feathers by the neckline using textile marker, and then color them in with neon fabric paint.2

Easy, right?

If you don't like the look of neon, using more subdued colors will also work.

Tutorial Source: blog.dawanda.com

2. Racerback Tank

Racerback Tank

This project is not a makeover or a refashion.3

This is a sewing tutorial on how to make racerback style tank tops using knit fabric.

I love this!

I think I shall be sewing tank tops in all colors of the rainbow this week.

And in prints, too, of course.

For your pattern, you can use a shirt as reference.

Tutorial Source: noodle-head.com

3. Lacy Shoulders

Lacy Shoulders

Ooohhh, how gorgeous.

This is another tank top refashion idea.

To give a tank top the lacy treatment, you will simply sew the lacy applique over the shoulder and back neckline of your tank top.3

You can hand stitch but using a sewing machine is advisable.

The last step requires cutting the shoulder sections of your tank top but this is optional.

4. Pretty Pleats

Pretty Pleats

The color is divine and the texture added by the pleats is wonderfully interesting, too.2

To make this, you will need a plain tank top.

Get strips of knit fabric in the same color as your tank top and pin pleats along the neckline.

Do several layers and sew into place.

Tutorial Source: crafterhoursblog.com

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