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How to Make a Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings


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June 6, 2017

Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - woman wearing the crop topHere is a way to turn an old pair of leggings into a cute little long-sleeved crop top with a mini flower corsage. All you need is a handful of items and 20 minutes of your time. :)

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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 crop top

Link: Hand Stitching Guide

Supplies:

  • 1 pair of leggings
  • scissors
  • thread
  • a few beads (optional)
Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Fold the leggings in half and lay them on the floor or on a work surface.
  2. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - fold leggings in half and lay on work surface
     
  3. Cut out the crotch of the leggings to create the collar of your top. You can try it on to see if you want more of a plunge line. If so, cut a bit more out. Keep in mind that a little cut goes a long way!
  4. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - cut out the crotch
     
  5. The scraps from that cut will be used to make your flower corsage.
  6. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - save the scraps for the flower
     
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  7. Thread a needle and knot one end. Take the largest oval piece of the cuttings and fold it once, then once again. Start sewing the very middle, making ripple folds to create flower pedals.
  8. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - fold the crotch scrap in half and then in half again, sew in center to make base of flower
     
  9. Take the remaining scraps and shape them into more pedals and leaves. Stitch on main flower. When you're happy with your flower, secure the stitch to prevent your work from coming undone.
  10. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - create leaves and petals from remaining scraps and sew onto the flower base
     
  11. Thread the needle again and secure with a knot. Slip on a bead and start sewing it to the middle of the flower. Continue with the other beads.
  12. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - thread a bead onto your needle and thread
     
    Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - stitch beads to the center of the flower
     
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  13. Sew the flower onto the crop to the middle of the front of crop top. This helps hide any seams you might have showing on the leggings.
  14. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - place flower in center of the crop
     
    Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - sew on
     
  15. Little adjustments are very easy to make as this is a very forgiving project. Have fun!
  16. Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - make any necessary adjustments
     
    Mini Flower Crop Top from Leggings - wear your new top
     
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