Here is a simple sewing tutorial for a long tube top that works for girls or women. This top is very versatile and can be put together in minutes.
I have a very creative friend who wears some unique items. I’m always telling her that she should start a blog because she makes the most amazing things, including furniture and decor for her home. Over the winter, I saw this friend wearing a layer of knit fabric over a turtle neck. When I looked closely I realized it was just a big tube with slits cut into the side for her arms. I commented on it and she said it was really easy to put together. I asked if I could stop by to have her show me how to make it and if it would be OK for me to take photos to put on the blog. She said to bring some knit and come over. I stopped by our local arts & crafts thrift store and picked up a really striped knit that my daughter would love.
Knit Tube Top Sewing Tutorial
a 3/4-1 yard piece of knit
serger, this is the one we used
Measure the chest of the person you are making this for. Cut this measurement in half.
Lay the knit fabric out and fold right sides together in half longways to equal the (half) measurement above.
Cut along the open edge of the knit.
Cut the length of the tube to the desired size. Since this was for my daughter, I cut my 1+ yard piece to 30 inches tall.
Turn the tube right side out and lay flat with the seam in the middle of the back.
Cut a small slit in each side approximately 1/3 of the way down the tube. I recommend starting with a slit smaller than you think you need because it will stretch and it could gape open if it’s too big.
Pull the tube on over your head putting your arms through the slits on the side. Can be worn with over a close fitting shirt or by itself.
Since I started with over a yard of knit, I decided to cut a simple poncho too.
Both the top and the poncho turned out really cute!My daughter also wore the poncho as a skirt for a really cute outfit!