Easy Crop Top Sewing Pattern to Sew – (Guide and Tutorial)

Last Updated on May 31, 2023

Crop tops have been a popular fashion trend for decades, but finding the perfect fit and style can be challenging. You can customize your crop top with a sewing pattern to fit your body and personal style.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a super easy crop top. This tutorial will guide you through creating your own crop top sewing pattern using simple measurements and sewing techniques. Let’s get started!

Easy Crop Top Sewing Pattern
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 To begin, you’ll need the following measurements,

1. Back Piece

  • Height: 8.5 inches
  • Width: Measure across your back and subtract 0.5 inches from the measurement. For example, if your full bust is 33 inches, the front piece will be 17 inches long, and the bottom hem will measure 15 inches.

2. Front Piece

  • Height: 8.5 inches
  • Length: Calculate half of your full bust measurement, then add 0.5 inches. Subtract 1 inch from each side of the bottom hem. For example, if your full bust is 33 inches, the length of the front piece will be 17 inches, and the bottom hem will measure 15 inches.

3. Straps

  • Four rectangles measuring 4 inches in height and 18 inches in width.

Sewing Crop top pattern

To sew this Crop top pattern, you’ll need the following instruction:

1. Pinning the Side Seams

Pinning the Side Seams
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  • Take the front bodice and back bodice pieces and align them at the side seams, making sure not to stretch the fabric. Pin them neatly.
  • Repeat the pinning process on the other side.

2. Sewing the Side Seams

Sewing the Side Seams
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  • Use a sewing machine, stretch stitch (such as a zigzag stitch), or an overlocker to sew the side seams with a 0.5-inch seam allowance.
  • Ensure that the chosen stitch stretches the fabric without seams popping open.
  • Leave the seams unfinished, as knit fabric doesn’t fray. You can trim the edges or use an overlocker for a neat finish.

3. Hemming

Hemming - Crop Top Sewing Pattern
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  • Identify the widest hem of the top.
  • With the wrong sides facing out, fold the fabric inwards by 0.5 inch along the entire top and bottom hem.
  • Pin the folded fabric in place.
  • Use a sewing machine to sew right against the edge of the folded fabric.
  • Since knit fabric won’t fray, a single folded hem is sufficient.

4. Creating the Straps

Creating the Straps
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  • Take one strap piece and fold it in half lengthwise.
  • Pin along the open edge.
  • Sew along the pinned edge with a 0.5-inch seam allowance, leaving both ends open.
  • Repeat this process for all four straps.

5. Turning the Straps

Turning the Straps - Crop Top Sewing Pattern
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  • Attach a safety pin to one end of a strap to guide and turn the right side out.
  • Repeat this step for the remaining three straps.
  • Press the straps with an iron for a neater finish.

6 Finishing the Straps

Finishing the Straps
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  • Fold one end of each strap inward and stitch along the edge to finish it.
  • Leave the other end of each strap raw and open.
  • Repeat this process for all four straps.

7. Attaching the Straps

Attaching the Straps
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  • Put the top on and determine where you want the straps to start. For example, mark those points if you want them to begin three inches from each side.
  • Position one strap (the raw edge end) at the marked point on the front of the top, aligning the raw edge.
  • Pin the strap in place.
  • Repeat this step for the other side and the back of the top.
  • Sew the straps securely to the top using a sewing machine.

8. Final Touches

Final Touches
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  • Try on the finished top and tie the straps together in a bow at the top.
  • Admire your handmade crop top!


Create Your Own Stylish Crop Top with Tammy Handmade! Join Tammy in this exciting sewing tutorial, where she shows you how to make a trendy crop top using leftover fabric from her stash. In just under an hour, you’ll have a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe! Get ready to unleash your creativity!

Printable free crop top sewing pattern PDF

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve followed the “Crop Top Sewing Pattern” to create a stylish and comfortable crop top. The pattern I used is the Mia Crop Top, which features wide straps and a fitted bandeau style. It’s a slip-on design without any fastenings, making it a versatile and essential piece for your wardrobe. I followed the pattern instructions, which were provided in a PDF format.

For sizing convenience, I’ve included a size chart below. Please note that the measurements are given in inches:


She used 1 meter (or 1 yard) of fabric for all sizes ranging from 6 to 24. This pattern is suitable for 2-way knit stretch fabrics like jersey, ribbed knit, stretch velvet, or any fabric with at least 6% elastane/spandex content or 20% stretch.

The pattern PDF includes an A4-sized paper pattern that you can print at home. Make sure to print it at 100% scale and adjust the paper size to A4 or US Letter. Also, there’s an A0-sized pattern provided, which you can take to a printer for full-size printing.

I hope you find this information helpful, and I encourage you to try this pattern to create your own handmade crop top. Enjoy sewing and wearing your new creation!

Mia Crop Top Sewing Pattern
Mia Crop Top Sewing Pattern
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Congratulations on making your own stylish crop top! By following this step-by-step guide, you’ve created a custom sewing pattern and assembled a trendy garment. Feel free to experiment with different fabrics and add your own creative touches to personalize your crop top even further. Enjoy wearing your new creation!

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