Last Updated on August 19, 2023
Square Neck Tank Top Sewing Pattern: Hey there, it’s Tersia, and I’m excited to guide you through creating a fabulous square-neck tank top. This sleek and stylish design is part of three crop tops that I’ve carefully curated to stand the test of time. With minimalistic and versatile designs, these tops are perfect for any occasion.
Square Neck Tank Top Sewing Pattern
Let’s dive into the details of this chic square neck tank top sewing pattern.
Materials You’ll Need
To get started, gather your materials:
- Stretchy fabric (jersey) – Opt for a cotton blend with about 5% lycra or elastane for that perfect stretch. I’m using 220 grams per meter fabric weight.
- Jersey needle – For sewing through the stretchy fabric.
- Sewing machine – A basic sewing machine with zigzag stitch capability.
- Twin needle (optional) – If you prefer a professional finish.
- Thread – Choose a color that complements your fabric.
The pattern consists of two parts: the front and the back. The front boasts a squared neckline, adding a unique touch to your tank top. The back features a slightly lower neckline for a balanced look.
Don’t worry about seam allowances; I’ve covered you with a 1 cm allowance everywhere except the waist hem, which requires a 1.5 cm allowance.
Let’s dive into the details and create a fabulous, comfortable and chic piece.
1. Cut Out the Pattern
Cut out the front and back pattern pieces from your stretchy fabric, making sure to align them properly.
Sewing the Sides and Straps
- Lay the front and back pieces right sides together.
- Pin the sides and straps together.
- Use a zigzag stitch for the sides and a straight stitch for the straps.
- Iron the seams flat to give your tank top a polished look.
Hem the Edges
- Begin by basting the folding lines for the hems. Set your stitch length to the maximum and sew one centimeter away from the fabric edge.
- Fold the hems according to the basted lines and pin them in place.
- If using a twin needle, switch to it and sew the hems with a straight stitch.
- Once done, remove the basting thread for a clean finish.
Tips for a Professional Touch
- If your fabric becomes wavy due to stitching, gently iron it flat.
- When sewing with a twin needle, ensure you thread it with two threads from above and one from the bobbin.
- Use a thread color that complements your fabric, enhancing the overall aesthetic.
This pattern’s minimalistic design ensures it won’t go out of style anytime soon. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different fabrics and colors to add variety to your handmade wardrobe.
I hope you enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial. If you’re craving more DIY goodness, check out my other pattern and sewing guide for more creative inspiration. Until next time, happy sewing, and remember to embrace your inner fashion designer! Kisses!