Sunday, 16 May 2010

easy peasy sewing tutorial {that stretchy band thing for your midriff}

If you're not sure what this thing is for, see my previous post (it's a good introduction, trust me).

So, as promised, here's the tutorial.

What you'll need:
  • a stretchy top in your size (I used a cheap fitted tee)
  • scissors, for cutting fabric
  • measuring tape
  • ruler (or just an object with a long straight edge - you could use a book)
  • chalk, for marking your fabric
  • a sewing machine (but you could easily do this by hand)

Now step into it and hide it under your top. Looks good, huh?

Now tell me, how did I do? Clear instructions? Was the text big enough? Have you made one following my instructions? How did it go?


  1. Maybe it's because a man, but I don't get what it is you've made.

    1. I am a lady and I don't get it either.

  2. Lovely and clear... what a great idea! I'm going to make one soon :)

  3. Cool Tutorial. Please will you vote for my dress design. Hope your ME isn't too bad at the mo.

  4. Tim: Was the previous post no help in understanding? I'll explain it to you when I see you.

    Becka: Thank you so much! Let me know when you've made one - I'll want to see! :D

    Design & Pattern: Thanks. I did try voting for your dress design but I think maybe I'm too late? Couldn't find where to vote :( Gorgeous design though!

  5. all the stores have boob tubes come short skirts at this time of year- they generally tend to be a heavy t-shirt material with stretch and come in a wide range of colours-- one of those worn around the waist could also work

  6. Thank you for sharing. It is very clear and easy to follow. M.

  7. Good idea and very clear tutorial!