This is the hands down the easiest way you can rework vintage or up-cycle secondhand Tee or Sweatshirt with these few steps. At the end of the day its a great way to make any top look vintage, the Crop Top. A style that has been a classic for generations. Nothing shows summer is here like this breezy and easy flowing style. Crop tops for women, mens crop tops, crop top hoodies, cropped tanks, even Disney crop tops, any style can sport cute crop tops.
Great for a day spent at the beach as a coverup top for a bathing suit. This is something you create in minutes with any style of tee or even a cropped tank top. A shirt with a hole or rip in the bottom that you want to still wear, this is such an easy way to give it a new life.
All you need to make your crop top is a marker or tailors chalk, a strong hard surface to cut on, and a roller fabric cutter or scissor. If using a scissor make sure it is very sharp. You also need to decide how long you want your Crop Top to be. This will depend on the outfit you are pairing it with or your personal style.
Crop Tops look great with high-waisted shorts, skirts, and pants. There are so many ways to wear them and style them to create a look that is all your own. So get creative and have fun with it!
How to CROP TOP steps:
1. Start with any tee or sweatshirt.
2. Find where you want to cut off at the bottom of the shirt. Use your tailors chalk to mark off a line to cut.
3. Against a hard surface roll your cutter on the line you made. Make sure to press firmly to cut the front and back of the shirt.
4. Pull and stretch the cut bottom. This helps prevent the crop from fraying or rolling up.
Now you have a new crop top that is perfect for any summer activity!
After looking over this how-to, go to our TikTok to watch the video: @thriftvintageoce you've mastered how to make vintage tees crop tops, there are so many variations on this method. You might find yourself wanting to experiment with our Thrashed and Stained category. In this we offer t-shirts to up-cycle that are too worn for regular wear.
Some of them are gems and are perfect for a second life, reworked as a new piece. We love when our customers take the time to up-cycle old vintage shirts into new ones. It's one of the many reasons we continue to offer a wide variety of vintage t-shirts.
There are no rules when it comes to reworking a shirt. Have fun with it and make it your own!
There are endless possibilities for how to make shirts look vintage. A crop top is a great way to start! This style is perfect for any summer activity and done in minutes, with a few simple steps. You can transform any tee or sweatshirt into a stylish and breezy crop top today!
This is such a great way to be part of the sustainability movement, giving these great pieces a new life. Recycling fabric that has years and years more to give rather than letting it to a landfill. Some might worry about how to clean thrifted clothing that has been through a lot but most of the time it's easy. Some spot cleaning with vinegar and a good wash cycle will do the trick.
When a stain or dirt won't budge stronger detergents or bleach can take out almost any stain. Remember to test a small spot first on Vintage or delicate clothing. For more tips on how to clean vintage clothing check out our blog post.
Now that you know how easy it is to make a crop top from any tee, will you be giving it a try? Have you already been upcycling your clothes? We would love to see what you've been making, tag us on Instagram @THRIFTVINTAGEOUTLET