4th of July Tank Top

>> Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm looking forward to the 4th of July holiday weekend!  Bring on the BBQ, pool, family, friends, blueberry lemonade and of course some red white and blue fashion.  I found this simple navy blue tank at the store for around $3...hello love that!  I had this cute red checkered fabric and decided to make my own holiday shirt!

It was super simple and only took 5 minutes to complete.  Cut 3 strips of fabric (I used one soft cream colored strip for contrast and 2 of the red checkers) all 14 inches long.  The width of the cream strip is 4 inches and the 2 red strips are 2.5 inches and 1.5 inches.  Simply layer them one on top of the other then sew straight down the center (sewing them all together) on your machine.  Pull the thread (the bobbin one) to ruffle and secure the ends.  Then hand stitch it to your tank and Happy 4th of July!

There are so many fabulous ruffle tank tutorials out there...google yourself silly and happy crafting :)


hipchic~cynde July 1, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

Love it!!

debi July 1, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

very cute!! loving the ruffles lately too.

Becky aka. Bettie Rocker July 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

adorable! oh how i wish i knew my way around a sewing machine.

Poppychic July 4, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Thanks everyone! You know you really don't even need to use the sewing machine...just do a quick running handstitch, that'll work just fine! I'm making a pretty cream tank with rose fabric next :)