How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Kirsten Nunez

Tank tops are staples during the summer season, but they can be pretty mundane. For an unconventional twist on the standard tank, create ties along the bottom. This simple reconstruction technique is easy enough for beginner crafters. The finished product can be worn with denim shorts or layered over a bathing suit.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Protect your work area with the plastic tablecloth or tarp. Crumple the tank top.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Randomly tie rubber bands around the crumpled tank top.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Randomly apply liquid fabric dye to the tank top.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Turn the shirt over and add more fabric dye.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Rinse the tank top under running water until the water runs clear. Then, place the shirt in the washing machine for one cycle to remove any lingering dye.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Let the tank top air dry completely.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Fold the tank top width-wise, from left to right to join the left corner of the tank top with the right

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

At an angle, cut across the width of the folded tank top. For best results, use fabric scissors.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Unfold the tank top. Cut a slit along the tank tank by cutting straight up the side, stopping when you are parallel to the highest point of the center cut-out.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Separate the two layers of fabric and bunch them up.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Tie a single knot with the two bunches of fabric.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

Cut and tie the other side by repeating steps 9-11 on the other side.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

A bottom-tie tank top is a fun alternative to the traditional tank top.

How to Make a Bottom-Tie Tank Top

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