2/22/14

DIY Plain tank sewn zipper racer back.

Supplies: Zipper, Simple Tank




Spaghetti tank refashion, this time with a zipper.  

Tutorial below...







Follow the same instruction for the grommet tank (here), but using a zipper. Or watch the video tutorial here.

The length of the zipper is your choice. You can stitch it around the front or stop at the top of the back neckline like I did.

It's the little details like this that change a plain top. All I had was a black zipper, but try some fun colors…neon pinks, coral, mint…

  



31 comments:

  1. Ah! Can't wait to try this! Very cute.

    -Haleigh
    http://www.soulstitches.blogspot.com/

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  2. So simple and edgy. Have the perfect navy tank, now to find a coral zipper!
    Thank for the inspiration!

    -Justine
    www.lovehuedesign.com

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  3. Great idea! Well done! :)

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    www.mirkadesign.etsy.com

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  4. oh this is such a great idea and so simple!! thanks for showing ...

    hugs Birdyblue

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  5. This I totally am in love with...kudos for your creativity! ;)

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  6. Great! Love it... and it'd really gorgeous with a neon pink zipper
    Cecilia

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  7. Is this a regular or a racerback you used? (:

    - Christina (:

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    1. regular. When you zip it up it becomes racer-back.

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  8. oh, i love that!! you (your back) look(s) super great!!:) x

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  10. ou my. so usefull tutorial.. must try.

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  11. I like ittt!!!

    New follower!! :D

    would you like to follow each other??

    Lovely blog :)

    xxx

    Marga

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  13. i love this. something so simple you made so cute and added some edge

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  14. how did you stop the zipper without making it look weird?

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  15. I tried making this today, but starting the zipper at the bottom of the neckline on the back created a lot of awkward extra folds of fabric when I zipped it up. What size tank did you use?

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  17. Do I cut a V shape fabric our before attaching the zipper first?

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  18. oops watched the video , everything is clear now. Gonna make one for myself now :)

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  19. I tried this but it pulled the top in making it too tight, dud you use a size bigger?

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  20. could you please make a more in depth video!!

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  21. Love this! It looks like you took the zipper to the front, do you have a pic of the front? Trying to decide where to stop the zipper at :)

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  22. I've just discovered this tutorial now! great work! nice result! thank you
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  24. Awesome! What does look like in the front?

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  25. Awesome what does it look like in the front

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