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Eyelet Tank Tutorial

Here it is! The tutorial I didn’t plan on! LOL


So here we go!



If you are doing a young child’s size you will probably need less than a 1/2 yard of eyelet (or whatever) and less than a 1/2 yard of lining. C1 is a 5 in waist and chest but an 8 in length if that helps you any.

You will need a tank that fits your child to use as a template. Brown paper or wrapping paper (or whatever) to cut as a pattern.

And your basic sewing stuff. ;)

Step 1- place your child’s tank on the paper and trace around it leaving room for seam allowance.


Step 2- Cut out your pattern


Step 3- Pin your newly made pattern to your lining material on the fold.


Step 4- Cut 2


Step 5- Pin your pattern to your eyelet on the fold.


Remove cat from eyelet


Step 6- Cut 2


Step 7- Pin right sides together one eyelet and one lining


Step 8- Start at one end and sew continuously around to the other end, leaving the bottom open


Step 9- Do the other eyelet and lining.

Step 10- Turn right side out and press and trim seams (if needed)


Step 11- Pin front to back with right sides together


Step 12- Sew top of straps together

Step 13 – Sew sides together


Step 14- Pin and hem the bottom


Step 15- Turn right side out and press seams


Congratulations! You just made the eyelet tank! So simple and cool for summer! And it goes with ANYTHING!

I’ll be sure to take pics of c1 in her tank and May Flowers skirt tomorrow morning! :)

In other news… LOL I haven’t been able to sew a stitch on the Retro Butterick ’56. I’ve been WAY too busy today. BUT I did hit another fabric sale at Hancock’s!! I got some awesome deals!!!

Butch and Sundance are warming up to us! Here is Butch headbutting a carrot….


And here is c2 playing with them while j2 and d walk them!


Hope you all have a great evening! See after church tomorrow! :)

Comments on: "Eyelet Tank Tutorial" (39)

  1. LaVonne said:

    Cute top.

  2. I love eyelet! So pretty and summery.

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  4. […] the pic of c2 in the eyelet tank and the May Flowers […]

  5. I love the tank, so pretty! LOL @ the cat… mine does the same thing (he’s orange, too… maybe that’s it).

  6. The tutorial looks so easy and I love the fact that you don’t have to worry about the arms and collar area since you did the lining. What i want to know is how does it work since eyelet isn’t stretchy?

    • Thanks! :)
      You just have to make sure you cut it big enough to fit over the head. ;) I admit that I was a little worried about that AFTER the fact. LOL But when I had c1 try it on, it fit perfectly. If you’re worried about that you can always cut a notch in the back for a button and piece of elastic. That should give it enough give to go over the head.

  7. Very cute top!! I love eyelet fabric. Stopping by from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff linky party. Here is what I shared this week:

  8. very pretty love tanks

  9. My grandma {who made all the clothes for a family of 6 kids} used newspaper to made her patterns. Amazing making the pattern, then making the outfit! Again thanks for linking up to Homa Style.


  10. Great detailed tutorial and I love the “remove cat from eyelet” step ;) thanks for sharing this at the {what’s shakin’ link party} this week!!

  11. Great tutorial and so nice to “meet” you! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! When I do start sewing it will be thanks to sewers like you who’ve pushed me over the edge!

  12. What a nice, straightforward project. Thank you for sharing it.

  13. Christina at I Gotta Create! said:

    Wow!! So beautiful! I LOVE eyelet and you’re right: itgoeswith everything.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  14. I love it! Perfect for summer :-) Our cats get on all of my sewing and crafting projects too; they just like to be where the action is! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  15. That is stinkin’ cute! I love those eyelets!!
    Your tutorial is great and I think even I, a non-sewer, could make this! Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. I have to include the second part of step 5 in all my projects too.

  17. I like the second part of Step 5!!!!!

  18. Pretty, I love it :-)

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  20. Christina in Cleveland said:

    Found your blog via a link on All Free Sewing dot com.
    Thank you for the great tutorial… such a soft and fuzzy pattern weight you have. :)
    I will use this tutorial to create a pattern for my own tank top.
    All the best to you and yours,
    Christina in Cleveland.

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