Want a crop top but don’t feel like buying a new one? Perhaps you’re just really into recycling rather than throwing stuff away. Well guess what? One DIY fashion guru by the name of Handimania can show you how to reincarnate those old leggings into a cute new top. It’s so addictive that you’ll want to turn all of your leggings into tops, and then you’ll be sad because you won’t have any leggings. But that’s okay because at least you’ll get to sport a cool new crop top. Just make sure to wash them first so that the neckline doesn’t smell like old crotch.That’s alright. You just need to grab a pair of old leggings. Changing them into a top isn’t really that hard to do.
All you need are a pair of scissors and a pair of leggings you wouldn’t think twice about using ever again.
The idea is to cut a hole in the crotch of your leggings.
But do make sure that they’re symmetrical and even or you’ll wind up with some undesirable results.
Make sure and mark the semi circle along the crotch area first.
Take your scissors and cut out the crotch. It’s best that you try cutting in a crescent shape.
It will take several washes, especially if the leggings are made with knits. Of course if you have leggings that are made with fleece, that would be the best choice of fabric.
Finish the edge with a zig-zag stitch or serge it to make it clean, nice and neat. If your arms are a little shorter than your legs, then cut them… we mean the fabric. That way you’ll get a perfect fit.
And voila! Just like that you stick your head in the hole, place your arms where you legs would have gone and you’ve got yourself one kickass crop top.
Just roll up your sleeves and you’ll have a crop top that you can wear in any temperature.
Check out this video to figure out how you can turn your leggings into a cool 80’s style crop top.