How to Make a Smocked Tube Top

Today, I am going to show you how to make this super cute smocked tube top. They are really trendy and I made it to go with these pants for a full bathing suit cover-up which I will link here so you can get the whole look.

Check out this article to learn how to shirr fabric.


How to Make a Smocked Tube Top



Step 1: Cut fabric

Pre-wash and iron your fabric.

Cut out a piece of fabric that’s the length you want it by your bust plus about 12 inches for seam allowance and shrinkage when you shirr.

Step 2: Pin & sew edges

Fold the long edges twice and pin to hide the raw edge. Sew both edges.

Step 3: Shirr the fabric

Shirr the fabric with evenly spaced lines all the way down the width of the rectangle you cut.

See our how to shirr fabric tutorial if you have any questions about this technique.

Step 4: Pin & sew pieces

Pin the piece with right sides together and sew up the seam.

Step 5: Iron

Spray with water and iron to accentuate the shirred look.

Shop quilting cotton fabric to make your very own smocked top.