DIY Wrap Top: How To Make Tutorial (Free Pattern from Peppermint Magazine) MAKENINE NO.2 Such a Beautiful End Result!

Hello, Sara here.
Today’s tutorial is about a Wrap Top from Peppermint Magazine collaboration with In The Folds. This is the second project for my Makenine2020. If you are curious about the first project (Athina Top), here is the link.

I am excited to introduce this new pattern to you. Although there was a bit of hassle and I didn’t fully agree with some of the instructions (I believe there are easier ways to do certain parts). However, I was extremely satisfied with the end result. The Wrap Top is way more beautiful than any of the pictures I’ve seen.

Before we go on, I must tell you that there are many parts that need French Seams. Again, once you get through it and finish the project! I can guarantee that you will be very happy with this Wrap Top! Here’s the comparison of advantage and disadvantage of a French Seam

So during the process, I’ve modified certain instructions that I believe are easier. You can always check the original instruction and choose whichever instruction that you feel comfortable with.

One last thing I should mention is that I strongly recommend you work with lightweight fabrics because it can get bulky.

Let’s really begin!


Free Peppermint Wrap Top pattern available at Peppermint Magazine website

I used Pigment Bio Washing Linen Ash Charcoal 53″ wide (2 Yards)
Available at…

Sewing Clips (Canada)
Sewing Clips (USA)

I bought my flat sewing pins from Korea. The most similar one from amazon would be (Canada) (USA)

My sewing machine is a SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist (Canada) (USA)

  1. Cut the Fabric
    1 Back on fold, 1 pair of Front, 2 Sleeves, 1 Back Neck Facing, 2 Waist Ties
  2. Staystitch
    Staystitch all the curved edges (neck edges and armholes)
    Sew inside of the seam allowance (1/8″~2/8″)
  3. Sew Darts
    Fold by matching the marks and pin RST (Right Side Together)
    Sew from the edge and leave tails of the thread (no back stitches)
    Tie the thread twice and press the darts towards the bottom
  4. Attach Waist Tie
    Sew the Tie to the Front WST (Wrong Side Together)
    Turn back and enclose the seam by sewing RST
    Press the entire French seam to one side and sew
    Double fold the Front Neck edges WST, press and edgestitch to the folded edge
  5. Sew Shoulder Seams
    Sew Front and Back at the shoulders matching armhole sides WST
    Trim down the seams
    Enclose the seams in a French seam RST
  6. Attach Back Neck Facing
    Snip into the raw edge not enclosed by the French seam, up to the stitch line
    Prepare the Back Neck Facing by serging the bottom edge
    Pin in place around the neck and shoulder seams RST (Back / Back Neck Facing)
    Flip over and sew along from the shoulder stitch line
    Pivot and stitch around the neckline when you meet the end of the French seam
    Pivot and stitch along the shoulder stitch line
    Trim down the seam allowance (only the raw edges)
    Clip the curved edges
    Flip over and understitch the seam to the Facing
    (Optional) Time to insert your tag in case you have one!
  7. Sew Side Seams
    Serge, pin and sew one side seam RST leaving an opening (for the tie)
    Press and edgestitch the seams on each side
    Sew the other side seam WST (No opening needed)
    Trim down the seam
    Enclose the seam by sewing RST
  8. Attach Sleeves
    (For the sleeves, I am not following the original instruction. If you follow my modifications and not the original instructions, trim 1/4″ of the underseams and armholes for better results, before starting!)
    Pin and sew underseams RST (3/4″ seam allowance) and serge
    Baste (on the longest stitch length) along the sleeve cap without the backstitch
    Leave the tails of the thread and use them to make a nice curve
    Slip the sleeve into the armhole to meet them RST and pin
    Use the baste stitch to help you match the sleeves to fit into the armhole
    Sew the armholes with 3/4″ seam allowance
    Serge the armholes
  9. Hem
    Serge the sleeve hems
    Fold 1″, press and sew close to the serged edge
    Double fold, press and edgestitch to the folded edge

If you check out my video, the one that I’m wearing is the wrap top. I will make another version (my modified version) again soon. So If you find this tutorial a bit overwhelming, wait for the next one! I can tell you that it’s going to be easier.

Alright! I will see you in the next post! See you soon!

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Dailylike Canada
Two O Nine Fabric Studio…

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  2. Irena

    Hi, loved your professional sewing. However using dark material for your project meant that I could only clearly see the garment when you used the sewing machine. Finally someone who finishes off their darts correctly. Thank you for your channel. Irena

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