DIY lace circle top (beginner project).

Lace circle top

A circle top is loose, flowy and very comfortable. Recently I started loving circle tops, and make lots of them with different kinds of fabric. If you are looking for a simple top to wear on a casual day, or to move around freely, this is exactly what you need. A circle top is very easy to make even if you’re a beginner in sewing. With all your supplies handy, it only takes about 30 minutes. This is a short tutorial on how I make my circle top, hopefully you’ll find it satisfying and helpful.

The following are the materials you’ll need to make this simple circle top;

  1. Fabric (about a yard or more depending on your size)
  2. Bias tape
  3. Measuring tape
  4. Marker/ highlighter or tailors chalk
  5. Sewing thread
  6. Sewing machine


  1. Measure the length you desire for the top; starting from your shoulder to below the waist.
  2. Fold fabric into two, and cut out the length you measured in step 1.
    • My length measurement is about 25 inches.
    • The width measurement, which is from selvage to selvage is about 60 inches (selvage is that factory finished edge of the fabric). lace fabric
  3. Mark center of fabric, at the folded side. Tie your thread to the marker. Hold thread at the marked point and move marker from left to right of fabric to draw an arc. Cut out fabric on the arc.Draw circle on laceCut circle
  4. Fold fabric into half. Measure and mark 4 inches from the tip down. Now measure 7 inches from tip towards the right (this will form the neckline, if you don’t want a slouchy neckline you can reduce it to about 5 inches).4"7"
  5. Join the two  marks to form another arc (I usually use a plate for this step). Now cut out the neckline.Connect curveCut necklineLace circle top
  6. Pin the edges of fabric to a bias tape (I used  long pieces from an ankara fabric to create my bias tape). Click here to make your bias tape
  7. Sew very close to the edge of the bias tape. Pin bias tapeSew bias on lace circle top
  8. Sew the sides to fit your body. Your circle top is ready to wear!

Lace circle top

See how easy that was?! Kindly leave me a comment; let me know what you think, I’ll also love to learn other methods of sewing a circle top. Don’t forget to subscribe in order to see more fun and easy tutorials like this. If you’re already a subscriber, I love you!

Thank you for reading this tutorial to the end. Have a wonderful day, God bless you!


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