How to Sew a Beaded Scarf Halter Top

Make a quick and easy halter top in just a few simple steps — starting with a scarf.

Materials and Tools:

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fabric dye
sari fall fabric*
washer and dryer
scarf
iron and ironing board
sewing machine
scissors
thread
sequined trim
flat back gold gem beads
gem glue

*Sari fall fabric is a 5" wide band of fabric used to help a sari drape properly when worn.

Steps:

1. Dye sari fall fabric to accentuate the bottom trim and the tie around the neck on the halter-top. Wash it on the delicate cycle in hot water with fabric dye according to package directions. Dry the fabric in the dryer on the perma-press cycle.

2. Fold the square scarf in half diagonally with wrong sides together to make a triangle and press with an iron.

3. Use the sewing machine to stitch the edges of the scarf together, forming a triangle, and press again.

4. Create a loop by folding the top of the triangle scarf over twice (about an inch) and press.

5. Stitch the edge of the top loop.

6. Cut a strip of the dyed sari fall fabric long enough to tie around your neck and feed it through the loop on the triangle.

7. Measure a piece of the dyed sari fall fabric long enough to fit around your waist and tie in the back. With right sides together, stitch it on the bottom of the triangle halter. The ties will extend beyond the end points of the scarf bottom.

8. Cut sequined trim the length of the bottom of the triangle. Stitch it onto the bottom of the halter covering the seam of the bottom band.

9. Using gem glue, embellish the front of the halter with flat backed gold beads. You may choose to create a pattern or follow the pattern on the fabric. Press down firmly. Let gem glue dry for 1 to 2 hours before wearing the halter top.

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