How-to: Take in a Tank Top

tank stitched
Now you’re ready to sew! Put your tank into your sewing machine at the top of the line you just drew, backstitch a few times to make things sturdy, then sew all the way down that line, back stitching at the end. If I were doing this just for me, I’d have used a thread color that matches the tank more closely, but I went with this lovely green so that you could see the stitching.

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. This is AWESOME. The pictures help immensely. With a recent 25-lb weight loss, I’m finding most tops not fitting anymore, looking kind of slobbish actually. With this, I can alter my faves.

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