Easy Wrap Tunic Tutorial

Sometimes quick and simple sewing projects are all I really have time for. Ok, most of the time quick and simple sewing projects are all I have time for. It’s that time of year where you go through last year’s tank tops and discover they are all too short. This tutorial is perfect for refashioning those old tank tops or even t-shirts! An easy wrap tunic (or dress!) is both adorable and practical. I made the tunic length to go with these cute ruffle shorts (tutorial). I’m excited that this “sundress” is the first stop on the Sundress Series at Melly Sews!


How to sew an easy wrap tunic tutorial


  • tank top or t-shirt (or make your own! The Anywhere Dress¬†or these Summer Pajamas¬†would work well for the top of this tunic)
  • 1/2-1 yard of knit fabric with some stretch
  • Sewing machine, thread, etc.

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easy wrap tunic tutorial

Thanks for having me on the Summer Sundress series, Melly Sews!


Andrea Pannell
Andrea is the owner and designer of Go To Patterns, Go To Sew, and The Train To Crazy. You can find her playing with her four kids, designing clothing and sewing in her spare time. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.
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  1. this is a really a cute idea; should easily convert to a cute doll dress, too, for any size girl doll!

  2. So easy and so cute! Thanks for participating in the series.

  3. How adorable, Andrea!! I can’t wait to make this for my daughter! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!
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  4. dandeliondrift says:

    This is super cute! I love this top and I know my daughter would too!

  5. Melinda says:

    Love to try this. What does “cut 1 on fold” mean? I’m a beginner, not sure what that means.

  6. I am looking forward to making a few for my granddaughter!!

  7. debbie Larson says:

    I love this tunic but am having a problem cutting the pattern piece. On the side of the pattern piece it reads ” longest length x 1/2″ “should that be plus 1/2″ instead of times 1/2″ ? If my granddaughter’s waist is 25″, I would have 18 3/4 ” across and the length I would like is 13″. What would I cut the piece? How much did you cut off the tank top? Thanks for your assistance!

  8. What a brilliant idea! On my To Do for Summer list :) Thank you so much for sharing :)

  9. Darling! Do you think this could work with a non-knit for the skirt portion? Thanks!

  10. I’m actually going to make one of these for me. I’m going to cut the top off just under the bust and make the skirt. I’ve done something similar with a long sleeve t-shirt on top and used the front panel from a boxy men’s band t-shirt and extra fabric to make the skirt. Love it as a winter tunic with leggings. Love this idea for the coming spring as I live in Australia.

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