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No Sew Scallop Hem Cami Top

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Are you looking for a no sew upgrade you can easily add to any camisole top? A scallop hemline camisole is great piece to pair with high waisted jeans or mini skirt. 

Trendy DIY clothing doesn’t always have to take a long time. For instance, knit cami top refashion ideas are a perfect beginner sewing project that are both easy and fun upgrades that go a long way. 

The hemline is great place to add trim or leave it raw edge, especially since the woven material of knit top won’t fray. Fill your DIY wardrobe with fashionable upcycled clothing that you will be excited to wear all year long. 

No sew scallop hem camisole top before and after

You will love this no sew scallop hem cami top because…

  • Create a clean scallop hem design using fusible interfacing on the wrong side of clothing.
  • Use fabric chalk to copy the scallop motif onto the garment. 
  • Understand body measurements to easily shorten the length of camisole.
  • 15 minute upcycle project.
  • No sewing machine is required.
Back view of the no sew scallop hem camisole top

In this no sew project, you will use an iron to attach fusible interfacing along the bottom edge of the cami top. Alter the length, copy the style lines and bond the interacting for a quick upgrade to the classic wardrobe essential. 

Follow the step by step instructions, grab your ironing board and adjust your iron setting. You don’t steam while ironing, however you will need to evenly heat the facing sheet around the camisole hemline. 

How to make scallop hem cami top?

This scallop hem cami top can be done in full length or crop length. However, I prefer to evaluate based on how fitted silhouette is when wearing the top. 

Since the fabric is made with a knit material, it may have a snug fit on the body. If your top has a straight silhouette, go ahead and add scallop detail on the full length.

In order to alter a crop length for a special hemline design, first you need the right measurements before you start to cut the original shirt. Learn how to take your body measurement for clothing so you can easily adjust the desirable length for this tutorial.

Prepare your upcycle project in advance by washing and drying the old clothes. Pull out the basic tools from your sewing kit to get started!

No Sew Scallop Hem Cami Top Materials:

Materials to make a scallop hem camisole top
  • Knit Camisole Top
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • Fabric Chalk
  • Iron
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

To make a scallop hem cami, lay the top flat and measure 8” up from the hemline.

Draw a straight line across and cut to make the new hemline.

Attach fusible interfacing along the wrong side of the new hemline.

Draw a scallop shape on a piece of paper, and copy the scallop pattern onto the interfacing. 

Cut along the scallop line to finish the no sew scallop hem cami top.

Front view of the no sew scallop hem camisole top

No Sew Scallop Hem Cami Top Tips:

If you are looking for a simple upcycle project that doesn’t require sewing, give this DIY scallop hem cami top a try! 

There are various ways to achieve scallop hemline from facing to embroidery finishes. In this upcycle tutorial, I share a quick and easy technique to iron-on interfacing for a clean finish hemline.

Here are no sew hacks that will help you complete the refashion without making unnecessary mistakes:

  • Fabric Scissors: Sharpen your fabric scissors prior to jumping into this project. Double fold a sheet of aluminum foil and cut through to quickly sharpen. Avoid using fabric scissors to cut paper because the knifes can get dull very easily.
  • Fusible Interfacing: In this camisole upcycle tutorial, I recommend using a light or medium weight fusible interfacing because the knit fabric is lightweight. Avoid using heavy interfacing because it will be too much weight. 
  • Measuring Tape: When altering the length of the top with a new cut line, use a measuring tape instead of a ruler. The flexible tape can easily wrap around curved lines instead of being bound to straight measurements. 
  • Fabric Chalk: When draw a line or mark a new style, use fabric chalk and avoid using markers or pens. Ink can bleed onto fabric and cannot be erased, but wax based chalk can easily wash away by wiping with a damp rag. 
  • Iron: Adjust the heat and avoid steam to quickly glue the interfacing to the surface. Place an iron mat or ironing board beneath the garment to avoid melting or burning the table. 

More upcycle camisole top projects for your next DIY refashion:

Sideview of the no sew scallop hem camisole top
Yield: 1 Scallop Hem Camisole

Easy No Sew Scallop Hem Camisole Top

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1.00

Take your old clothes and learn how to transform into a DIY scallop hem camisole top. It requires zero sewing and only takes 5 minutes to upgrade your cami into trendy and fashionable summer top. 

Materials

  • Knit Camisole Top
  • Fusible Interfacing

Tools

  • Fabric Chalk
  • Measuring Tape
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. For this DIY scallop hem cami tutorial, start by laying the top flat.
    Measure 8” up from the hemline,
    Measure 8” up from the hemline.
    draw a straight line across and cut along the line.
    Draw a straight line across and cut along the line.
  2. To make a scallop hemline, prepare 1” x 30” piece of fusible interfacing.
    Use fusible interfacing to make the scallop hemline..
    Prepare 1” x 30” piece of fusible interfacing.
  3. Use an iron to attach the interfacing along the wrong side of the cami top hemline.
    Use an iron to attach the interfacing along the wrong side of the cami top hemline.
  4. Draw a ½” x 1½” scallop shape on a piece of paper.
    Draw a ½” x 1½” scallop shape on a piece of paper.
  5. Copy the scallop shape pattern onto the interfacing. 
    Copy the scallop shape pattern onto the interfacing. 
  6. Use sharp scissors to cut along the scallop outline to finish the no sew scallop hem cami top.
    Use sharp scissors to cut along the scallop outline.
    Finished no sew scallop hem cami top.

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