Tank tops are a comfortable and inexpensive basic fashion purchase. Not only are they readily available in most stores, they are very easy to customize to match any trend or style. Here are four ways to customize a women’s tank top.
Creating your own applique designs and adding them to a basic women’s tank top is incredibly easy. Simply start with a basic, plain top. Find or create a design onto a sheet of copy paper. (If the design has multiple colors, remember this is a layer than needs an additional template created for it.) Use scrap paper and no-sew fabric adhesive to create the basic applique design. Secure the design to the tank top either with no-sew fabric glue, a simple stitch on a sewing machine, or a combination of the two.
#2: Acrylic Paint
Although few realize it, any color acrylic paint can become a way to decorate fabric. Simply mix on part acrylic paint with one part textile medium (available at local craft supply stores) on a paper plate. Trace a desired design onto a plain colored tank top. Fill in the design with the paint mixture using a fine tipped paintbrush. Add as much or as little detail as you want. Let the shirt dry overnight before washing and wearing, as desired.
Rhinestones are always a chic and trendy way to customize a plain women’s tank top. These can be purchased at craft supply shops and adhered with special fabric glue. Create your own design by first marking it out in pencil on the tank top. Or, select a pre-fabricated design. (These come in a wide variety of styles and often include their own glue backing.) This would also look great when combined with animal print fabric applique or another bold design.
Buttons are a simple and chic way to customize a women’s tank top. Sew three buttons down the center starting at the top for a classic look. Or, add buttons in a designed pattern across the front. Select three buttons that are identical or the same shape or color. Or, use three completely different designs for a whimsical appeal. Many craft and sewing supply shops carry a wide variety of designs.
With a little bit of creativity and some time, you can easily customize a women’s tank top into a fun fashion!