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I know I’m not alone when I say, I absolutely love Lulu Lemon, but I hate paying the high price tag. In today’s refashion tutorial, we’ll be creating this Lulu Lemon knockoff via this DIY workout tank from a sports bra you already have.

This super-simple project takes less than an hour to complete and will completely transform your workout wardrobe. It pairs perfectly with my DIY Jogger tutorial if you want to make a full athletic outfit for less than $5.

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I love the draped design of this DIY workout tank and how it still shows off any detail your sports bra has in the back. This project is perfect for the beginner and can even be sewn by hand if you don’t have access to a regular sewing machine. Just in case you are looking for a regular sewing machine, this one is on sale for under $100 on Amazon right now.

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My supply lists are shoppable for your convenience! Snag everything you need to complete this tutorial via the aff. links below without adding extra errands to your day.

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How To Make A DIY Workout Tank

Start out by folding your fabric in half. Then cut it so you are left with a square that measures 24″ wide and 21″ tall. It should open up to be 48″ wide and 21″ tall. Sew along one of the 21″ sides to create a wide tube.

Tip: If you’d like your DIY workout tank to be less draped, shorten the 24″ length. Lengthen it to create a more dramatic drape. diy workout shirt tutorial

Next, use the seam you just made to mark the center back of your DIY workout tank. Then, pin the seam to the back of your sports bra.

Stretch your rectangular piece of fabric to find the opposite end (the center front) of the fabric and pin to the center front of your sports bra.

Pin on either side of your center-front and center-back pins and let the excess fabric fall on the sides to create the draped look.

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Sew into place and then try your new shirt on! You should have a new, cute DIY workout tank that looks something like this:

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As always, thank you SO much for reading my little projects. It’s so crazy-cool that I get to be creative with you guys. I truly get so giddy-excited every morning that I get to create new tutorials and you guys actually read them!

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4 comments on “DIY Workout Tank . Lulu Lemon Knockoff Tutorial”

  1. One day I’ll learn how to sew, and then I’m going to head straight to your blog to make these awesome tutorials! This tank is soooooo cute- I love how it’s basically a sports bra and tank in one!! Also, your pics is in this post are amaaazing!

  2. I love your tutorials! I appreciate how you take pictures to show what it should look like after each part of the tutorial. I have a small cheap $20 sewing machine that I have used one time I need to practice more with it. But finding time is hard with 4 kids. Lol. But you have 4 kids too , huh? I been experimenting with fabric glue. What’s your opinion about using fabric glue? Is it possible to use some instead of sewing stuff like this workout bra/shirt??

    • Crystal I get it so much! How old are your kids? Right now I have two 10 year olds, an 8 year old, and a 4 year old. I get to be creative while the older ones are at school but had a much harder time finding time when they were all home all the time. Sometimes, fabric glue can be awesome. The biggest problem is that it can get messy really quickly and end up damaging your entire project. It can also stain your fabric and has a tendency to not hold up over time. That being said, if you only have time for fabric glue, why not try it out? Just be sure to use it on a sports bra that you don’t mind tossing if it gets messy. Thank you so much for reading and let me know how it turns out!

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