Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweatshirt Refashion


I saw this post (it has a tutorial) awhile back and decided that I needed to try making a sweatshirt into a vest for myself.


The other day I was going through the clothes that my son had pulled out to get rid of and found this black sweatshirt. I don't think he had ever even worn it.




The tutorial says to use a sweatshirt that's a little smaller than you would wear, so this one was perfect.

I got out my scissors and went to work. I cut off the arms, the bottom band, and around the neck. Then I cut it up the middle. I used a plate as a guide for rounding the bottom and around the armholes. I cut it into a racer-back style in the back.

By the way, that's all you need for this refashion. Just scissors. There's no sewing involved.

When I was finished cutting, I wound up with this.



I actually wore it belted but I had already taken it off when I remembered I should take a picture. lol

It was quick and easy - two of my favorite things!! My girls are all out of town right now so they haven't seen it. I'm pretty sure that when they do they'll be going through their clothes in search of sweatshirts to cut into themselves.

1 comment:

Kelly Howard said...

WOW! I would actually like a longer/bigger version of this! Nothing but scissors is my kinda sewing, lol! I love it! And yes, I am on a weight releasing program! I have never thought of it that way. Our subconscious minds are very powerful, and I am going to change quite a few of my words now. Thanks for the heads up on both!