How to Cut a Sweatshirt the Right Way

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How to Cut a Sweatshirt the Right Way – In this blog post, we’ll show you how to cut a sweatshirt the right way. We’ll also provide some tips on how to make sure your sweatshirt looks great after you’ve cut it.

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You’ll need a few things before you get started – a sweatshirt, a pair of sharp scissors, and a marker or pen. It’s also helpful to have a tape measure, but not necessary. You’ll also want to make sure you have a good workspace set up.


A sweatshirt is a comfortable and practical garment that can be worn in a variety of situations. You can wear a sweatshirt to the gym, to run errands, or even to bed. However, you may not always want to wear a baggy, shapeless sweatshirt. If you want to give your sweatshirt a more flattering look, you can follow these simple instructions to cut it into a stylish cropped top.

What You’ll Need:
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Pen or marker
-A friend (optional)

1. Put on the sweatshirt and look in the mirror to decide where you want to crop it. If you need help determining the best length, ask a friend for their opinion. Once you have decided on the length, use a pen or marker to mark the spot on the sweatshirt where you will make your cut.
2. Carefully take off the sweatshirt and lay it flat on a table or other surface. Using a measuring tape or ruler, measure and mark the spot where you will make your cut. Make sure that the markings are even on both sides of the fabric.
3. Cut along the markings you made in step 2. Try on the cropped sweatshirt to make sure that it is the correct length. If it is too short or too long, you can always adjust your markings and cut again.


You will need a sharp pair of scissors for this project. It is best to use fabric scissors, but you can get by with a sharp pair of everyday scissors. If you do not have fabric scissors, be sure to use a sharp blade so you do not end up with frayed edges on your sweatshirt.


Before you start cutting anything, you need to find a sweatshirt that you’re willing to sacrifice. Once you have that, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need scissors, a straight edge, and something to mark with. We recommend a pen or a sharpie. You’ll also need a cutting mat if you have one. If you don’t have a cutting mat, you can use a piece of cardboard.

Put on the sweatshirt

Before you start cutting, put on the sweatshirt to get an idea of how you want it to fit. Then, mark where you want to make your cuts with a pen or chalk. If you’re cutting sleeves, make sure to mark where you want the new sleeve openings to be. Once you have your marks, take off the sweatshirt and lay it flat on a cutting surface.

Decide where you want to cut

Pick a style for your sweatshirt. You can make a crop top, tank top, or an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt. Once you’ve decided on the style, you’ll need to choose where to make your cuts. If you want to make a crop top, you’ll need to cut the bottom hem off of the sweatshirt. For a tank top, you’ll need to cut the sleeves and the neckline. For an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, you’ll need to cut the sleeves and neckline, as well as create a slit down the front of the sweatshirt.

Cut along the seam

Cut along the seam of the sweatshirt to get a straighter line. If you don’t have a seam to follow, make a makeshift one by folding the sweatshirt in half and creasing it with your fingers. Once you have a seam to follow, cut slowly and carefully. Use scissors if you have them, but a knife will work just as well.

Try on the sweatshirt

Before you start cutting, it’s important to put the sweatshirt on and pin it where you want it to fit. This will give you a good idea of how much material you need to work with and where to place your cuts. Once you have the sweatshirt positioned the way you want it, use a fabric marker or piece of chalk to draw a line around the outside of the garment. Be sure to leave about an inch of seam allowance so you have some room to work with.

Finishing touches

If you want to make a sweatshirt more stylish, you may want to consider cutting the sleeves or hem. Cutting a sweatshirt is easy to do and only requires a few supplies. In this article, we’ll show you how to cut a sweatshirt the right way.

Fray the edges

Use sharp scissors to cut across the bottom of the sweatshirt about 3 inches (7.6 cm) up from the hem. Cut along the entire bottom of the sweatshirt. Next, cut 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm) into each sleeve at the seam. Finish by cutting a slit up the center of the neckline.[1]

If you want your sweatshirt to have a more distressed look, fray the edges of your cuts by pulling on them with your fingers.

Add a design

Whether you want to add a pocket, change the neckline, or shorten the sleeves, there are lots of ways to personalize a sweatshirt. Adding a design is one way to give an old sweatshirt new life.

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re adding a design to a sweatshirt. First, think about the size and placement of the design. You don’t want it to be too big or too small. Second, consider the fabric of the sweatshirt. If it’s a thin fabric, you’ll want to use a stabilizer to keep the fabric from stretching when you sew.

There are lots of ways to add a design to a sweatshirt. You can applique, embroider, or use heat transfer vinyl. Heat transfer vinyl is my favorite way to add a design because it’s quick and easy. To use heat transfer vinyl, you’ll need an electronic cutting machine and vinyl in your desired color.

Cut out your design using the cutting machine. Then use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to your sweatshirt. Once the vinyl is in place, follow the instructions on your heat transfer vinyl packaging to apply heat and bond the vinyl to the fabric. Peel away the transfer tape and enjoy your new sweatshirt!


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