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How to make a trendy sweatshirt without sewing

This is really cute with a pair of jeans and boots. (I avoided the modeling, of course.)

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Take a plain sweatshirt and a pair of scissors.

Take a plain sweatshirt and a pair of scissors.

Start half inch from shoulder and make your first cut.  The cuts here are 1 and 1/2 inch deep.  (But later I take them to a full 2 inches for more drama.)

Start half inch from shoulder and make your first cut. The cuts here are 1 and 1/2 inch deep. (But later I take them to a full 2 inches for more drama.)

Do 9 to 10 slits down the sleeve leaving about 7 inches of bottom sleeve uncut.  Cuts are about 1 inch apart.

Do 9 to 10 slits down the sleeve leaving about 7 inches of bottom sleeve uncut. Cuts are about 1 inch apart.

These are the cuts going deeper, all the way to the middle of the sleeve.

These are the cuts going deeper, all the way to the middle of the sleeve.

Repeat cuts on the other sleeve.  Layer with a long sleeve shirt. These are the shallow cuts.

Repeat cuts on the other sleeve. Layer with a long sleeve shirt. These are the shallow cuts.

These are the deeper cuts.  Makes a big difference.

These are the deeper cuts. Makes a big difference.

After I deepened the cuts, the look became more dramatic.  You can start shallow, then deepen after trying it on and deciding for yourself.

After I deepened the cuts, the look became more dramatic. You can start shallow, then deepen after trying it on and deciding for yourself.

  • Sweat shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler