Remember DIY Fridays? I used to share them every week! Today let me show you how to crop a sweatshirt. This is a really easy no-sew project you can do this weekend.
This n0-sew project will teach you how to crop a sweatshirt
It’s been so long since I’ve done a DIY project! Today I’ve got a REALLY easy one for you — I’m showing you how to crop a sweatshirt!
I bought this USA sweatshirt at Target (it’s sold out but THIS ONE is almost identical) a few months ago, and although it was so cute, the bottom band makes the sweatshirt long and fit snug around my hips, which isn’t very flattering.
This is a super quick and easy fix to make your sweatshirt fit better! Let’s crop it.
HERE’S HOW TO CROP A SWEATSHIRT
Step 1. Decide on length.
Try your sweatshirt on, and decide how much you want to crop. Go about 1/2” down from that and start there. You can always crop higher, but you can’t add the length back on.
Make a mark with a fabric marker or pencil where you want to crop. Make the mark on the side seam of the sweatshirt, not in the middle center.
Step 2. Measure both sides so they’re even
Take your sweatshirt off and lay it on a flat surface. Using a measuring tape, measure from the armpit down to your pencil mark. Measure the same distance on the other side of the sweatshirt so your sides will be even.
Step 3. Now it’s time to chop!
Using sharp scissors, cut from one side of the sweatshirt to the other, cutting through both the front and back of the sweatshirt.
Make sure your sweatshirt lays flat the whole time so your cuts are even.
Step 4. Check for length and adjust as needed
Try your sweatshirt back on and check for length. Cut off additional length if desired. I put mine on and decided to cut off about 1″ more. Then it was just perfect!
Will the sweatshirt fray?
Nope! Traditional sweatshirt fabric will not fray, so you can wash and dry and wear and not worry about it fraying at all.
The fabric at the bottom of the shirt will roll up a bit. That’s totally normal!
See?? Easiest project ever.
And now because the band is gone, I can do a perfect half tuck into jeans, OR leave it untucked and wear with high waisted jeans.