How to Make Your Own Sweatshirt

Do you want to learn how to make your own sweatshirt? There are lots of reasons for it. You may have just bought a sweatshirt and you like the design, but there’s some unfinished feeling about it. You can wear it over and find that it doesn’t really fit you right. Learning how to make your own sweatshirt solves this problem for you.

 

The process is actually pretty simple. The first thing you’ll want to do is gather your supplies. You’ll need a few different kinds of fabric, a seam ripper, some thread, and a zipper. If you don’t already have these items in your wardrobe, go get them. It’ll make your life a whole lot easier when you’re learning how to make a t-shirt.

 

You’ll also need some other things. To help yourself keep track of all your project pieces, make a to-do list. This will help you keep on track as you work. Also, it’ll give you an idea of what you need to do to make the finished product. By having a list of all your supplies, it makes it a lot easier when you run out of something or are unable to find something to replace something with.

 

Let’s start at the front of the shirt. On the inside of the shirt, you’ll want to sew down two seams. One down the length of the shirt, and one down the side. Using the wrong side is a bad idea, so it’s a good idea to know which side is which before you sew.

 

Next, you’ll want to gather up all your fabrics. Now, if you have a machine, simply open up your sleeves and pull the material apart. If you don’t, it’s best to just hand-stitch the project. Now, once you’ve gathered up your materials, it’s time to make your first loop. Place your needle into the middle of the pocket area that is directly across from the pocket – this pocket will serve as the area from which you will pull the fabric when you sew.

 

Pull the pocket closed, but don’t close the pocket completely. You will want to leave a small space for your own items, like buttons, and you will want to tuck in your own pockets (remember: use the same sides as the stitching to keep from running into each other). Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to make your first cut. You will need to use the same sides as the stitching for your pocket, so use the same sides that you would if you were placing a sweatband onto a shirt.

 

Now, you’ll want to make your first cut along the pocket. This is where you will trim your edges. If you don’t want your pocket to be straight, make a curved cut. And finally, stitch the pocket closed. The number of stitches you will need will depend on the overall size of the pocket, but I would recommend about 100 stitches for each side.

 

Once you are finished, it’s time to assemble your sweatband. It’s a good idea to have someone help you hold the seams together while you sew or at least hold the pieces that you are sewing together while you are sewing. Once the pocket is sewn together, it’s time to turn your attention to the rest of your sweater. Trim the rest of the fabric, and use any buttons you want to place around your neck. Before you know it, you’ll have your very own shirt!

 

Since you’ve spent all that time on the shirt, you’ll want to make sure it’s as comfortable as possible. A good way to do this is to cut a few inches off the sleeves of your shirt. You can then take the sleeves to your local sewing shop and have them professionally shortened. Don’t forget to get elastic bands to go around the wrist and the neck. Elastic bands are not only inexpensive, but they’ll make your new sweatshirt even more comfortable.

 

Once you have your shirt finished, you’ll want to make sure you keep it clean. Any sweat or water that gets on your new sweatshirt will cause it to wear out more quickly. To make your own sweatshirt last longer, you’ll want to make sure you wash it on cold cycle.

 

There you go, now you can make your own sweatshirt. With the simple instructions in this article, you’ll be able to make a great t-shirt in no time. If you need some additional help with sewing, you can find lots of helpful articles by searching for “homemade garment”, “homemade clothing” or “homemade garment making”. Good luck!