How to Cut a Hooded Sweatshirt

If it feels like your hoodie is choking you, it's time to give it a little homemade alteration.

You will need

  • A hooded sweatshirt
  • A flat surface
  • Scissors

Step 1 Use an old sweatshirt Use an old hooded sweatshirt, which will look more natural with a little wear and tear. If it’s new, wash and dry it a few times for a broken-in feel.

Step 2 Lay it out Lay it out on a flat surface like a table or a floor.

Step 3 Find center Find the center where the two sides of the neck meet and overlap slightly. Separate the two sides so you can cut directly in the middle.

Step 4 Cut a slit Cut a small slit, about a half inch long, straight down from the center. Try it on to see if it’s still too tight or if the hood doesn’t lay flat.

Step 5 Make a tear Make a small tear to extend the cut for a more deconstructed or vintage look with slightly frayed edges.