- 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.
- TIP: Start with a small cut. You can always cut more but you can't uncut.
- Step 5: Make a tear Make a small tear to extend the cut for a more deconstructed or vintage look with slightly frayed edges.
- FACT: Athletic wear producer Russell Corporation produced the first sweatshirt in 1926 for use in football practice, replacing itchy wool sweaters.
You Will Need
- A hooded sweatshirt
- A flat surface