Cut up a $12.98 Walmart Sweatshirt...✂️

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
5 Materials
30 Minutes

You guys must see how I cut up a $12.98 Walmart sweatshirt to create a fun and stylish new shirt.

You don’t have to use the same Walmart sweatshirt. This will work with any shirt needing a redesign. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Sweatshirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing chalk/marker
  • Hot glue gun
Measuring and marking

1. Measure and mark

Lay your shirt flat on a table or hard surface.

Take a ruler and measure a few inches up from the bottom, however long you’d like your cuts to be. Use the ruler to draw a straight line going on.

Then move the ruler over an inch and make another line. Continue to do this around the entire shirt.


2. Cut and braid

Now cut along the length of each line going all the way around the sweatshirt. This will create fringes around the sweatshirt. 


Take three fringes and braid them together. 

Sealing braid closed

When you get to the bottom of the braid, use a hot glue gun to seal it closed. Mind your fingers!

Do this with all the fringes until all the fringes are braided.

Braided sweater upcycle
Braided sweater upcycle

Braided sweater upcycle

Cut up a $12.98 Walmart sweatshirt...✂️

How easy was that? I love how this trick can turn a simple sweatshirt into a completely unique top in a matter of minutes.

What do you think? Try it at home and leave me a comment.


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