How to Make a Sleeveless Hoodie

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How to Make a Sleeveless Hoodie
Sleeveless hoodies are excellent for working out. (Photos.com/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

A hooded sweatshirt, also known as a hoodie, is a soft warm garment that has a hood attached to the neck hole. While it is a comfortable garment, it may feel a little too warm or muffling. Create a sleeveless hoodie from a regular one with only a little bit of sewing. A sleeveless hoodie reveals the arms and allows some airflow into the garment. Removing the sleeves from the hoodie gives the garment a significantly different look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Hoodie
  • Seam ripper
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate the seam in the armscye of the hoodie you want to alter. The armscye is where the sleeve fits into the body of the garment.

  2. 2

    Insert the sharp part of a seam ripper into the stitches there and tear at the stitches until the sleeve comes loose. While you can also do this with a pair of embroidery scissors, using a seam ripper gives you more control and prevents you from cutting the surrounding fabric.

  3. 3

    Rip out the seams on the opposite side of the hoodie as well, using the process described above.

  4. 4

    Fold the raw edges of the armscye down twice into the interior of the garment.

  5. 5

    Secure the fold with pins.

  6. 6

    Sew the fold flat with needle and thread.

Tips and warnings

  • Leave the armscyes raw for a rough look.
  • Bind the armscyes with ribbon for a fun alternative look.

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