H&M inspired COLLEGIATE SWEATER



Well summer is officially over and it is back to school. For those who attend or are fans of BYU or Yale and are looking to show your school pride, H&M just happens to have this "Y" Sweater in the appropriate color for $24.99


Or you can make one for $6-$9

Materials:

Mens 4XL Hanes sweater from Walmart
Paper
Marker
Xacto knife
Navy Ink
Stencil
Screen
Sewing Machine
Thread
Scissors
Zipper {optional}


Here's how to do it!

SCREEN PRINTING:

GO HERE to watch a video tutorial on how to screen print.

Step 1:
Draw your design {2 "Y"s or letter of choice} on a sheet of paper.
{I used a legal sized piece of paper for this project so my letter could be bigger}

Step 2:
Using and xacto knife and a cutting board of some sort to protect your counter surface carefully cut out the lettering

Step 3:
Place a magazine or piece of cardboard in your shirt so the ink will not bleed

Step 4:
Place stencil onto shirt and paper around stencil so no accidental bleeding will get on the shirt

Step 5:
Place screen on top of stencil

Step 6:
Place ink at the top of the screen and squeegee downward pressing firm, continue this until desired tint has occurred on shirt. {I usually do it about 4-5 times just to be safe}

Step 7:
Remove screen and carefully remove stencil

Step 8:
Let ink dry

Step 9: 
Iron on warm over ink to set it.


TAILORING:

Step 1:
Using a seam ripper, unpick the bottom band from the sweatshirt.




Step 2:
Cut off both sleeves on the seam. 

Step 3:
Measure how much you want to take in on the sides (I did 6 inches each side). Sew, and cut the excess fabric off.


Step 4:
MEasure the width of your new arm hole to your sleeve and alter accordingly. You will also want to cut off about 5 inches of the sleeve depending on how long your arms are.


Step 5:
Turn the sleeve right side in and pin to the arm hole. 

Once pinned, sew around the arm hole. Do this to both sides.


Step 6:
The H&M sweater is a little shorter in the front so I measured and cut an arch to make mine the same. This is optional.
Once you have it drawn out, cut a quarter of an inch under it to allow for the hem. 


 Step 7:
Pin about 1/4inch all the way around the bottom and sew, forming a hem.


Step 8:

Wash and dry your shirt (this will soften the fabric ink)
AND
Sport it at the next home game!



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