Are you prepared for a day when BOTH OF YOUR ARMS ARE CHOPPED OFF? Probably not! That's why you need this instructable.

You can celebrate a bit of the weirdness of the film, Santa Sangre, by Alejandro Jodorowsky, by wearing around an equally weird shirt. The film centers around a christian cult that worships a martyr whose arms were chopped off, then the cult leader's arms get chopped off herself and she makes her son puppet her arms around for her, "Whose Line is it Anyway"- style. After watching the film, you begin to realize that losing both your arms is just an accident away, so why not be prepared!

This is my first time sewing with a machine, so it is a quick simple sewing machine project for beginners!

Side note: I propose a mini-challenge for others to make their favorite movie (or other cultural artifact) into a T-Shirt (or other appropriate fashion accessory)! My caveat is that the article of clothing should be fundamentally altered.

Meaning, don't just put a graphic onto your shirt, change it to fit the theme. It can be very simple. My shirt just has two holes in the shoulders where people can put their arms through when yours have been chopped. Another example would be instead of making a Wicker Man shirt that just says "Wicker Man" on the front, or just has a pic of Nic Cage, maybe make a shirt that is FILLED WITH HUNDREDS OF BEES. That would be cooler :)
If you actually make one that meets these requirements, ill give a pro membership to the first cool project i see!

Step 1: Design and Cut Out Arms

I wanted to really nail how the arms on the robes in the film look, and I turned to my favorite tool, the laser cutter! It turns out that felt laser cuts REALLY WELL! A normal laser cutter will tear right through it and leave nice clean cauterized edges. On a 30 watt epilog cutter, i think for this simple vector cutting I had about 100% power and 40% speed.

I got a couple of different squares of felt just from a local fabric store. Quite cheap!

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