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I love up-cycling things! Finding new uses or a new way of repurposing something for someone else is amazing! I have made a few quilted sweatshirts for my kids and I thought you might enjoy doing the same for your little ones or for yourself! Enjoy:)
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Step 1: What you will need

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You will need :

A sewing machine (however it is not necessary, you can hand sew this project)

Good pair of scissors

A new preferably used sweatshirt, try and get one two sizes too big, color of your choice.

Thread to match the sweatshirt

A jelly roll,no not the jelly filled kind:) You can find them at your local quilt shop. They are a roll of about 30-42 strips of precut 2 1/2" wide by 42" long strips of cotton fabric. I love these! Less cutting and the colors are already coordinated for you.


hand sewing needles if you are not using a machine.

Any buttons you might have laying around would be great also!

Step 2: Taking it apart

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Now you are going to start taking apart the sweatshirt.

The easiest way to do that is to cut the bottom band off first.

Then the neck band.

Then the band at the end of the sleeves.

After that cut the seams off starting at the sides.

Then the arm seams. Don't try and open them, just cut them off.

When you are done you should have four pieces. A front , back and two sleeves.

Step 3: Front shirt prep

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Next you want to find the center of the front. Easily done by folding it in half. Cut all the way up so that you have a front left and a front right.
rwood102 years ago
I like this enough for me! Lovely model...
Dr. Pepper4 years ago
This is great! I voted!
my 9 lives (author)  Dr. Pepper4 years ago
Thank you so much:)
Of course! I love you work!