Introduction: Stormtrooper Cut-Out Shirt

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Over the last while, one of the most popular crafts floating around the internet has been the skull cut-out shirt, such as this one by scoochmaroo. It's appeared on craft site after craft site, Pinterest board after Pinterest board, and I decided to give it a new, nerdy twist - converting the skull into a Stormtrooper.

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Step 1: Print Your Template

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Print out the template you want to use. I printed mine on two pieces of paper and sellotaped them together. For this kind of project, I found that some pumpkin carving patterns are perfect, so that's where I found this pattern (pattern does not belong to me).

Step 2: Laminate the Template

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Cut the template to A4 size if necessary, and laminate it. This step is optional, but helps to make a durable stencil that holds its shape well. Cut out the parts of the template that will be cut out on the shirt.

Step 3: Trace Your Template

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Tape your laminated cut-out template onto your shirt, and trace the cut-out areas with a tailor's pen.

Step 4: Cut Out the Template

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Cut out the spaces inside the traced gaps, creating your Stormtrooper cut-out design.


aj123ps4 (author)2014-09-05


nheddle (author)2014-09-05

I like what you did. I would also paint in the sections that you left to keep the pattern straight. Here is a picture of one I did using fabric paint. For the back I made a copy of a comic book cover and printed it on T-Shirt transfer paper

Eh Lie Us! (author)2014-09-05

Will the cuts in the fabric begin to droop after a few washes?

thebeatonpath (author)2014-09-04

Sweet! We will wear these with pride.

LD_P (author)thebeatonpath2014-09-05

I'm so glad! Don't forget to post a picture if you make your own!

thebeatonpath (author)LD_P2014-09-05

I will!

watchmeflyy (author)2014-09-03

Looks awesome!

LD_P (author)watchmeflyy2014-09-05


Eldalote (author)2014-09-03

Awesome! The force is strong with this one!

LD_P (author)Eldalote2014-09-05

Thank you!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-02

This looks so cool! Definitely need to find a shirt to cut up now! Thanks for sharing!

LD_P (author)MsSweetSatisfaction2014-09-05

Thank you for the kind words! :) It's a really fun way to revamp a boring old shirt.

Ellexis (author)2014-09-04

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” --Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

About This Instructable




Bio: Journalism and English student with a penchant for crafting. You can probably find me locked in my room, making something.
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