This started with my obsession with Pinterest. I came across this Pin for a 3 Button Sweatshirt from Etsy. I did my normal thing and say, I can make this. I searched high and low for a tutorial and came up empty handed. I thought, well it can't be that hard to make from an old sweatshirt. While it isn't an exact replica, I'm very happy with the outcome.
I tried to take pictures from start to finish so you can try it yourself. If you get lost please ask and I can try to guide you through.
This is my finished project.
Here is how I did it:
I started with a large sweatshirt that I picked up from the Salvation Army for $2 (I figured if I totally screwed up it wouldn't be a big loss.)
I took my seam ripper to it, taking off the pouch, bottom cuff, sleeves and sleeve cuffs. Note: You do not have to take off the sleeves however I liked the looks of the seams on the outside.
I wrapped the front so the 2 pieces overlapped each other and pinned in place. I then pinned and chalked the sides.
I basted the sides, I recommend basting a different color thread than the shirt and different from the color you will be using. It will be easier if you want to take the stitch out.
Then I had my husband help me to pin the sleeves to take in.
I chalked the basting stitch to see it better on the black material.
Once my button holes were complete, I pinned in place once more and chalked through the buttonholes to place my buttons. I hand sewed on my buttons.
I need to wash it so that it takes the chalk off the shirt.
I think I want to find a pattern for a sweatshirt and modify it so I can make it from new material.
I hope you enjoyed! If you make your own, I would love to see your finish project. This is the first in my series of Pinterest Inspired Crafts.