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How to Crop a Hoodie: 5 Simple Steps to Making a Crop Top Hoodie

Crop top hoodies are a sexy, cute addition to any outfit. They may not be the most practical, but once you see how they can instantly transform any outfit, you’ll never want to take them off. 

These versatile crop tops can be worn with skinny jeans, shorts, leggings, and more. For this fun and flirty look, all you need is a hoodie, a pair of scissors, a few other items, and a little creativity.

Keep reading to find out how to crop a hoodie and you’ll be rocking this fashionable trend in no time.

How to Crop a Hoodie: The Basics

Before you get to work on your new favourite top, you need to pick out the hoodie you plan to crop. 

This is your opportunity to let your inner fashionista shine, so make sure to find the hoodie that defines your personality. Don’t be afraid to have fun!

Choosing the Perfect Hoodie

You may have an old hoodie laying around, but if not, buy one out that matches your style.

If you’re cropping a hoodie to wear in the fall, then it’s best to go with a thicker material. However, for summer crop top ideas, aim for a thinner, breathable fabric. 

Once you have the top you want to use, it’s time to make a DIY hoodie.

Gather Your Materials

There are different types of crop tops you can make. Some have am unfinished hem while others have a cuffed hem.

If you’re looking for a polished look, then you’ll need fabric glue and an iron. For hoodies with an unfinished hem, you just need fabric scissors, a ruler, and a coloured pencil. 

Fabric scissors are specifically designed to cut cloth, so make sure to have a pair handy. 

Now that you have all your materials, it’s time to DIY your new favourite hoodie. 

Grab the Ruler 

Your ruler is your new best friend. It’s going to ensure you draw straight lines on your hoodie.

By choosing a coloured pencil that stands out against your sweatshirt’s fabric, you’ll be able to draw clear lines before cutting.

Put your hoodie on and decide how short you want to make it. If you plan on cutting the sleeves off, make note of this as well.

You can put a pin where you want to cut or you can mark it with your pencil.

Once you know the length you want to make your hoodie, use your ruler to draw a straight line before cutting. Measure twice, cut once, as the saying goes.

Once you have your lines ready to go, get your fabric scissors, and slowly cut along the lines you’ve drawn. If you want unfinished hems, then you’re all set! 

If you want a more finished look, grab your iron and fabric glue.

The Finishing Touches

Fold your hems about one inch until you get a nice, clean line you’re satisfied with. Use your iron to ensure a crisp edge, and apply a line of fabric glue to hold your hem in place.

Let it dry for a few hours and voila! You’ve got a DIY hoodie that’s fashionable and versatile with every style.

Now that you know how to crop a hoodie, go grab your favourite sweatshirt and get to work on the latest fashion trend. 

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