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Refuse to pay retail price!!!
I saw this pretty skull sweatshirt at HotTopic few months ago, but it was $50!!!! wtf? Its so simple, u can make your own! (last photo is the original one, which i took a pic of when i found it)
Just in time for winter & the holidays! Heres how i made it! ...

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  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Go to goodwill & find a plain $3 gray sweatshirt (or sweater) u like.
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    (Every1 throws away perfectly good shirts u can stencil. ...u could always resize it to fit you also.)

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Go online & find a skull stencil u like.
    ...i was planning to make a realistic one ,like the original shirt (pic). But i found this cool sugar skull stencil instead!!

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    You have to make a HUGE skull stencil for the front (too big to print), Heres what i did ...
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    Resize the image/stencil in microsoft word, to make it the size of printer paper. Print.
    <-- See its too small. :(

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    + Fold the image in half twice (to make 4 sections), & cut apart.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    + Set ur copier on ur printer to magnify/blow up image by 30%.
    + Then copy each section.
    + Tape 4 sections back together
    <-- See Now its big enough!!
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    ***Results May Vary- depending on printer & size preferance***

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    + Tape new image to thin cardboard ...like a cereal box (or flattened gift box like mine).
    + Using an exacto knife, cut out stencil through cardboard.
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    ...i gotta hand cramp a few times. :(

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    + Center Stencil on shirt & tape down.
    + Use brush to dab black fabric paint over stencil. You could also try acrylic paint or Spraypaint.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove stencil, & let dry completely.
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    I also added Roses to the shoulders & on the back. :)

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    *Optional*
    Use scissors to make tiny holes in sleeves of shirt (like the original). Kinda hard to tell in pics.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Skull Sweatshirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Enjoy ur hot new sweatshirt!

    Im wearin this on christmas! :P

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Our Nerd Home
Our Nerd Home · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
This is great! I love all of your projects.
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
XD thanks for all the comments & favorites! Glad everyone likes it!
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Jill K.
Jill K. · Portland, Oregon, US
LOVE...you
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Cinnamon Girl
Cinnamon Girl · Leicester, England, GB · 6 projects
Awesome!
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Hester A.
Hester A. · Sheffield, England, GB · 12 projects
Brilliant! Inspired me, but I'm gonna try on a skirt (made from an old tee! haha) Great instructions too (:
DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
Thanks! that Sounds awesome!
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Madam Bleu
Madam Bleu · 3 projects
So cute! I love it...and thanks for the re-sizing tip. I never thought of that Happy
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MsPandaEater;D
MsPandaEater;D
omg i love this!!
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Andri-u-
Andri-u- · Barcelona, Catalonia, ES · 16 projects
Love it! ^^
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Shirin L.
Shirin L. · Hong Kong, HK · 40 projects
Fabulous!
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Witchy
Witchy · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA · 43 projects
This is cool, definitely going to make one Happy I use this technique alot, but your sugar skull sweater looks great Happy Good job!!
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