DIY Tutorial- Skull Cut Sleeve
Hey guys! Summer’s almost here, which means tanks and cutsleeves galore! Here’s a fun way to give an edgy vibe to your cutsleeve tank.
Things You’ll Need:
Step 1: Make stencils for the eyes and nose out of the manila envelope or cardboard, and trace them with a marker on the back of your tank.
Make two large ovals for eyes, and a small triangle shape for the nose. When tracing your stencils, leave room in each of the eyes and the nose for a small strip. This will make sure the holes won’t stretch out over time.
Step 2: Cut out the eyes and nose.
Carefully cut out the eyes and nose, following the lines you made with your marker.
Step 3: Make the stencils for the teeth out of the manila envelope or cardboard, and then trace them on the back of your tank.
Once you’ve seen how your tank looks with the eyes and nose cut out, you can see how large or small you need to make the teeth. Have fun with it! The more jagged the teeth are, the edgier it’ll look! Remember to space out the teeth- if they’re too close together, the tank might rip.
Step 4: Cut out the teeth.
Make sure you take your time when you cut out each individual tooth. You can adjust the size and spacing as you cut, but don’t stretch the fabric too much otherwise the fabric will rip.
And there you have it! Here’s a few tips and things to keep in mind:
- Cardboard is easier to place and trace, but the manila envelope is easier to cut and make stencils. Use whatever you’re more comfortable with!
- To make a cut out, fold the fabric so that the fold intersects your marker line. Make a small cut along the marker, and unfold the fabric.
- Don’t worry about making perfect stencils! The more uneven and jagged the lines are, the spookier it looks.
- Avoid stretching out the fabric as much as possible as you cut up your tank. It might rip the fabric, and ruin your look.
- Take your time! This DIY might take a little longer, but you don’t want to end up ruining your tank
Happy crafting! Make sure you show us your skull tanks by tagging us on Instagram and Twitter!