Like these Sewing Projects !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1OhIzDE Watch more Easy Sewing Projects videos: http://apple.co/1OhIzDE If it feels like your hoodie is choking you, it's time to give it a little homemade alteration. Step 1: Use an old sweatshirt Use an old hooded sweatshirt, which will look more natural with a little wear and tear. If it's new, wash and dry it a few times for a broken-in feel. Step 2: Lay it out Lay it out on a flat surface like a table or a floor. Step 3: Find center Find the center where the two sides of the neck meet and overlap slightly. Separate the two sides so you can cut directly in the middle. Step 4: Cut a slit Cut a small slit, about a half inch long, straight down from the center. Try it on to see if it's still too tight or if the hood doesn't lay flat. Tip Start with a small cut. You can always cut more but you can't uncut. Step 5: Make a tear Make a small tear to extend the cut for a more deconstructed or vintage look with slightly frayed edges. Did You Know? Athletic wear producer Russell Corporation produced the first sweatshirt in 1926 for use in football practice, replacing itchy wool sweaters.