How to Make a Cool '80s Shirt


Sporting an '80s-style outfit is simple and easy. Styles were big and bold in bright colors. Oversized shirts were the craze. Women often wore off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and leg warmers over spandex pants. You can achieve this authentic '80s style by giving an oversized sweatshirt a cool look.

Things You'll Need

  • Sweatshirt
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric paint pen in hot pink or neon fabric paints
  • Place the sweatshirt flat on a table.

  • Draw a dotted line at an angle along the neckline area of the front of the shirt with one side lower to expose the shoulder.

  • Cut along the lined marks on the sweatshirt.

  • Put on the shirt to ensure the desired cut is achieved. If not, cut areas where needed.

  • Return the shirt to the table. Put the piece of cardboard inside the shirt.

  • Use the fabric pen to write an '80s phrase in big letters. Examples are "Bad to the Bone" or "Where's the Beef?" Or, for a more authentic '80s look, splatter neon-colored paints all over the sweatshirt in the style of Jackson Pollock.


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