Friday, March 6, 2009

DIY Scouts Jersey


Ever since my fascination and curiosity about the Scouts started, I’ve wanted a Scouts jersey. But the $150-$300 that hockey jerseys typically go for is just absurd, so I held off. Then on December 8th last year, one of my favorite websites, Uni Watch, ran this amazing story about a dude named Bryan Justman and his homemade hockey jerseys. I knew I was going to have to attempt making a Scouts jersey for myself.

Tonight, I finished the jersey. You can check pictures here. It’s far from perfect, but I'm happy with it for my first attempt. Next up is a Rangers jersey for my one year old son.

Edit: My jersey is one of several featured in a story on ESPN.com!

4 comments:

Eighty-Two said...

That is amazing!!! Great work!

Bryan

Aaron said...

Thanks so much Bryan! You should be proud of all of the DIYing your story on Uni Watch has inspired.

TheSmokinPun said...

Is there anyway you could put up what you used or instructions? I'd love to make this! It's looks awesome!

Aaron said...

Thanks Mr. Pun! Exact instructions would be a challenge, since it was mostly trial and error, but I'll try and help all I can.

First, marry someone who has a sewing machine and is an experienced sewer so she can help. Then buy this crest on eBay:

http://tinyurl.com/caze9j

and a blank white shirt (I found mine at Kohl's). Next head to Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, and find what's called "grosgrain" for the striping (http://tinyurl.com/azeype). I sewed all the striping together first in one long stretch and then cut it down to size for the different areas on the jersey. I used cotton fabric for the numbers, but they're fraying a lot, and I probably should have used felt.

I relied on these images a lot:
http://tinyurl.com/bqgfht
http://tinyurl.com/bxlxa8

Let me know if you have any other questions.