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« on: September 03, 2009 06:24:30 AM »

When I went to the Dollar Tree I had no idea what I was going to make, I went in hopes that something would hit me. While I was wandering the aisles I passed a bin that sat low to the ground and it was full of t-shirts, all colors and sizes of kids t-shirts. I thought I could do something with a couple of them, so I started to dig through and that's when I discovered the hoodie! The only one in the bin and it was a kid's XL, just big enough to fit me, except the sleeves were a little short.

Anyway, this is the inspiration I worked from:http://www.nursesdirect.com/product.html?t_q=CB706WH
I've wanted one of these since I was in nursing school (2 years ago), but I didn't want to pay $30 for it.

The final product "action shot" I wore this to work as soon as it was finished:

The two items I bought:

1 charcoal colored t-shirt and 1 white hooded sweatshirt

I cut the letters out of the t-shirt and appliqued them onto the back of the hoodie and stitched around them with white contrasting thread.

In progress:

And finished:

Since the sleeves of the hoodie were too short I cut off the original cuffs and made new ones out of the t-shirt sleeves (b/c of the nice hem).

I left the front plain here it is finished:

Thank you for looking at my new favorite hoodie!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009 07:24:30 AM »

What a great idea and must feel good to save all that money by creating your own instead of paying those outrageous prices most stores charge.  A friend of mine is in the nursing program and she loves hoodies! This will be a definite possibility for an Xmas gift.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 07:37:37 AM »

Your Dollar Tree has HOODIES?Huh?? For a dollar? That's insanity. I haven't seen any at mine! Guess I need to scour all area Dollar Trees.

Great recon! I like the cuffs - nice touch!

« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009 08:55:47 AM »

Oh my god I am so jealous!! I've just finished my nursing degree and I really want one of these!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009 10:37:38 AM »

Awesome! You just saved yourself $28.00!  You can put it towards your student loans!!! Wink
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009 11:09:17 PM »

That's awesome! did you get tons of people wanting to buy it?

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009 08:16:51 AM »

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments.

That's awesome! did you get tons of people wanting to buy it?
~Yes, everybody wants me to make them one.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009 08:23:29 AM »

$2 for a personalised hoodie! Hooray for ingenuity! (Good thing you're slender - that jacket could have been made for you...)

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009 11:14:45 PM »

Wow, I've been trying to get a shirt for my son embroidered or screen printed for a month now.  Unfortunately, the shops around here are more concerned about their bulk-purchasing customers than people who just want a couple of items.  This looks cool, I'll be making one soon for my son!  Thanks for posting.
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009 05:23:38 PM »

Turned out really cute! Grin  You didn't mention if you free handed the letters or what...I find fonts on the computer that I like and just enlarge the letters to use as stencils.  You could cut them out or trace them using transfer paper etc.  You were so lucky to find a hoodie!  Nice job!
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