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Topic: Deer/Cat Hoodie from a rib-knit polo TUTORIAL!  (Read 7004 times)
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« on: December 24, 2009 02:00:35 AM »

So, I'm strapped for cash and I needed to make something for my little sister! Cheesy And this is the product!

So... First... I have my shirt!!!

Cut the bottom 4-5 inches off, straight across.

Then cut a rectangle that is twice as wide as your shirt, and 5 inches in length.

Pin the rectangle to this shirt, as shown. NOTICE: I did pin it backwards! I did this on PURPOSE! The seams on this shirt are EXPOSED.

Sew the rectangle to the shirt using a straight stitch, then open the seam allowance and sew it down again, using a wide zig-zag stitch. Trim the excess fabric that was in the seam allowance away from the zig-zag stitch you just made.

Sew the 4-5" peice of the shirt you had cut out first, to the bottom of the rectangle (which is now attached to the shirt.) Again, sew it first with a straight stitch, open the seam allowance, and sew with a wide zig-zag stitch and trim away excess fabric around the zig-zag stitch.

Okay! The body part is done! Keep in mind, the shirt is right side out the entire time!

Now, for the sleeves...

Cut part of the sleeves off as shown.

Cut two identical peices of fabric to make your sleeves. Make sure it's about the same size as the opening of the sleeve left on the shirt. I kind of tapered mine, so the sleeves were a little smaller towards the bottom.

Sew on side of the sleeve up to make it into a tube.

Place the sleeve INSIDE of the shirt, lining up the edges and sewing. Your shirt is STILL right side out, and the seams are EXPOSED. Again, sew it first with a straight stitch, open the seam allowance, and sew with a wide zig-zag stitch and trim away excess fabric around the zig-zag stitch. Now, it will be kind of hard to separate the seam allowance and sew it down, but just take your time and it'll turn out fine!

Pull the sleeve outwards.

Now, sew the peice of sleeve you cut off back on to act as the cuff. You may have to adjust the size of the peice if you tapered the end of your sleeve like I did. Pin it inside of the sleeve, and again, sew it first with a straight stitch, open the seam allowance, and sew with a wide zig-zag stitch and trim away excess fabric around the zig-zag stitch.

Now, cut off the collar of the shirt.

Then, using an existing hoodie, cut two peices to make the hoodie. Sew then together, just as we did before. With a straight stich, then open the seam, zig zag, and then trim away.

Now, sew a hem along the part of the hood that will be open.

Now, if you want a clean hem where the hood is attached, flip the shirt inside out, and then line the hood up. If you plan on having the same kind of stiches we've been doing, then leave it rightside out. Make sure the side you zig zaggeds the seam allowance down will be the side facing out!


Feel free to add a simple little applique or whatnot! Mine was SUPPOSED to be a deer but it looks more like a cat...

Comments are welcome! And if you make one, let me know! I want to see!!


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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009 02:31:45 AM »

cute hoodie , thanks for the tute

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