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« on: November 28, 2003 03:19:33 PM »

i really want to make a hoodie but have no idea how. is there a certain pattern out there that anyone recommends?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2003 01:40:54 AM »

i like simplicity 5353... http://www.simplicity.com/s2b.htm

i haven't used it but it looks funky  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2003 08:17:24 AM »

awesome!! thank you!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2003 11:37:29 AM »

no probs!  Grin

let us know how you get on  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2003 08:10:55 PM »


I've never made a hoodie from a pattern, and I maintain that they're the easiest piece of clothing to make.

Take a shirt that fits you well (made out of the same fabric, or that has the same stretch as the fabric you're going to use.

Fold your fabric in half.

tuck in the sleeves. pin the sleeve tucked in shirt to your fabric, and cut around it-- REMEMBER TO LEAVE A SEAM ALLOWANCE. And it's okay to leave a little more than just seam allowance to make sure it'll fit right.

Cut it out, yo!

Then, untuck the sleeves, and pin the sleeve of the shirt to your fabric, on the fold. Make sure you do it on the fold, or you'll have a seam on the outer side of your sleeve.  cut that out. You'll have to make two of these.

remember the seam allowance.

Draw a hood onto your folded fabric. From the profile angle. it doesn't really matter how big you make the collar piece, as long as it isn't too small. You can always fold it into the collar (like overlap) when you sew it in.

If you want to line your hood, cut out 4 hood profile parts.

Now! The sewing!

The easiest way to put he hood in, is to sew it together first.

Sew two of the profile parts together, over the top of the head part, and down the back, keeping the right side of the fabric together (so you don't sew inside out). Do the same for the other two parts (obviously, you only do this once if you're not lining the hood).

Hem the front open edge of the hood, on both sewn together pieces.

Sew the two pieces (if you're lining it) together at the collar and at the front opening of the hood.

The construction of the hood is complete.

Okay. take the back panel of the torso piece of your shirt, and match it up with the senter of the collar part of the hood. Sew the hood to the collar of the shirt making sure the seam will be on the inside of the shirt (outside of hood should match the right side of the fabric).

Once it's sewn, you should have part of the hood lefthanging off the end of the collar of the torso panel.

Sew the rest of the hood collar to the front panel of the torso. This joins the hood and torso panels together at the collar.

Turn the garment inside out, so the wrong sides of the fabric are showing.

Sew the shoulders of the shirt together. It's important that you sew the shoulders together before the sides, or you will end up with the sleeve seam on the outside of your sleeve....

Pin the sleeves to the arm parts of the torso panels. The pointier part will fit into the shoulder, rather than the armpit. The garment will still be open from the sleeve down.

Pin the inside seam of the sleeve together, and down the sides of the shirt.

Sew a hem for the sleeve cuff.

Sew straight down from the cuff of the sleeve to the bottom of the shirt. One big line. DO NOT SEW FROM THE CUFF TO THE ARMPIT AND FROM THE ARMPIT TO THE BOTTOM IN TWO SEPERATE GOs. The armpit will be more likely to spout a hole.

Do this for both sides.

hem the bottom of the hoodie.

You;re done!
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2003 11:23:47 PM »

 Cheesy  thank you so much!!!
i will totally try both ways and post it when i'm done...
now i just need to find some super cute fabric!
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2003 05:00:03 AM »

Haha no problem. I like baby flanellette knits. They have the cutest prints.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2003 09:44:26 PM »

Oooh, good move with sewing from the cuff to the bottom of the shirt.

I JUST made myself a turtleneck, and I hadn't even thought of that.
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