How to make your own Hoodie tutorial!!
Ok i came across this tutorial i thought i'd share with u guys from www.craftster.org and thought its damn cool..even though i haven't ever tried sewing an item of clothing before i may give it a try!!!
So the site says-
so to start things off. my veggietales hoodie. not really a flattering color or print but it's super warm because i lined the entire hoodie, sleeves and all, with flannel.
now onto the tutorial. please read this carefully before asking too many questions. I'll try to be as clear as possible. I directed this tutorial towards someone who has sewn a piece of clothing before. Not going into detail about how to attach sleeves and such but it should be quite simple to figure out.
Materials: 2+ yards of main fabric, .5 yard lining (for hood), 20" or longer separating zipper, .5 yard rib knit fabric, 1 tshirt, it would also be useful to have a hoodie next to you while you're doing this just to make sure things look right.
3. Now fold the fabric and along the fold lay the tshirt sleeve down. Adding about .5" to the bottom cut the shape out at whatever length you desire. Repeat.
12. Now onto the sleeves! If you don't have something relatively close to what was shown in the previous picture you might want to reread some steps before moving on. So take your sleeves and sew them so they look like sleeves. (hopefully it's self explanatory)
15. Okay we're almost done! Now we move onto the hood. READ THIS PART CAREFULLY I CAN BE A BIT CONFUSING. Look at the previous picture. See that line I drew around the neck.. Measure that. Divide that number in half. That number is the length of the bottom part of the hood. (bottom straight edge in the picture below) The shape of the hood is your choice. Now cut 2 of those out in your main fabric and 2 of those out in the lining. [i forgot to take pictures of the pieces]. Now with the right sides facing each other sew along the green line on the main fabric and the lining. You should have 2 seperate hoods now (one hood is main fabric, one is lining).
I hope this tutorial made sense and that some of you will make use of it. If you do be sure to post pictures.