Edit November 2015: the sew-along is finished! Below you can reach the different parts of the sew-along by clicking on an image. The tagset “jalie hoodie sew-along” contains any and all posts relating to the sew-along. Enjoy!
It’s time for another sew-along! Save the date for October 1st, and plan to finish your new hoodie by Halloween. My next posts will over the next week – supplies posts. If you’d like to join the sew-along and receive a fabric coupon (see below), please comment here!
October is a wild month, both in terms of weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and lovely Halloweeny fun! So to that end:
Those of you who join the sew-along, I have a 10% coupon for you to use from Nature’s Fabrics (with their blessing), should you want to buy one of their amazing fabrics. They have a wonderful selection and are very accommodating.
As to the pattern: after some queries to the sewing public at large, I selected Jalie 2795: a zip-up, raglan-sleeve, offering with gender-neutral detailing. Jalie’s drafting is perfect, and their size range is huge: 27 sizes (a size 2T to a 50″ bust). If you are new to sewing, you can get your feet wet by making a small-size hoodie for a child or a friend’s child (consider a freezer-paper motif!). The larger size range also means you can buy one pattern and sew for the family!
Best of all, perhaps: Jalie is converting more and more of their catalog to a PDF form: which means you can buy the pattern from where you sit, and print it from home.
Early September I’ll post a supply list, so we all have plenty of time to get what we need before adventuring forth. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can email, @kellyhogaboom on Twitter, or comment here.
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Great! What’s the coupon code for Nature’s Fabrics?
I will be very happy to participate.
Are they by chance offering a discount for the sew along?
I’m in…ordering my Jalie pattern tonight
Thanks, everyone! I am emailing out the discount code to all who comment here.
I'm a bit intimidated by the pattern but I think following the SAL will help – I'm in!
Sew excited! I’m in
I think I’d like to give this a try also. Fun!
I guess I got thrown out as possible spam. I think I would like to be involved in this, but haven’t a clue how to it works. I don’t know how to add a badge nor do I have a blog.
Hi Linda and all else here!
If you don’t know how to use RSS, or add a badge, no worries! Just comment here and I will add you to the emails for this sew-along.
Every commenter on my blog goes to a moderation queue for their first comment. After I approve you, you should be able to comment freely here!
I’m not sure how a sew along works either, but it sounds fun…I would like to sign up, what do I need to do? Thanks, I enjoy your writing.
Hi, I would like to join the sew-a-long and receive the emails. Thank you so much! Tracey
I will try to join in! The pattern has been in my stash for downtime and my kiddo goes back to co-op so I will have some time potentially. I love your sew slings because of all the details you put in!
I trij to join. Have ordered the pattern and have fabric from my stash.
I live in europe so I think a coupon is not useful to me
Pattern and fabric on the way. Get to take a field trip to shop zips and thread. I am pretty excited and bought fabric to make one for 2 daughters and myself. One daughter to go- I can use the coupon for that order.
I just bought this pattern. It’s totally on my list to make. Time to stash dive!
Looking forward to it! I've never sewn knits before, so a little apprehensive…