It’s July – already! We had a great time last month sewing up a sundress. This month we are making a zip hoodie! I know, I know – for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere it might be hot as balls outside. But the thing is, this means it’s also evening bonfire weather – and believe it or not, fall isn’t that far off.
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A reminder that for all sew-alongs in my Seams Legit series you need:
1. a machine with its manual; the machine needs to be tuned-up and sewing a balanced zig-zag
2. the supplies listed in the pattern, as well as a thorough read-through of the pattern you use
I demonstrate all my cutting with rotary and mat. You will need your fabrics pre-washed, and your fabric pieces cut by Friday the 26th at noon PST. I will demonstrate the homework/fabric prep, in a video at the bottom of this post.
Rotary cutter and mat
Sewing machine with balanced zig zag; sewing machine manual
Thread and machine needle: universal or ballpoint
stable 2-way stretch knit (35% stretch)
drawstring fabric & contrast fabric for drawstring eyelet
Non-stretch interfacing (1/8 yard)
As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, each project gets successively more complex. This hoodie – especially as it’s sewn in a stable knit – isn’t difficult at all – just a few steps. And the absolutely gorgeous details – like the little welt pockets? – are going to make you feel like a rock star when you’re finished!
So here’s what you need to do:
1. read through this post, & purchase your pattern & supplies;
2. pre-treat your fabrics & cut your pieces (video here);
chest: 19 3/4″ to 32″
hip: 20 1/4″ to 33 1/2″
chest: 29″ to 51 1/2″
hip: 31″ to 53 1/2″
chest: 33″ to 56″
hip: 33″ to 56″
So if you look below – for an individual with a chest of 40″, waist of 37″, and hip of 42″, you will see this individual falls within the Medium size. This is the size I will print and cut.
Once you’ve determined the size you need, you will be cutting out your paper pattern and your fabrics. Below, I’ve attached a video walking you through this process. By the end of the video you will have all your fabrics and interfacing strips cut out.