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Welcome to today’s tutorial: How to make A hoodie Pattern as requested by +fridaws adewunmi
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But on today’s tutorial, a hoodie as we all know is a sweatshirt with a hood around the neckline of the sweatshirt. The hood can be used to protect or conceal the head.
On the other hand, a pattern here is mainly a sketch of our design; a template of what we want to make on our fabric(Read more about Patterns, here
1. Three super side pattern paper/newspaper/scrap fabric
2. Pencil/Pen/marker & eraser
3.Measuring tape and ruler
4. Already-made shirt or blouse
1. Making the sweatshirt: This step will be divided into two: (a) making the back piece and (b) Making the front piece.
Unlike most of our tutorials where we begin with the front piece, we will begin this tutorial with the back piece instead.
(a) Making the back piece: To make the back piece(which in regular blouses or dresses look like the front piece), Fold one of your pattern paper into equal halves and place your already made blouse/shirt(which should also be folded into equal halves and with its sleeves tucked in or cut off) on top the pattern paper and trace 1 inch away from the already made blouse/shirt. When done, your back piece should look like this:
When you open it up, it will look like this:
You will notice that there is no zip allowance for the back piece unlike regular blouses or dresses, this is because sweatshirts or sweaters do not have zippers in the back, instead they have zippers in front; which brings us to the next step.
(b) Making the Front Piece: To make the front piece, fold one of your pattern paper into equal halves and place your front piece(which should also be folded back into equal halves) 1.5″ away from the folded area. This 1.5″ is to accommodate for zip allowance. As earlier mentioned, unlike regular blouses or dresses, sweatshirts/sweaters have zippers in front instead of the back. So trace the back piece on the front piece,like this:
When you open up your front piece, it will look like this.
2. Adjusting the neckline: Fold back your front piece and measure 2 inches downwards from the folded area on the neckline, like this:
Then cut off the old neckline. When done, your new neckline will look like this:
When you open it up, it will look like this:
Next, Cut through the folded line and you’ll have two pieces, like these:
3. Making the Hood: To make the hood, fold your third pattern patter into equal halves and place the neck and shoulder of one of your front pieces at the bottom end of the paper, like this:
Then from end of the “V” neckline, measure 14inches upwards and mark.
Next, trace the neckline of your front piece on your third pattern paper. Like this:
Then, measure your back piece neckline and divide the value by 2. Like this:
For example, my neckline was 12inches. Divided by 2, we have 6inches.
On my third pattern paper, I’ll measure that 6inches from the neckline towards the shoulder of my front piece, like this:
Next, make a straight line front the 14inches at the top of the third pattern paper to meet the 6 inches made below, like this:
Then, finally, make a curve from the end of the horizontal line at the top to the point below, like this:
When your removed your front piece, your hood pattern(still folded in equal halves) will look like this:
Cut through the folded area and your will have two pieces, like these
Sewing tip: When sewing you need to fold them back into equal halves and sew round only to top at the shoulder, like this:
5. Making the sleeves: (See how to make sleeves here)
So that’s it, darlings, Pattern for our hoodie
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