Remember this Sweatshirt Refashion? Well guess what? I am finally going to do a tutorial.
Sa-weet!!! (that's what I'm imagining you are all saying ; )
-One old used and loved sweatshirt (it could be new or not loved...you will love it after; ); a larger sweater is best to work with.
-Fleece or other sweatshirt material for lining
-Buttons (the biggest and most awesome you can find)
So the sweatshirt I used for this tutorial is a zippered one and a little on the small side. It's been needing to go for along time, but I just couldn't get rid of it....so here's to new life. And here's to hoping you can follow this tutorial. Just because it makes sense to me doesn't mean it'll make sense to everyone else.
If your doing a regular hoodie, just cut open a little off center.
2. Turn inside and put on the sweatshirt. Then pin the sleeves to make it fitted. Then sew and cut of extra material.
2b. if working with a larger sweatshirt, take in the sides of the sweatshirts as well. You could even use that extra material for later on.
3. as you can see on the left, the extra sleeve material will taper on one end. Take the two extra material pieces and pin (right sides together) to both sides on front of sweatshirt. Then sew. After you sew turn right side out and iron flat.
4. From the neck of the sweater to the bottom, measure the length. Now cut 2 pieces from your fleece, or sweatshirt material, using the dimensions of sweatshirt length plus about 5 inches wide (does that make sense).
4.5 I forgot to do this step, but i think it would make it look nicer. After you cut your 2 fabric pieces, either surge it on one side or fold the fabric a 1/4 inch and sew it closed.
6. Now sew the sweatshirt and your fabrics together as seen above in the right picture where my beautiful white lines are.
7. Now turn it right side out and do a top stitch on the edge of both front sides.
(seriously, my arrows look like they're on drugs).
8. Almost done!! now put it on and decide where you want your buttons and such and then pin. Now as to make a button hole...I sort of faked it since I can't get the button hole foot to work on my machine. But here is a great tutorial
Yay your done!!! Now go make tons and tons of sweatshirts....
p.s. Let me know if you make one...I would love to see your version and would totally post it on here