Sweatshirt Refashion TUTORIAL finally!! - Sisters, What!

Sweatshirt Refashion TUTORIAL finally!!

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 ; )

Materials Needed:
-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. 

 5. Now take those two fabric pieces and pin it to the RIGHT SIDE out of your sweatshirt. The surged or closed seam should be facing the right side of sweatshirt and away from middle of sweatshirt-it should not be on the pinned side got it?
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


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  1. very cute! I'm in FL where it is hot hot most of the year, but I'm thinking I could do a vest-"ish" version of this!

  2. That looks so awesome! I love how the buttons are off center. Great job.

  3. I really like this! I have a few sweatshirts that are heading toward the end of their life, so I may try this.:) I'm a new follower from Tatertots.:)

  4. Holy cow I LOVE THIS!!!! I am going to share this on my blog's facebook page (AND pin it). Seriously, great work.

    Here's a link to my blog's facebook page if you wanna see.

  5. This is awesome..Love it..So much creativity lives here..Officially following ya with smiles..I would love for you to link/share it to my Pinspiration thursdays linky party happening now pweease..TY. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdayspin-it.html

  6. I just found my high school sweatshirt and I have to say that this would be awesome to revamp it for the reunion. I think I'll practice first, haha. Thanks for this.

  7. This is so cool!!!! Love it love it love it!! The problem is I just used my old sweatshirts to make a cowl: http://maarnietvangrijs.blogspot.com/2011/11/deze-week-zag-ik_10.html
    So I'll have to wait.....
    Love your blog!
    X Sacha (maarnietvangrijs)

  8. So cool! I love it. Thanks for the tute

  9. any thoughts on how this would work without the hood? husband has an old sweatshirt that is begging to be redone but all I can find online are tutorials for re-dos with hoods. would love any ideas!

    1. i actually think it would work better without the hood. Just follow the tutorial the same way. Good luck and would love to see it. Email me if you have any questions along the way.

  10. CUUUUTE! Missing you and Luke round these parts, so catching up with you on your blog, so cute! BTW love your curtain skirt, too!

  11. Very cool redo. Very hard to see your steps on the dark material. Would love to see a lighter color sweatshirt in the tutorial.

  12. Super cool refashion! Love the large buttons:) Pinning

  13. If your doing a regular hoodie, just cut open a little off center. ... doctorwhohoodie.blogspot.de


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