This hoodie is one of my favorite projects I’ve done for my boys. What attracted me most to the tutorial when I found it – besides the fact that it looked like something I could pull off! – was how amazing the brightly colored trim looked on the hoodie. Even though I didn’t do bright colored trim myself, it inspired to add my own pops of color to them.
I followed Made By Rae’s tutorial here.
And I used this t-shirt pattern from Dana Made It for the base.
I measured my boys’ arms to extend the sleeves on it, and followed Rae’s instructions for making a hood for each of them. I tweaked the pattern slightly to fit Sean (who is 2 ½) so it wouldn’t be too big on him. One of the things I really liked about this pattern is that it fits my skinny little guys nice and snuggly.
Instead of putting snaps in, I sewed up the front and added some colorful buttons for show. I haven’t been brave enough to try putting buttons on anything yet, but that’s one of the things I hope to learn how to do.
I used old shirts that I was planning on getting rid of. Sean is my little crazy one and I thought it was fitting for him to have the brightly colored hood.
This project came together very quickly. I spent a morning making it with my mom, who helped me with a few things and helped keep an eye on the boys. I think it helped to make both hoodies at the same time. I was careful to pin labels on all my pieces so I didn’t get anything mixed up. Rae and Dana’s tutorials are so easy to follow – I love doing projects from their sites!
Go check out Made By Rae’s tutorial here!