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DIY Men’s Hoodie

I may place affiliate links into this DIY Hoodie post at some point, but for now, the links are just regular Amazon links.

My husband, Jonathan, has been begging me to make him something since we started dating.

First, I was going to make him a scarf; then I realized I had bought the world’s smallest needles and thinnest yarn, so it was going to take an eternity.  Then, I bought yarn to make him a green knitted sweater, scaled up from the baby sweaters that I made for Kenna.  I got about 75% through that and realized I didn’t have the patience for the arms, which required that I keep track of rows and use the magic loop (which is better than double-pointed-needles, but still really obnoxious).  Needless to say, I didn’t finish that either.

He’s been pretty frustrated with me for almost four years now.

Then I made him THIS:

Oh, it’s so perfect I snag it when hes at work!  It’s so snuggly and soft, and the hood is so. cool.  I modeled it after an old hoodie he had that didn’t fit anymore; I seam ripped it apart (if you don’t have a seam ripper and you sew… your life is not yet complete) and laid it on top of the fabric I bought and cut out a roughly similar shape, plus an inch or so.

I don’t have a digital pattern for this, but if someone wants me to convert it into a digital format I can try to figure it out.  I don’t have a scanner, so I’m not sure how that would work.  I guess I could recreate DIY Hoodie paper patterns and mail them out(?) for a price + shipping.  Contact me if you’re interested, and I’ll see what I can do.

Materials for the DIY Hoodie

This ended up far better than I could have hoped for, and I’m super proud of my work.  I’ve linked below the fabric that I used – Jonathan helped me pick it out; he specifically requested space and pink, what a guy.

(Body/hood) Terry Mix Space Dyed French Terry Knit Grey/Mix x2 yards

(Arms/hood) Poly Spandex Interstellar Jersey Knit Black/Red/Turquoise x1 yard

The project only cost me the price of the fabric ($38.50), and I have a lot left over.  I’d say this was about the size of a Large hoodie.  The one I copied was a store-bought Medium.

Throughout the sewing process, Jonathan wanted to be my live mannequin while playing Pokemon Gold.  I’ll leave you with these beauts:

Until next time,
Rachel

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