Well my fall sewing hasn’t just been for the girls. You didn’t think I would forget about the boy in my life did you? This sweet loving 7 year old boy who ohhhs and ahhhs about everything I make, totally deserved something freshly made just for him. So I made him a sweatshirt.
I kept is super simple, just a sweet little sweatshirt with a hood.
I made this one using a medium weight knit fabric I got at MOOD. I loved the marble look of the knit and that it would give that cozy sweatshirt feel without all the weight and bulk.
I went ahead and uploaded the pattern I made. You can download that here:
You will need:
1 Yard knit/sweatshirt fabric
(optional) Ribbing can be used for the cuffs and waistband. You will need a fabric with good stretch (50%) but regular knit can be used.
With right sides together sew the front and back at the shoulders.
With right sides together sew the arm into the arm curve. Repeat with other sleeve.
With right sides together match up the front and back and the sleeve. Sew from sleeve edge up to the arm pit and then turn and go down the side. Repeat with other side.
Then for the hood, with right sides together sew two of them together along the outer curve. Then repeat with the other two hood pieces.
Then place the hood and hood lining together right sides together. Then sew them together along the outside edge.
Then turn the hood right side out and top stitch along the outside edge.
With right sides together sew the hood to the neckline. To do this over lap the front of the hood by 1″ and place that at the center front. Then match the seam with the center back. You have to stretch the hood slightly to fit much like you would with a neck ribbing. Stretch slightly as you sew.
Press the seam downward. Then top stitch in place.
For the wrist cuffs fold them in half width wise and then sew along the raw edge. (repeat with other cuff)
Fold the cuff in half height wise so the seam is towards the inside.
Then place the cuff on the right side of the sleeve so that the raw edge of the sleeve matches the raw edge of the cuff. Sew along the edge stretching the cuff to fit.
Then unfold the cuff with the seam towards the inside. Top stitch in place if you desire.
You will sew the waistband on to the bottom the same way as you did the wrist cuffs. (it’s just bigger)
That’s all there is to it. You have a cute and simple sweatshirt. Which totally works for girls as well as boys.
I love the relaxed loose fit of the knit which is so cozy and soft like a sweater.
Now he is one step closer to ready for fall. I probably have to make about 5 more of these though. It took about 30 min (or less) to whip up and the boy loves cozy throw on and go clothing.
And since it wouldn’t be a Jude post without his awesome posing, I will leave you with the many faces of Jude. I just love this boy, never is there a dull moment.
Knit || Grey Marbled Knit || MOOD Fabrics
White Knit || Basic Knit || Joann Fabric
Jeans || GAP
Shoes || Zara