***A quick side note before today’s post: I accidently forgot to mention how to handle the unicorn option during the Mane post
. If you have already completed your mane, that’s fine. I will show you how to work around it, but if you haven’t committed to it just yet, be sure to leave an extra space in front of the mane for your horn. The instructions have already been updated
with the proper measurements. Sorry for the mix up. There is just SO much information to share!***
Woo hoo! It’s the last day of the hoodie.
I’ve decided to give you two different options for the hood, so make sure you scroll down to the appropriate set of instructions.
The first will be a basic hood with a front facing, and the second will be a lined hood that hides your seams and stitching.
Option A : Unlined Hood
Grab the hood we made a few days ago, and pin it in place along the collar of the shirt.
The right sides of the fabric should be facing each other, and the seam allowance on the front edge should hang over the zipper.
Fold the seam allowance around the zipper and pin it in place.
Stitch along the collar edge, back tacking through the zipper tape at both ends.
You’ll need to turn the hand wheel manually for the first few stitches to be sure your needle doesn’t hit the zipper teeth. Then just pull the hood up into position and test your zipper again to check that it’s still even. Carefully cut off any excess zipper, and fold the seam allowance towards the inside of the hood. Now skip ahead to the last step to see how to sew the facing in place.
Option B : Lined Hood
Cut out another pair of hood pieces from your choice of fabrics. It could be fleece, a silky lining fabric, or even a fun colored cotton.
(How cute would it be to use a rainbow print on the inside of Rainbow Dash’s hood?)
Pin the new pieces right sides together, and stitch along the top curve of the hood.
Place the “lining” hood inside the “mane” hood with right sides together and pin along the front edge.
Stitch the two together (remember to use the larger SA from the pattern) and trim off any excess fabric.
It should look like this when you flip it right side out.
Now pin the right side of the “mane” hood to the collar edge of the sweatshirt.
Stitch across from zipper to zipper being sure to keep the lining back out of the way.
Test that the zipper still slides easily and matches up evenly at the top.
Carefully trim away any excess zipper tape.
Fold under the seam allowance on the bottom edge of the lining, and pin it in place along the collar seam.
You can stitch the lining in place by hand, or sew a sink stitch (stitch in the ditch) from the outside with your machine.
Roll the front of the hood between your fingers to bring the seam to the edge, and pin it in place.
Begin with your needle at the top of the zipper on the sweatshirt. Back-tack, and stitch up
and around the front of the hood until you reach the zipper again on the opposite side.
Ta Da! We still need to add the ears, but for the most part, the hoodie is done!
Which character is everyone making?
I’d love to know who’s the most popular pony!
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