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Project

Fleece Hoodie

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I figured out how to put a zipper in and make the faux ribbed cuffs. Also that I made something I will actually wear. It's so cozy on cool mornings! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient. It's a learning experience. Re watch the instructions several times if you need to. I did.

What you will need

  • Fleece

Q&A with OriginalRed

Lizzy Beth asked:
Very nice. I love the modifications that you made :-)
OriginalRed answered:
Cuffs are holded in half so you need twice the width of the cuff. Use fleece that has a lot of stretch. Using a double needle sew vertical lines on the straight of grain (the direction that stretches the least), Fold in half and attach raw end to sleeve. Test needle size and spacing of rows first!
Speech_chicky asked:
Love this! This class is on my wish list. I have had twin needles for a year... Still in the package.
OriginalRed answered:
Me too. Glad I finally used them!
Zigana asked:
I love your hoodie!
OriginalRed answered:
Thank you. Let's see yours.
Scheri Manson asked:
Really cute and creative. If you dont have a coverstitch machine for hem try using a tear away stablizer and twin needles on the hem.
OriginalRed answered:
Thanks. Great idea.
Zanna asked:
How did the zipper installation go? I want to put one in mine, but I'm a little nervous...
OriginalRed answered:
It was pretty easy. Of course I learned some things. Put the top end of the zipper right next to the top of the hoodie. I put mine too far down and then had to add a button at the neck. Also when I split the pattern down the middle I added an extra 1/2 inch on each side to allow for turning the raw edges under over the zipper. I didn,t realize that that would also make the neck opening larger. As you can see, there's a lot of room around the neck opening. I usually wear a scarf in there. I'm sure there's a better way to do it!

Skill Level

Beginner