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The Hoodie That (Almost) Changed My Mind

It’s finished!

For those of you that would like to see how the dreaded Hoodie turned out, here’s a link to the full blog post: – The Hoodie That (Almost) Changed My Mind

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Funky Sleeping Bag (and Hoodie!)

This month’s blog post for Minerva Crafts is two-for-the-price-of-one.

I had just enough left over from making a sleeping bag to make a hoodie for one of The Boys as well.

Click on the link to read all about both makes: – Sleeping Bag & Hoodie

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Refashion: Onesie To Hoodie

This the second in a three part series showing how I upcycled an old Onesie into three new garments.

The first post showed how to make a pair of tracksuit (jogging) bottoms and this one shows how to make the matching Hoodie.

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I had previously emancipated the top part of the onesie from its lower body and was left with this: –

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The centre front zip was cut out next…..

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….and a new centre front seam was made by sewing right sides together and overlocking the raw edges.

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Both sleeves were shortened by a couple of inches, overlocked and then hemmed leaving a small gap through which to thread the elastic.

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The bottom of the hoodie was overlocked and hemmed in the same way, leaving a gap for the elastic.

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Having measured loosely around wrists and hips, pieces of elastic were threaded through each of the channels and secured together by hand.

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Finished!

A cute hoodie to match the tracksuit bottoms.

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Not the most appreciative smile in the world….

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That’s better!

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So, that’s how to make a great little hoodie from an old onesie.

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