How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

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I am excited about this new sewing project. Today, we are going to show you How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern. We love bringing you sewing projects that are cute and fun and this one is no different. This hoodie is made with stretchy fabric and the included free pattern makes it easy to put this hoodie together and have it fit just right. Start sewing this hoodie today and stay warm and cozy tonight.

How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

This hoodie will make a great addition to your cooler weather wardrobe. We have many other cold weather projects on our site and this is the perfect compliment. So print your pattern, grab your scissors and lets get started!

Supplies Needed To Sew This Hoodie

A ball point needle is recommended when sewing stretch fabric for the hoodie. When sewing stretch fabric a stretch stitch is recommended. Examples of stretch stitch is a lightening, zigzag stitch

Size Chart :

The finished length of this hoodie is approximately 25”.  It is drafted for 5’ 3” -5’7” in height. This hoodie top fits the body ( it is not very loose) , to get a looser fit grade or size up.


SmallMediumLarge
60” wide fabric
1.5 yards
LargeLarge

Fabric Yardage Required:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Chest343638
Waist283032
Hip384042

The printable pattern for the hoodie is listed in imperial measurements (inches) and consists of the following pattern  pieces:

Front BodiceCut 1  on the fold
Back BodiceCut 1 on the fold
HoodCut 2 – mirrored
SleevesCut 2 on the fold
Sleeve CuffCut 2 on the fold
Hem bandCut 2 on the fold
PocketCut 1 on the fold

Pattern Printing Instructions For Sewing A Hoodie

This hoodie pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”. If it does, print the remaining pages.

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  Each row goes across for 10 pages. The skirt has a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed

How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

making front pocket for hoodie

We will start this how to sew a hoodie tutorial by making the pockets on the hoodie. Fold all raw the edges of your pocket in by 3/8” and pin. Sew only the curved edges of the pocket (don’t sew the top or sides just yet).

finding center of hoodie

Find and mark the centre of your pocket as well as the centre of your front bodice (you may fold the fabric in half to achieve this). Measure up 2” from the hem of the front bodice piece, right at the bodice centre mark.

sewing front pocket on hoodie

Pin your pocket to the front bodice, aligning centre mark and above the 2” mark. Sew along the top edges and the sides of the pockets 1/8” from the edge. 

sewing shoulder seams for hoodie

With the front and back bodice right sides together, pin and sew the shoulder seams of the hoodie.

sleeve for hoodie
folding sleeve for hoodie

Next on this how to sew a hoodie sewing tutorial, fold the sleeve in half and mark the centre of the sleeve.

sewing sleeve to hoodie

With right sides together, pin the sleeve notch mark on the shoulder seam of the bodice. Continue pinning the sleeve to the armhole and sew. Repeat for the other hoodie sleeve.

sewing bodice of hoodie

Fold the bodice right sides together, aligning the sleeves and side seams. Sew from the sleeve to the end of the side seams. We are about halfway through this how to sew a hoodie sewing with free pattern tutorial!

pinning trim for hoodie

Place your hem band with the right sides together and sew the short ends. Fold the hoodie sleeve cuffs right sides together and sew the short ends.

trim for hoodie

Fold the hem band in half wrong sides together. 

making cuffs for hoodie

Fold the cuff in half wrong sides together.

adding trim to hood sleeve

Next on this how to sew a hoodie sewing tutorial, slide the cuff over the sleeve matching raw edges and side seams. Stretch the cuff slightly to match the opening in the sleeve. Sew the cuffs. Repeat for the other sleeve.

adding trip to hoodie

Slide the hem band onto the bodice hem matching raw edges. Match side seams.  You will have to stretch the hem band slightly to fit the bodice. Sew together.

making hood

Place the two hood pieces right sides together, sew your hood together at the curved edge, stopping at the notch mark.

hemming hood for hoodie

To hem the hood, fold the hood wrong sides together by ½” and sew. We are now done with the hood for your hoodie.

pinning hood to hoodie

Now we are going to add the hood to our hoodie! Start by marking the neckline of the hoodie in quarters by folding the shoulder seams together and finding the centre of the front and back bodice. Pin the hood back seam to the centre back bodice seam of the hoodie.

Continue pinning one half of the hood to the neckline until you arrive at the front bodice centre mark, pin the notch mark on the hood to the bodice centre mark. Pin the remaining fabric for the hood to the neckline of the hoodie. Starting at the back bodice centre seam, pin the other half of the hood until you arrive at the front bodice centre seam. Continue pinning one half of the hood to the neckline until you arrive at the front bodice centre mark, pin the notch mark on the hood to the bodice centre mark.

sewing on hood for hoodie

Your hood should cross over at the centre front of the bodice. Pin the remaining fabric for the hood to the neckline. Sew the hood to the neckline to complete this how to sew a hoodie with free pattern sewing tutorial!

final Hoodie With Free Pattern

Now you know how to sew a hoodie! It’s so cute!

finished Hoodie With Free Pattern

We hope you enjoyed this how to sew a hoodie with free pattern tutorial! Be sure to check out the other DIY clothing projects on our site to get your custom wardrobe up and running. This hoodie would make a great gift, too!

How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

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How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern

Learn how to sew a hoodie with free pattern! Making your own hoodie is so fun and simple. You'll stay nice and cozy in style with your very one diy hoodie.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $20.00

Instructions

  1. Start by sewing the pockets – Fold all raw the edges of your pocket in by 3/8” and pin. Sew only the curved edges of the pocket (don’t sew the top or sides just yet)
  2. Find and mark the centre of your pocket as well as the centre of your front bodice. (you may fold the fabric in half to achieve this)
  3. Measure up 2” from the hem of the front bodice piece, right at the bodice centre mark
  4. Pin your pocket to the front bodice, aligning centre mark and above the 2” mark.
  5. Sew along the top edges and the sides of the pockets 1/8” from the edge. 
  6. With the front and back bodice right sides together, pin and sew the shoulder seams.
  7. Fold the sleeve in half and mark the centre of the sleeve.
  8. With right sides together, pin the sleeve notch mark on the shoulder seam of the bodice. Continue pinning the sleeve to the armhole and sew.
  9. Repeat for the other sleeve.
  10. Fold the bodice right sides together, aligning the sleeves and side seams.
  11. Sew from the sleeve to the end of the side seams.
  12. Place your hem band right sides together and sew the short ends.
  13. Fold the sleeve cuffs right sides together and sew the short ends.
  14. Fold the hem band in half wrong sides together.
  15. Fold the cuff in half wrong sides together.
  16. Slide the cuff over the sleeve matching raw edges and side seams. Stretch the cuff slightly to match the opening in the sleeve. Sew in place.
  17. Repeat for the other sleeve.
  18. Slide the hem band onto the bodice hem matching raw edges. Match side seams. 
  19. Sew them together.
  20. Place the two hood pieces right sides together, sew your hood together at the curved edge, stopping at the notch mark.
  21. To hem the hood, fold the hood wrong sides together by ½” and sew.
  22. Mark the neckline in quarters by folding the shoulder seams together and finding the centre of the front and back bodice.
  23. Pin the hood back seam to the centre back bodice seam. 
  24. Continue pinning one half of the hood to the neckline until you arrive at the front bodice centre mark, pin the notch mark on the hood to the bodice centre mark.
  25. Pin the remaining fabric for the hood to the neckline.
  26. Starting at the back bodice centre seam, pin the other half of the hood until you arrive at the front bodice centre seam.
  27. Continue pinning one half of the hood to the neckline until you arrive at the front bodice centre mark, pin the notch mark on the hood to the bodice centre mark. Your hood should cross over at the centre front of the bodice.
  28. Pin the remaining fabric for the hood to the neckline.
  29. Sew the hood to the neckline.
  30. Enjoy your hoodie!

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        4 thoughts on “How To Sew A Hoodie With Free Pattern”

        1. Tried to make hoodie. Has anyone else made this. Cut out small size for granddaughter and it was extremely small. Would fit an eight year old not a 15 yr old. What did we do wrong? I did make sure the 2” sq was 2”. Also the neck hole is very small. Want my granddaughter to love sewing as much as I do but this was discouraging for her first project.

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          • I am sorry you had issues. Make sure when you print patterns out it is at 100% and your pdf program or printer isn’t using margins or sizing to fit. Here is an image with dimensions for the small size to check against. Hoodie Dimensions for small

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