Learn how to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a spiky crest. See the video with step by step instructions

Sew a hooded sweatshirt is a much easier task to do than you might realise, even including the lined hood with a crest and the kangaroo pocket. This is why we want to show you how to make it in an afternoon, from the comfort of your own home. With this step by step video tutorial. Yes, you have heard correctly, this is a project that can be easily made in just half a day, including both the cutting out and the sewing.

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How to sew a hooded sweatshirt with a crest

We have chosen the amusing wintery igloo and penguin print design fabrics from the North Scape collection to make this hooded sweatshirt. To follow, we will give you the fabric details and tools you are going to need, plus some useful tips on how to achieve great sewing results. You’ll soon see that this step by step video will make it so easy for you to make your first sweatshirt.

The pattern is available in sizes 12-18 m, 18-24m, 2-3 years and 3-4 years.

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It is important that the fabric has been washed and ironed before starting to work with it.

Sewing tools:

  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Tracing paper & pencil
  • Paper scissors
  • Thread cutter
  • Iron
  • Safety pin
  • Sewing machine
First, choose the correct size and carefully read the instructions. This post showing “How to interpret Katia Fabrics sewing patterns” may help you.
Second, trace the pattern onto a light weight paper making sure to draw on all pattern markings and notches.
Or cut the pattern pieces out directly. This post showing “How to trace and cut out the pattern” may help you.
Once all the pieces have been cut out then you are ready to start sewing.
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This is an intermediate pattern that shows how to sew a hood with a spiky crest, a kangaroo type pocket, cuffs and waistband.

Overlock or zig-zag stitch the edges of all the pieces to avoid the fabric edges unravelling.

If it helps you whilst sewing, you can baste the edges of each seam together first before sewing by machine.

Carefully follow all steps of the instruction with the help of the video tutorial, and you’ll have your sweatshirt and trouser set ready to go before you know it. Why not check out this post too where you can learn how to make a pair of trousers with a waistband and cuffs.

All the pieces already have the 3/8″ (1.5 cm) seam allowance included.

We hope that you give it a go and that we can see your results using the hashtag #katiafabrics

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