Update October 31, 2023: Pattern in A0 paper format added
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This hoodie is made in US letter sizes for men. Please use your regular size. The sizes range from XXS to 5XL and I hope you can find your size.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
You can print this using your home printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
You will need
- Fabric of your choice
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
What fabric can be used for this project? This design can be made with fleece, or other thick and warm fabric.
How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern size. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.
Fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front: cut 1 piece on the fold
- Back: cut 1 piece on the fold
- Sleeve: cut 2 pieces
- Sleeve cuff: cut 2 pieces
- Hood: cut 2 pieces
- Hem: cut 1 piece on the fold
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts etc. from the pattern piece onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
The fusible interfacing is optional. It is used to make the collar stiffer and stay true to shape, but omitting it will not cause you too much trouble.
1. Serge the fabric to prevent the sides from unraveling.
2. Fold and sew the opening of the pocket (it is the two diagonal edges of the pocket piece).
3. Fold the upper edge of the pocket piece and place it on top of the Front piece so that the right side of the pocket and the right side of the front piece face the same direction. Pin and sew to attach the pocket. Repeat this step with the two sides of the pocket, leaving the already seamed opening.
4. Place the Front and Back right side facing. Pin and sew side seams and shoulder seams.
5. Sew the side seam of the sleeve.
6. Sew the side seam of the sleeve cuff. Fold it in half and get the cuff.
7. Pin the raw edge of the cuff to the sleeve. Stretch it and sew to attach the cuff to the sleeve.
8. Turn the sleeve inside out. Pin it to the main garment and sew to attach.
9. Place two pieces of the hood right side facing. Pin and sew to make the hood.
10. Hem the opening of the hood.
11. Pin and sew the hood to the garment.
12. Sew the two short edges of the hem to make a loop.
13. Fold the hem lengthwise. Pin to attach the hem to the garment. Stretch and sew.
And here is the download link:
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns