Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Adult hoodie into Kiddo Hoodie

I had planned on making this a tutorial, but then I ran into two important obstacles:
Big hoodie (found at the Goodwill Outlet, where you pay by the pound) turned into little hoodie.
One was that my computer wouldn't read the card  that held all of the pictures of the process on it. 
Uh oh, Mom, what are you going to do now?
The other issue was that as much as I tried to keep this upcycle simple, I kept running into weird issues and trying things one way and then another until it worked.  So, not really friendly to putting it all down and explaining it clearly to someone else who'd like to try it.*

Wait, and then I do what?
My best advice, if you'd like to do this, is to reference this tutorial from Make.Think.Sew. , copy a kiddo hoodie that you already have, and don't be afraid to improvise.  And, make sure the hoodie you're chopping up has regular old pockets right next to the zipper, so you don't have to figure out how to move the funky slit pockets over when you cut the body down to size (I ended up cutting a slit out of the middle and reattaching the zipper).

And don't worry if there are still wonky things about it when you are done--chances are, the kiddo will love it anyway.
Can I wear it to school every day?
Especially because you're finally making something for HIM, instead of his sister.

This sweatshirt is MINE, Little Sister.  There is no need for you to be in these photos.
(Don't worry, Little Sister--you can have it when he grows out of it.)

*If you have any questions for me about how I did this, you can ask in the comments and I'll do my best to explain!
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