Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ruffle Hoodie




With the weather changing, I've realized that Juju doesn't have much in the way of warm clothing.  I'd love to hit up all the cutest baby stores, but I never seem to find the time. I could shop online and I do, but the most convenient time for me to pick up new clothes is when I'm already out.  I picked this hoodie up at Walmart while I was grocery shopping the other day, and thought it could use a feminine touch. Here's how to make your own Ruffle Hoodie:


Measure from the bottom of the zipper on one side all the way around the top of the hood down to the bottom of the zipper on the other side.  Cut a strip of fabric (you may have to piece it) that is 2"x the hoodie measurement doubled. My measurement was 40" so my strip was 2" x 80". This will become your ruffle. 
Serge around the entire strip, if you don't have a serger use a zig zag stitch instead, or you can fold the edges under and sew a straight stitch to finish them, or hey, don't finish them at all.   
Use a basting stitch (the longest stitch your machine allows) to sew down the center of your entire ruffle strip.  Leave threads long enough on both ends to pull and do not back stitch. 


Pin the center of your ruffle strip to the center top of the hood wrong side facing down, then pin the two ends of the strip to the bottoms of the zipper on both sides (see image above).  Start pulling the top thread  on your basting stitch to create ruffles.  Push and Pull the ruffles until they lay flat from the center of the hood to the end you are pulling, pin them in place.  Repeat from the other end of the strip (The same way I showed in my Ruffle Bum Onesie Tutorial).


Using a regular stitch length sew down the center of your ruffle attaching it to the hoodie backstitching at both ends.  Be sure your bobbin thread matches the hoodie and your top thread matches the ruffle.
Like how it turned out? Make one for yourself :)


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P.S. We got Bonnie and Camille's New Ruby Line in Yesterday. I adore them, they work for any season and would make a perfect christmas quilt. Plus, at $9.00 a yard, now we can all afford to make one :)  Take a look:




25 comments:

Lindsay said...

I LOVE this idea! What a great way to dress up a little hoodie! Super cute!

Lauren said...

What a great idea. LOVE the fabrics you used. Stopping by way of Sugar Bee's linky party.

Jackie said...

Ok that is too flipping cute!! I love it!

Tricia said...

Great idea. I love seeing it on both an adult and a child. The ruffles are fantastic. Thanks for the tut.

I'd love it if you linked these tops up to my Top-toberfest link party. They are too cute not to share. Feel free to link up any other tops that you've made.

http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/p/top-toberfest-link-party.html

GreenbrookeDesigns said...

Wow, I love wearing hoodies but feel they look frumpy...this would really dress one up, I love it!

I am having my first giveaway & linky party...please come and check it out!

http://greenbrookedesigns.blogspot.com

Jeanna said...

Super cute! I'm so going to have to make my daughter and I one for Fall...

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

Rolled Up Pretty said...

ADORABLE IDEA!

Miss K said...

so cute!! ps i think your children could totally be models. i see the next coppertone baby in J!

Pam said...

This is cute. My granddaughter (just turned 2) is very picky about her clothes-has been since she was one. Used to be cute-not so much so now. Her mom bought her a cute light weight jacket that she refuses to wear. I am thinking this ruffle might dress it up enough for her. I hope that doesn't help create a monster!!!! I can't imagine what this child will be like as a teen! LOL

Candice said...

Oh my goodness - I am sooooo making this- off to Walmart I go :) LOVE it- thank you :)

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

Love that adult ruffled hoodie! I want one!! Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts, very cute stuff!

One Tough Mother said...

Really cute, and you make it look so easy! Thanks for linking up!

Jenny said...

Stopped by from Blue Cricket designs... this is such a great way to embellish a jacket! I love it!

Have you linked up with Creative Me Monday? It's open all week long and I'd love to have you! The link is:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/10/creative-me-monday_16.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Hope to see you there!

Melissa said...

This is ADORABLE!!!

Maggie said...

this is perfect to recycle older shirts.
Would luv for my readers to follow this, inviting you to link at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/halloween-ideas-and-home-decor-party.html
Thanks
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Annie said...

Thank you for the great idea! This will be on my to-do list :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

OMG! So cute! I love this idea :)

Sandy Ang said...

what a great idea to dress up a hoodie !

alisamm said...

Oh! So beautiful! What a great idea!

Amy said...

super cute! love this.

Jill said...

Brilliant idea - and it looks soo pretty!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

Super cute and great idea! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see you again on Wednesday!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Cute! I think I just bought the same hoodie for my daughters halloween costume. Now I know what to do with it next week. :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree, I've featured your fun hoodie in tomorrow's post :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

This is a great idea. I want one! Thanks for sharing!