It’s the last day of the Charlie Hoodie Sew-Along! Are you ready to finish up? If things at your house are like they are at mine, you’ve got a little one jumping up and down waiting impatiently for his motorcycle hoodie . . . and he doesn’t even care that it’s 98 degrees outside! He’s going to wear it all day!
Grab your hoodie and flip it so that the right sides are together and the sleeves and sides are aligned. Pin along both sides, being careful to line up the underarm seams and the ends of the sleeve and body pieces nicely. Sew or serge up both sides, around and under the arms, then down the bottom of the sleeve. Flip it right side out and make sure that everything looks the way it should, then turn it inside-out again so you can add the sleeve cuffs and waistband..Place your two waistband pieces right sides together. Pin along the short edges, and sew or serge each end.Flip the waistband in half the long way so that the wrong sides are together and the raw edges are aligned all the way around.Slide the waistband inside the bottom edge of the hoodie and line up the raw edges. Match up the seams of the waistband with the side seams of the hoodie, and pin the waistband in evenly.Take your hoodie over to your sewing machine or serger and sew in that waistband.Fold each of the sleeve cuff pieces over so that the short sides are matched up and the right sides are together. Pin and sew or serge the pinned edge.Fold the cuffs in half the same way you did the waistband.Slide each cuff inside a sleeve, matching up the raw edges and the seams. Pin them in place and sew or serge around.Flip your hoodie right side out and admire your finished hoodie! That wasn’t hard at all, was it?Now it’s time to try it on your little one and take him or her outside to get pictures. If you live in Florida, and it’s 98 degrees outside and you’ve only lived in your house a few months and your neighbors all seem to be out walking, just smile and say, “Hi!” and pretend that they don’t think you might be a little bit crazy for taking pictures of your little ones in hoodies in the middle of the summer.Aren’t they cute?!They both love their hoodies, and I’m excited that they seem to have enough growing room in them that they should get plenty of use this winter.I really love how fast and easy these are to sew. My favorite thing about them, though, is that because they’re outerwear, they’ll get a ton of use! It’s always nice when you spend time sewing something to get to see it in use a lot!Thank you so much for sewing along the last two weeks! Be sure to come share your finished hoodies with us in the Fishsticks Designs Sewing Group or the Fishsticks Designs Flickr Group! I can’t wait to see them!
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