Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Makes: Sweet Stego Hoodie! + Giveaway!

 Happy Monday everyone! 
As I've mentioned before, I am quite tired of buying boring boy clothes. Inspired by Dana over at Made  I have decided to make some clothes for Giraffe, which I will of course be sharing! Just because he's a boy doesn't mean he has to wear navy blue every day. Orange, turquoise, red etc, now those are colors for clothes! 

On to the tutorial.... 

Are you excited yet? Yes your boy ( or girl!) can have a Stego hoodie just like Giraffe's. I made it for his dinosaur themed birthday party. Download and print the pattern below for the applique and stego spikes...

Stego Sweatshirt Pattern

You'll Need: 
1/2 a yard of fun fabric 
Rotary Cutter or Scissors 
Heat n'Bond 
Cotton poly fill 
Sewing stuffs ( thread, sewing machine or serger) 

1) Start by selecting your funky fabric. I found this shirt at the thrift store and had to have it. 

2) Grab your hoodie and lay it out flat on your cutting surface. Use a rotary cutter or scissors to splice along the hood. Try to cut straight, as you can tell, I didn't. Not to worry you'll be resewing it again anyway. You could also continue cutting all the way down the back of the hoodie and put in more spikes like a real Stegosaurs. I may try that at somepoint. 

3) Cut out the pattern pieces. After you determine how many spikes you want trace on to fabric and cut them out. Place pieces right sides together then sew around the edges using a 3/4'' seam. {My apologies for no photos of this process!} Turn them right side out and press. Stuff with cotton fill and topstich around the edges. 

4) Pin your stego spikes into your hood and zigzag stich all the way around twice for stability. Or serge if you own a serger. 

5) Turn right side out, ta-da! 

6) Now for the applique: Follow the directions on your package of heat n' bond and trace your dino and cut it out. Iron per instructions and then stick onto your shirt. Volia! Any questions feel free to contact me!

7) Take them outside to play! My little guy loves his new hoodie and was pretending to be a dino. Can't wait for him to be able to play on the playground once the snow melts!  

What do you think ? Did you like this tutorial? If so, please leave a 
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Do you love the Sweet Stego Hoodie but want one premade for your little dinosaur ? Well today is your lucky day! Our giveaway prize is one custom made hoodie! Pretty awesome right? 

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A drawing will take place on Friday March 4th! 

Good luck! 

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! P def needs this hoodie!!!

  2. This is awesome! I have 2 boys so I will be trying this out! THanks for the tutorial:)

  3. Became a fan of your blog! Love blogs with things for boys!

  4. That is so adorable. Thank you for the pattern. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  5. how adorable holly! you are so creative :)

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  10. Adorable. . .really loving your blog! thanks

  11. This is soooo cute!!! i saw you on IAM-HMR!!!

  12. My son has been wanting something similar! We are having a dino party in May!

  13. Its so sweet and different too.The babe is sweet too.