The Hoodie Pattern and Tutorial

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Step One: Attaching the sleeves to the back and front of the hoodie

The sleeves are in the raglan style, which means the sleeves will start at the neckline.  They will cover the entire shoulder and end up before the wrist bone.  At first, the sleeves may seem short but remember we will be adding a ribbing at the wrist.

For purposes of this tutorial, I have chosen a fabric that is easy to see the right and wrong sides.  Please keep this in mind when you are making your own hoodie especially when making the hood and the pockets.

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We will start sewing the dart on the sleeve.

Right sides together, pin the darts.  Sew the dart on the sleeve at 3/8″.  When you reach the end of the dart, extend (taper) your seam 3/4″ or 2 cm to avoid a bubble forming at the shoulder. 

Place the back piece right side down on your table.  The crease you see is the fold of the fabric.  Pin the back side of the sleeve. To make your life easier, lift the back piece slightly and slide the sleeve under.  You may notice that I have forgotten a notch on the sleeve to show you the front and back.  On your sleeve, the higher side is the back.

It is time to attach the front side.  You will pin the front to the front side of the sleeve. Sew at 3/8″.   We will be closing the sleeves and the sides of the hoodie, so pin from the wrists to the hem of the hoodie and sew at 3/8″.

I will be showing you a way to sew the facing and the zipper jacket at the same time but, before that, we need to have the hood ready.

Step Two: Sewing the hood

Right sides together, sew at 3/8″ and iron the seam allowance to one side.Top stitch using a stretch stitch if your machine has one or a very narrow zigzag. Repeat on the contrasting fabric. I am using a red cotton Jersey knit.Using your pattern, mark the placement of the grommets.  You will only need to add the grommet to the outside fabric.  Because we are using knit, you will find that the hole does not need to be too large. Mine is 5mm wide.Attach the grommet following the instructions from the package.  If you are using a Kam tool like mine, place the male or eyelet part of the grommet first.Place the fabric print/right side down.  Then the washer and press.Repeat on the other side. It is time to join the two layers of the hood.  Right sides facing each other, pin around the face.

Sew at 3/8″.  I have changed my bobbin thread to match the white fabric.  If you are using contrasting fabric make sure you do the same to match each side of the hood.

Turn the hood inside out.  Change your foot to a zipper foot to be able to sew next to the grommet.  We are going to make the channel for the cord.  Sew 1″ from the edge. 

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196 Responses to The Hoodie Pattern and Tutorial

  1. Ashleigh AJ says:

    Just wondering if this pattern would work with Cotton Lycra?

  2. Debbie McGee says:

    I am having a problem with the pockets, the lining is so much smaller, what to do? Please help, I am sooo close to finished.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Debbie, why would the lining be much smaller when it is the same piece of the pattern for both outlayer and lining?

  3. p van dixhoorn says:

    I can’t download the pattern. Via the link, pattern download or direct via bluprint.

  4. hana says:

    thanks I cant wait to try

  5. Krystyne King says:

    I love your patterns and instructions.Thank you so much. I would love to source the fabric you used. It is so classy with the red. Would you happen to remember the name or where you got it? Thank you.

  6. geestaga says:

    Great project,,,, cant find where to download the pattern

  7. Cheryl Masters says:

    Well, I thought I was confused. Now I KNOW I’m confused. What is the simplest way to download one of your patterns?

  8. Evie says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I’ve downloaded it and hope to get to it soon. Who doesn’t need another hoodie? I’ll be the last one to say I have too many hoodies.

  9. Kate Green says:

    Can I skip the grommet and just use my sewing machine to make a button hole where the grommet would go? My machine has a button hole attachment that will make uniform sized button holes (using a button as a guide for sizing), so I’m thinking a shirt button would work in this instance (or a button large enough to accomodate the drawstring one chooses to use)..

    Same concept (a bound hole for the drawstring ties) but it would save me a bit of discomfort in my wrists (I’ve got carpal tunnel issues) using the Kam tool.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Yes, you can use a buttonhole just make sure you make it on one side only so you can pass the cord. Great idea by the way 🙂

  10. Rhonda Allen says:

    Every time I go to next page, select printfriendly, it goes right back to page 1. I click on next page number and it wants to delete it.

  11. nathalie says:

    Can you tell me if, like for the pattern, it exists a pdf file with all instructions we can find here ? thanks for your reply

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI Natalie, I need to find another place where to do that, since I used to used the now defunct Craftsy. As soon as I find a way to share the PDF file I will let you know. For now the instructions are still free on the site.

      • Susan says:

        How about Google Docs or Drop Box

      • BubbeCraft says:

        Craftsy is not defunct — it has just been rebranded as I had no problem downloading your pattern PDF as I was redirected to You might want to consider just putting the directions in with the pattern pieces.

        On the other hand, I found it’s just as easy (most times) to convert your HTML pages to PDF using a browser extension for that purpose. My preference is for using “Print Friendly” (, but there are many out there. I have found there are several choices for the 3 browsers I use (Firefox, Chrome, Opera).

      • Selena says:

        This pattern is still available on the Bluprint site here:
        I’m not sure if you have to have a Bluprint membership in order to purchase but the patterns still exist. I had to search patterns to pull up the pattern page. Hope this helps!

      • barbiq5 says:

        The instructions are free on the website, but can we download them? I have numerous patterns, but no instructions. It would be so nice to have available to download all in one place.

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