There are a few components to the Brooklyn Hoodie in terms of what you need to purchase besides the fabric, but nothing too crazy. The only singular trim you would really need is the zipper, but why stop there when you can add the other details to make it unique. Here are some of my picks.
This cotton tape creates a nice finish around the hood and neckline seam. When it is applied it will look like this:
You can get plain old dyed to match twill tape available in numerous colors and widths at Twilltape.com. They have just about every possible color and width to match your project. But there are lots of other options available for you to be creative with too:
Don't you just love the colors, but especially the heather grey
If you are going the drawstring route then choose a braided cotton for the softest handfeel. Avoid the "wax-finished" as this is tougher and is more heavy-duty as the name implies.
Cotton Flat Tape
Cotton Cording:Pacific Trim has loads of options in just about every color
If you go the drawstring route then you may want to consider using end caps for the drawstrings. They give the drawstring a finished look. I suggest to go with a plastic option as the metal endocaps can be a little too heavy for a hoodie and are best reserved for jackets and coats.
This is the one trim you will definitely need. As a quick reference, here is the zipper length you will need for each size:
Zippers come in different sizes, besides the length, to denote teeth size. The numbers are a little abstract, but I recommend a #3 or #5 for the Brooklyn Hoodie. This number can be found cast into the back of the zipper head (bet you never noticed this one, right?).
Make sure you also get an open-end/ separating zipper. If you are adventurous then you may want to even try a two-way zipper, also open-end/separating.
Rose Gold teeth
Multi-color iridescent teeth
2-way zippers with novelty pulls
Knit fabrics have a tendency to keep stretching. It is really important to keep the center front length consistent so it does not become longer than your zipper. To stabilize I like to use fusible tape. This comes in rolls of different widths and you cut the length you need and iron on the wrong side of each center front piece. I get mine from Sil Thread in NYC.
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Tips and tricks for cutting out your Brooklyn Hoodie and for working with French Terry
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