Brooklyn Hoodie Sew Along: Make the Hood
Posted by Betsy C on
This is it folks! Let's finish up the Brooklyn Hoodie!
- Take the hood inset and sew one side to a hood piece, right sides together. Repeat for the opposite side.
- You can add a topstitch next to the hood seam. This tends to stretch the fabric a little bit, but don't worry, you can iron back into shape with a little bit of steam.
- Using a tailors ham helps you iron out the curves .
Here's how to add a drawstring hole:
- Place the hood pattern piece on top of the hood. Stick a pin at the top and bottom of the marks.
- Carefully lift the pattern piece up and mark the positions indicated by the pins.
- You can keep the pins in. On opposite side, place a small square of interfacing under the drawstring hole marks.
- Use your preferred method to add a buttonhole between the marks.
- Turn back the edge.
- Buttonhole will still be on the face of the hood approximately 3/8" (1cm) from the edge.
- Topstitch the hood folded edge, close to the edge.
Join the Hood to the Body:
- With right sides together, pin the hood to the body to match all the seams. Sew the hood to the neckline.
- Once you sew the hood, do a neckline check to ensure that the hood seams match at the center front. The wrong way looks like this- (yeah, that was me). If this happens to you. Take out the portion that is too long and trim a bit at the body neck edge and re-sew the hood.
This part is optional, but makes a nice finish
- Get out your twill tape and edge stitch on top of the hood/neckline join seam. The hood should be on top and the body underneath.
- Tuck the twill tape end under at the center front edge.
- Sew as close to the neckline seam as you can.
- Stop sewing a couple of inches from the end. Trim off the extra length of twill tape, leaving only about 1/2".
- Turn the end under and continue stitching to the end.
- Once applied, neckline seam will look like this.
- Trim the seam allowance down so twill tape will completely cover it.
- Sew the bottom half of the twill tape to the body of the hoodie, close to the edge of the tape.
- Voila! the neckline will look like this.
Insert the Drawstring:
- Tie off one end of the drawstring. Attach a safety pin and insert into drawstring. Walk the safety pin through the hood tunnel by guiding the pin between the layers of fabric until it reaches the other side.
- Adjust the length.
- If you are using drawstring end caps, cut off the knot you tied for the safety pin and thread an end cap onto the drawstring. Tie a secure knot and pull the end cap down.
Well, that's it! I hope it all makes sense and everyone loves their Brooklyn Hoodie. Hit me up on social media and share your makes! Tag @sbccpatterns with #bk hoodie to see all of the makes.
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