Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Cal Patch
Learn how to make a zip-up hoodie that is sure to become your go-to weekend staple. Cal demonstrates how to add positive ease to the original shift dress and sleeve pattern to make an oversized sweatshirt, and how to draft new pieces for pockets and a hood. Once you’ve cut out your pattern pieces in your favorite cozy fabric, Cal will walk you through the steps to construct your hoodie. You’ll learn how to insert a separating zipper, add sleeve cuffs, and sew a professional hem. At the end of the class, Cal shows off an array of designs that are possible with knits, sure to get your creativity flowing.
Learn how to:
  • Add ease to a pattern to create a looser fitted garment
  • Draft new pattern pieces for a pocket and hood
  • Put in a separating zipper
  • Add cuffs to your sleeves
  • Finish your hemline

Chapters
Drafting a Hooded Sweatshirt
00:33
00:32
Drafting a Hooded Sweatshirt Pattern
11:29
06:02
12:36
Constructing a Hooded Sweatshirt
07:49
08:07
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Same as for Part One plus:
  • 2-3 yards cotton fleece or French terry
  • Metal separating zipper (length to be determined while drafting pattern)
  • Zipper foot
Discussion
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Transcript
Pattern Drafting with Knits
Part 1:
Pattern Drafting with Knits: Customizing the Pattern
Cal Patch
For this course, we'll be working with the shift dress and sleeve pattern from Cal's original Pattern Drafting work-along. Cal shows how to remove ease from your personalized master pattern so that it will work perfectly with stretchy knitted fabric. All of the basics of working with knits are covered here: you'll learn lots of different ways to sew with knit fabrics on a home sewing machine as well as loads of techniques for finishing raw edges. Cal demonstrates how to make an empire-waist dress, which can be made with short sleeves or long sleeves. As always, Cal's information-packed approach to teaching will help you understand how simple it really is to design a year-round wardrobe using all of your favorite fabrics.
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Part 2:
Pattern Drafting with Knits: Drafting a Hooded Sweatshirt
Cal Patch
Learn how to make a zip-up hoodie that is sure to become your go-to weekend staple. Cal demonstrates how to add positive ease to the original shift dress and sleeve pattern to make an oversized sweatshirt, and how to draft new pieces for pockets and a hood. Once you’ve cut out your pattern pieces in your favorite cozy fabric, Cal will walk you through the steps to construct your hoodie. You’ll learn how to insert a separating zipper, add sleeve cuffs, and sew a professional hem. At the end of the class, Cal shows off an array of designs that are possible with knits, sure to get your creativity flowing.
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