A Hoodie For Wyatt

Now that we’ve finally had a couple of days of relatively nice weather here in Utah, I realized that Wyatt has outgrown almost all of his hoodies and spring jackets. I bought the Urban Hoodie Pattern from Heidi and Finn awhile back, and thought that it was the perfect time to finally use it!

I’ve been trying to use up fabric from my stash (stashes, to be correct), and had a few yards of grey sweatshirt fleece that I picked up years ago from Walmart for a dollar a yard, so I wanted to use it for Wyatt’s hoodie. I used a bit of it to make Wyatt some sweats last year, but other than that it’s just been taking up a lot of space that it shouldn’t.

I was planning on using brown jersey knit for the lining, but when I saw the turqoise at JoAnn and knew that it would match my kids’ hats, I couldn’t resist!

Once I had everything cut out, the hoodie only took a couple hours to make. I used my serger for everything except the topstitching, where I used a turquoise thread for contrast.
I’m still not too sure about the big turqoise button. I think I may swap it out for a less juvenile (can I say that when I’m talking about my three year old?) button, but it’s there till I make up my mind :). Too cartoon-y or something?
Either way, Wyatt loves it and was excited to wear it. And let’s face it, if he’s happy, I’m happy :).
p.s. Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional has been hosting an apron inspiration week and is giving away a Mommy & Mia Apron Pattern this weekend. You can go here to enter, and make sure to check out all of the fun apron tutorials and ideas while you’re there!

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  1. I love it. The turquoise looks great. Even the button. If you do swap it out, I like the big button, but brown would also look nice.

  2. I’m unsure what a serger is? Sorry. I’m thinking it might be an overlocker, big spools of threads and prevents fraying? Sorry We call alot of things by different names down here. could you please let me know?


  3. Vicki – You are right! A serger is the same thing as an overlocker. I didn’t know you folks called it anything different, good to know!

  4. i love your page! that hoodie is so adorable :)

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  5. Great job! I had missed this post before, which is funny because my son is the model on the Heidi and Finn Etsy site for the Urban Hoodie! I love the turquoise lining and since Bryson has grown out of the old one, I think it’s time for me to make him a new one, maybe with turquoise lining :)

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