Monday, February 20, 2012

Up-cycle Hoodie

Once again thanks to Pinterest I found a wonderfully easy sewing project I could do. The best part is that it worked out this time!

I got the tutorial from see kate sew. I think that she did a great job at giving a step by step tutorial. There was one or two things that I didn't really understand and I had to look up but I think that had more to do with me being new to sewing then her explaining it.

Like I said before I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I would really suggest that if any of you have a big old hoodie laying around you need to give this a try. Or you could give them to me and I could make another one !

I'm not going to show a step by step because see kate sew already did a great one.

Just before and after shots.

As you can see I took one old my husband's old hoodies. 
He no longer wears it because I may or may not have shrunk it a little bit in the wash. 


And now it is way cuter! And I just love the buttons! It still is a little bit on the baggy side but I really like my hoodies that way so I didn't take it in as much as one could have. It's not perfect, I defiantly made one or two mistakes but  overall I'm really happy with how it turned out.

For fun I thought I would add this random picture of Mike after he let me 
try to straighten his hair. I think his hair needs to be just a little bit longer for it to really work.


  1. love the jacket and the hair. you are so talented miss elva.....

  2. Cute hoodie!! And of course you had some neat buttons laying around to put on it! How did you convince Mike to let you take the straightener to his hair?!?! Haha!