DIY Tutorial - Kids' Reversible Hoodie Made From Old T-Shirts
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Between Chris and I, we have quite the collection of t-shirts. With a stockpile of tees we no longer wear, I decided to repurpose them to make something special for our little Zanderoo. Using bits and pieces from 3 different shirts, I had enough material to make him this sweet reversible hoodie. For this project, I used the blank (unprinted) parts of the shirts. However, this would be a great way to pass down your old, cherished tees and turn them into something fun for your kids to wear. Similar to how I made these long-sleeve kids tees from our old t-shirts.
Here's what you'll need:
- The pattern I used is no longer available, but this pattern or this pattern would work.
- Reversible zipper
- Old t-shirts or clothing to use as material. Or you can get some fun, fabric.
I've never attempted sewing a hoodie before, much less a reversible one, so I purchased this pattern (no longer available) for much-needed help. This was one of my toughest and longest sewing projects to date, taking me 10 hours from start to finish. Nonetheless, I could not be more thrilled with how it turned out. For the most part, I followed the pattern but added elbow pads to make it extra cute and stylish.
I LOVE the reversibility feature. Afterall, he is a kid and doesn't stay clean every long. Having the option to conceal any stains by reversing it is amazing. To add some variety, I opted to make one side with pockets and the other without.
There you have it. I hope this inspires you to make something adorable for your kids to wear. If you found this useful or have any questions leave us your comments below, we love hearing from you!