ANSWER: Function with Fashion!
While it's easy for the weather to change, it's not so easy to remember to stuff a hat into your backpack. By adding a hoodie directly to your backpack, you willl always have something to keep your head warm.
This Instructable uses basic sewing skills and shows how to create a hoodie and then attach it to an existing backpack.
Let's get started...
Step 1: Gather Materials
12" (of 44-45" fabric) in the color that you want to appear when hoodie is on the head.
I wanted BLACK to be exposed when the hoodie is on my head, and used a heavy flannel
- I wanted BLACK to be exposed when the hoodie is on my head, and used a heavy flannel
12" (of 44-45" fabric) in the color that you want to appear when hoodie is not on the head
- I wanted TAN to blend with the backpack when the hoodie is not on my head, and used a t-shirt knit
- 72" bootlace, or cord to act as a drawstring
- Sewing machine, or needle & thread
- Straight Pins, Scissors, Paper/Pencil
Step 2: Decide on the type of Hoodie
Another solution is to trace the outline of an existing hoodie, and add 1/2" to all sides of the traced pattern, along with 3" at the bottom (where it will connect to a backpack), thus skipping Step 3.
For this Instructable, the first two solutions were not practical as I wanted something that had the insulation quality of 2 hoodies combined. As a result I created a pattern (Step 3) that has the addition of a center panel. Not only does it reduce the bulkiness associated with wearing two hoodies but it also has a nicer appearance when not in use.