I wanted to make Monster Hoods for a while...it just took
a few days of freezing temperatures to motivate me!
Everyone designed their own hoods.
We all got in on the fun!
And, as usual, there's a ton of pictures! Buckle up!
Step 1: Sketch out your idea!
I had each of my kids draw a sketch of what they wanted their monster to look like.
My husband said he wanted one too! He sketched up his vision as well!
Step 2: The supplies!
I spent $15 and made 5 hoods...making them about $3 each. Not bad! I got about 2/3's yard of each hood color.
I was lucky and found the polka dots, red, black and
white fleece in the remnants bin...perfect!
Fleece is wonderful, because it doesn't fray...so there isn't a lot of extra hemming or edging!
You'll need some scraps of colored fleece for decorations! (I got 1/8 yard pieces)
You'll also need some poly fill stuffing
A sewing machine
Embroidery floss or thick thread and a needle for hand-stitching
Felt (we used white for teeth...you could just use fleece)
Step 3: Basic Pattern
I took a hoodie of his that currently fits to use as the pattern.
Make sure your fleece is folded in half, so when you cut, you are cutting out 2 pieces.
I cut it about an inch or 2 bigger than the hoodie.
They fit loosely and can be worn right over a hoodie!
( I used an adult large hoodie for all the other hoods...for the 8 year old up to adults)
Then cut an identical set out of contrasting fleece...this will be the inside of the hood.
For the adult sized hoods they measured 18" tall and 15" wide.
I got 2/3 a yard of fleece and had some leftovers...good for the decorating!
Step 4: Begin Sewing
I had my presser foot right on the edge of the fabric, with the needle in the left position.