I'm quite fond of leggings, but my backside could use some work to match the memories I have of its potential. Don't get me wrong, there was a time that I could rock a pair with the best of them. Life changes. Any attempt at an explanation for why this happened to me would come off as an excuse, so I won't bother with the detail.
In short, I wanted all the softness and comfort of a sweatshirt but a sweatshirt with a little more material to feel confident at the gym or just kicking about town.
The above is my inspiration for this project.
sewing machine or serger - I used a serger, but a very tight zig-zag would work too.
2 sweatshirts - I used Hanes. $5.64 at Wal-Mart.
VERY IMPORTANT: You need to buy one sweatshirt that is your size and one that is bigger. The bigger the better. More material to work with. For the children's sweatshirts, I bought one child size and one adult XL and was able to make the hood.
Also, look for sweatshirts that have a different look on the back side of the fabric. That way you can add more variety to your sweatshirt, such as the gray one in the picture.