Introduction: Dinosaur Hoodie (Sweatshirt)

Make this cute jacket in an afternoon!
This project is a pretty simple design: a hoodie sweatshirt with a row of spikes going down the back.
It was inspired by a similar one I saw in a store...but that one was toddler size! Little kids get all the coolest stuff. So I decided to make a big-kid-sized one for my sister for Christmas. It's just her style and if I'm lucky I can "borrow" it and wear it myself.

Step 1: Materials and Equipment

Equipment:

Sewing Machine
Nice Sharp Scissors
Seam Ripper or Small Knife
Sewing Pins
Fabric-Marking Pencil ( I just used a white colored pencil)

Materials:

Piece of Cardstock (for pattern)
Plain-colored Zip-up Hoodie Jacket
Fabric (I find that using fabrics with siilar textures works best)
Thread

Step 2: Splitting the Hoodie

There is almost always a seam down the middle of the hood. Start by ripping that out using a seam ripper or small sharp knife (which is what I used because I don't have a seam ripper).

Then fold the hoodie in half, and cut down the middle of the back. *Be careful to line the sides up or later on your row of spikes will be crooked.

Step 3: Making the Spikes

First decide on the size and shape you want the spikes to be and cut out a pattern (cardstock works well).

Next figure out how many spikes you will have. This depends on the size and spacing. Mine are about 3 inches wide at the base and will be about 1 inch apart, so I estimated that I needed 10 spikes. (*Remember that they will be a good deal smaller after sewing. 10 ended up not being enough, so I had to make extras.)

Now trace your pattern onto the fabric and cut out twice the number of spikes (*2 sides to each spike).

Pair up your triangles and lay them face to face (wrong-side-out), then sew the top two sides- but not the base. Pin together if necessary.

When all this is done, turn the little triangle pockets right-side-out and you're ready to put it all together.

Step 4: Putting It All Together

Fold the hoodie over wrong-side-out and place the spikes between the two layers, pointing inward (line up the base of the triangle pockets with the edges of the jacket) and pin in place.

NOW SEW IT! Yay!

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