Do you want a piece of clothing that's something different this fall and winter?
You will be sure to wow anyone with this hoodie with a giant zipper. It's not so flashy that it looks like a costume.
It's a peice of clothing that is just the right amount of unusual.
Let's make it.
Step 1: Just a Few Things...
Things you will be needing:
1. Old hoodie, new hoodie, home made hoodie, not even a hoodie, maybe a jacket :p
Make sure you wash it and dry it really well first. We want to get it to shrink before putting in the zipper.
2. Giant zipper which can be bought here.
There are many colors, sizes, and lengths to choose from. Just make sure you buy the correct length. The zipper I used in this tutorial is a size #30.
3. sewing machine and thread.
5. seam ripper
That's it. :D
Step 2: Remove Zipper...
First all you're going to want to do it take the existing zipper out of your existing hoodie.
You do this by finding the seams where it is sewed in. In the hoodie I selected, there are two sew lines. Just take your seam ripper and start cutting those sew lines, being careful not to cut the fabric.
Then just do the same for both sides of the zipper.
Step 3: Pin It, Sew It
Pin the new zipper onto where the last line you took out was placed.
Then just sew that down about a half an inch away from the zipper teeth. When you get down to the bottom end of the zipper it gets a bit harder to sew since it is through a peice of fabric. Just take this part slow and have a really good thick heavy duty needle on your sewing machine.
Step 4: Pin It Again, Sew It Again...
Then, you can pin down the second set of lines you will be sewing.
Go ahead and sew those lines. Then if there are any other little lines that came undone while you were seam ripping, just sew them back down. Sweatshirt fabric is very forgiving so there is a lot of room for mistakes if you make any.
Step 5: Look Awesome!
If you'd lie to make any other edits like add patches, use fabric paints, weather it, whatever.
Make that hoodie your own and look awesome!
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