How to "Doilify" Your Hoodie for $5 or Lesscomments (10) January 7th, 2009
I've had this "Boston" hoodie for well over six years. I bought it because I was, well, in Boston and freezing. This particular hoodie has seen better days. I wear it a lot around the apartment but rarely want to be seen in it because it's stained, it's frumpy, and darn if I'm not sick of people asking me if I'm from Boston. I'd been thinking about revamping it for quite some time because it's still quite cozy to wear, so when I saw this Victorian Take on the Hoodie, I knew my own hoodie could also be saved by doilies. And so I came up with this simple tutorial on how to "doilify" your hoodie for $5 or less.
To get started, purchase (or make) a doily that is large enough to cover up whatever you'd like to cover. Or use whatever size you like if you're starting with a blank hoodie. I found this doily at JoAnn's for about $4. You can also scour thrift stores for colorful, whimsical options.
When you are finished pinning, carefully try on the hoodie and zip up the zipper just to make sure the doily halves are lined up before you get started. If not, reposition them as needed.
Load your machine with top thread to match the doily and a bobbin to match the hoodie.
Sew another concentric line along another two rounds of the doily so that essentially you've sewn three half circles and the straight edge to the hoodie. Finally, carefully sew around the detailed edge of the doily. Repeat these sewing steps for the other side of the hoodie.
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