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Wrap Hoodie Enlarged

by Jessica

Aunt Sandi asked me if I could make a hoodie for Levi if I had extra fabric left over from Alana’s hoodie which I bought Here. I had no problem with making this,but the pattern is only sized 0-3 months so I wasn’t sure if I could pull off making this pattern bigger. So I started scouring the internet for things that might be useful. If you have a lot of kids clothes in certain sizes it is easy to trace them, but as I don’t have kids, I don’t have clothing of different sizes just laying around.


Here is the final version, so as you can see, I was able to figure it out, so I was going to show you what I used to enlarge this pattern.

DSC_6877 copySo the original pattern, I got HERE for free in size 0-3 months, and so I knew I needed a back panel(not shown), a front panel (Cut twice on for each side), a sleeve, and the hood portion.


Then I saw this pattern which is also free HERE, and realized that I could use this for the front and back panels and just omit those ruffled sleeves. I will probably try making this pattern later for one of my nieces because it is so cute,but that is beside the point.

DSC_6878 copySo I printed and taped the pattern together, I chose to make it in size 2/3T,but the pattern has 12-24 months, 2/3T, and 4/5T if you are wanting a different size.

DSC_6879 copyNow I needed a pattern for the sleeve to make sure it is long enough. If you have a long sleeved shirt that you can trace that is awesome, but I didn’t so I used THIS pattern and printed just the page that has the sleeve on it. Now that website has free shirt patterns, but only up to size 2T, so if you are doing a bigger one, you might need to look up free patterns.

DSC_6880Then for the hood piece, I taped a lot of pages together and then first traced the curve of the shirt since that is where it attaches then decided how wide I wanted it to go and shifted the front pattern up and traced again. Then I took a hood from one of my clothes that was super stretchy so it was smaller and traced that onto the paper. So it isn’t, perfect, but I think it looks pretty good.

Then sew according the the step by step instructions HERE.  For the cuffs, I cut them just a tiny bit smaller than the opening for the sleeve so that it wouldn’t be too wide and also did the same for the band around the waist. HERE is a great picture tutorial on how I did the waistband and cuffs.

DSC_6854Here is the 2T version that I came up with, and the panda fabric is from Girl Charlee, and the blue is just left over knit fabric that I had.


usemeSize 0-3 month pattern and tutorial.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Inga August 30, 2013 - 1:35 am

Du bist großartig!
You’re fantastic!! I’ll try this one again 😉

Best wishes from Germany – Inga

Kira September 1, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Alana loves her hoodie! I wish there was a way for me to post a picture of her in it. I bet Levi will love it too 🙂

jrwarfield September 3, 2013 - 8:55 am

You could start a blog ;p

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Girl Charlee Fabrics July 22, 2014 - 6:14 pm

I LOVE this hoodie! The pops of color in the lining look great with the gray print. Thank you for the link back to us! If you’re still looking for another hoodie sewing pattern, we do sell one of my favorites from Peek-A-Book Pattern Shop here ::

Thanks again!

Alison October 20, 2014 - 8:22 am

I am going to have a go at using this pattern for my grandsons who live in a cold cottage.
Jacob wants a Jedi inspired design with baggy sleeves and a midriff pocket on the front and long in length. Lebby wants a dinosaur with claws on the end of the sleeves with a zig-zag mane in the seam of the hood …..thanks for the idea,

jrwarfield October 20, 2014 - 8:35 am

Those sound like great costumes! I hope this pattern works out well for you.

priscilla November 6, 2014 - 9:08 am

do you have the pattern piece for the actual hood

jrwarfield November 6, 2014 - 10:14 am

You can use the smaller hoodie from here http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com/2012/10/lapped-front-infant-hoodie-tutorial-and.html and then just put a larger piece of paper below it and trace about an extra inch or two the whole way around it, and that is what I did to get the bigger pattern.

lily January 12, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Love it!! WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FABRIC?? I need it! 🙂

jrwarfield January 14, 2015 - 1:38 pm

I got the fabric from Girl Charlee, it was one of their Sweater Knit fabrics so it had a nice stretch to it. Right now they don’t carry it,but they always are updating their stock.

Staisha November 7, 2015 - 1:36 am

How did you match the long sleeve pattern from a separate site to the arm holes? Meaning, did you have to adjust the curve of the sleeve or did it line up as is?

jrwarfield November 9, 2015 - 7:58 pm

I used the regular pattern from the website, and then drew it larger. Once I had the larger version drawn, I then traced just the curves from the neckline from the new pattern onto the existing. Does that make sense? If you have any more questions, please let me know.

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