Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Rohan Hoodie {by The Crafty Kitty}

Now I know you saw the cute Charley Harper poking out the top of the picture in the Rohan Shorts tutorial right?  You were probably wondering, "when do we get to see that?".  The answer is NOW!  You also get a free downloadable PDF pattern thanks to Stephanie of a Crafty Kitty once again!  She created this great tutorial and pattern.  You've just got to make your little guy (or girl) one!  And doesn't it look just lush in our new Charley Harper line?!
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The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

 This hooded top is designed to be worn over a t-shirt. The hood is lined, but you could make the size up and have a fully lined top for a super cosy look! You will need:
  • 1.5 metres†organic cotton fabric in white breasted nuthatch
  • 0.5 metres organic cotton flannel in twigs teal
  • Organic cotton sewing thread
  • pdf pattern (ages 2-6 years)
[n.b. this is the first time I've made a multi-size pattern that wasn't just for me to use, and it hasn't been extensively tested, so it isn't perfect. Please email me with any feedback so I can make adjustments in the future]

 From main fabric cut:
  • 2 sleeves
  • front of top
  • back of top
  • hood
From flannel cut:
  • hood
  • placket (2" wide by 5.75" long plus same size medium weight iron on interfacing)
Place front and back pieces right sides facing, shoulders aligned and sew shoulder seam (all seams are 1/4" unless otherwise stated). Finish with your chosen method.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Put the main hood pieces right sides facing. Sew and finish the main seam. Repeat for lining hood.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Iron interfacing to placket. Mark on interfacing using dressmakers chalk or fabric pencil: 1/4" line away from top and 1/2" away from the bottom of placket. now mark a 5" line down the centre of the placket between these two lines and a line 1/2" either side of the centre line. draw another line 3/4" away from the top of placket. mark the centres on either side of this line. Draw a line from these centre marks to the line 1/2" away from the bottom of the placket. This will give you a nice 'v' mark. now join from the top of the 'v' to the line that is 1/4" away from the top of the placket (tricky to describe, but use the photo below, to guide you as well).

  The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

 Pin in place (right sides facing) and then sew the placket, catching the top seam allowance (as pictured).

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Sew top to hood.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Pin lining of hood to main hood, right sides facing. sew around front of hood. Cut open placket.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Turn hood, right side out and press. Press the lining hood seam towards hood and fold the lining hood seam allowance under and press. You may also like to sew this in place. Fold placket to wrong side of top and fold under seam allowance for placket. Press and pin in place.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial
 
 Top stitch around front of hood and placket as one continuous line. Stitch in the ditch along the neck seam.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

  Attach sleeves to top and finish with your chosen method. Press seam allowance towards sleeve.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial
   
 Sew along sleeve and side seams and finish with your chosen method. Press seams towards back of top

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

 Fold under Hem of top by 3/4" press and then fold under 3/4" again. Top Stitch 1/2" and 3/4" away from edge. Repeat for cuffs. or trim 1.5" from sleeve length and add a 2" band of contrast material. Press the seam allowance towards sleeve. Now fold the contrast band in half, press and then fold under again so that the seam allowance is concealed and the contrast band sits within the top. Top stitch as above.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial
 
 I love the bold graphic print of this design, as a top! I hope you enjoy making your Rohan Hoodie too!

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie Tutorial

This pattern was originally made using the Birch Fabric Fort Firefly collection.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

You can find out about the fabrics I used, more photos and other details over on the crafty kitty blog.

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Thank you Stephanie for a fabulous tutorial and for fabulous clear instructions!  We are all so thrilled to be able to share your talents with the sewing world.

Your Birch Fabrics Gal,
Andrea

4 comments:

  1. Oh that is gorgeous - it's going on my to make list right now! Thanks Stephanie.

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  2. hi, I try to download the pattern a few times, but it consist only 2 first picture pages, and the rest of the pages is empty, can you help me? this will be a perfect pattern for my daughters. Thanks!

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  3. Noticed the pattern has four lines, but says sizes 2-6. That would be five lines. Is it only 2-5 or 3-6?

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