Our Dana hoodie sewing pattern with its great hood version is perfect for at home or for sports. If you choose a different color for the inside of the hood, it will give a great contrast.
Length at center back = 63-69cm
The Dana hoodie was sewn from sweat fabric in these instructions. The hood is lined with jersey.
We recommend a soft sweat fabric or a slightly firmer jersey .
- Outer fabric 1.80m 140cm wide
Outer fabric 2.10 m 140cm wide
Cut the pattern pieces out of your fabric . Lay the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the front and back pieces in the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center.
- 1x front part in the break
- 1x back part in the break
- 2x sleeves opposite
- 2x cuffs
- 1x hem cuffs
- 4x hood side panels in opposite directions
- 2x hood middle section
To sew your hoodie you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern.
Have fun sewing!
First you take on the hood parts. The elongated part is the middle piece, the other two are the side parts. You sew the hood together using the red lines in the photo. Make sure that the clips are in the middle and that the cross at the shoulder meets the end point of the middle piece.
When sewn together it looks like this. You then do the same with the inner hood.
Place the outer and inner hoods right sides together and close the long edge.
A little tip: I stitched the seam allowance flat on the inside hood on the right side. You can also iron the seam on the edge and then stitch the top and bottom hoods together with a quilting foot width.
We continue with the top. First, overcast the shoulder seam allowances on the front and back pieces. Then place the front piece right sides together on the back piece and close the shoulder from the armhole to the clip. Now iron this seam apart.
We continue with the sleeve, which is sewn into the armhole. Make sure that the shoulder clip is on the shoulder seam and that the clips in the front part are also on top of each other.
You close this seam and finish it together.
You can now leave the side seam and underarm seam in one go. Note again that the clips and the sleeve seam are aligned. Then neaten this seam together and iron it to one side. You already have a closed top.
You still need the cuffs for the sleeves. You prepare it by closing the side and ironing it halfway. This gives you two rings/cuffs.
Do the same with the hem cuff.
Then you can attach the cuffs and finish the seam allowance. I then stitched the seam allowance close to the right edge of the sleeve. Repeat this step with the hem too.
Before connecting the hood and top, you should connect the overlap of the hood. To do this, simply put the hood on and then place the right side on top of the left. You should sew the hood together along the yellow line in the picture. As you can see, the seam allowance is still visible at the top and bottom of the edge. This is important! So make sure that the edge lands exactly on the point of use.
First you put the hood in the front. The red crosses in the photo must be exactly on top of each other (pin the dots together in advance). You start in the middle front and sew to the corner. Then lift the quilting foot and cut the seam allowance from the front piece to just in front of the needle (green line in the photo). This makes it easier to turn the hooded pattern part to the next edge and the corner is really square. Do not pull the needle out of the corner or cut the thread.
This is what it looks like on the sewing machine.
Then turn everything so that the long section of the neckline and the section of the hood are on top of each other (here: sections again in yellow). Now sew again up to the point where the shoulder seam and the hood corner meet. Cut the front part again and turn it. Now the last stretch to the middle back. Turn the seam allowances together again and sew to the corner, cut in the hood and sew to the middle. From the center back, sew the other side in exactly the same way until you reach the center front again. At the end, bind the seam allowance of the hood base seam. I then stitched the seam allowance on the top piece close to the edge.
Your DANA is ready!
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.