VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Zip-up Hoodie
Build your sewing skills and make a classic wardrobe staple: a zip-up hoodie!
In this confident-beginner virtual workshop, you'll learn how to:
- Print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
- Follow best practices for using a commercial sewing pattern, including size selection, cutting from pattern pieces, and more
- Sew heavier weight stretchy knit fabrics on a standard home sewing machine (not a serger)
- Add a hood to a garment
- Attach kangaroo pockets
- Install a separating zipper in a garment
- Insert a drawstring
This is a three-evening workshop being held on the following dates:
Friday 10/2 at 6pm-7pm - The instructor will demo how to properly print and assemble the PDF pattern, plus how to cut the fabric. Students are to complete these steps at their own pace between the first and second session.
Saturday 10/3 at 4pm-6pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Sunday 10/4 at 4pm-6pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
**There will be homework to complete between sessions!**
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. Students must have basic machine sewing knowledge and be comfortable using a sewing machine.
Materials + Tools Required
- Halifax Hoodie pattern by Hey June Handmade -- Purchase the PDF here!
- 2 yards fleece, sweatshirt fleece, interlock/ponte, french terry, or other heavier weight knit fabrics at least 55" wide. See size charts above to determine yardage needed (US Size XS-2X available; be sure to check body measurements)
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- 1 separating zipper (See size chart for required zipper length)
- 2 yards of 1-inch twill tape
- Fusible interfacing (only a 2"x 2" scrap is needed)
- 2 yards of 1/2-inch twill tape or other cording for the drawstring
- Stretch or ballpoint sewing machine needles
- Fabric scissors
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Iron and ironing board or mat
Date & Time: Three evenings-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of three parts for this workshop; Students must be available to attend all sessions.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed after you register
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or appliqué), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads