Sunday, December 13, 2009


This comfy and easy to sew scoodie will keep you warm all winter.


Download the free pattern here and print it, making sure it isn't scaled down. Tape it together, placing the corresponding green letters side by side.
PLEASE NOTE: this pattern is sized for an adult and has enough ease to wear a hat under it. If you're making it for a child or if you prefer a smaller hood, scale the pattern down when printing and check the measurements before sewing.

Cut the pieces as shown (use a single fabric if you prefer):

A: cut 1 in main fabric, 1 in contrast fabric (lining)
B: cut 2 in main fabric, 2 in lining fabric
C: cut 2 in main fabric, 2 in lining fabric. This is the scarf part and you may change its size if you'd rather have it longer or shorter.
The allowances are all 5/8" unless otherwise specified.

Sew piece A with both pieces B right sides together. Do the same for the lining.

Sew the hood and its lining, right sides together. Turn right side out and edge stitch as shown.

Sew both pieces C right sides together. Do the same for the lining.

Align the unfinished hood edge, lining side, with the scarf lining edge (right side). Make sure the hood is well centered on the scarf lining. Place the other scarf part on top, right sides together, forming a "sandwich". Sew together as shown, leaving a space for turning.

Turn right side out. Fold the remaining raw edges inside the scarf, pin and edge stitch all around, making sure the opening gets closed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas stocking for a little girl

Here's a fairytale stocking to give your favorite little princess.


Download the free pattern here and tape it together, joining the crosses and putting the green letters side by side.

Cut the pieces as shown:
1: cut 2
2: cut 2
3: cut 2
4: cut 1
5: cut 10
6: cut 10
You will also need some narrow ribbon and some lace (optional).
Pieces #2, #3 and #5 can be cut in the same fabric if you prefer.
All seam allowances are in red on the pattern and are 1.5cm wide except for piece #4 which is 6mm.

For both sides of the stocking sew piece #2 on piece #1 using a satin stitch or short zigzag.

Sew both pieces #2 right sides together. Do the same for pieces #3 and turn that part inside out.

Sew the lace as shown or finish the hem by folding the edge and topstitching.

Fold piece #4 in two.
Sew 6mm from edge and turn using a safety pin.
Fold the tube in two as shown.

Sew both parts of the stocking together, right side facing wrong side, inserting the folded tube in between the layers (you may align it with the side seam or place it in the middle as shown).
Turn inside out.

Cut five ribbon pieces and place them on the stocking with the flowers (pieces #5 and #6) on top. They may be glued or sewn on.