Sunday, December 13, 2009

Scoodie

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.


42 comments:

  1. Nice looking scoodie!! I linked to your free pattern on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-sew-a-scoodie-scarf-with-a-hood/2009/12/14/

    --Anne

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  2. A nice soft fleece beckons. I never lose scarves, but I often lose hats: this is totally the solution! Thank you so much.

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  3. Would a man wear this? I think it's a great gift idea, but I don't want to spend all of that time and effort if they aren't going to wear it...

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  4. @ 2tontansy: depends if he likes the style but I made one for my boyfriend and he wears it everyday - and believe me, he's not the kind of guy who'd wear something to spare my feelings.

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  5. It is very generous of you to share your great pattern. Appreciate it--Linda

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  6. This looks awesome, and I'd love to try making it, but no where can I find how much fabric to go buy. I'm not experienced enough to guestimate. Could someone point me to that information? Thanks!

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  7. It depends on how long you want your scarf to be. You should be ok if you divide your desired scarf lenght by half and buy at least that amount of fabric in each color. You'll have leftover fabric for other projects too. You'd probably need less fabric if you cut piece C perpendicular to the selvage but the result would depend on your fabric type. Hope this helps!

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  8. This scarf/hoodie is fabulous! (Maybe these have been around for awhile... how would I know.. I live in South Texas and we usually don't have cold weather! Until this year!!) Thanks for sharing the instructions for constructing this scoodie... this is great!
    Mimi!

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  9. I LOVE this pattern! I made one for a friend and fell in love I'm going to make myself one too. Also wanted to add the I put pockets on the ends of the scarf and that makes sort of mittens! It's now a 3-in-1 a scooten (scarf+hoodie+mittens)?

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  10. what do the black lines on the pattern represent? Do i cut both main and lining fabrics same size as each other?

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  11. The black lines are sewing lines, red lines are for sewing allowance. You cut both main and lining fabric the same size, along the red lines. :)

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  12. If I want to put Cat/Wolf ears into it, where should I put it? I want to make one like on this site: http://spirithoods.com/womens/

    Thanks for your help. Julie

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  13. Hi,
    there's a tutorial here on how to put bunny ears on a hoodie. You could adapt it for cat ears:
    http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20090410/how-to-make-bunny-ears-threadbanger-projects

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  14. Hi! Thanks for posting this tutorial!

    I'm a little confused about the step where you attach the hood to the scarf. When I did it, the hood opening got stitched up, so I wasn't able to turn it right side out properly. I'm a beginner, so maybe I'm just missing a step here. Could you provide some more details about this step?

    Thanks for your help!

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  15. Hi,
    did you leave a space stitch-free for turning when completing step 4, as in the illustration?

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  16. I didn't at first, but then I went back and took out the seams so there would be space to turn right side out. Is the hood still technically not connected to the scarf piece at this step?

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  17. Maybe I'm just having trouble visualizing how Step 5 is supposed to be done. =\

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  18. The bottom of the hood is sandwhiched between the two layers of the scarf and gets stitched when you sew around the scarf. A small part of the scarf stays stitch free so that you can turn it right side out and that the upper part of the hood doesn't get stuck in the stitching. Sorry, I don't know how else to explain it. My english isn't very good.

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  19. I kept messing with it and was able to figure it out. Thanks again for your help!

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  20. The scarf isn't included with the download. I can make one myself but was just wondering if it was omitted on purpose. What dimensions did you use?

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  21. I didn't draw the rectangles because they're easy to cut without a pattern. The dimensions are in the bottom right on the last page of the pdf (four 8"x45" rectangles).

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  22. other than fleece, what fabrics do you recommend for this project, i have a sister in chicago i want to make this for.

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  23. @emmalynesmom: I think any fabric that has some thickness would do. For example you could try wool (the non-scratchy kind), sweater knit, fake fur or velvet. You can use two different fabrics for the inside and outside.

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  24. I'm using this pattern to make a knock-off spirithood

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  25. Thank you for the pattern! I used cuddle fabric for outer layer and microfiber for inner and looks great! I wanted a hooded scarf in white, which is nearly impossible to find in a decent price already made so am very pleased with this project!

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  26. My son loves to wear *my* scarves and he loves his hoodies. I can not wait to make him a scoodie. We also picked him up a tiger *scooten* whilst in San Fran. He absolutely loves it. Might just make a scooten too. :) Thankyou for sharing your pattern.

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  27. I'm always extremely thankful to bloggers who share projects. If it wasn't for your generosity, I would probably never try new 'crafts'! Many thanks!

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  28. How much would you scale this down for a childs size? Id like to make one for my 6 yr old daughter

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  29. What size paper is this pattern designed for please? Letter or A4? I've printed it on A$ but I'm not sure if there's a bit missing.
    Thanks

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  30. Thank you so much for this pattern! I made it this afternoon and think it's fantastic. I have a couple of questions though:
    Step 3 - do I sew all way around my two scarf pieces, the illustration shows only the end being sewn?

    Why is the scarf doubled? Wouldn't one piece of lining and one piece of main fabric do the same thing? Just wondering?

    On Step 4 the scarf piece shows a seam in the middle - what is this?

    Just a comment to other crafters - I cut my scarf length to 45" and it is not long enough. Next time I will cut it to 60", the same length as a knitted scarf, so there is much more scarf to wrap.

    Thanks again - I really do love this and will be making more.

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  31. The template's that you have don't seem to be the same as the one's in your diagram.
    I was just wondering if it was an improved version or if there is something wrong, and you are also missing a piece of the hood.

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    1. how many yards of fabric are you using of each (lining and main fabric) approx. Thanks!

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  32. Hello, Thanks for sharing this comfy looking scoodie. I tried to print the instructions out but the preview shows one page only. Is printing the instructions prohibited somehow?

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    1. 27 days later, you can always copy and paste everything into word office and print it from there :]

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  33. Made a fur scoodie lined with cotton fabric from this pattern and instructions! Thank you!

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  34. Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for the free pattern! Michigan is about to get cold!

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  35. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PATTERN....I DID NOT RESIZE THE PATTERN TO PRINT...BUT IT SEEMS THAT I'M MISSING SOME PARTS?

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  36. Thank you!
    I love this. I'm going to make this as a gift for my friend.
    (and probably also one for myself)

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  37. I'm a beginner seamstress and successfully made this. Thank you so much for the great pattern and easy-to-understand instructions!

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  38. I also had troubles with the download but suddenly it just worked. I wrote a post about my scoodie-project, going to add some more photos soon, it is here if you like to take a look:

    http://eurefotografin.de/diy-scoodie-kapuzenschal-naehprojekt-fuer-den-herbst/

    i am a sewing beginner and i loved making it! thanks so much!

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  39. I stumbled on this pattern after searching YouTube for a how to for a scoodie. The woman who did the video explained it so simple and easy that I had to try it! She linked to your pattern and I was off and running! I made some measurement changes though...the scoodie from end to end measures approximately 114 inches! I went to Joann fabrics and bought an amazingly soft, fuzzy and warm fabric simply called Swirl Fur Fabric from Joann Fabrics, which I used for the lining and for the outer Fabric I used a thickish dark royal purple paisley print. It came out amazing, though it took me 3 days to make! I plan on using the hood pattern to make a hat to match the mobius scarf I made my mother! Not too shabby for someone who is kind of a beginner sewer! I highly recommend making this and watching the video on YouTube before making it. If your a visual person who needs to see steps and the process it will really help you out!

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  40. I lost a pattern for something similar. My aunt really needs this for coming into the cold weather. 3 1/2 hours later I have a beautiful scoodie for her. Thanks so much! I will definitely know to look here first for the next time.

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