9.24.2007

scoodie

Very simple hood and scarf combo that will save your neck, ears, and hairdo this winter. A great beginner project or gift (after you've made yourself that is :))
You will need about 1/2 meter each of the lining and shell fabric. The fabrics can be anything that will not be too stiff for the scarf or too uncomfortable to wear around your head and next to your skin. I recommend jersey knit, fleece, fun and faux fur, recycled sweaters, corduroy or flannel. There are many many possibilities. There is no reason why the lining has to be the same or different from the shell - its completely up to you.
The scoodies shown here is of a polyester knit (but not very stretchy) and faux fur:
Step 1:
Cut two hoodie pieces of shell fabric
Cut two hoodie pieces of lining fabric

For the hoodie shape, I highly recommend strolling over to your closet and pull out your favorite hoodie and simply tracing the shape (and adding seam allowances).
Or you can use this general shape:
For a medium adult size, try drawing a square 15" x 12.5" (for a medium child size, try 12" x 10.5") on paper and alter it to make the right shape. These measurements include a 1/2" seam allowance. I recommend here drawing your pattern and cutting two light-weight paper pieces to tape together and try on you head. Once you've got your size and shape down, then go cut the precious fabric.
Step 2: Cut scarf pieces.

I have no measurements here because it is entirely personal preference. However, I find piecing together a 9 foot x 4 inch scarf to be nicely wrap-able, dangley, and comfy all at once. This is a very long scarf, though, so use your judgement.

Usually the scarf must be cut in two pieces and joined together at the neck, but you may find more divisions necessary.

Step 3: Sew the hood.

Put 2 shell pieces of hood right sides together and sew the back. Do same for lining. This will give you your hood shape.

Put shell hood and lining hood right sides together and sew up front (face opening. Turn pieces right side out and top-stitch around front to keep everything neat. I also like to stitch the neck to secure the shape.

This is after seams finished, but before turning right sides out:
Step 4: Attach hood to scarf *
(at the bottom of this post is additional instructions on attaching the with spanky illustrations for the visual learners, like me)
With right sides together, sew the hood to one side of your scarf.
Step 5: Sew scarf.

Put right sides of scarf together with the hood sandwiched between and sew seams almost all the way around, leaving a gap about a foot long. Do not sew the seam opposite of where the hood is attached. In fact, you probably will not be able to sew this section because the hood will certainly interfere. This is the part where you will pull out the scarf ends and hood. Before you sew this final part up, double check the hood area for exposed stitches or tucks and such. Last chance to neaten it all up.

Turn scarf right sides out and top-stitch around edges closing up the final open seam.

Step 6: Add embellishments.

Pockets, applique, rhinestones... whatever takes your fancy.

Pockets on my daughter's scoodie:
I welcome questions and comments!
*The Hood Attachment Demystified
(You are going to love my very professional illustrations here.)
Legend:
Right side = nice side of fabric or side you want to show
Wrong side = not so nice side of fabric or side you do not want to show
These are the pieces you should have at the beginning of step 4.
Attach hood by aligning neck seam with the raw of edge of the right side of the lining scarf, with the lining material of hood face down.
Pin and sew hood to lining scarf along the raw edge.
This will look like a giant athletic cup, as my husband so wryly observed.
Time to sew scarves together. Lay the right sides of scarves together, with the hood sandwiched between.
Another view, this time with the cup in a more excited position:
Pin and stitch around the raw edges almost all the way around to make a hoodie sandwich. The opening is left so you can turn the scarf rightsides out.
Turn scarf right sides out. The hood will pop out to rest on top of the scarf now and the seams will be nicely tucked inside of the scarf.
Iron scarf neat and flat, making sure to tuck in and iron the still open side of the scarf.
Topstitch all around the edges of the scarf to close off the opening and give it a polished look.

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psst! scoodie on Threadbangers

hey, find the scoodie lite here


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91 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is so awesome. I think you should add them to your etsy store!

Vegbee said...

yes, me too. On my list for when the kid leaves for college! :)

Blackbird Pie said...

I saw a link to this tutorial on craftster.. I am making one for myself, maybe with fleece inside for extra warmness.

Chrissy said...

I love it! These would make the greatest Christmas presents! Thanks for sharing.

Euphoria said...

Oh my gosh- I LOVE this, I'm so making one for my little girl!!

Thanks for the inspiration- and your little one is SO CUTE!!!

Kim said...

Love it! Um, when I opened the blog, I thought, "What?? Wee one has grown up so fast!" You two look SO much alike!!

Lucy said...

You are so great. I love your blog. Thanks for so much information and inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Just found these on craftster and I love them! Will definitely be making some for the cold mountain winters! Thanks so much!!!

Blackbird Pie said...

I made one, with fleece. It's nice and warm, perfect for winter! Messy pic on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Your tutorials rock! I will likely make few things on your blog. Just discovered it! Can't wait to see what have coming up next!

Ansley said...

Wow, super cute. Thank you!

ashley anne said...

This is darling! So perfect for Seattle weather. I will be making one pronto. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Really nice! I need one of these now. It's just absolutely a perfect idea.

Vegbee said...

Thanks all!

katty said...

i definitely wanna make one, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

yay! perfect for my sisters who are in their mid-late thirties( and SIL) and my older nieces who are 15-20!!! LOve you for this tute!!

Faemystique said...

OOh this is awesome! I will definitely be making one or more of these!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful tute. I made 2 of these scoodies last night and I can't wait to make one for my neice. You rock!

RockstarMom said...

I LOVE it!Just made one for the baby and now the older 2 kids want them! That was so incredibly EASY to make! YOU ROCK!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea! Have you looked into selling this pattern on You Can Make This dot com? It's an e-pattern website for boutique children's items. I think the pattern would do really well there. If you go to the home page, you will find a link to contact the owner with ideas. Good luck!

Vegbee said...

ah, these scoodies are reproducing like rabbits :0

Anon, thanks for the idea about YouCanMakeThis.com, but I have definitively decided I like to give it up for free. My gratification comes from telling y'all what to do.

Of course, if my Working-for-the-Man man ever figures out the basic inequality of labour in our relationship or my kids are out of lentils and carrots, I may feel differently about that :)

Or if we ever get sick of eating lentils and carrots and want some analogue soy-steak...

Threadbanger said...

Vegbee...
I produce a show called threadheads over at Threadbanger.com. We'd like to feature this pattern in this weeks episode for all the world to see.
Can we use it and of course give you credit ? Really like this idea.
Rob

Vegbee said...

Rob,
go for it. More scoodies out there, the less chance people will taunt me in the street for my fashion sense (maybe). And thanks for intro'ing me to the site - definitely a great resource.

Talula0658 said...

I've been dying to make this, but I couldn't figure out how. Now, thanks to you, I am making one right now. And the pockets are genius!

SheDevil said...

OMG! I'm going to make this tonight...there's a few bags of old sweaters I didn't know what to do with. Besides...this morning I seen some girl seeling these on ebay and thought how cool was she!

Steph-bunny said...

Seriously, you should paten this idea. It's freaking brilliant! XD

Keep Abreast said...

thanks for adding the drawings -- NOW i get it!

Christina said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I worked on this yesterday with my dad, and it turned out fantastic. Thank you :D

lasol96 said...

Thank you for sharing so generously, i understand too what it feels like to share some cool idea and your craft with others...for the past 10 years i have made most of xmas gifts and my family always says i should be selling my things, its more gratifying and fun doing it just for them and close friends...SO i made my niece a scoodie this year...from totally/only reconstructed fabric...and some new fleece...made the scarf a lil too wide...so folded it and added bottoms on the wrong side to close and keep neat...the inside of the scoodie is silk lined, for keeping hairdo in place, the outside is cordoroy and the fleece is grey...bottoms were this purple blue...everything complimented on another..and i just want you to know that i beleive what you send into the universe freely and from the heart...comes back to you tenfold...happy new year to you and your family.

lasol96 said...

where should i send my pic to show you how your teaching skillz worked out. You should feel really proud..im a tute less/visual learning graduate.

Vegbee said...

Thanks lasol96! Your scoodie sounds very nice - if you are on craftster.org pm me a pic (and if you are not, you should be. It's an excellent site for us making stuff people :])

Happy New Year to you also!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the extra directions on your scoodie. I understand so much better now. TY TY

~Angelique

Hapto said...

Woah. The "scoodie" went viral! When I began to make them 3 years ago (and christened the term "scoodie") who would have thunk it would be all over the internets! Keep on keepin' on!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha "excitted" i love it! i'm going to try this out, thanks!

x laura

Miss Amanda said...

Love it! I found your blog and just had to make one... or three. There are pics on my blog of mine if you are intersted in looking at someone elses, however yours are wonderful!

Vegbee said...

I'd love to see your pics Miss Amanda but your profile is blocked.

I'm glad people are finding the tutorial helpful :)

Angel711 said...

I know i'm a little behind the times but I LOVE your Scoodie!! I made one today and it's AWESOME!! =) Thanks!!

Ginger said...

Love your scoodie. Just fond you today love them have to make a few of theese soon thank you so much for pattern tutorial love it thumbs up on this one. Post it on my blog for others to come see them.
hugs ginger(lovestodream)

Sammy said...

This is so adorable. Was wondering, though, how hard it was to attach the shearling? (Faux shearling?) It seems like something my machine would want to eat.

Vegbee said...

sammy, it wasn't bad. At least /i don't rememder having a problem :D

Domestic House Kat said...

Hi there,

Ive been keeping this in my "future projects" file and finally decided to make one for my sister's birthday.

I have literally just finished it and it looks absolutely fab.

Thanks for sharing, and for the wonderful tutorial.

kat xxx

Sammy said...

Ooh, really? Horray! XD I can't wait to try and make some in miniature for my Japanese dolls, then. I will SO post photos for you somewhere~~ thanks for your reply! <3

Vegbee said...

Domestic House Kat, I'm so very glad it turned out!

Sammy, mini scoodies? I'd love to see!

Chey said...

Super Super cool! Ahh, I so want to go make one now! Thanks so much for the great ideas. I came across it all by accident. Love reading your blog.

Alexis said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, these are great for us Canadians where it gets bloody cold.

JBSquared said...

Very cool idea! I am definitely making these for Christmas gifts!

fisimatenten said...

I saved this tutorial for half a year now waiting for the winter to come... I'm going to sew 3 Scoodies for Christmas (and one for myself of course!) - with matching mittens... thanks a lot for this great idea!!!

Oya said...

I've done it!! Now there's one in France! thank you so much!! I gonna make others for my friends.

Kudzu said...

I just found these, how perfect for my three grandkids...I bet my daughter would love some,too! In fact, I should make these as Christmas gifts :D
Cherry/Kudzu
Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

awesome Tut!!!! just finished a Hello Kitty Scoodie for a swap on Craftster :) Thanks!

Amber said...

Thanks so much for the idea and instructions. I've already made two for xmas gifts and will be making a few more. These are awesome and easy!

Jack said...

I... am in love. I shall set out to try making a scoodie immediately! Thanks for sharing :D

April said...

I have been planning on making one of these for so long now. I needed an idea for my gramma for christmas so i pulled this out. I used some fleece from my stash and thanks to your wonderful illustrations I made one. I LOVE IT. in fact, I keep putting it on. I am totally making one for myself later. thank you a hundred times.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping the visual learner in mind!

pangolin said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've made one to send to a friend for her birthday and it can be seen here: http://community.livejournal.com/sew_hip/1963656.html. I used 1 yard each of the two different fabrics, and wish I'd made the scarf part a little longer (it's just under six feet now).

HippieKender said...

Vegbee, thanks so much for sharing this tutorial (or, thanks for telling me what to do!). I made one of these for my daughter (seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287157.0 or on my blog). She likes it and I want one for myself!

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Jazmin Ford Photography said...

Oh this looks great! Can't wait to try it out myself! Will definitely have to make an extra to use as a prop!

Jo said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been admiring it for ages, and finally made one... I love it sooo much, it's really cosy, stripy fleece with dalmation-spotted faux fur lining, ohh it's so lovely, and so practical, I'm not a big fan of hats. I wear it all the time... even indoors. thank you. The tutorial is so clear and easy, and it's really generous and nice of you to post it for free.

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haileybugs said...

I am so excited to start some trends in isolated Idaho! I saw this on ThreadBangers! Thanks so much

Cammy said...

This is adorable! Another item on my list of things I'd love to try :)

Tracee said...

LOVE it!! I have been browsing your site all day and just love everything. Should probably get housework done but I just can't pull myself away!

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LadyB said...

PRICELESS, thanks! Great design, excellent instructions, and a couple of good laughs to boot! I really enjoyed reading it, and am bookmarking your blog. Take care!

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thoselooklikecomfortableshoes said...

I'd just like to concur with everybody else, you are awesome and I simply love your stuff. Thanks so much for sharing "with both hands" such a rare event in this world!!!

Pamela said...

This is such a creative idea! It makes a lovely present idea.

For a beginner how long would you say it would take to make this?

Vegbee said...

Pamela, depending on your fabric and scarf length, I would guessimate 1-3 hours. In other words, it can be done in one session.

Adrienne said...

I love your blog! Your creativity is amazing & has inspired me to try a few of the things myself! I make handbags so I'm pretty sure I can accomplish some wonderful gifts. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Tracee said...

I love these! I finally made my first one today and my little Angelface loves it!!

http://love2besewcrazy.blogspot.com/2010/01/scoodies.html

Anonymous said...

http://yfrog.com/6lphotoon20100204at17222j

made this today! can't wait for winter here in New Zealand.

Thanks for the pattern!

Vegbee said...

Anon,
That is one sweet scoodie! But I wouldn't wish for winter ;) There should be another stripey scoodie in New Zealand, worn by dear friend who recently moved to your beautiful country. Thanks for sharing your pic!

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Great post

ororm said...

Hello i'm french and i think your tuto is very good ! I'll try to make one for my baby and one for me. I'll come back to see your other creations your blog is beautifull congratulations !!!!!
Aurore

Wardit said...

What a great post this is.
Today I finally got to make one for my little girl and it looks great! (brown & pink fleece)

A new fashion trend just started in The Netherlands...

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Sew Flippin Cool said...

thanks for the great tute! I added ears to mine!
http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/pandas-kittys-and-wolves-oh-my/

Sew Flippin Cool said...

Hey Vegbee,

Here's the unicorn and turtle pics http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/to-halloween-and-beyond/

hope you had a great halloween!

Emily

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Jenny said...

awesome tutorial. ima make one for my son and maybe a couple for my doll :)

Connie said...

I made one out of an old wool dress. Not sure you'll be able to see it on my FB page, but if you can here is the link

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1727965&l=d7560f784f&id=1463046581

Thank you so much! Love your blog!!

Liz said...

These are so fun! Thanks for sharing your great tutorial. We will be featuring you on our blog, ziggycrafts.blogspot.com I love your stuff. You're very talented.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the drawings!!
I'm a hoodie-lover from a cold cold place.
All those old hoodie i just cannot throw away; i guess i'll be wearing those a lot!!
It's a very bright idea my dear & to show us how to do them is very kind ;)
O'Mary xx

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ohelene said...

Thanks a lot! Theese might be found under a christmas three nearby here this year! I'll link to you if I decide to use your pattern.

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Joy Horner said...

You, my dear, are just fabulous. I see I'm a little late to the party but this was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I made one tonight out of two types of fleece, large hood, 100inch scarf with pockets at the ends. It came out SO well and I've already got grand ideas for more. Thank you so much for sharing so freely!.