N.B. An updated version with plenty more photos can be found by clicking ((here)).
It actually wasn't that difficult, and all done in a few hours whilst eating breakfast, feeding the littlest one, doing laundry, emptying the dishwasher and accepting a delivery. It took me longer to type up this tutorial than put together the wrap thingy!
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As this is a loose fitting garment, I used an old t-shirt to create the back piece. For the fronts and hood, I cut out two long pieces of fabric suitable to my body size. Please see below for figuring out how big pieces you need!
If you'd like it more professionally looking and including sleeves, I suggest you use a pattern for the back piece and the sleeves.
Next, you need to measure yourself from side to side over your tummy, widest part, no cheating! This measure plus some for the seam allowance would be the width of your front / hood pieces.
To figure out the length of your combined front / hood pieces you need to measure a bit more...
On your back piece, measure the length from bottom of the side hem, up under the arm, to the top of the shoulder (left picture), then along the shoulder line, to the middle of the back (top right picture), then add the size of the hoodie (I found that approx 35 cm from the centre back of the neck to the top worked for me). Add all these measurements together, and, if you are a chicken like me, add some more just in case your math wasn't up to it.... I usually add 10% if I have enough fabric otherwise less!
Now you have three pieces: two rectangles and one back piece.
(If you are doing sleeves, you also have two sleeve pieces)
I started by putting the two front / hood pieces right sides together, then stitched the top of the hood from the front all the way down to the shoulder line. Then I attached the front / hood to the back piece at the shoulder seams. Stitching from sleeve end to the centre back on one side, then the same from the other sleeve end. I did the side seams (from under the sleeves to bottom hem) last, as this is were you may need to cut off some of the "safety" fabric to make the bottom hem level.
That was it!
Please let me know if the tutorial is not clear or if you require more pictures.
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The small print: I am happy for you to use this tutorial to make these for yourself or to give away to your friends, but I suggest that you check with Me and D if you are planning on selling these.