Friday, 5 August 2011

Fleece hoodie wrap re-creation tutorial

A newer post with updated instructions is available.


shelley said...

I just saw the same fleece yoga wrap on Pinterst...and then went to Etsy to find it. Next the web for a tutorial, and here you are!! Yay!! You mention in the middle of your post to click "read more" below for the full tutorial. I can't seem to find the "read more" on your post. I think I can put everything together with just what is on your post, but the full tutorial would be great. THANKS!!!!

NBossyOz said...

Shelley, not sure why it isn't working, but the full tutorial is at:

Perhaps try copy+paste that link?

The fleece wrap really is super easy to make, and really comfy!!!

Good luck!

Dana L said...

Could you post pictures of the shapes of the pieces? Is the hood part of the front pieces? I'm a little confused how that would go together! Thanks

BossyOz said...

Dana L,
the front and hood is in one long rectangle (one for each side). I added approx 35 cm for the hood on top of the length for the front piece.
Hope this helps?! Unfortunately I can't seem to be able to find any photos showing the cut pieces :-(

Anonymous said...

Hi! I don't know if you still haven't found the pictures, I'm planning to sew for the first time & I wanted to start out with this --- Could you provide more pictures of the pieces?

BossyOz said...

Take your back piece (made based on a loose fitting t-shirt or from a pattern).
Measure the total length from the bottom hem to the shoulder (over the opening for the sleeve, as in the left photo) and the to the middle of the back (at neck height, as in top right photo).
In my case these measures were 60 cm and 20 cm respectively, i.e. 80 cm in total.
Add to that the size of the hoodie, in my case 35 cm.
Hence the length of each of the combined front / hoodie pieces are 60+20+35=105 cm
The width of the pieces depend on your body measurements from side to side, over your tummy. In my case this was 45 cm.
Hence, adding some seam allowances, I cut two pieces, each 50 cm wide and 110 cm long.

Hopefully this make it a bit clearer?!

Theresa said...

Hi I cut out and basted my pieces together. But my hood are came out HUGE. from front to back it's long and looks like a jedi or wiccan robe hood..:) Its about 90cm from the front of the hood to the neckline.

My pieces were

Back: 76cm x 76cm

front pieces (2) 61cm x 134cm
76cm (bottom hem to top of shoulder)
23cm (shoulder to mid neck)
35cm (hood)

Did I do something wrong?

BossyOz said...

It might be that the size of your front panels are making the hood too large.
My fronts were 50 cm, with yours at 60 cm each, that makes an extra 20 cm in 'depth'; which may be much too large for your head? Hence the jedi feel?
Also, might be worth to check that when you have basted the front panel to the side and then shoulder to middle of back neck, you have 35 cm ish left above for your hood. Perhaps you stretched the fabric?
It might be worth you 'rounding off' the hood's free edges to make it slimmer (closer to say 50cm).
Let me know if this helps!
Good luck!

Theresa said...

Yes, I figured that was the reason. I am going to try to cut down the hood in the front and I guess in the back.

Let you know how it works out...


Anonymous said...

The link you posted takes me back to this page. Could you post a corrected link to the full tutorial?

BossyOz said...

If that is the case, then you are already seeing the full tutorial. There is only a few steps as the garment only includes three pieces. Simple and easy wrap to make.

Theresa said...

Well, i cut down the hood and a bit of the width of the front panels. I decided to give it to my MIL for her birthday since she is a bit bigger and taller than me. I called it a snuggie wrap...LOL. Well if I was able to post a pic I would.

LeAnn said...

I am a very visual learner and would love to see more pictures or even sketches to help me understand how you put this together, please!!!

BossyOz said...

LeAnn and others, please note that I have now created a new extended version of this tutorial. This also includes a link to a Flickr group where you can share photos of your versions.

LeAnn said...

Thank you!!! That is exactly what this visual learner needed! I can't wait to get started.