Hyak and Huckleberry Sew Along Day 1
Welcome to day 1 of the Hyak and Huckleberry Sew Along! We are going to have so much fun this week! Are you ready? Read on to learn how to join in and find out what are schedule will be.
I’m so excited to have you sewing along with us! Here’s how to join in the fun
1. Pick up a copy of the Hyak Hoodie or Huckleberry Hoodie (or grab both!) They’re on sale!
2. Check here on the blog everyday this week (see schedule below)
3. Join the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group: Participants are encouraged to post in-progress photos, ask for help and advice, etc. throughout the week
4. Post your photos on facebook and IG and tag them with #hyakhoodie and/or #huckleberryhoodie for your chance to win a gift card! 3 winners will be drawn at random for $25 store credit.
Sew Along Schedule:
Monday: Choosing Your Fabric and Size, Choosing Your Options, Printing Your Pattern, Cutting
Tuesday: Sewing the welt pockets and Adding a zipper to the welt pockets
Wednesday: Assembling the body: Faux piping and How to make a 2-way invisible zipper
Thursday: Assembling the hood and adding cuffs
Friday: Inspiration and modifications
Saturday and Sunday: Catch Up Days
Monday: Winners announced
Today we will be focusing on finding the size we need, assembling the pattern pieces, choosing fabric and cutting the pieces out.
The Hyak and Huckleberry Hoodies are great for a wide variety of fabrics. Peek-a-Boo Fabrics has so many choices available! French terry, sweatshirt fleece, and even cotton lycra or interlock are great for this hoodie. My son tends to get hot easily, so he prefers some cotton lycra. But I’m always freezing, so I like the warmth of the French terry.
Measuring yourself or your child for the Hyak and Huckleberry Hoodie is simple. Just use the bust measurement to determine what size you need. If you tend to need to make length adjustments, refer to the finished measurement chart to decide if you need to adjust the length. After you have your size, use the new layers feature to print just the size you need!
Now, cut out all of your pieces. Don’t forget to cut out the pieces that don’t have a pattern piece! There is a cut chart included in the pattern pieces. You can also find it on page 4. I like to take the cut chart and tape it to the hoodie piece so it doesn’t get lost.
That’s it for today!! Join me back here tomorrow to tackle those welt pockets. I have a video tutorial for you!! I promise, the welt pockets are super easy and you will feel like a pro when you sew them!