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The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #11: Attaching the Hood & Finishing

Hooray!  It’s the last construction post for the Otari Hoodie Sew Along!  In this post I’ll show you how to attach the hood, finish the seam, and give some tips on threading your cord. And then your hoodie is done! Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  #8: The Zip #9: Covering the Zip Tape  #10: Constructing the Hoods, Views A & B So, last post!  Let’s do this thing! The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. Attaching the Hood to Body 40. Clip/pin and sew your hood to your body, matching the centre back, and the front edges of both views. The seams of Hood A should match the shoulder seams …

The Otari Hoodie Sew Along #10: the Hood

Almost there with the Otari Hoodie Sew Along!  This is the second to last construction post: in it I’ll be showing you how to assemble both styles of hood. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  #8: The Zip #9: Covering the Zip Tape  The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. Assembling the View A Hood 32. Start with your hood outer.  Right sides together, matching notches, pin/clip and sew the curved side panels H to the long sides of central hood panel I. 33.  Repeat with your hood lining pieces: 34.  Right sides together, pin/clip and sew hood outer and hood lining together along the straight front edge.  Be sure to …

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The Otari Hoodie Sew Along #9: The Zip tape

It’s time for the the final bits of the Otari Hoodie zipper: covering the zip tape with a finishing ribbon or tape, and doing topstitching. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  #8 The Zip The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. The Zip Tape Tip>>> Covering the zip tape where it sits on the inside of the hoodie results in a smoother finish, that feels nice against the skin, and looks nicer when your zip is open. I usually use twill tape to cover my zip backs, but you can also use bias tape, and more robust types of ribbon, like rayon (viscose) grosgrain.  I wouldn’t recommend polyester tapes, as …