The other day I wrote about the Jersey Velour from Southern Belle Fabrics when I posted my free printable for fabric. I wasn’t sure what Jersey Velour was when I read the description on the Southern Belle website, but I was definitely intrigued. Here is the description from Southern Belle Fabrics:
“Keep cozy and dry in the highest quality fleece lined knit fabric available. This Jersey Velour is specially designed to wick away moisture, keeping you dry and warm. The fleece side is ultra soft and pill resistant, ensuring a long lasting life for this amazing fabric and whatever you decide to make it into. The jersey side repels wind, keeping your body cozy and warm during the chilly fall and winter months. The nylon content wicks away moisture and allows your body to breathe, keeping you comfortable and dry while wearing it. This fabric is Made in America and designed to be worn close to the body. 12% spandex content gives this fabric amazing four way stretch and recovery, making it perfect for leggings, hoodies, and other outdoor wear.”
The inside of the fabric is the softest I have ever felt! The jersey side also has a really nice feel, and I can tell it will keep me warm in the cold weather months, especially in the wind. The best way I can think of to describe the feel of the fabric is that it feels really plush and luxurious.
I do want to mention that it was very difficult to get an accurate picture of the color. The teal is absolutely gorgeous in person, and is a very vibrant and rich color. Of all of my pictures I think the most accurate color is in the picture with my fabric printable above. You can see more picture of the fabric with the printable here.
Almost immediately after my jersey velour arrived, I knew that I wanted to make another Tami hoodie. Both of the Tami hoodies I have made before were with the standard hood (you can see them here) and this time I knew I wanted to try out the double hood.
I did find the double hood attachment a little tricky, so it is important to really take your time to line all of the layers up and sew slowly so that everything stays in place. I made some drawstring ties out of the floral fabric. Here is how I made my drawstring ties:
- cut a strip of the accent fabric 1″ by the width of the fabric
- with the right sides together, sew down the long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance
- turn your tube of fabric right side out
- using a safety pin, insert the drawstring into the hoodie
- determine how long you want your drawstring to be and cut off the excess
- tie a knot in each end of the drawstring
For the kangaroo pocket, I modified it just a bit so that I could add some trim along the edges. Here are the steps I took to add the trim:
- trim 1″ off both of the side edges of the pocket pattern piece
- cut your new pocket out of your main fabric
- cut 2 trim pieces at 1.5″ x 7.5″
- fold you trim pieces in half along the longer edge, with wrong sides together and press
- lay your trim piece on top of the pocket, aligning the raw edges
- serge or sew your trim to the pocket
- flip your trim over so that the seam is now toward the wrong side of the fabric and press
- optional: topstitch the trim in place
The extra pop of the trim on the edges of the pocket gives it a nice touch.
Another fun detail I added to this hoodie, was to do the thumbhole hack that New Horizons posted on their blog. For my other Tami’s I used the thumbhole cuffs, but I really like the look of this hack.
I love my new hoodie and will definitely be ordering some more of this amazing fabric! In fact my Mom has already requested that I make her something out of the Jersey Velour!
Modifications: I added trim to the side of the kangaroo pocket. I also used New Horizons thumbhole hack.