I love hoodies, and so do my girls. We practically live in hoodies during the colder months of the year. So when I had the opportunity to sew up the new Bubby & Bee hoodie from Annelaine patterns, I jumped at the chance. This is not just your basic hoodie though, there are so many fun options included in the pattern, as you can see from the picture above. Part of the fun with patterns like this, is to mix and match the different options!
For my first hoodie, I used some black sweatshirt fleece that I have had for years and some fun llama fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I used the llama fabric to line the hood and make the cuffs and kangaroo pocket.
My girls have been requesting thumbhole cuffs on everything I make lately, and I am happy to add them. I put thumbhole cuffs on most of my hoodies too!
My 14 year old daughter drew the design for the front of the hoodie, and then I cut it out of heat transfer vinyl (HTV). We were all excited to see her design on her little sisters hoodie!
I also made her some matching knee high socks with the llama fabric. The llama fabric sticking out over the top of her boots is so cute!
For my next hoodie, I tried some of the other options. I made the key hole opening at the neckline and added stripes to the arms. I was able to use some scraps of tie-dye French Terry from Girl Charlee for the cuffs, stripes and hood binding. I also added trim to the edge of the kangaroo pocket, just like I did here.
When my daughter saw the keyhole option, she told me that it would be perfect for keeping her earbuds in place. My girls always put their phones in their pockets and then feed the wires up through the inside of the hoodie. Now, she can put the earbuds through the key hole opening. I am planning on adding a phone pocket to the inside of the kangaroo pocket on my next hoodie.
More thumbhole cuffs!
I think she likes it!
Recommendations: Add some HTV for a fun personalized hoodie.
Fabric: The pink llamas are from Jo-Ann fabrics, all of the other fabrics are from Girl Charlee.