Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Knight Hoodie Tutorial (Free Downloadable Patterns)

My Nephews' birthdays are at the end of summer.  There mom (my SIL) asked me to create some dress-up clothes for them that will not fall apart and she also said that they like pirate and knights.  I was up for the challenge.

And then I saw this:
Armor hoodie

Totally cool- right?!  Now the guy who made this, created the whole thing.  I was inspired but I also wanted a short cut so I thought I could start with a gray hoodie and add to it to make it look like knight armor.
Knight Hoodie 1 

Here is what you will need:
Gray hoodie
Gray felt
Black thread
Mask pattern (Free download)
Helmet visor pattern (Free download)
Shoulder armor pattern (Free download)
Knight Hoodie 2 

1. Cut out the  mask pattern and trace the outline of the it onto your felt on the fold. Cut out the pattern out of the felt.
Knight Hoodie 3 

2. Use your pattern to trace the holes onto one side of the mask.  Flip the pattern over to the other side and trace the holes.  Cut out the holes (I used a sharp scissors).  Sew zig-zag details on to the mask to give it dimension.   (not pictured- use your button hole attachment on your sewing machine to add a button hole to each side of the mask)
Knight Hoodie 4 

3. Mark of each side of the hood were you want your button to go to attach the mask.  Sew on the buttons.  Cut out the helmet rim pattern.  Trace the pattern on the fold of the felt and cut it out.  Add zig-zag stitching around the outside edge to give it dimension.  Attach it to the top of the hood lining up the ends with the buttons. 
Knight Hoodie 5

4.  Cut out the shoulder armor pattern and trace it on the fold of your felt.  Line up the middle of the shoulder armor with the seam of the shoulder of the hoodie and pin in place.  Sew on to the shoulder using a zig-zag stitch.  I used 2 lines.  
Knight Hoodie 6
Here are my nephews sporting their new Knight hoodies!  For the breast plats I just cut out a shield shape and sewed elastic straps to the back in a criss-cross.  Then I used a stencil to monogram them. 


Feral Turtle said...

That is just so amazing! Love love love this. Good job.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

holey moley this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. I think I need one for myself! So so awesome friend

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

Perfect! What a great adaptation!

Beach Monkeys - Jen said...

ya'll are awesome. I'm super impressed and just LOVE what you're blogging about. These knight sweats are awesome. keepum coming! I love how ya'll are doing creative stuff. I hate sewing but you make me feel like I could make anything (as long as I learn from ya'll)
Jen @

Unknown said...

WoW! That's a great idea! Thank you for being so inspiring
Best regards from Italy

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