One of my favorite things about sewing is being able to make super unique and personalized gifts. I recently made this music note hoodie for a friend. He loves white sweatshirts (I despise them; they get dirty so easily!) and playing piano, so I made a musically themed hoodie. The front and back center panel of the hoodie is a lovely music note fabric I found on Etsy, and the rest of the hoodie is made of white sweatshirt fleece from Joann’s. The hoodie took me around four hours to complete, and it was a great break between studying for finals 🙂
I used a pattern that I drafted from one of my store-bought hoodies; luckily, my friend is around the same size as me. The music note fabric was a light cotton, so I lined it with white polar fleece to give it some more weight.
I wish I used a stretchier fabric for the bottom edge of the hoodie and the ends of the sleeves. The lack of stretch makes the hoodie rather difficult to take on and off. It’ll be something that I keep in mind for my next project.
I was excited to add little drawstrings to the hood so that it can be tightened 🙂
One of my favorite parts of this hoodie is the little treble clef I embroidered into the corner of the pocket. It’s a musical touch on the otherwise blank front pocket.
I had a lot of fun designing and making this hoodie, especially since it’s for a great friend. Hopefully it’s a bit of sewing inspiration for you guys!