I’m a big thrift store shopper. Sometimes, I find great articles of clothing that are the perfect size for one of my kids, but I know they won’t wear it because of a design or picture that’s on it. They’re both really into black at the moment and I found a great black hoodie sweatshirt the perfect size for my son. The price? $1.25. Could I pass that by? NO WAY.
The drawback? It came with an embroidered image of The Grinch. Cute, yes, his style, absolutely not!
After having the sweatshirt linger in my “to do something with” pile for a while, it occurred to me that I have all kinds of odds and ends leftover from other projects that might update the shirt and make it ready to wear.
One Levi’s pocket and about ten minutes of stitching later, and the update is complete and the hoody has gone from “Absolutely not!” to “Cool, Mom!”
It’s more of an update than reconstruction, but you get the idea!
To update a logo sweatshirt, you’ll need the sweatshirt and one jean’s pocket. Use a heavy-duty seam ripper to remove the pocket, or, if you feel comfortable doing so, a razor blade. Just be careful if you do!
A sewing machine is pretty much a must for this project, but if you want to try it by hand, you’ll need a heavy duty needle and a bit of patience to sew through all the layers!
Smooth out your sweatshirt.
Remove jeans pocket, being careful not to tear the fabric or cut yourself.
Pin the pocket in place. You can go for a straight angle like I did here, or turn it a bit left or right for a more interesting look.
From the front, stitch carefully around the pocket using the existing stitching lines. Reinforce at the corners and top of the seams.
And you’re done! Super fast and easy update!
As always, if you make any pattern or craft from sewhooked, I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the Friends of Sewhooked flickr group.