This easy to sew men’s hoodie pattern is sure to be a hit with the men in your life! Although I used a holiday print fabric for this project, you could also choose a pattern that would be more suited for year-round wear.
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Men’s Hoodie Pattern
This post has been adapted from my original blog, Designers Sweet Spot. Enjoy!
I loved this pattern the moment I saw it. Although our adult children are beyond the age of wearing matching clothing, this pattern seemed like it would work for all of them. The pattern is technically not for pajamas, however, the casual style and trendy hoodie is something that they all love. You could easily choose a fabric to use for this project that would make it more suitable for everyday wear.
For this project, I used McCalls pattern M7447 which calls for knit and woven fabrics. This is rather unusual! The front of the shirt, the placket, pockets and front pieces are all woven material. The sleeves, back, and hood are a cotton knit. This hoodie doesn’t have a kangaroo pocket which is one thing I liked about the pattern. Soft woven cotton and jersey knits make great sleeping attire. I love them together in this comfy men’s hoodie!
I used a holiday fabric collection from Hoffman Fabrics. The Near and Deer pattern is perfect for guys. It’s not too cutesy or outrageously colored but still had the holiday feel I was hoping for. My son was thrilled with my fabric choices for this project. You simply can’t go wrong with classic black and white!
Sewing Pattern Adjustments
The cotton fabric is 44″ wide. Since the only woven pieces are in the front, cutting with the narrow width wasn’t hard. I added 2″ to the length at the waist for this McCalls M747 pattern. I always like to cut the pattern apart and measure the gap for the amount needed. The pattern seemed to fit well overall and was also very straight forward to sew when following the pattern directions.
The placket and pockets were designed to be cut on the bias for the plaid fabric in the pattern photograph. I chose to cut them on the straight grain for this project. The only reason to cut them on the bias is so you don’t have to worry about matching the plaid. Since I wasn’t using plaid fabric, there was no reason to cut them on the bias. I made the front placket and pockets for the men’s hoodie out of the same deer print fabric.
Sewing with this high-quality cotton is easy as it doesn’t stretch or shrink as you work. I always look for the highest quality goods and prewash them before cutting. This fabric is amazing and incredibly easy to work with.
When I made this men’s hoodie for my son, he said I couldn’t show his face on the internet. He’s rather shy. Oops! I sorta lied about that. He’s so cute, why not show it? You won’t tell, will you? SHHHHH!
Since I enjoyed this men’s hoodie pattern so much, I decided to sew more for the rest of our family. They were a big hit!
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