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Made By A Fabricista: Having Fun with Paint Print Fabrics

Hi Guys! I’m back!  I know I said my goodbyes in my last post, but I was asked to stay on and of course I said yes!  I love all things cute and comfortable so the pattern I picked for this month falls right in line with the theme.  I selected to use Simplicity 9394 which came out last fall.  Simplicity Sewing Pattern S9394 Boys' and Girls' Oversized Knit Hoodies, Pants and Tops.


I’m the type of girl who loves options and this pattern delivers on that.  The top has two views, the hoodie has two views and the pants have 2 views.  I love patterns that make up an entire outfit.  I decided to make my son view A which is the long sleeve shirt and I made view D which is the sleeveless hoodie.  The pattern sizing is XS-XL but I got a little concerned when I saw the back of the pattern measurements.  His chest measurement wasn’t even on the size chart.  I opened the pattern to see the finished measurement and realized this pattern has a lot of ease.  Based on his chest measurement, I made him a size L.

The fabric suggestions are stretch knits such as Bamboo Terry and Sweatshirting.  The fabric I chose is this super fun Cornflower Blue Paint Print Terry Knit.  I also got it in the Power White color way.  Unfortunately, this fabric is sold out.  There are many other great options if you search the Terry Cloth Fabric section on the Fabric Mart website.

This pattern is great for beginners and is classified as easy-to-sew.  I actually sewed both the shirt and the hoodie on my serger.  The only seams I sewed on my sewing machine was the neckband on the shirt and when attaching the side to the middle of the hood.  I did find that to be a little tricky.  The middle piece seemed a little smaller than the hood side.  I ended up clipping my seams at the curve part and was able to ease it in.  Other than that, I didn’t have any issues putting this pattern together.  I was able to do it in one afternoon. The other best part about this pattern is that it also comes in adult sizing as well. It is Simplicity 9379.

Well, I hope you loved this super cute hoodie set I made my son.  He really loves it and can’t wait to wear it to school to show his friends.  I think I’ll make him the pants next and a different view top.  Kids can be so funny.  Initially he didn’t want to pants and now he does.  I think this will be our next sewing project together.

Until next time!

JOHANNA @soveryjo 








Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: KNITS & TERRY CLOTH.

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  1. My Goodness! Mr. Handsome! Great sewing Mom.

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  2. I love the short over long look, and may get this pattern for myself. Great fabric choices! And nice color blocking too. Your son has a future as a model if he wants it, he’s a handsome and expressive guy!

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  3. Totally awesome! Lucky boy to have a talented mom and he's such a cutie pie.

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  4. You are indeed a very talented seamstress. Thank you for sharing your makes with us.

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