August 1, 2016

Minky Toddler Hoodie

At the end of this month, my oldest child, my daughter will turn five. I cannot believe it! The years are flying by so fast. And next month, she will start kindergarten. So as a countdown to my daughter's birthday, I will share posts featuring items I've sewn for her over the years all month long. 

So about three years ago, I made a wrap hoodie for my daughter. I went to the local fabric store searching for cute sweat shirt material, but I didn't find any... only gray, grey, and more gray!  I knew I don't have any old sweats around to refashion into something for my daughter, so I kept searching the store and finally stumbled upon some minky material.  I liked the way it felt, and I liked the colors (red, dark blue, yellow, and light blue).  So I bought a yard. I thought about making pants to match the hoodie, but I changed my mind. I'll use the rest of the material for something else... eventually! I didn't use a pattern to create the hoodie. I used one of her store-bought hoodies as a guide.
the minky fabric

I dug through my button stash and found buttons that match the colors of the fabric.

I used my button foot to make the button holes. This thing is pretty nifty!

I used yellow and red bias tape around the edges of this hoodie.

I'm really pleased with how the hoodie turned out, especially since I didn't use a pattern. I think my little thumb sucker really liked her hoodie. Since she quickly outgrew it, it is now hanging up in her little brother's closet. I think he may be able to fit it this fall/winter.


  1. How pretty! I love seeing your sewing projects. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment, Beverly! :-)

  2. Aww! This turned out SO cute!

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. This is such a cute idea. I would love to invite you to Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Sunday-Wednesday. Check us out

  4. Hi. Just wanted to let you know twochicksandamom chose your awesome hoodie as a Feature this week at Snickerdoodle Link Party. Stop by and claim your Feature button!