Jul 31, 2013

A shark hoodie

I have been super busy crafting.  Sewing, painting, glueing, sculpting, you name it.  BUT, I can't share any of it with you yet.  I am dying to share all my latest projects, but you will see them soon!

And in case you missed the shark hoodie I made and shared over at Pattern Revolution last week, you can see it here!

I was given the Fishsticks Designs Charlie Tee and Hoodie pattern to make a sweatshirt for my son.  Not just a plain old hoodie though, I was asked to get creative and put a fun spin on the pattern.  No problem! I love doing stuff like this!

Sharks are pretty popular in my house right now (or "sharp teeth" as my son likes to call them) so I added a fin and some teeth to make this awesome shark hoodie.   Looks like a plain sweatshirt from the from front with the hood down, but then flip up the hood it's a shark!

I felt pretty silly taking my son out for a bike ride in mid July, in Florida, wearing a fleece hoodie.  But he likes the sweatshirt so much he didn't mind at all.  In fact after I got the all pictures I needed, I went to take it off of him and he wanted to leave it on!

This could make a cute and easy Halloween costume paired with some grey sweatpants.  Add my shark trick-or-treat bag from last year and your little one would be set!  It would be super warm and cozy too for a cold Halloween night.

To make the sweatshirt into a shark I just made a few quick additions.  The pattern for the hood is cut on the fold, and that fold is right where I wanted my fin to go.  So instead I cut two hood pieces, adding a little room for seam allowance where the fold was supposed to be.  Then I cut out my fin and teeth pieces (2 of each), you can see some rough measurements I used in the photo below.

I sewed my fin and teeth pieces right sides together, clipped the corners and turned them right side out.  I sandwiched the fin between my hood pieces when I sewed my hood.  Then I basted the teeth to the edge and added some button eyes.  Once I had all that done, I finished the hoodie following the pattern directions.

The end result is so fun!


  1. I love to read your blog.Nice work you do.

  2. I happy to read your blog.Great article you share.

  3. How do you make the fin stand up?

    1. Nothing special, the 2 layers of fleece the fin is made of are enough to make it stand up.

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