Yoga Cover Up (Hoody Sweatshirt) by Sewillow | Sew Along Tutorial from Sewing Therapy

Hello, Sara here. Before I go on, Sewillow is providing us with a great limited-time offer of 20% off on the Yoga Cover Up Pattern! If you are interested! Thank you!

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Sewalong with me today and make your own Yoga Cover-Up. This is a pattern by Sewillow and although it’s called a Yoga Coverup, I thought it would make a great hoodie-style sweatshirt. There are so many great sweatshirt patterns available online, but what attracted me to this one was the cute V-neck details on the front and the dramatic oversized bodice. I ended up making a hoodie sweater dress and two hoodie sweatshirts (a longer version and a cropped version) for myself, and one hoodie sweatshirt for my hubby. I’ll share the details of each make at the end of the video.

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Hanri of Sewillow Patterns has generously offered a discount on this pattern for you! It’s a limited-time offer, so if you’re planning on sewing this cute hoodie with me, check the details in the description below and don’t delay in buying one!

If you changed your old needle to a new ballpoint/knit needle on your machine, you’re all set! Let’s get started.

As always, I strongly recommend you watch the video, especially when you get stuck. 🙂

Seam Allowance
Use 1/2″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated

Yoga Cover Up Pattern from Sewillow Patterns

Yoga Cover Up PDF pattern from Sewillow Patterns

I used Jersey Knit fabric and matching ribbing from my shop

FAQ Material List

The sewing machine I have:
Bernette B37 Swiss Design Computerized Sewing Machine (USA)

LDH Scissors and thread snip

Tailor’s Chalk Pencil

Poly Sewing Thread

Lightweight Fusible Interfacing

Wash-away Wonder Tape

Craft Clips

Flat Head Pins

Point Turner

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Cutting Instructions
Add 1/2″ seam allowance
in case you’re using the Papersaver Pattern

1 Front Bodice (On Fold), 1 Back Bodice (On Fold), 2 Sleeve (Mirrored), 2 Hood (Mirrored), 1 Center Hood Panel, 2 Pocket (Mirrored), Piping Strips

1. Hood
Pin and sew Hood and Center Hood Panel at the outer curved edge RST (Right Side Together)
Sew and serge
Pin and sew Hood and Center Hood Panel on the other side RST
Sew and serge
Fold the Piping fabric in half

Pin and sew the Piping to the front edge of the Hood RST
Send the seam towards the Hood and topstitch/understitch
*I move the needle position when I need a nice looking topstitch

Cross over the front neck parts of the Hood Piece and match the pointed edges
Baste *Basting is a straight stitch used to temporarily hold layers of fabric together

2. Bodice + Sleeve
Pin and sew the Front Bodice and Back Bodice at the shoulder RST
Sew and serge
Pin the Sleeves to the Bodice RST
Sew and serge the Sleeve areas only

Pin and sew the underarm seam and side seam up to where the slit starts

3. Side Slit

Serge one side of the slit first
Serge the rest
Fold the seam of the Slits and press WST (Wrong Side Together)

4. Hood + Bodice
Mark the sewing point under the V
Mark the center of Hood and Bodice
Slip the Hood into the Bodice RST
Match the marks on the V area
Pin and sew half of the Hood and Boice neckline

Match the other side of the neckline, pin and sew
*Snipping the sharp point of the V will help match the seams on the other side
Sew and serge
Optional: Turn the hoodie right side out and topstitch/understitch the neckline

5. Pocket
Using the same method as on the Hood, add piping to the curved edges of the Pockets
Fold the outer seam of the Pocket and press

Pin/Wonder tape the Pocket to the preferred location on the Bodice

6. (Optional) Cuff Band
Fold the Cuff Band (9″ x 7″) in half and sew RST
Open the seam and fold in half WST
Slip the Sleeve into the Cuff Band and match the seam
Stretch the Cuff Band as you sew and focus on matching the edges

Finish and sew the hem using your preferred way

That brings us to the end of sewing a Yoga Cover Up by Sewillow Patterns. Thanks again to Hanri for generously providing a discount code for this Sewing Therapy community and for creating an amazing pattern. I’d love to hear all about your experience making a Yoga Cover Up! Thanks for reading! I will see you next time!

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