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August Sewalong: Luka Hoodie

Stacey has done it again! For this month’s sewalong the pattern is the Luka hoodie, an adorable jacket for when the weather turns chilly.

About the Luka Hoodie Pattern:
– This hoodie is designed for comfort and fun. The soft lining will keep your little guy cozy, and the secret pocket helps him hide away his treasures!
– You will need 3 3/8 yards of fabric total for the size 2/3, and 4 yards total for the size 6/7.
– You will also need 3/8″ wide elastic, lightweight interfacing, 3 buttons, a point turner, elastic cording or elastic hair bands (optional).
– This is an advanced level sewing pattern.

Stacey’s adorable green and brown version is just perfect:


Her son calls it the “dinosaur” hoodie, and isn’t that just about right? So cute! In her post Stacey gives some tips for a few of the trickier aspects of the pattern, so be sure to check it out.

This pattern calls for the outer fabrics to be made from any light to medium weight woven fabrics like cotton, linen, or baby wale corduroy. The lining should be something soft and cozy without a lot of stretch, such as flannel, fleece, or a stable knit (with 10% stretch or less).

Thanks so much for sewing and reading along with us! Don’t forget to stop by the Sewing for Boys Flickr pool to see what everyone else out there in the world has been making from the book!

Let’s check out these highlights from the Flickr pool:


Henry Shirt Sew-along

Who would like a step-by-step, how-to-sew tutorial with photos of that adorable (“advanced”) first project from the book?

Krista from Thar She Sews and Leila from Bilingual Baby have teamed up to produce a really wonderful sew-along of the Henry Shirt, and share the times they have spent with their respective seam-rippers as well (so you can avoid the same).

Don’t worry if you missed the start because you were working on Halloween costumes or you were at quilt market, or what-not, you can jump in now and have a beautiful Henry Shirt for your own guy.

Start Sewing The Henry Shirt with Krista Here

Start Sewing The Henry Shirt with Leila here

Naturally, once you’ve finished, we’d love to see what you’ve made.  Join our Flickr group and inspire each other!

Check out some of these gorgeous Henry shirts that have already popped up there:

closure strip with snapsHenry PocketsHenry Snacking

If you’d like to find some of this fabulous Above the Skies fabric, designed by Daniela Caine (aka Tangerine Samurai), you can head over to Spoonflower and pick up some of this print or any from the Sewing for Boys Collection for yourself.