It’s FRIDAY!! On our 5th sew along day we’ll be attaching the neckband for the bomber style jacket or the hood for the hooded one.
The Go To Jacket hood features a center panel which makes it great for mixing and matching fabrics too. If you’d like to add a leather accents to the hood, you can follow the steps in the Go To Jacket hacks blog post.
TIP: If you like the look of the drawstrings and want to add them to the younger kids’ jackets, go for a FAUX DRAWSTRING. Simply cut two 5-6″ pieces of cord and tie a knot at one of the ends. Pull the other end through the drawstring hole and tack it down in the lining. Repeat with the other side. Done! Now you have the look of drawstrings without the safety concern of a real one.
Watch the video below for a visual step by step of the hood construction.
If you decided to go with the very trendy bomber style then all you have to do is press the neckband in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and attach it to the neckline opening. It is very important to remember to attach the neckband 3/8″ away from the front opening, on both sides!
Once you’ve added the hood or neckband post a picture of your progress on the day 5 photo comments of the Go To Jacket SAL album.
Go To Jacket Sew Along
Day 1: Print + Cut Pattern
Day 2: Choose + Cut Fabric
Day 3: Sew Pockets
Day 5: Attach Neckband / Hood
Day 7: Add Zipper
Day 8: Recap + Catch Up
Day 9: Winners Announcement