Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saving the Hoodie

It has rained all day.  Sprinkle or deluge, it has not stopped coming down, so we needed a task.  DD brings out her all time favorite hoodie.  It must be 6 years old and the sleeves barely come down past her elbows.  It has holes and the zipper pull is broken.  "Mom, can't you do something to save it?"  I think and think and then remember an ad I saw from the Journey's catalog.  If you have teenagers you probably know about them.
A hoodie bag! 
 It took me a bit to get the holes closed, and I couldn't sew the sleeves together smoothly because they were pretty frayed...

I just took the zipper out and pulled it a little closer together to sew it in the stronger part of the fabric.

I had to close it up a bit tight at the neck, but she is happy as pie.  She has already put her wallet, make up bag, journal and who knows what ever else she can't live without in it and took off to show her friends.



Mariliz said...

Great idea, love it! Thanks for entering my giveaway.

Artsy Aut said...

This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! I might have to give this a try. Maybe with one of my boys hoodies they have grown out of.