Turn A Throw Into A Baja Hoodie

| Date posted: January 15th, 2013


Whether you’re grabbing a quick breakfast burrito or headed to the beach for an all-day excursion, the Baja hoodie is a must. Use an old throw to make your very own – perfect for that laid-back day in the sun. California dreamin’!

1 large throw

22” separating zipper




Step 1: Use the throw to make the following pieces for the hoodie: back (cut 1), front (cut 2), sleeves (cut 2), hood (cut 2). Use a hoodie from your closet as a guideline for sizing – but this new hoodie should be much larger and baggier!

Step 2: Once all pieces are cut out, finish the raw edges by serging or using a zig-zag stitch. Since the throw pattern will appear the same on both sides of the fabric, select a ‘right’ side of your fabric and mark the opposite side with chalk or washable fabric marker.
Step 3: Install the zipper on the two front pieces making sure that the zipper will be facing the right side of your fabric when finished. Leave enough room at the bottom of the zipper to roll a 1/2” hem (or more if desired).

Step 4: Match the right sides of the fabric together and sew the back and front pieces together at the side seams using a ½” seam allowance.

Step 5: Sew shoulder seams together at ½” seam allowance, again matching the right sides of the fabric.

Step 6: Fold the sleeves in half lengthwise, matching the right sides together. Sew down the length of the sleeve at ½” seam allowance creating a sleeve “tube”. To ease sleeve into the armhole, sew a row of basting stitches around the cap of the sleeve, then pull the basting thread to adjust ease. Pin into armhole (right sides together) and sew at ½” seam allowance.

Step 7: Match hood pieces, right sides together, and sew the center seam at ¼” seam allowance. Attach the hood by pinning the single piece into the neckline, then sewing at ¼” seam allowance.

Step 8: To finish, hem the sleeves and hoodie by rolling fabric under by a ½”, and then pin and sew around. As optional detailing, topstitch another row of stitches next to the first row.

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Ivana Musura has been surrounded by fashion ever since she can remember. She has been sewing since she was 10 years old and continued to boost her creativity by making custom outfits and accessories to...

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