Mar 04, 2014 TEE TO HOODIE IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS This week Junk are giving you a quick tutorial in converting your old T-Shirts into stylish new hoodies, and what's great is that it only requires five steps. Grab your scissors and lets get crackin' STEP ONE Measure around your shoulder (and under your armpit) and your bust and waist. You then need to create a simple sleeve pattern. It is easier if you already own a sleeve pattern, or alternatively you can use an old sleeve as a template. They are tricky to create, but it should look like this: STEP TWO grab your big old t-shirt and mark it as shown above; the shape is like a sleeveless tee. make sure the bust and waist correspond with your measurements. Cut the front and back piece out. Only cut a scoop in the front panel, ensure the back piece has a straight neck. If you wish to add a zip then cut a straight line down the front of the panel. STEP THREE Sew the front and back pieces together along the shoulders and side seams. Make sure you don't accidentally sew the arm holes together! You're then ready to attach your sleeves. STEP FOUR Now that the sleeves are attached, measure around the neck hole; our example, it's about 22". Make a pattern roughly shaped like the image above, and cut two. If you are putting a zipper down the front of your hoodie, you want the bottom of the hood to be the same measurement as the neckhole. If you're not putting in a zip, you can make the hood slightly larger, so it crosses over itself. STEP FIVE Put in the zip (unless you're going zipless) and attach the hood. you can add a bottom band and a pocket or whatever else you want. Enjoy your new hoodie!Send us your images if you have a go, we'd love to see what you come up with!Remember, Junk are hosting a finale Sew-Recycled free drop-in session 5th April 12-6pm, swing by to stock up on handy up-cycling tips!Happy Sewing,Junk.