Make your own Teen Hoodies- SO much better!

31 January, 2015 2 comments Leave a comment

I spent this morning cruising the Skate and Surf stores - checking out their bigger kids wear.  In particular, hoodies for one of my boys.  I have to say- it was pretty disappointing.

For one thing- it was hard to find a Hoody with a high cotton content, many of the ones I looked at were polyester- or with a high poly count and very very thin.

And the price?  $80 and up ( I'm talking brand name- Elements, Hurley, etc).

I came home and started ruffling through the kids cupboards- and pulled out this Hoody I made a few years back- and the jolly thing STILL looks brand new.

Infinitely better than any I saw today in store and sewn up in our Euro sweater knits- it leaves store bought for dead. ( this was a Hilco one).

Farbenmix are including teen sizes more and more in their sewing patterns- so there's no excuse now to only sew little kid clothes- make stuff for the teens too!

Here's a couple of my fave teen patterns...


Farbenmix DANAI ( in German but with full tute and pics available online)

Farbenmix " DANAI" Hooded Sweatshirt 74/80 - 158/164cm


Farbenmix XATER shirt.hoody .In sizes 74/80, 86/92, 98/104, 110/116, 122/128, 134/140, 146/152, 158/164, 170 /176.

XATER is in German, with a German Step by Step.

FRESITA Girls Hoodie, up to 170/176cm .

What about the FABRIC??

You can find our full range of Euro Sweaty knits here - our range changes a lot- we have solids and patterns.  You may like to line your Hoody with one of our jersey knits for extra warmth.

 Warm up that machine!

Lisa x







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  1. Sunrae February 12, 2015

    Love track pants and chocolate pudding in winter.

  2. Fiona Jenkins February 01, 2015

    Ricky loves his Simpson donut Xater hoodie I made him for Christmas. He’s a tall 12 yr old & it’s plenty long enough on him (I made the size 14) the fabric is a perfect weight for this time of the year, not too heavy & not too light.

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