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Sew a hood for Little Red Riding Hood


by Panduro

Sew a hood for Little Red Riding Hood

Sew a hood for Little Red Riding Hood

How to instructions

  • 1

    Download the pattern template and draw a 90° angle for the collar on a piece of pattern paper.

  • 2

    Loosely measure around the neck and divide it by four (about 10-12 cm for an adult and 6-8 cm for a child). Mark out the neckline on both sides with the measurement from the previous step.

  • 3

    Draw a nicely rounded neckline by curving a measuring tape from one mark to the next. Remember that the neckline measurement will be x4 and should sit fairly tightly around the neck. Draw the bottom of the collar about 20 cm from the neckline. Measure from the neckline down, with an even measurement the entire way. Cut out the pattern piece.

  • 4

    Cut out the pattern piece on hobby felt four times, with a 1 cm seam allowance for the side seams. If you like, you can fold the fabric in half and cut out one doubled piece so that you don’t have to sew a seam in the centre on the back. Otherwise, you will add a seam allowance and have a seam in the centre on the back.

  • 5

    Sew the side seams together with a straight seam for an open collar. Press the seam allowance apart.

  • 6

    Cut out two pieces of tulle, 20 x 140 cm. Gather the tulle and pin it in place around the neckline of the collar.

  • 7

    On a piece of pattern paper, draw a hood that is straight in front and curved in the back (as seen in the sketch). Make the hood about 40 x 40 cm for an adult and 30 x 30 cm for a child. Round the neckline at the lower edge. The neckline should be twice as long as the neckline you made for the collar. (For example: If the collar neckline is 14 cm, the hood neckline should be 28 cm.)

  • 8

    Cut out two pieces for the hood with a 1 cm seam allowance, in accordance with your pattern. Sew the pieces together at the back (leave open in front and at the neckline). Press the seam allowance apart.

  • 9

    Sew the hood to the collar, right side facing right side along the neckline with the tulle in between.

  • 10

    Cut two 50 cm long pieces of satin ribbon and sew them to the neckline, so that you can tie the hood in place with a bow.

Do you dare enter the dark woods on Halloween? Transform yourself into a scary Little Red Riding Hood and stand up to both the wolf and all the dangers of the forest at the spookiest time of year. Sew a blood-red hood with our simple pattern to make an impressive costume and venture into the world of fairy-tales. Felt is an easy material to sew, and you don’t have to zig-zag the edges or hem them. Pair your hood with a cape, blood-covered wolf wounds and bloodshot contact lenses.

Complete the transformation into scary Red Riding Hood:

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