They’re comfortable, they keep you warm and they’re super practical. But if you’re anything like us, your trusty hoodies probably don’t get as much love (or use) as they should. Whether it be the unfortunate resemblance to a tracksuit or a complete lack of ideas on how to style it, most of us aren’t as enthusiastic about our hoodies as we are other pieces of clothing when fall and winter come around. That’s why today, we’ll be upcycling your hoodie into something you’ll actually want to wear again.
Deconstruct Your Hoodie into Various Fabric Squares for Mixed Uses
If you’re looking to spruce up an old hoodie, but don’t want to go overboard or buy anything new, deconstructing your hoodie and using it for other pieces of decoration is a great option. For example, you could turn your hoodie into fabric squares for crafts. Whether you want to make a tapestry, wall art or even a blanket, this is a great way to make use of your old clothes without having to get rid of them. And if you have a favorite hoodie that you’d be sad to get rid of but don’t have many ideas for how to style it, deconstructing your hoodie is a great way to prolong its life!
Dye a Hoodie into Unique Prints and Patterns
Dyeing a hoodie can give it a completely new look, whether you want a subtle fade like a tie-dye or a bold print like a tiger or leopard print. You can choose whatever colors you want depending on the look you want to achieve. For example, if you want a tie-dye look with a blue, red, and yellow fade, you can use RIT dyes that come in those colors. There are a few things you should know before you start dying your hoodie. First, dying fabric can be messy, so make sure you do it somewhere where you don’t mind making a mess. Also, be sure to follow the instructions on the dye container. If you want to dye a large portion of your hoodie, you may need multiple containers of dye since most hoodies are too big to fit into a container. Dying your hoodie is a great way to achieve a unique look that you couldn’t get with a typical top.
Embroider or Decorate Your Hoodie
If you’re a fan of embroidery or hand sewing, sewing designs or words onto your hoodie is a great way to add some personality and make your hoodie stand out. You can add anything from an inspirational quote to your favorite sports team or TV show. And if you don’t want to write on your hoodie, there are many other options for decorating your hoodie. You could attach buttons, sequins, studs or patches to your hoodie to make it more interesting. You can also make a patchwork quilt out of your old hoodies by stitching them together. This is a great use for old hoodies that are too worn out to be worn again.
Upcycle Your Hoodie into a Bomber Jacket
There are many ways to upcycle a hoodie, but one of the most impressive and functional is turning a hoodie into a bomber jacket. Bomber jackets were originally military jackets, but they have become popular among individuals in all walks of life, particularly those of a sporty nature like skateboarders or cyclists. Creating a bomber jacket out of an old hoodie is a great option if you want a piece of clothing that combines warmth, style, and utility. It is a relatively cheap way to make use of old clothing. You can find instructions online on how to make a bomber jacket out of a hoodie.
Add More Pockets to the Front of a Hoodie
If you want more pockets in your life but don’t want to buy a new hoodie, adding pockets to the front of your hoodie is a great option. This is a great way to spruce up an old hoodie that is lacking in the pockets department. To add pockets to an old hoodie, you can use either patches or sew them directly to the hoodie. If you want the patch pockets to be permanent and secure, you can use an iron-on badge to attach them. If you want removable pockets, you can sew them on with thread. When sewing pockets to your hoodie, be sure that they are sturdy and done properly so they don’t fall off. You can find many tutorials online on how to add pockets to your hoodie.
Make a Cardigan Out of Your Old Hoodie
If you miss the warmth of a cardigan, but don’t want to buy a new one or wear a jacket, making a cardigan out of an old hoodie is a great option. In order to make a cardigan out of your old hoodie, you’ll need a sewing machine and some matching thread. You can follow basic sewing tutorials online on how to make a cardigan out of an old hoodie. When making a cardigan out of an old hoodie, you should make sure that you have enough fabric. If you don’t have enough fabric, you can make the cardigan out of two hoodies that match.
Turn Hoodies into a Night Clothes or Sleepwear
If you live in a colder climate, you may be like us and have a drawer full of hoodies that you wear almost exclusively when you are at home or in bed. If you want to spruce up your hoodie drawer and make your hoodies feel less like pajamas, there a few ways that you can do that. Turning your hoodies into night clothes is a great way to add some variety to your sleepwear while keeping your warm. You can use sewing or knitting skills to add lace, buttons or other decorative elements to your hoodies. You can also cut off the sleeves of your hoodie and make a nightgown out of it.
Turn Hoodies into a Scarf or Beanie
If you’re cold, you can always turn your hoodie into a scarf or a beanie. If you want a warm scarf that’s a little more interesting than a traditional scarf, turning your old hoodie into a scarf is a great option. If you also want a beanie that doesn’t have the brand name of a store on it, turning your old hoodie into a beanie is a great option. To turn your old hoodie into a scarf or beanie, you’ll need to cut the hoodie into strips. You can either cut the entire hoodie into strips or cut the sleeves off and then cut the rest of the hoodie into strips.
Add Zippers to Your Hoodie
If you’re looking for new ways to spruce up your old hoodie, adding zippers to the front of your hoodie is a great option. You can sew them directly onto your hoodie. Turning your old hoodie into a more functional piece of clothing is a great option if you have a hoodie that you don’t wear often because it’s too plain or simple.