Ruffle Up A Hoodie

Just a quick post to show off this jacket I made for Leyna last week. And by “made” I mean I transformed it from a basic gray hoodie to a MIZZOU-inspired, ruffled hoodie with the help of about 1/2 yard of fabric and an hour of my time.

It was super easy.


The inside of the hood is lined, too. I thought that would be the hardest part, but it was those darn ruffles that killed me. I need a better machine so I can get a ruffler foot. I can not be the mother to a little girl without a ruffler foot, I’m convinced. So, I just went with some freehand pleats down the front.

I followed the tutorial here (found originally on Pinterest).

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

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  1. You were at the game? I was doing security in the VIP/lot A parking lot! I wondered if you would be there.

    The hoodie looks fantastic, by the way! I might have to try that. I think I’ve seen some pre-ruffled ribbons at Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann Fabrics, so I might get some of that since I don’t have a ruffler foot either!

  2. Were you at the parade? Because I swear I recognized your kids. And then I realized it would be creepy and stalker-ish of me to go ask if it was you.

    Also? Mizzouu + ruffles + cheap? That’s like all my favorite things ever in the history of ever.

  3. Love your hoodie!! Glad it wasn’t too difficult– and thanks for posting my tutorial! I have to say that I have a ruffler and don’t use it much– I find it a little cumbersome. There are a number of different ways to make ruffles– Sandi Henderson had a great ruffle tutorial o her blog– you should cehck that out…. it’s on the right hand side of her blog- Also, I think amy butler has one as well where she zigzags over floww and then pulls the floss….I just find it easier to loosen the tension on my bottom thread and then pull that to gather the fabric. Feel free to email me if you want further instructions.


    • Thanks for chiming in! I tried to do the tension trick, but my ruffles weren’t very ruffly at all. I think it’s because my tension only goes to 9, maybe? I’ll check out that ruffle tut. And that zig zag idea sounds intriguing. Thanks so much!!

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