A cozy hoodie is an autumn requirement, especially as the leaves begin to fall along with the temperatures. Our Boxwood Hoodie features a slightly dropped shoulder, large hood, and cropped silhouette. Create yours with a textured boiled wool like ours or pick your favorite jersey print!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2 yards Sunflower Solid Boiled Wool
- 2 yards 3/4″ Natural Cotton Twill Tape
- Nickel Grommets
- MDF218 – The Boxwood Hoodie Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Alternative Recommended Fabrics:
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
First, form your pocket and stitch it into place on the front of your hoodie. I did this by folding the top edge down 1″, which you can blind hem stitch into place. Fold the remaining three edges inward 1/2″, pin and stitch with your machine.
Attach the front and back of your hoodie at the shoulders and side seams using a regular seam. I recommend pressing the seams open and top-stitching them down to reduce bulk.
Create your hood similarly, using a regular seam and pressing it open. Your pattern piece has a small notch to guide you on where to fold the front edge under; since boiled wool does not fray, I folded mine once and stitched it. For other fabrics, you may want to fold the raw edge inward 1/2″ or so before stitching.
Here, use your recommended plier kit to insert a grommet 1″ from the bottom edge of your hood. (Note, I initially forgot to do this! Which means, you cannot see my grommets in the next step.)
Next, attach your hood along the neckline, overlapping the front slightly. Once attached, I recommend stitching the seam allowance down.
Create each of your sleeves and set them into their respective armscye, matching up any notches. Simply roll the sleeve upward to finish each.
To finish the bottom edge of your hoodie, fold the edge upward and inward and stitch similarly to your hood. Feed your twill tape through the hood casing and trim to size.
Thank you so much for this pattern! I’m always looking for comfy but cute stuff to make since I’m staying at home so much. I’ll be making this hoodie soon for sure!
I love this!!!! Super for winter in the south too!!!!
Absolutely loved this pattern for a few reasons. It takes no time at all to whip this up…I can use my scraps and get really creative with it and its so cozy the hood hugs me really didn’t need drawstrings. This is my favourite sweater. Thank you I will be making more.
My insta is consìderable_inheritance I’ve put pics of your pattern and my make on there
so cute, I can’t wait to make this
Hey there! I love your pattern, would this be good for beginners? If not, would you recommend somethin for beginners?
Hi Xavier! This pattern is pretty simple, but you could also check out our other basic sewing patterns here. 🙂
My daughter wanted a hoody for a while now thanks you this pattern I will be able to make the color she wants thank you mood
I am unable to print page 30 from the download. Selecting page 30 to print results in printing page 29. Help please? Thanks! I’m really looking forward to making this top.
Hi Patti! Page 30 of the pattern is actually page 31 of the file because of the title page. Sorry for the confusion!
Did you stitch all of the seam allowance from the hood onto the neck of the bodice? I can’t tell from pictures.
Hi, Meg! Yes, I did 🙂
Hi, what sized grommets would be best for this pattern? Thanks
The ones I link to in the materials list are the ones that I used! 🙂
Christmas gift for my granddaughters – can’t wait to try it out.
Would this wool work on this pattern? https://www.moodfabrics.com/blazing-yellow-and-lilac-large-scale-houndstooth-brushed-fuzzy-wool-knit-420674
Yes, that’d work well and look absolutely adorable! 🙂
Did you end up making it with this fabric?
Would a fleece backed cotton work for this?
Yes, it certainly would! 🙂
Really cool top can’t wait to see it in the exact and material, want to make a pair of redux pants to match as a set
HI should I print the pattern in an A4 or Letter size paper? Thanks
Hi, Eve! Our patterns are sized for US Letter paper. 🙂
Made one for my daughter, and an abbreviated version for my granddaughter for Christmas
I love this, would anti pill plush fleece be a good alternative fabric?
Yes, that would certainly work and it’d be so cozy! 🙂
Do I gather the hood into the neck? Having a bit of trouble with this part- adorable however and can’t wait to see it finished 🙂
Hi Christa! No, the hood isn’t gathered into the neckline, but instead overlaps a bit at the center front. 🙂
Great pattern but needs a lot of altering for a man’s frame, I would get an extra yard as the pattern at its largest size is exactly three yards and if you are over 6 feet tall you will need and extra 5-7 inches on the bottom hem and sleeve and you won’t have enough fabric. for it to fir my shoulders it is enormous in the waist, and the armpit is not in the correct spot. So if you are making this for a man, make sure you know how to alter the pattern significantly.
Hi Courtney! For the size chart, are those sizes the finished measurements of the garment? Thanks so much for this pattern!
Hi, Tabitha! The size chart is based on body measurements rather than finished garment measurements. 🙂
Hi Courtney! Is this pattern meant for knits or do you think a flannel cotton would work?
Hi, Mary Jo! It is meant for knits, but you may be able to size up and make it more of a slouchy shirt with the flannel! 🙂
Oh.. What a great Hoodie. Thank you for this great blog post.
I am on my third one. LOVE this pattern. I made one with hood, one without and one with dropped shoulders…. BIG fan.
Super idea for my boiled wool in my stash. But needs pockets for my hands!!! Hoodie needs pockets!!!
Could you post a hack for making this a zip-front hoodie to make it more accessible? I’m a breast cancer survivor and my mastectomy cost me some range of motion in one arm, so pullover hoodies are a struggle now.
Hi Mel! Congrats on beating breast cancer! Yes, that is definitely something we can add to the list 😀
Love the pattern, super easy!
I have a heap of fabrics that I would love to see in this pattern, but I’m wondering if it can be made without stretch? I’ve never used boiled wool, so no idea how much/little stretch there is. The hoodie looks structured, which makes me wonder about the stretch…
Hi Heather, This pattern was drafted for fabrics with stretch. This boiled wool is made with 50% viscose which gives it a moderate stretch along the crosswise grain. This provides the stretch needed to pull the garment over your head. It is not recommended to use a woven fabric unless you adjust the neck opening with a placket, or add buttons or a zipper for easy wear.
Loved this pattern. Made it in an aqua minky this weekend.
When I attached the sleeves to the armseyes, the double notch didn’t match up. The sleeves themselves *did* match, but trying to match the notiches would have required pleating the sleeve into the armseye at one point, and not having enough fabric at another point.
Do I have to ad the seam allowance or is it included in the pattern?
Hi Olivia! The seam allowances are included: they are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. Happy sewing! 🙂
I love this hoodie pattern. Contemporary shape. Went together like a dream. Fit perfectly to my regular size. I made a 14, and 5/8 seam. I used linen scraps to make so the edges needed to be hemed.
Love this style. But where is the arms to this hoddie pattern?
Hi Vira, the sleeves are located on the pages labeled 13-16, 19-22, and 25-28. 🙂