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Peek-a-Boo Pals Hoodie

Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.

Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Add a fun and friendly pal to a basic hooded sweatshirt for your favorite kiddo. They're extra adorable with their heads (and tails!) sticking out of the sweatshirt pockets.

These instructions demonstrate how to position the designs so they peek from pockets. If you're working with the applique version, please reference those instructions here.
 


Project Needs & Notes

-
Sweatshirt with front pockets
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)
- Air-erase pen or other for marking

The design featured in this tutorial is
X11558, Spunky Dino (Split) design.

Sizing Notes:
Before stitching, take a look at the area around the pockets of the shirt. Measure the area around one of the pockets (just to the outside of the pocket and up to the side seam) to see how much room you have to work with. Then, choose a design that will fit in that area.


This project was featured in the following:
Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook

 


A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch. To place these designs precisely so that they peek out of the pockets, templates are essential.

Print templates of the designs from your embroidery software. If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Trim around the templates to make them easier to place on the shirt.

Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.

If the sweatshirt has a zipper, unzip it.

Place the shirt flat with its right side pocket facing up.

Place the template for the front of the dinosaur to the left of the pocket, with the template inserted slightly inside (1/8" - 1/4") inside the pocket.

Use an air-erase pen to mark the center point of the design on the fabric, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.


Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.

Repeat the above steps to embroider the other design next to the other pocket.

Free project instructions to embroider a peek-a-boo pals hoodie.

These peek-a-boo pals are a playful addition to any sweatshirt, and make a terrific gift for the little boy or girl in your life!

Peek-a-Boo Pals Hoodie



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Products used in this Project:

Spunky Dino (Split) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.35" x 4.85" | 2.66" x 3.86"

Spunky Monkey (Split) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.58" x 3.98" | 2.84" x 3.16"

Spunky Unicorn (Split) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.24" x 4.87" | 2.58" x 3.87"