Since I am a relatively new hockey mom, I do not have a lot of spirit wear. We had a lot of tournament games over the holiday season, so I whipped up this throwback-style hockey jersey one day.
It was fairly easy to create. I started with an oversized (and stained) sweatshirt.
- Remove waistband.
2. Straighten lower edge.
3. Remove neckband.
4. Remove cuff.
5. Create placket. Cut down the center of the front only. I did not have a lot of room before I hit the letters. If I had, I would have made the placket a bit deeper.
6. Stitch quilt binding to edge of placket.
I pinned the binding alongside the cut, squared off the edges, and stitched in place.
7. Create eyelets. Use an eyelet to mark the placement.
I used my awl to poke the first hole into the fabric.
I then used my embroidery scissors to cut a small circle. It was a little challenging to cut a small circle through the sweatshirt. It was also my first time inserting a small eyelet.
I used my Dritz tool to apply the eyelet.
Since I have created this, I’ve been looking at hockey sweatshirts and many use a buttonhole instead of an eyelet. That would work well if you don’t want to deal with the eyelet!
8. Lace a hockey skate lace into the eyelets.
9. Stitch quilt binding around the bottom of the sweatshirt and the bottom of the sleeve. Add as many stripes as you would like.
Rocky your hockey style!
I love this idea! I was first a garment sewer. First for my dolls, then for myself. About 30 years ago I bought a business and stopped sewing for myself but now am anxious to get back into it. I love remaking things and this is a great idea! Thanks.
Carol, I understand not sewing for yourself! Every year I try to recommit to finding time to sew for myself!
VERY CLEVER! 🙂
This is awesome! I’m looking to add eyelets and a short shoe lace to a throwback hockey jersey I have that doesn’t already have this iconic feature. Nicely done!!!