Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

This week you can find two of my tutorials and free pdf patterns (ages 2-6 years) to sew up this super cool pair of skater shorts and coordinated hoodie over on Birch Fabric’s Blog! You can now find the skater shorts and hoodie tutorials, right here! The tutorials, feature prints from the Charley Harper range from Birch Fabrics, but originally I created them using the Fort Firefly range, designed by Teagen White, which is absolutely adorable!

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

I thought I would share some pictures, here, of the original version, as well as showing you how I created the embellishment for the back pockets.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

Cut out butterfly and firefly from contrast fabric and sew a line of stay stitching close to the edge of the image.The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

Embellish the applique with organic cotton embroidery thread. I outlined some areas and used french knots for any spots. You can really sew as much or as little as you like. Then fold under the edges (you may need to clip some of the corners) and use small hand stitches to sew the applique to the back pocket (main fabric). You can then top stitch close to the edge, to attach the applique to your short, back pocket using your sewing machine. I also added in some of the spots that were outside of the firefly on the fabric.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

This outfit went along to Quilt Market this October, along with my fabric hot air balloon, and I’m so pleased, as I love the way it turned out!

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

I used Critter Camp as the focus print for the hoodie, whilst the placket and hood lining are made using an upcycled t-shirt.

The Crafty Kitty | Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

The trousers are sewn using Organic Fairtrade Corduroy and the lining fabric print is Jars Gold!

5 thoughts on “Rohan Hoodie and Skater Shorts

  1. November 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    They’re awesome!! I’ve linked to your pattern over at Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-rohan-skater-shorts-for-little-boys/2013/11/13/
    –Anne

  2. Paolita Pao
    May 7, 2015 at 5:11 am

    hola
    como puedo descargarlo si el enlace del pdf esta blanco? xoxo

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