How Many Yards Of Fabric To Make A Hoodie?

Based on the research, the amount of fabric needed to make a hoodie depends on the size you want to make.

For a small hoodie, you will need:

  • 0.75 yards for sizes 0-3M to 9-12M[1]
  • 1 to 2 yards for a child’s hoodie[8]

For a medium hoodie, you will need:

  • 1 yard for sizes 12-18M to 5-6T[1]
  • 1.5 to 2 yards for an adult hoodie[8]

For a large hoodie, you will need:

  • 1.5 to 3 yards for an adult hoodie[4][8]
  • 2 to 2 3/4 yards depending on your size[11]

So to summarize:

  • Small: 0.75 to 1 yard
  • Medium: 1 to 2 yards
  • Large: 1.5 to 3 yards

I would recommend getting at least 1.5 yards to make a medium or large adult hoodie, but get extra if you want to be safe to account for pattern layout and fabric width.

Feel free to purchase rib knit fabric in addition for bands if your main fabric doesn’t stretch enough. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!

[1] https://brindilletwig.com/products/014-hoodie
[2] https://www.theshapesoffabric.com/2020/09/21/how-to-sew-a-hoodie/
[3] https://www.picolly.com/how-to-calculate-the-required-amount-of-material-for-sweatshirt-jacket-pants-etc
[4] https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Hoodie
[5] https://happiestcamper.com/how-to-sew-a-hoodie-with-free-pattern/
[6] https://www.newschoolers.com/forum/thread/632158/The-Official-Hoodie-Tutorial
[7] https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2VQNB3S8w8
[8] https://batikindonesia.com/how-many-yards-of-fabric-to-make-a-hoodie/
[9] https://mellysews.com/make-a-hoodie-sew-a-hoody/
[10] https://so-sew-easy.com/the-hoodie-pattern-and-tutorial/
[11] https://mellysews.com/how-to-sew-a-sweatshirt/

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