Single Layer Tula Hood Tutorial

This is similar to the original wrap hoods that come with the full Tula’s. It’s perfect for warmer weather, or if you just don’t have much fabric to work with.  I wouldn’t recommend it for a one sided fabric, because once the hood is in use, the backside of the fabric will be showing. So, let’s begin! Here’s an idea of my measurements for my pattern: Single Layer Hood   Fold your fabric in half and line up the design.  This picture is comparing the size to the normal size hood pattern that I use for the double layer. It looks really long, but you need that for the bottom part where the snaps go! Here’s what we’ve got when we open it up:   Get your iron ready! It’s a must for this! Ok, so the top piece, we want to iron down about 1/2 an inch Now fold again, and iron about an inch. Let’s topstitch this down! These little pieces They gotta go! Chop them off! Moving to the bottom, fold and iron down about 1/2 an inch. Now, let’s work on the pockets for the elastics. Iron about 1/2 an inch down the side And now the other side Now fold and iron about an inch And the other side… Fold the bottom up 1 1/2 to 2 inches, and iron. You can see that the seams are getting thick and elastic still needs to fit under there. So, lets open this up and take out some of the bulkiness!   Where my thumbs are marked, I’m going to cut out, like this: **I know it doesn’t show it in the picture, but I should have just cut all the way down** Note that I left some fabric to catch in the seams, we don’t want any frays! Repeat for the other side. Fold up and sew around the three edges of the piece you are folding up. In the picture below, it’s the red that I’m sewing around. The sides and bottom.   This is when I chopped out the extra pieces that I could have just cut to begin with. The above picture is what yours would automatically look like if you had already cut it in the steps above. Now, let’s cut 2 pieces of elastic at 20 inches each. If you want toggles, you should add them now. The picture below shows  where I’m going to place the elastic inside the bottom we created. Make sure you leave enough of the ends to catch in the seams! I have found that my machine does some weird looping on the bobbin side when I stitch over the elastics. To prevent this, set your tension higher. Sew elastics in place. Here’s what we’ve got so far Don’t forget to set your tension back   And now let’s sew the bottom space in between the elastics that we just tacked in place. Getting so close! Now, let’s stitch the sides up. Use the presser foot to keep the elastic out of the way. You don’t want to stitch over it!

Once you get about halfway through stitching the side, gently pull on the toggle end so that only the fabric behind the presser foot is gathered.

Hold toggle down so that you don’t lose the elastic in the casing we are creating for it.

Finish stitching. Remember to go back and forth when starting and ending a stitch. This will secure it so the seams don’t come undone!

Even though I used toggles, I still like to stitch in between the two pieces of elastic to just ensure it doesn’t get pulled down inside. I stitch back and forth a few times only about an inch or so long.

Repeat elastic casing for the other side!

And now you’re done! Admire your work and add your snaps!

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