Today we’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you on how to make a contrast hood binding. This is a fun way to make the inside of the hood pop! You can use plain fabric for the outside and a pop of print for the inside, or print for the outside and a coordinating pop of solid color for the contrast hood binding and inside. Or print for both. Or plain for both! Let’s get started.
First you need to cut 2 of each hood piece. (If your hood pattern is lined like the one I used, the Rosemary Raglan affiliate link, just cut and sew as instructed.) When both your outer and inner hoods are assembled, here’s the fast and easy way to create that contrast hood binding.
Contrast Hood Binding Step 1:
Cut 1 inch off the outer hood along the front edge. (Most hoods are generously sized, and they will still cover the head adequately after doing this. But if you are concerned about the size of the hood, you can ADD 1 inch to the front edge of the inner hood as you are cutting it out.
Contrast Hood Binding Step 2:
Place the inner hood over the outer hood, right sides together. Line up the front edges, even though the hoods are now different sizes.
Sew the front edges together.
Contrast Hood Binding Step 4:
Turn the hood right sides out, and roll the inner hood out along the front edge. See, instant contrast hood binding.
Contrast Hood Binding Step 5:
To keep the inner fabric from rolling back to the inside, topstitch along the outer hood fabric, just inside the seam line.
Now you can create a contrast hood binding on all your hoodies! We’d love to see your completed garment if you use our tutorial…leave us a comment below, or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the fabric sources and the matching hoodie I sewed for myself, head over to CaliFabrics!