Make a quarter zip sweatshirt using this hack to a basic hoodie pattern
Hey y’all, today I’m going to show you how to take my hoodie pattern and turn it into a half zip pulllover! These zip neck kinds of sweatshirts are the Coach’s favorite to wear when it’s cool but sunny outside. And I’ve also seen them called quarter zip sweatshirts – and if you want to get technical, I think “one third zip” is the most accurate description of this one, because the 9 inch zipper is longer than 1/4 of the front half but shorter than 1/2, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it, ha!
I sewed this one in his school colors with colorblocking to help use up some scraps and also show off the seams on this design. But you can absolutely do this in just one color for a subtler look.
To make a zip neck pullover, you’ll need
- A zipper. In this example I used a 9 inch nylon zipper, but you can modify this for any zipper length
- Fabric. I used sweatshirt fleece, but stretch fleece, French terry and other medium to heavy weight knit fabrics would work as well
- The pattern. You can do this with the free men’s size small hoodie pattern from my pattern gallery, but it you need a different size it might be easier to purchase the Conroe Sweatshirt pattern in my shop. Bonus – conroe comes with an ad free version of the video tutorial and printable step by step instructions.
This half zip pullover is a little more of an involved hack than others, but just go step by step and you can do it too. I made a video to show you exactly how I did it. You can watch that on YouTube here or below.
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