Halifax Hoodie fabric inspiration

The Halifax Hoodie by Hey June Handmade is the Sew My Style pattern for August.

Even though we are having one of the best summers in the recent past in the UK, it is still always nice to have something cosy for cooler evenings and this will be great as we transition into Autumn/Winter.

There are several options for customising your Halifax and depending on your fabric choice, you will get a differing looks.

Lighter weight options

If you wanted to go for a lighter weight hoodie, you could opt for a loop back French Terry, like this sand coloured fabric:

You can also use a cotton jersey to make your Halifax, as long as it is a medium weight. Why not mix up some of the gorgeous Albstoffe organic cotton jerseys?

Traditional sweatshirting

For a more traditional sweatshirt, use a fleece backed sweatshirting, like these options:

Mottled Mint Sweatshirt

Yarn Dyed Striped French Terry

Antique rose French Terry

Ponte Roma

You could also opt for a stable knit like a ponte roma – this black and grey dual faced ponte is a great option for colour blocking:


Of course, hoodies don’t have to be completely casual, you can opt to use a velour to add a touch of glamour!

Glass velour mink


Sweatshirt fleece traditionally has no stretch, so it may be worth using a ribbing fabric for the cuffs – we have three different rib knits in stock:

Antique rose



Or you can use one of the stunning new Albstoffe cuffs to add some gorgeous detail:

Cuff Me College

Cuff Me Icon

Contrast details

You can also choose to use a contrasting fabric for your hood lining – you can use any lighter weight jersey for this.

I hope this gave you some good ideas for fabric choices. I can’t wait to get started on mine!


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