Halloween Hoodie Hacks with Funktional Threads

You're just about ready to walk out  the door. You have your purse, keys and the grocery list in hand. You call your child, and as she darts around the corner towards the front door you realize she has swapped out her trendy mama made outfit for...that #@!$$%%^&^* princess costume AGAIN! UGH!!!

I hear moms everywhere nodding heads. We've all been there, and whether it's Halloween time or any other time of the year, little kids love to play dress up. And why shouldn't they? It's FUN to pretend to be someone else!

Today we're bringing you Halloween Hoodie Hacks as a part of the Halloween Hacks Blog Tour. We're featuring the Rachel and Jackson patterns by Funktional Threads and various embroidery and applique designs to make practical dress up outfits for your kids.  You can get 30% off your cart at Funktional Threads now through midnight Sunday, October 19 with the code PRHOODY30. For the Seamless Hood Download, join the Funktional Threads Pattern Group. 

Perfect for Halloween Dress Up or for Every Day Play! Combine any Funktional Threads Hooded Pattern with an Applique Design, sew with costume coordinating fabrics, and "Viola"...Your hoodie has been hacked. 

I love this idea because it perfectly combines practical with playful. All we did was take an existing PDF pattern, choose fabrics to match our themes, and add a matching appliques to the hoods to complete our looks. Easy Peasy. 

  Perfect for Halloween Dress Up or for Every Day Play! 

Perfect for Halloween Dress Up or for Every Day Play! 

 Rachel + Rainbow Dash = Happy Girl and Happy Mom

Rachel + Rainbow Dash = Happy Girl and Happy Mom

It's both functional (or in this case Funktional) and whimsical. 

He sure makes a cute Rudolph!

 Jackson from Funktional Threads with Reindeer Embroidery

Jackson from Funktional Threads with Reindeer Embroidery

The perfect solution to saving your sanity and preserving their imaginations at the same time.

 Cheerleader Rachel!

Cheerleader Rachel!

 a-w-e-s-o-m-e, awesome, awesome, awesome are we!

a-w-e-s-o-m-e, awesome, awesome, awesome are we!

Aren't these just so fun? I know not everyone has an embroidery machine, but there are so many ways you can still get creative with hand cut applique or embroidery too!

Argh!!!! I can wear this hoodie on Halloween, or to the grocery store with mom anytime.

Even the Ice Queen approves!

 Ice Queen Rachel

Ice Queen Rachel

 The Rachel from Funktional Threads

The Rachel from Funktional Threads

Want to make your own? Enter to win!

Pin any image in this post on Pinterest and use the hashtag #hoodiehack. We'll pick 2 winners Sunday night 10/19 at 10 PM to receive a copy of the Funktional Threads Pattern of their choice and a $5.00 embroidery design credit.  Happy Pinning!

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Blog Tour!

Wednesday, October 1st: Rebekah Sews & Dog Under My Desk Thursday, October 2nd: Friends Stitched Together & Sew Pandi Friday, October 3rd: That's What She Crafted & Everything Your Mama Made & More Monday, October 6th: Shawnta Sews & Handmade Boy Tuesday, October 7th: Muse of the Morning & Swoodson Says Wednesday, October 8th: Call Ajaire & Sew McCool Thursday, October 9th: Once Upon A Sewing Machine & imagine gnats Friday, October 10th: The Sewing Geek & Feather's Flights Monday, October 13th: Get Your Crap Together & Needle and Ted Tuesday, October 14th: The Shaffer Sisters & The Inspired Wren Wednesday, October 15th: Pattern Revolution & Just Joshin

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