Alpha Raglan Hoodie

Breathable. Fast Drying. Ultralight. Active warmth.
All of the above, please!


Alpha Raglan Hoodie
  • Minimalist pullover design with a modern style and fitted hood
  • Raglan sleeves with deep shoulder seams to avoid shoulder strap discomfort
  • Two hood styles included with or without cinch cord - balaclava and open neck
  • Designed for Polartec® Alpha® Direct for high breathability and great warmth-to-weight
  • Other great fabric options for a midlayer include fleece and Polartec® Power Grid™
Sewing Skill Level - Advanced Beginner
While a beginner can make this project, familiarity with sewing terms and construction techniques is expected. For best results, a serger is recommended. A zig zag stitch will work but results may vary based on individual skill. This is a great beginner garment pattern and fleece is forgiving. Make a prototype and have fun!
Body Measurements and Fit Guide
Detailed instructions on getting a great fit are included. Sizing covers XXS to XL with ten increments for getting the perfect fit. Custom fit adjustments are illustrated within the instructions. In the photos, I'm (6'0" tall, 170 lbs, 39" chest) wearing a size SM (sub-size medium) for 2" of ease around chest.
Body Measurement (inches) XXS XS S M L XL
Chest 30-32 33-34 35-37 38-40 41-44 45-48
Natural Waist 24-26 26-27 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42
Low Waist 30-32 33-34 35-37 38-41 42-45 46-48
Sleeve 30 31 32 33 34 35


Polartec® Alpha® Direct is available in a few variants so be sure to verify the sytle number you're purchasing.

  • Alpha Direct Style 4028, 68 gsm is the UL king of base layers
  • Alpha Direct Style 4004, 86 gsm is a happy medium
  • Alpha Direct Style 4008, 120 gsm performs as a cold weather midlayer
  • Alpha Direct Style 4024, 186 gsm for extreme warmth
  • Alpha Direct with Wool Style 4048, 153 gsm in a polyester and wool blend

Recommended Fabric Vendors

Discovery Fabrics
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Fabric Panel Recommended Length (Width)
Main Body Polartec® Alpha® Direct 2 yd (58")
Hood Facings Self fabric, stretch jersey or performance knit 8 inches (30")
Hood Cinch Cord 3/32" Shock Cord 30 inches
Cinch Hardware Mini Cord Lock, plastic stopper bead one each
Edge Binding Fold-over elastic or stretch double fold bias binding 3 yd (5/8" - 1" wide) minimum

Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Complete step-by-step sewing instructions with photos
  • Cut layout, pattern sizing, and custom fit adjustment instructions
  • Ten non-gendered sizes from XXS-XL for getting the perfect fit
  • Two hood variants - Balaclava style or open neck Overlap style
  • Multiple PDF paper sizes for printing convenience
    • Print at home on 8.5x11 inch Letter or A4 sized paper
    • Print at office on 11x17 inch tabloid or A3 sized paper
    • Large format on two 36x48 inch sized sheets (North America)
    • Large format on three A0 sized sheets (UK/EU)
  • Seam allowances included for all pattern panels and sizes

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Maker Kit

Limited Quantity Drop

  • Physical large format pattern, printed in color on two 36x48 inch sheets
  • 4" square fabric sample of Alpha Direct 60gsm (orange) and 120gsm (charcoal)
  • Two "MYOG 2022" labels custom made with gray heat transfer vinyl on 1.5" wide black grosgrain ribbon
  • Two mini cord locks and two stopper beads. Works with hood cinch up to 3/32" (2 mm) shock cord
  • Includes the Digital Sewing Pattern for immediate download

Sewalong Tutorials

Sew along with me to make your own Alpha Raglan Hoodie
My preferred method of sewing stretch binding around cuffs and waist. Same applies for simple hood openings.