Top indie sweater sewing patterns to make this Winter
When it’s chilly outside we love nothing more than sewing a snuggly jumper sewing pattern. Over the last few months we’ve seen lots of sweater sewing patterns popping up on social media as the weather gets colder and many of us are spending more time at home. So here are our top sweater sewing patterns from independent designers for adults and children. Get inspired with our collection of sweater sewing patterns, jumper dresses and use up those knit fabrics in your stash.
New sweater pattern releases this Winter
Women’s Hug Hoodie – The Hug Hoodie is a comfy, casual, relaxed fit sweatshirt with raglan sleeves, optional hood, a cool overlap detail at the front and a curved hem at the back. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 20. Also available for teens and children.
The Loungewear Edit, Stretch Edition – With 5 different patterns, 10 different variations and numerous combinations, The Loungewear Edit – Stretch Edition brings you a capsule collection of slouchy stylish designs. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 16.
Noord T-shirt and Sweatshirt – A fun colour-blocked knit top, this pattern can be sewn as either a T-shirt or a sweatshirt. With a boxy fit, shirt-tail hem that is slightly longer in the back, and unique seaming details, this is a pattern you can play with. Available as PDF or paper. Sizes XS – XXL (approx. UK 8 – 20) with A/B, C and D cups.
All time sewing community sweater favourites
Toaster Sweater – These two different high neck sweaters will keep you toasty warm and stylish in the cooler months. They are both very simple to sew and perfect for sewists of all levels who want to try their hand at sewing knits. Available as PDF or paper. Sizes XS – XXL (approx. UK 6 – 22).
Linden Sweatshirt – The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. Available as paper pattern. Sizes US 0 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 18).
High Cuff sweater – The High cuff sweater is inspired by the traditional sweatshirt and features rib cuffs at neck, sleeves and bottom. The shaped bottom cuff is higher at back, which gives it a feminine silhouette. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes XS-L, approx. UK size 8-20.
Perfect sweaters for beginners
Sunday Everyday Sweater – The Sunday Everyday Sweater is an oversized sweater with lots of options. The tapered hem gives the sweater a slight cocoon shape and slimming effect. It comes in two different styles with three different lengths. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 0 – 18 (approx. UK 6 – 18).
Elliot Sweater and Tee – The Elliot Sweater is your go-to cosy layer for everyday wear. Dress it up with dark denim and boots, or keep it casual over leggings and sneakers. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 6 – 30).
Lynn Sweatshirt – Lynn is a classic raglan sleeve sweatshirt with rib trim for the neck, cuff and hem bands. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. XS – XXL (UK 6 – 22/24).
Ali Sweatshirt – Ali is an oversized sweatshirt with drop-shoulders, dolman sleeves, a shoulder yoke and two-piece sleeves with optional topstitching. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes A – N (approx. UK 4 – 30).
Mika Sweater – Mika is an absolute must-have! This crewneck jumper – with its classic triangular insert – has raglan sleeves and a loose fit without being oversized. Make it long or make it cropped – it’s great for pairing with a high waisted skirt or pair of trousers. Available as PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XXXL (approx. UK 6 – 28/30).
Hosta Tee and Sweatshirt – Hosta is a drop sleeve, easygoing, everyday top. It’s simple enough to make in an afternoon, and cozy enough to wear every day. With three versions – a boxy tee, long sleeve sweatshirt, and funnel neck top – there is a Hosta for any season. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes XS – 4X (approx. UK 8 – 30).
All in the neckline detail
Tobin Sweater – This modern sweater pattern is designed for curves, with bodice darts and innovative cup sizing. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes US 12 – 28 (approx. UK 14 – 30) in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
Casey Sweater – Casey is a pretty pullover sweater with button details at the neck, long shaped cuffs and comfortable deep pockets. Available as a PDF, PDF + printed copy shop or paper pattern. Sizes UK 6 – 18.
Talvikki Sweater – Talvikki is a soft and warm sweater with both casual and crisp elements. The loose fit and dropped shoulders are balanced with an elegant funnel neck shaped with darts. The deep vents at the sides and the longer hem at the back add a sharp look to this cozy sweater. Available as a PDF, PDF + printed copy shop or paper pattern. Sizes XS – XXL (approx. UK 4/6 – 26/28).
Neige Sweatshirt – Neige is a sweatshirt with pieced statement sleeves. Version A has side slits and a funnel neck. Version B is cropped and finished with ribbing. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes EU 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14/16).
Wall to Wall Sweater – Meet your new best friend. She’s an all-embracing sweater-style top ready to take you anywhere and everywhere. Available as a PDF and PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XXL (approx. UK 8 – 24).
Elsa Sweater – Elsa is a loose fit knit sweater with dolman sleeves and a straight hemline. This pattern has a darted sleeve to create a soft curve on the back, as well as cuffs. The collar is long and wide for a dramatic look. Available as a PDF pattern. Sizes US 4 – 22 (approx. UK 8 – 22/24).
LB Pullover – The LB Pullover is a quick and easy to sew jumper with full length sleeves, designed to be made in a low stretch fabric or a woven. It comes with two options. Option A is a turtleneck. Option B is a regular crew neck. Available as a PDF and PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 28.
Jocko Pullover – It’s a boxy fit sweater with detailed side vents and a relaxed fit 7/8 sleeve. Perfect for chilly days, the slouchy silhouette can be effortlessly dressed up or down making it an essential for every wardrobe. View 1 features shoulder-buttons and View 2 features a turtleneck. Available as a PDF and PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes EU 32 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 22).
Calypso Top and Hoodie – This colour-blocked top can be made as a T-shirt, a sweater or a hoodie with a hidden kangaroo pocket in the central panel. There are options for a crewneck, lined cowl or overlapped lined hood as well as short, elbow length or full length sleeves finished with fitted cuffs. The bottom can be hemmed or finished with a casing or band. With so many options to mix and match, you could make a whole wardrobe of comfy – and completely different – tops! Available as a PDF and PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes US 0 – 30 / XXS – 4XL (approx. UK 6 – 34) in Petite, Regular and Tall.
Ondee Sweater – Ondée is a cropped jersey sweater, cinched at the waist. Version A has short sleeves and a contrasting collar. Version B has long sleeves and a scoop neck. Available in paper format. Sizes EU 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14/16).
Enid Sweater – Enid is practical and warm, designed to be made with soft, snuggly sweatshirt fabric. The cropped length means you can wear it with all of your high-waisted dresses, skirts and pants. The two different necklines, an angled square or a lightly rounded V-neck, mean you can easily switch it up depending on your mood. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 24.
Rigi Jumper – Rigi is a comfy jumper with batwing sleeves and with or without a box pleat at the centre front. Version A is cropped. Version B ends at the hips. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 0 – 10 (approx. UK 4 – 20).
The Southbank Sweater – This is a cosy yet stylish knit pattern designed to become a winter wardrobe workhorse. With a slightly oversized fit, funnel neck and drop-shoulders, Southbank is on-trend, comfortable and flattering. Oh, and unbelievably quick and easy to sew! Available in paper, PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 20 OR UK 16 – 28.
Alex Dress and Sweater – Both the dress and sweater feature a very comfortable wide cut and dropped shoulders. The dress also has side seam pockets. Easy to make, both will quickly become a key elements of your wardrobe. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes EU 36 – 48 (approx. UK 8 – 16/18).
My Sew-Called Sweater – This simple, slouchy, oversized sweater, with long or cropped options, is suitable for beginner sewers. My Sew-Called Sweater is designed to be a comfortable staple for lounging around the house or chucking on over leggings to run to the shops, but don’t let that stop you from experimenting! Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XL (approx. UK 6 – 20).
Colour blocking sweaters
Gemma Sweater and Maxi Dress – This pattern includes two variations: a sporty sweater and a feminine jersey dress. Both variations have an interesting geometric cut at the front and a funnel neck. The sweater is loose-fitting and has elastic cuffs and a drawstring hem. The maxi-length dress is semi-fitted with fitted sleeves and has a deep vent at the back. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes EU 32 – 46 (approx. UK 4/6 – 16/18).
Ada Hoodie – You can sew Ada in a minimalist way in just one colour, with a ribbed neckband or hood, in the long or short version. Or if you’d like to colour-block your sweatshirt, you can, for example, sew coloured stripes onto the sleeves and possibly combine them with a yoke in the front and back. You can also choose between the long or short version, and between neckband ribbing or a hood, for this combination. Or you can sew Ada with a yoke and add kangaroo pockets! Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XL // EU 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6/8 – 18).
Maxine Sweater – Maxine is a very cosy and stylish sweater featuring a criss-cross front detail, generous secret pockets, two neckband variations, drop shoulder, waistband and cuffs. It is suitable for a wide variety of medium to heavy weight stretch fabrics. The pattern is aimed at but not exclusive to adventurous beginners who would like to learn more about sewing with stretch fabrics using a domestic sewing machine. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes UK 6 – 20.
Big sleeve sweaters
Sheridan Sweater – The Sheridan Sweater is a cosy, stylish, yet simple sweater in two views with several options. View A has a crew neck, and View B features a built-up bateau neckline similar to a wide mock turtleneck. Both views have the option for a regular banded length, cropped banded length, or cropped hem length. Choose between a cuffed bishop sleeve, an elasticated bishop sleeve, or a simple wide bell sleeve. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes US 2 – 22 (approx. UK 8 – 22).
Busan Top – The Busan Top provides a unique twist to your everyday comfort wear. The Busan Top has statement sleeves with exaggerated narrow shoulders. Regardless of whether you have wide or narrow shoulders, the silhouette is designed to look great on you! Use jersey fabric to make a T-shirt, or sweater knit fabric to make a sweater – you will love this top either way! Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 22).
Lion Sweatshirt – I am a sweatshirt with puff sleeves. My classic shape is enhanced by the volume of my sleeves. I have 3 snap fasteners on the left shoulder to open and close. Available in paper, PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes EU 36 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14). The PDF is a 2-for-1 bundle. It includes PDF patterns for both the Lion and Zebre Sweatshirts!
Unisex Maggi Sweater – Maggi is a sweater with a relaxed fit and raglan sleeves, cuffs, and neck and hem bands. This unisex pattern comes with two sleeve lengths. Maggi is suitable for beginners. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes EU 32 – 56 (approx. UK 6 – 28).
Men’s Dean Sweatshirt – Dean is a classic raglan sleeve men’s sweatshirt with rib trim for the neck, cuff and hem bands. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XXL.
Men’s Finlayson Sweater – This sweater is a grown up version of the classic hoodie. It will be a wardrobe staple due to its cosy boxy shape and hard wearing cuffed hems. Available in paper, PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes XS – XXL.
Casper Sweater – Casper is a unisex oversized sweater with a high-low hem, cuffs and a neckband. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 2 – 14 years.
Hug Hoodie – The Hug Hoodie is a comfy, relaxed fit raglan sweatshirt with a unique overlap detail at the front, a curved hem that dips at the back and an optional hood. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 2 – 10 years.
Mini Pixie Tee and Dress – The Mini Pixie Tee is a dropped shoulder oversized tee. View A has short sleeves and gathered hem ties. View B has long sleeves and hem bands. View C has a regular hem. All views offer a dress option and the short and long sleeves are interchangeable. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 12 months – 12 years.
Scammit Sweatshirt and Cardigan – Scämmit is a sweatshirt with contrast shoulder yokes. It has a back closure with a simplified snap-button placket. It may be sewn on a conventional sewing machine (double needle or stretch stitch) or a serger. Scämmit can also be made as a cardigan, with or without ruffles. Available as a paper pattern. Sizes 1 – 12 years.
Aspen Sweatshirt – Layering is made easy with this modern, easy to wear, slouchy, raglan sleeved sweat top. Try regular length, or a crop for a sportier dance feel. If you like a motif, you can add a star or skull appliqué in a contrast fabric. Available in PDF or PDF + printed copy shop. Sizes 1 year – 12 years.
Adventurer Raglan Sweatshirt – This is a simple but stylish raglan sweatshirt. There are 4 neckline options: regular round neck, single or double button neck, and split collar button neck. There is also the option for a through pocket. Available as a PDF pattern. Sizes preemie/small newborn – 12 years.