Trending: Sweater Weather
Is anyone else feeling a little chilly this week or is it just me? The festive season is upon us, perhaps you are thinking of a handmade Christmas Jumper? Or maybe you need something super cosy to stay home and sew in? Or just need something to give your wardrobe a lift? Fear, not team we have your back and are here to bring you some of our favourite sweatshirt sewing patterns… with a twist!
We are hooked on interesting details and pattern construction that make us “ooh” and “ahh“. So we thought we’d round up a few indie sweater patterns that are far from ordinary. Enjoy!
Boost your weekend wardrobe with this comfy, easy-fitting top. The Style Arc Bert Knit Top features a dropped shoulder line, deep armhole, polo-style collar and tab, and long sleeves with a slight balloon shape. The collar, tab, cuffs and hem band can be in ribbing or main fabric. Pair with the Ernie Knit Pant.
WHAT WE LOVE: The polo-style collar and sleeves with a slight balloon shape
Sizing: UK 4 – 16 or UK 18 – 30
The Sew Liberated Nest Sweatshirt, made with a comfortable knit fabric and a distinctive centre quilt block, is so versatile and one-of-a-kind that it may become the most-worn item in your closet. With a unique cross-over neckline, raglan sleeves that hang beautifully from the shoulders, and that gorgeous quilt block, you will radiate strong artistic vibes. It’s also incredibly fun to sew: use up your scraps, enjoy colour blocking, and add some handsewn texture to put your own stamp on this elevated sweatshirt design.
WHAT WE LOVE: The unique cross-over neckline and that gorgeous quilt block
Sizing: UK 6/8 – 32/34
The Fibre Mood Leona Sweater is so back to the future with its geometric inserts and gathered sleeves. The neck binding, wrist trim, and hem band are in ribbed trim fabric.
WHAT WE LOVE: The geometric inserts and gathered sleeves
Sizing: UK 6 – 28/30
The Maison Fauve Granite Sweatshirt is the piece that will make you love sportswear. It features a slightly wide cut for comfort, and an elongated shoulder line to soften the shape.
WHAT WE LOVE: The spectacular voluminous sleeves with a couture touch.
Sizing: UK 6 – 28
Elevate your knitwear with Tilly and the Buttons Pearl Cardigan. It features a relaxed fit across the bust with dropped shoulders, a choice of classic long straight sleeves, short sleeves or balloon sleeves with cosy cuffs, cropped hemline finished with a deep band which sits on the waist. Pearl fastens at the waist with an adjustable tie
WHAT WE LOVE: The wrap-over style with ballet dancer vibes.
Sizing: UK 6 – 24 (paper) or UK 6 – 34 (PDF)
The Bella Loves Patterns Apollo Jumper is a comfy sweatshirt designed to be made in a heavyweight knit. With a modern oversized casual fit, Apollo is perfect to pair with your favourite jeans or joggers. It features drop shoulders, a high neck and bracelet-length sleeves with tapered cuffs.
WHAT WE LOVE: The chic high neck and bracelet-length sleeves with tapered cuffs
Sizing: UK 6/8 – 18/20
The Vikisews Lindsey Hoodie is loose-fitting, with a trapeze silhouette. The front features princess seams with internal in-seam pockets, and the back features a shaped yoke. The sweatshirt has a dropped shoulder and long sleeves with cuffs. Lindsey has a tall stand collar with a short centre front closed-end zip. The slightly curved high-low hem has a waistband, and the garment is below hip length.
WHAT WE LOVE: The zip front is so on-trend and you can increase the cosiness factor by zipping it all the way up.
Sizing: UK 6 – 20
Format: Paper and PDF
The Dhurata Davies Maxine Sweater 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 aimed at but not exclusive to adventurous beginners who want to learn more about sewing with stretch fabrics using a domestic sewing machine.
WHAT WE LOVE: The secret pocket… need we say more?
Sizing: UK 6 – 20
The Tessuti Fabrics Lennox Sweatshirt is a loose, boxy sweatshirt features drop shoulders and self-fabric neck and hem bands with twin needle detail stitching. View A has a traditional V-detail at the neckline. View B has striking asymmetric colour-blocking. The sleeves can be tapered with a sleeve band or straight and gathered into wide elasticised cuffs.
WHAT WE LOVE: Colour-blocking is not just a striking feature, it can help use up those odds and ends of fabrics you don’t know what to do with! The elasticated cuff is the chef’s kiss on this fabulous pattern.
Sizing: UK 6 – 22
The Papercut Patterns Solar Tee and Sweater is a year-round wardrobe staple and a super quick make! Perfect as a basic to throw on with any ensemble, or a little sweeter with the ruffle sleeves. The Solar pattern has a relaxed fit and features drop shoulders, short and long sleeve options and hem and cuff bands for the sweater versions. A matching children’s pattern is available here.
WHAT WE LOVE: The ruffle sleeves are irresistible, but we love the fact that you can make it as a plain sweater too. Another fabulous feature is that you can make the t-shirt version in light to medium-weight knit or woven fabrics, so it’s super versatile!
Sizing: UK 4 – 20 or UK 18 – 36