Top 10 Sewing Patterns

New Year, New Knits – Sweaters to Sew Right Now

It’s been a blooming cold week, hasn’t it? Cue staying home and sewing mode! Do you have some cosy sweatshirt, fleece or knit fabric in your stash that needs sewing up? Do you fancy making something you can whip up and wear right now? 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 to kickstart your 2024 sewing. We’ve got something for everyone. The beginner sewers. The detail lovers. The no-frills-purists. Grab a mug of something hot and enjoy browsing this lot!

If you like a versatile number, the Friday Pattern Company Pogonip Pullover is it. Designed for woven or stable knit fabrics, this pattern will allow you to have lots of fun with your fabric choice. Go super cosy with a fleece fabric, a colour-blocked number in French terry or a warming pre-quilted fabric. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, the clever optional packable pocket (with strap) will make this something you never leave the house without.

Sweaters don’t have to be boring and I think this rather interesting detail elevates this pattern pick. The Fibre Mood Soraya Jumper has a unique tie detail feature that allows you to play with the ruched effect. The high neck makes it extra cosy and works in knit fabrics such as; French terry, rib jersey, scuba, interlock, knitted jacquard, and velvet.

1/2 zip styles are all over the high street at the moment so you might be tempted to sew your own. This one is spot on if you want a sporty feel, but don’t want something that feels like sportswear. The French Navy Roscoe Sweater has some rather lovely details. From the practical kangaroo pocket to the elasticated waistband and cuffs to the 1/2 zip front yoke. Plus, it has plenty of opportunity to play with colour and print. It’s a winner!

Have you had your eye on one of those gorgeous pre-quilted woven fabrics from Merchant & Mills? They transform into a cool sweatshirt with the Sidney pattern. It’s a great buy as you can make the body in woven or knit fabrics which is finished with ribbed cuffing.

Been eyeing up some fleece fabric? Or maybe you already have some that you just couldn’t resist and are hunting for the right pattern to go with your coveted fabric. This is the perfect pattern to sew with it! The Wardrobe by Me 1/2 Zipper Sweater has a roomy fit which allows for layers underneath making it the ultimate ‘wintering’ layer for hibernating in comfort.

If you love details, this pattern has plenty. The Liesl + Co. Antwerp Pullover has a bunch of options to choose from. If you can’t decide whether you want to go for an on-trend collared jumper or a classic hoodie, this design gives you both! It works best with medium- to heavyweight woven fabrics like wool flannel, denim, and corduroy, or with stable knits like ponte or French terry – so it is a versatile number.

A classic pattern (if not one of the earliest sweater indie sewing patterns out there), but still one of the best in my opinion. The Named Talvikki Sweater combines both casual and crisp elements, the result of which is pretty chic. 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 cosy sweater. Roll your sleeves up to finish the look.

I’ve got another chic option for you that will be so warm to wear. The Maker’s Atelier Big Easy Top has two shapes and sleeve widths to choose from as well as two neckline options. Your fabrics can be left with a raw edge – so choose something like a microfleece, bonded jerseys or boiled and felted wools.

This two-in-one pattern is probably the most popular sweater pattern we have in the shop. The Sew House Seven Toaster Sweaters comes with lots of different options to mix and match to sew your dream jumper. And, yes, you will be toasty in it.

Do we have any beginners in the house? If you’re new to sewing with knit fabrics, this pattern is simple enough to get you started. The Modern Sewing Co. Rib Sweater is a slouchy jersey jumper but with a bit more style – a ‘big cosy sweatshirt’ that somehow manages to feel both supremely relaxed and chic. The voluminous sleeves are to die for!

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