Sew House Seven

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweaters

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Toaster Sweaters sewing pattern from Sew House Seven. 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.

Sweater #1 is a closer fitting, semi-cropped sweatshirt/sweater. It works best when sewn in thick, stiff knits with some body to keep the neck standing upright. It features raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck and long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. It’s great in a standard sweatshirt fleece (with stretch); however, it’s also extremely handsome in a sweater knit to dress it up a bit.

Sweater #2 is an easy top/sweater that can be dressed up or down. It is somewhat fitted through the shoulders and sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem. It features a semi-high neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitred side vents and a high-low hem that is 1” shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip. Sew it in a boiled wool knit, wool jersey or ponte for a more dressed up look. Sew it in a sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) or jersey knit for a more casual look.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Choose standard sizes 00 - 20 or curvy sizes 16 - 34. Includes both sweaters.

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF
Includes standard sizes 00 - 20 and curvy sizes 16 - 34. Choose one sweater or both sweaters.

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose standard sizes 00 - 20 or curvy sizes 16 - 34. Includes both sweaters. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Mid to heavy weight stretch fabrics with at least 20% horizontal stretch.

Version #1: Stretch sweatshirt fleece, stretch French terry, knit boiled wool, ponte, scuba.

Version #2: Stretch sweatshirt fleece, stretch French terry, wool jersey, thick cotton interlock or jersey knit, stretch woven wool, ponte.

Fabric requirements: Allow extra fabric if matching stripes or plaids or using border prints.

Sizes 00 - 20

Version #1: 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 5/8 - 2 yd (1.5 - 1.8 m) // 60" (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 yd (1.2 - 1.7 m).

Version #2: 54"/60" (137/152 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/2 - 1 7/8 yd (1.4 - 1.7 m).

Sizes 16 - 34

Version #1: 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 yd (1.6 - 2.5 m) // 60" (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 yd (1.6 - 2.5 m).

Version #2: 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 5/8 - 2 1/2 yd (1.5 - 2.3 m) // 60" (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 5/8 - 1 7/8 yd (1.5 - 1.7 m).

Sizing: 00 - 20 and 16 – 34 (approx. UK 6 - 22 and UK 20 – 36/38, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.

Note: The size ranges have been drafted from different blocks. The standard size range (sizes 00 – 20) is fit on a base size 8 that is approximately 5’6″ – 5’7″ (168 – 170 cm) tall and grades very slightly in height. It is fit on a B/C cup. The curvy size range (sizes 16 – 34) is fit on a base size 24 that is approximately 5’6″ – 5’7″ (168 – 170 cm) tall and does not grade in height. Cup sizes may be offered for C/D, E/F and G/H depending on the style. There are differences between the curvy and standard sizes 16 – 20. The shoulders on the curvy sizes are narrower, the cups are fuller, and the tummy and hips are rounder than for the standard sizes.

Notions: Thread // Optional for Version #2: double-sided fusible knit tape for the neck and hem.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern for Version #1 (29 pages for sizes 00-20, 36 pages for sizes 16-34); US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern for Version #2 (22 pages for sizes 00-20, 25 pages for sizes 16-34); US copy shop pattern for Version #1 (1 sheet for each size range); US copy shop pattern for Version #2 (1 sheet for each size range); A0 copy shop pattern for Version #1 (2 sheets for each size range); A0 copy shop pattern for Version #2 (1 sheet for sizes 00-20, 2 sheets for sizes 16-34) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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PatsyPoo
I love my toaster!

This pattern has been around for a while but only recently did I feel the need to make one for myself. Why did I take this long?! It's amazing! I made the size S and chose the raglan and high neck version. The instructions seemed to be fine but I can't really comment because I didn't take much notice of them. It was a very speedy project. I used my overlocker and it went by in a flash. I love the fit of it. It's comfy and snuggly and I'm certain there will be more Toasters in my wardrobe very soon...

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Jolette
#1: Warm, with cuffs to die for!

Comparison

You can see it here with five other sweater patterns all from The Foldline.

Top Row: SouthBank by Nina Lee; LB Pullover by Paper Theory; Toaster #1 by Sew House Seven.

Bottom Row: Orono by Itch to Stitch; Talvikki by Named; Jocko by Ready to Sew

My perfect sweater?

The best thing about Toaster #1 is the long cuffs - when you pull the sleeves up they stay where you put them! I have worn this a lot.   It is comfortable, and warm, because, with the high neck, fitted cuffs and bottom band, the cold air can't get in.  It reminds me a lot of a sweatshirt but is a bit more fancy.  In ponte roma fabric, it is good for practical outdoor activity, e.g. gardening.

Making up

I cut this in size M, my smaller hip size was irrelevant and slightly larger waist accommodated within the ease.  I shortened the sleeve pattern by 1”at the elbow.  The seam allowance is five eighths of an inch.  There was a lot of switching between single- and twin-needle sewing.  The sleeve-cuff join was too small in diameter to fit over the arm of my sewing machine so I wasn’t able to topstitch this seam.

Fitting and alterations

Despite my initial alteration, the sleeves were still too long and needed to be shortened by an additional inch.  I debated shortening the cuff but opted to shorten the sleeve and maintain the styling of the long cuff.  The sleeves and cuffs are quite narrow so although there is plenty of room in the underarm, I would struggle to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath this sweater.  Were I to make it again I would consider reducing the depth of the bottom band and possibly sewing it on with a slight stretch for a tighter fit.

 

 

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Norfolk Daphne
On fleek' stripe matching, apparently!

This gorgeous striped loopback jersey was from The Eternal Maker and I LOVE the colours, they're right up my street! I wanted to make a raglan sweater that played with the stripes, so I opted for a Sew House Seven Toaster as I could get a dramatic contrast with the wide waistband, neckband, and cuffs.

I made a size Small, graded to a Medium at the bust, shortened the bodice by 1 1/2″, took 2″ off the depth of the waistband, and 6″ off the length of the waistband.

I shared some photos in the Facebook Fold Line Group and someone told me my stripe matching is 'on fleek'. Thankfully I'd watched The Apprentice a couple of years ago (remember the trainers, anyone?!) and know what it means, so I said thank you very much! ;-)

If you'd like to read more and see more photos, you can find it on my blog here: https://norfolkdaphne.wordpress.com/2020/08/31/recent-makes/

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vicky6
Great little pattern

There’s not much to add to all the other comments about this marvellous pattern . It is simple and made up in a jiffy. I made my version using up a scrap of purple ponte, so there’s a few extra joins and it is shorter than it should be. But it’s a great shape and I shall certainly make more.

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Hannah
Why have I not made this sooner?!

The devil is in the detail with the Toaster. The pattern instructs you to add topstitching to the seams, which adds a lovely detail and gives the finished garment something special.

I cut a medium out of the packet but shortened the sleeves by 2" after holding the pattern piece against me. Usually I have to shorten bodices but, as this is intended as a cropped jumper, I didn't need to do that. I prefer my jumpers un-cropped so it works fine for me. If you've got a longer torso, make sure you pay attention to the finished garment measurements.

The fabric is an amazingly spongy cable knit and sooooo warm. I cut the cuffs and hem band perpendicular to the bodice as I didn't want to worry about stripe matching.

I can't recommend this pattern enough.

Happy sewing.