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10 Sweatshirt sewing patterns to sew up now

Today we’re talking about 10 sweatshirt sewing patterns you can make up right now.

I don’t know about you, but when the skies turn gray, I love having a nice cozy sweatshirt to kick about the house in. Even better, sweatshirts are a quick and easy sew that don’t require a lot of fabric. Shoot, you can even upcycle an old sweatshirt into something a little more your style. Win, win.

So before you get into your next DIY sweatshirt project, I wanted to give you a go to list of sweatshirt sewing patterns you can choose from. I did all the searching work for you so that you don’t have to spend time searching through pattern company websites when all you want to do is sewing up a sweatshirt.

So here are 10 sweatshirt patterns you can give a whirl.

11 Sweatshirt Sewing Patterns to sew up now

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How to sew a sweatshirt

This post on how to sew a sweatshirt will help you modify a basic raglan t-shirt and turn it into a sweatshirt pattern. If you’ve already got a favorite raglan pattern, you’ll see how easy it is to hack your way to a DIY sweatshirt with this written and video tutorial.

Elizabeth Made ThisHow to sew a sweatshirt
Size:You sized
Features:Raglan sleeves, ribbing cuffs and hem and ribbing triangle
Good for:anyone
Pattern Format:Pattern hack of a raglan t-shirt

And if you don’t have a favorite raglan t-shirt pattern, try this easy to make DIY raglan t-shirt pattern.

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater

The Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater is a great pattern for a sweatshirt, particularly if you want something you can dress up a bit. The Toaster Sweater #1 is a fantastic layering piece with it’s cropped length.

I love wearing mine over winter dresses. The style is less fussy than a cardigan, and because it’s a pullover, I find it a bit warmer anyhow.

This is a pattern that works really well in sweatshirt knits. I’ve made up multiples of my own version, and it’ll always be a favorite for me. Check out my lace back and zippers Toaster Sweater hack.

Sew House SevenToaster Sweater
Size:XS-XXL (Bust 31”-47”)
Features:#1: fitted, cropped with stand up neck, raglan sleeves, wide waistband
#2: fitted in shoulders, looser through the body, boat neck, mitered side vents with high low hem
Good for:women
Pattern Format:PDF

Jalie Romy

The Jalie Romy is another great choice for a sweatshirt pattern. It has loose fitting raglan sleeves and an overall relaxed fit that you want in a good sweatshirt.

The cozy batwing sleeve just screams classic sweatshirt style.

With Jalie’s 28 sizes, you can sew this pattern up for virtually anyone in your family.

JalieRomy (Jalie 4024)
Size:Girls 2T-Women’s 22
Price:$14.00 for paper pattern
Features:Loose fit, batwing effect raglan sleeves, optional neckline and sleeve pack add-on
Good for:Girls and women
Pattern Format:Paper, PDF or printed + PDF

Jalie Marie Claude

The Jalie Marie Claude is a great sweatshirt pattern if you’re looking for something a little more streamlined and sporty. It’s got classic raglan sleeve style with a lot of extras like hood, crew neck or turtleneck.

The optional hood with ponytail hood and thumbhole cuffs would be great for cold weather running or other winter outdoor activities.

Because this is a more fitted sweatshirt, be sure to choose a sweatshirt knit with a higher stretch content. Something like Hermosa fleece from Rocky Woods would be a good choice.

JalieMarie Claude (Jalie 3667)
Size:Girls 2T-Women’s 22
Price:$14 for paper pattern
Features:Hood with ponytail hole, thumbhole cuffs, turtleneck, close fit
Good for:Girls and women
Pattern Format:Paper, PDF or printed + PDF

Jalie 3355: Sweatshirt, Hoodie, and Sweat Pants

You can get a whole lot of use from Jalie 3355 which has not just a classic sweatshirt but also a hoodie and sweat pants.

With unisex style, this is a great sweatshirt pattern you can use for your whole family. Just lengthen pieces where needed.

The sweatshirt has ribbing cuffs and hems and relaxed fit sleeves (not raglan). You can pop a hood on if you’d like and add a kangaroo pocket.

I’ve yet to buy this pattern, but it’s on my list, especially for my oldest who refers to his favorite sweat pants as “Precious” he wears them so much in colder months.

Size:Girls 2T-Women’s 22
Price:$14 for paper pattern
Features:Relaxed fit sleeves, optional hood and kangaroo pocket for classic hoodie, also sweat pants
Good for:Athleisure look for your whole family
Pattern Format:Paper, PDF or printed + PDF

Rebecca Page Comfy Cowl

picture courtesy Rebecca Page

If you’re looking for the ultimate hoodie sweatshirt pattern, Rebecca Page’s Comfy Cowl might be it. The generous, cozy cowl is just the thing to ward off winter drafts. This pattern is available for men, women and children, (you can save money and get the bundle), so you can make a round of family matching hoodies and be adorable and warm together.

Rebecca PageCozy Cowl
Size:Childrens: Newborn-12 years, Womens xxs-4xl (bust 32-59”), and Men’s
Price:$12.50 (children’s version) $14.50 (Men or Women’s version), $21.60 (children’s and women’s versions), $32.40 (Family bundle with Men’s, Women’s and Children’s versions)
Features:Dropped shoulder, relaxed fit, optional hood cord, optional front pocket
Good for:The whole family
Pattern Format:PDF

Love Notions Sloane Sweater

If you love to play around with mixing knits, the Love Notions Sloane Sweater has a built in colorblocking option. The shoulder yoke is the perfect place to show off a contrast knit. The elbow patches are fun, too.

There’s also a lot of classic sweatshirt sewing pattern elements like an optional hood and kangaroo pocket.

Bonus: there are projector files for this pattern if you’re into using a projector for sewing.

My friend Karina of Lifting Pins and Needles is here in her version in non-traditional fabrics to suit her weather.

Love NotionsSloane Sweater
Size:Women’s xs-5x (bust 33”-64”) Girls 2T-16
Price:$12 (women’s) $10 (girl’s)
Features:Back yoke, curved high low hem, optional kangaroo pocket and hood, elbow patches!
Good for:Women and girls
Pattern Format:PDF, copy shop, projector file

Style Arc Josie Hoodie

Style Arc always does a good job creating patterns that ooze with effortless style. The Style Arc Josie Hoodie is no exception and a nice sweatshirt sewing pattern to consider.

The shaped hem with drawstring and fitted shoulders all combine to make for the kind of sweatshirt that’d look great with a fun pair of sneakers. I could totally see sewing up this sweatshirt in a little drapier knit for a great DIY athleisure look.

I love this cheerful version from Meg at Cookin and Craftin.

Style ArcJosie Hoodie
Size:Women’s 4-30 (bust
Price (AUD):$15.00
Features:Hooded sweater with raglan sleeves, shoulder darts for better shaping, curved hem with drawstring
Good for:Women
Pattern Format:PDF or printed pattern

Lekala 4011

Lekala always adds little fun details you won’t find anywhere else for pretty fabulous prices. Lekala 4011 is a sweatshirt jacket with motorcycle style front zipper. The front angled seams make for a sporty look. There’s cozy pockets because pockets are a must for jackets.

If you’re an intermediate to advanced sewist, this will be a fun sweatshirt pattern to sew.

For more help on sewing the zipper into this pattern, check out how to sew a zipper on a jacket.

Size:Women’s 3xs-5xl (bust 76 cm-116cm) or custom size
Features:Front angled seams, motorcycle jacket style zipper, front pockets, back princess seams, high collar
Good for:Women
Pattern Format:PDF

Schnittchen Ada Hoody

If you’re looking at the Schnittchen Ada Hoody with DIY sweatshirts on the brain, one thing is going to pop out to you immediately. This pattern is all about the sleeves.

Bold stripes on the sleeves give you a perfect opportunity to play around with different colors. It’s so cool. I really appreciate that the version with the front yoke also extends the colorblocking onto the shoulders.

Let’s be honest: it’s not always easy to figure out to colorblock on your own. If you’re new to pattern hacking, this pattern can really help you understand how to make details like this work.

SchnittchenAda Hoody
Size:Women’s xs-xl (Euro size 34-46) also family bundle (Men’s M-XL, Kids 110-140cm, Teen’s 146-170)
Features:Multiple colorblocking choices on relaxed hoodie
Good for:Women, family
Pattern Format:PDF

Little Lizard King Arica

The Little Lizard King Arica has a lot going for it. The cropped style with a hood will make a fabulous layering piece to pop over your clothes after a workout. There’s a women’s version as well as one for kids. So if you’re into Mommy and Me looks, this is a fun sweatshirt pattern option.

little lizard king arica sweatshirt sewing patterns
Photo courtesy Little Lizard King

Little Lizard King also includes projector files for a no paper pattern option. I have a friend with a projector who loves how quick and easy patterns with projector files are to get cut. Hopefully more and more pattern companies will start to offer this newer pattern format.

Little Lizard KingArica
Size:Women’s 0-18 (bust 31.5”-45”) Kids’ 12 mos-14 years
Price:$9.95 (women),$8.95 (girls)
Features:Cropped or hip length with hem band, curved hem, optional pocket and hood, dropped shoulder
Good for:Women and kids
Pattern Format:PDF, copy shop, and projector files

So those are 11 sweatshirt sewing patterns you can stitch up right now. Which one catches your eye?

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