Chestnut Sweater and Top Sewing Pattern – English PDF

£10.00

This easy sweatshirt sewing pattern and top is the perfect garment to learn how to sew with knits with both an overlocker / serger and a regular sewing machine. This sweatshirt sewing pattern comes with 6 different versions between the sweater and the top and 3 bow options to choose from.

Chestnut is a fast make that you can finish in a couple of hours from first to last stitch.

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DETAILS SWEATSHIRT SEWING PATTERN

The comfy and easy sweatshirt sewing pattern Chestnut and top come with two different options and lots of possibilities to play around with.

In general, you can opt for the sweater with three bow options or the top with the same alternatives. Firstly, version A of either of them has a lovely circular opening at the back that closes with a big bow. Meanwhile, version B sports four bows at the back closing the bodice. And option C offers a more subtle bow alternative with a nice slit or vent at the shoulder. In addition, the top has a slightly longer back and two slits at either side; whereas the sweater offers two sleeve lengths: 3/4 and long sleeves. To sum up, take a good look at all the options and pieces on before you decide.

The sweatshirt sewing pattern Chestnut and top feature lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results when working with knit fabrics. The pattern will become a staple, with a twist, in your handmade wardrobe. And you can also make one for a little girl thanks to the Chestnut sweater and top mini version for kids age 3 to 12.

You can also learn how to sew the sewing pattern on our YouTube Channel.

SUGGESTED FABRICS

For the sweater version, you can choose any medium to heavy-weight knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20%. For example thick knits, stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits and French Terry, with a two-way stretch.

In the case of the top version, you can opt for any medium knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and not too fine. For example interlock, double knit or ponte di roma, with a two-way stretch.

FABRIC REQUIRED

Sweater versions A, B, C – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 1.8m / 1.96 yards
Sweater versions A, B, C – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.4m / 1.5 yards
Top versions A, B, C – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.10m / 2.30 yards
Top versions A, B, C – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.9m / 2.1 yards

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

• Sewing machine &/or overlocker/serger
• Ball point needle or jersey needle
• Matching thread
• Ribbon for the bows: woven, velvet, organza, satin…
Approx. amount needed 2×40/50cm long for each bow

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

• Double or twin needle to finish hems & neckline

DIFFICULTY

This pattern is perfect for a beginner or confident beginner. In addition you will also learn how to sew with knits.

SIZES

UK 6 to 20 / US 2 to 16. Find inspiration for your Chestnut sweater and top sewing pattern and see how the pattern fits different sizes

*The sweatshirt sewing pattern Chestnut and top comes as a PDF, therefore after purchased, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the files of the pattern and instructions. Then you will find that there are two printing options available, firstly, an A4 alternative (the pattern pieces print in 32 pages, plus the instructions) and then a copy shop version of the pattern so that you can skip the assembling part.

**If you have any problems with the pattern or any doubt, please send us an email to [email protected]

***Fabrics supplied by Fabric Godmother and Macas d’amor.

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