35+ Sweater Sewing Patterns
If you're looking for a comfy pullover, cardigan, or sweater dress sewing pattern to wear any time the weather gets colder, this page has all you need.
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When colder weather hits, it's the best time to show off fabulous, cozy sweaters. If you're looking to get your wardrobe ready for autumn and winter all by yourself, these sewing patterns are for you.
Check out this page of 35+ Sweater Sewing Patterns and find all of the coolest sewing tutorials that will help you refashion for the seasons.
The sweater, sweatshirt, and cardigan patterns below will either teach you how to sew sweaters and cardigans or refashion some that you will love. There's even a section with children's clothing upcycles, too!
Summer is great but once the temperature drops a bit, is always a special time of year. Nothing beats a walk on a beautiful autumn night with crunchy red, yellow, and orange leaves littering the grass.
The air temperature is just right, not too warm and not too cold. Even better than the atmosphere in September, October, and November is the clothing you are more or less obligated to wear.
You can even wear these into winter and spring. And inside in the summer for that blowing A/C. Some regions also have warm days but get chilly at night, so a sweater is just what you need if you're out once the sun goes down. You can't beat the accessibility of a cardigan or comfy sweater at any time of year!
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Cardigan Sewing Patterns
DIY cardigans are a great addition to any outfit and are perfect for any brisk fall evening. Cardigans are just what you need if you're looking for something to add a touch of color to an ensemble without making the outfit unbearably warm. These patterns will show you how to sew a cover-up that goes with every top you own.
Cardigans are also fun projects to make with refashioning and upcycling. Use old sweaters or shirts to create fresh new designs to go over tank tops or shirts for a bit of extra warmth.
- Cozy Drape Front Cardigan
This versatile cardigan can be worn in a variety of ways, including as a wrap and a shawl.
- Free Draped Cardigan Sewing Pattern
From the Designer: "This is a free draped cardigan sewing pattern that fits any size of women."
- Glitter Girl Cardigan
This project is super easy and would be a great way to upcycle an old sweater into a new version.
- Modern Maxi DIY Cardigan
Go chic and stunning this autumn with a cozy cardigan that looks fabulous with your favorite pair of jeans.
- Soft Drape Front Sweater
Before you know it, you'll have a sweater that turns heads and is oh-so comfy to wear.
- 10 Minute Sweater to Cardigan Transformation
Your unworn sweaters can magically become lightweight cardigans in a few simple steps.
- Simple Upcycled Cardigan Tutorial
Seize the potential of any drab sweater in seven easy steps, including a simple button attachment.
- Cardigan Made from Sweater
If you're looking for ways to reuse clothing, learn how to make a cardigan you can wear with any outfit.
- Simple Stripes DIY Cardigan
This DIY sweater takes less than a yard of fabric to make this functional and fun cardigan.
- Kimono Style DIY Cardigan
Create this versatile garment in a matter of hours, then dress it up or down to fit your wardrobe needs.
- Classic DIY Cardigan Tutorial
Don't throw away your hubby's old pullover sweaters and transform them into a chic cardigan for you instead.
Free Sweater Sewing Patterns
Sweaters are a staple of fall and winter fashion. They come in so many colors, styles, and fabrics and are an easy way to show off your creativity. These sewing tutorials will show you how to sew sweaters that are guaranteed to draw everyone's attention.
For those who already have cold weather clothes that just need a little makeover, these are the projects you need. Many of these sewing tutorials teach you how to refashion clothes you already have. By refashioning, you get to redo your wardrobe for a fraction of the cost of buying new clothes.
- Asymmetrical Tunic Sweater
Pick out your favorite fabric in your favorite color then follow along with the sewing tutorial.
- DIY Pom Pom Sweater Refashion
From the Designer: "This project is one of the easiest clothing refashions on Creative Fashion Blog."
- Sweatshirt Liposuction
If you want the warm snugglyness of a big sweatshirt but the style of a fitted sweater, this Sweatshirt Liposuction tutorial is for you!
- Sew In Love Refashioned Sweater
Whether you crochet or braid the yarn, in no time you'll refashion your clothing into something that catches everyone's attention.
- Tie Front Slouchy Sweater
Add the perfect top to your fall wardrobe with this comfy and chic sweater that's flattering without being too form-fitting.
- DIY Pom Pom Sweater
Bright and colorful as can be, this easy sewing pattern is a creative way to give a beloved sweater a bit of a makeover.
- Thrifty Anthropologie Ruffled Hem Sweater
Why spend $80 on a sweater when you can make your own for just $8? This amazing DIY refashion will be a hit.
- Downton DIY Sweater
This tutorial upgrades a casual sweatshirt to a Victorian-inspired piece that you'll be happy to wear around town.
- Easy DIY Sweater Tutorial
From the Designer: "Use a t-shirt or sweater you already have and love to create a basic pattern."
- Parisian Runways Sweater
Inspired by the Phillip Lim design, this en vogue refashioned clothing is a beautiful, understated shirt that you won't want to lounge in on the weekends.
- How to Sew a V-Neck Sweater
This easy sewing pattern won't take long to make and will give your favorite sweater a crisp look.
- Pretty Python Designer Sweater
This sassy and simple DIY knock-off craft was based off of a design by Jason Wu.
- Easy Sweater Pattern for Non-Knitters
From the Designer: "These pattern pieces are very simple to make and would be good practice if you're just starting out in sewing and patternmaking."
- Sheer Bliss Easy Knit Sweater Pattern
This DIY sweater is a mixture of lovely knitted material and breathable mesh panels. It's fashionable and yet still modest.
Sewn scarf patterns are not just for winter weather and cold times, but they’re a pretty perfect way to stay warm. Make your own from ideas on this page: 19 Incredible Infinity Scarf Sewing Pattern Ideas
Sweater Dress Sewing Patterns
You can mix and match these sweater dresses with any outfits to best demonstrate your personality. If you have never worn a sweater dress, you're missing out on a fashionable and creative outfit that you can change up as you wish.
Since sweater dresses are so expensive, being able to sew them yourself is a fantastic skill to have. These DIY sweater dresses are ideal for beginner to expert sewists and easily customizable.
- Flattering Sweater Dress Pattern
Sweater dress patterns are one of the best sewing pattern ideas to hit the DIY wardrobe world in a long time.
- Easy Tablecloth Sweater Dress
This quick tutorial shows you how to make a sweater dress using materials that are already under your own roof.
- Leather Accents Free Dress Pattern
Create a sweater dress with impeccable leather accents that's perfect for dinner with friends or an evening on the town.
- Surprisingly Simple Sweater Dress
Save big bucks by sewing a dress in three easy steps that will become a go-to article for chilly days.
- Sweater Weather Knit Dress Tutorial
You can easily create a designer-inspired dress without spending a fortune and learn how to make a turtleneck in the process.
Sweater Patterns for Kids
Get your kids ready for the fun that is the autumn and winter seasons by packing their closets with sweaters and cardigans. If you need cold weather clothing ideas for kids, look no farther than the sewing projects below.
These sweater projects are all budget-friendly to sew and your kids will love to wear them. Sewing your own clothes is a thrifty way to update your kids' wardrobe without sacrificing fashion.
- Sweet Little Girl's Cardigan
You can take a sweater you already own and refashion it to become an adorable cardigan for a little girl.
- One Hour Vintage Toddler Sweater
You'll have this refashioned sweater ready and wearable in less than 60 minutes. Just grab a few items and you're good to go.
- Side Bow Sweater Dress
This unbelievably chic dress is made by upscaling a men's sweater. All you have to do to refashion an oversized sweater is follow the tutorial on the page.
- Baby Letterman Sweater
Your little guy will be ready for any sport or activity in this comfy, lightweight cardigan.
- Hannah Montana-Inspired Sweater
Created with a combo of sweatshirt material and sparkly sequin fabric, this top looks like it came right out of Hannah Montana's closet.
- Varsity Baby Sweater Pattern
This simple, free sweater pattern is made out of an old sweater of mom or dad's, making it a budget-friendly sewing pattern.
- Men's Sweater to Toddler Cardigan Refashion
Take your husband's sweater and turn it into your son's new garment.
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