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.

35 Sweater Sewing Patterns

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Fall is my absolute favorite season fashion-wise. Nothing beats cozy layers and riding boots on a crisp autumn day! There are so many possibilities when it comes to outfits.


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