DIY Sweatshirt Ideas: 36 Sweatshirt Patterns
Learn how to make a sweatshirt you'll love with these tutorials for DIY hoodies and more!
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There is nothing more comforting and comfortable than throwing a hoodie on when you are chilly. Whether you are looking for DIY sweatshirt ideas to pile under winter coats or want to know how to make a hoodie that you can wear as a coat during an unseasonably cool summer day, these DIY Sweatshirt Ideas will be perfect.
We have 36 Sweatshirt Patterns to show you how to make a hoodie and similar heavier tops. These sweatshirt tutorials are going to show you how to sew a sweatshirt for everyone in your family.
These DIY sweatshirt ideas are the ideal homemade clothing ideas to add to any wardrobe. From gorgeous and chic ideas like the Lace Free Hoodie Pattern to adorable ideas like the Baby Bear Hoodie, you are sure to find a tutorial to make your own sweatshirt that you will love.
Check out the amazing refashioning and sweatshirt sewing patterns and tutorials below and you will be bundling up your whole family in no time!
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How to Make a Hoodie
The best thing about a hooded sweatshirt is that it lets you wear a sweatshirt with a hip vibe. Learn how to make a hoodie that is stylish and warm with these DIY sweatshirt patterns to sew. Make your own clothes and stay comfy.
- DIY Basketweave Hoodie Tutorial
It's easy to give an old hoodie a brand new look. If you're ready to give an old jacket a fresh face, check out this DIY sewing project to see how it's done.
- Men's Fleece Hoodie
Making a men's fleece hoodie is actually easier than it sounds, especially when you're armed with this free sewing pattern for men. Make one for your man in his favorite color and he'll love you forever.
- Lace Free Hoodie Pattern
This stupidly clever and surprisingly elegant hoodie pattern shows you how to sew with lace to make a hoodie you will want to wear everywhere.
- Hoodie Vest
Try your hand at sewing for men and boys with this free, easy sewing pattern. This sewing for men pattern is great because it is especially designed with the active man in mind!
- Trendy Hoodie Refashion Sewing Pattern
This is a super easy upcycle that takes less than an hour. Adding the sweatshirt sleeves and hoodie makes the jacket surprisingly warm.
- Floral Embroidered Velvet Hoodie Pattern
Many might say that velvet is a scary fabric to work with, but we assure you this is a myth! The secret is a walking foot and a ton of patience.
Keep warm in free sewing patterns by sewing your own jacket with one of the tutorials in How to Sew a Jacket: 40 Patterns to Keep You Warm
How to Sew a Hoodie for Kids
Hooded sweatshirts are the perfect wearable to sew for kids. These all too common sweatshirts come equipped with an attached hat. That means you can keep little heads and little ears warm at a moment’s notice. Learn how to sew a hoodie for the little one in your life with these ideas.
- Bear Necessities Hoodie
Your kids will never look cuter than when they're sporting a great sweatshirt like this. This is a fabulous clothing refashion project that let's you put an adorable touch on your child's wardrobe.
- Little Dinosaur Hoodie Tutorial
Boys and girls will both love wearing this easy sewing project, and it only takes 1/2 a yard of fleece to transform your little ones into their favorite dinosaur.
- Adorable Argyle DIY Hoodie
Argyle is a classic pattern that never goes out of style, but this tutorial offers a fun, fresh twist on the traditional look.
- Boy Shark Hoodie
Use these refashioning instructions to make a project that is not only fun to create, but fun to watch while your little one sports it.
- Mean Monsters Kids' Hoodie
These creative and comfy hoodies would make fantastic Halloween costumes, especially if you live in a colder climate.
- Yo Peace Hoodie
Kids will love wearing this hoodie, and you'll love making it! With a fun phrase sewn on the back of a simple hoodie, you'll have a garment that's great for kids.
- Minecraft Free Hoodie Pattern
The bright colors and hip fit look just like something you could buy. Not into Minecraft? You can make your own applique design instead.
- Baby Bear Hoodie
All you need is a t-shirt and a throw blanket to make this adorable pattern. Keep your little guy warm with this sweatshirt with cute bear ears on the hood.
- Toddler Hoodie Tutorial
Transform an old hooded sweatshirt into a cozy top for your little one with this tutorial. Elastic button loops look cute and make this DIY hoodie easy to get on and off.
- Child's Hipster Hoodie
This clever, cute, and extra trendy hooded sweatshirt tutorial shows you exactly how to make a sleeveless hoodie that is perfect for when your child is wearing layers.
- No-Sew Unicorn Hoodie
This adorable hoodie was completed in a couple of hours using simple supplies from the craft store. As we move into fall, it's the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
- Easy Long Sleeve T-Shirt with Hoodie Pattern
The sleeve feature will make a great color blocking combination for your fabrics, and it will easily simulate a long sleeve top underneath the main t-shirt.
Make Your Own Sweatshirt
If you do not like to wear a sweatshirt with a hood attached, then it is time to make a DIY sweatshirt that fits your unique sense of style. These make your own sweatshirt ideas are all quick, comfy, and cute. You don’t have to brave a chill to look cool.
- Lace Up Sweatshirt Refashion
This refashion shows you how to take a budget-friendly sweatshirt and give it the designer treatment by adding laces and grommets. This one is so pretty and stylish!
- Day On the Coast Sweatshirt Refashion
An old hoodie from your 20s can make a comeback! Now hood-less, it sports two decorative buttons on the neckline that match today's trends.
- How to Make a Sweatshirt Quilted
Learn how to recycle a sweatshirt and turn that dud into a darling. This tutorial shows you how to add a flowery design to any sweatshirt.
- Upcycled Sweatshirts for Women
Casual and cool, these comfy and hip sweatshirts are the perfect top to pair with some shorts on a summer evening or with skinny jeans.
- One Yard Sequined Sweatshirt
You'll be perfectly cozy in this DIY sweatshirt while still looking glamorous. All you need is a yard of stretchy, sequined fabric and a couple hours.
- Pretty Python Designer Sweater
Created by upcycling several pieces, this sweater would be amazing for fall or worn with a pair of shorts to keep warm on a summer evening.
- Trendy Sweatshirt Refashion
Borrowing inspiration from designer labels on the runway, this refashion project is thrifty, chic and ultra-unique. Refashioning old clothes is a great green crafting activity, too.
- Downton DIY Sweater
This pattern upgrades a casual sweatshirt to a Victorian-inspired piece that you'll be happy to wear around town. You won't have to worry about throwing out that old, stained sweater.
- Gem No-Sew Sweater Upcycle
If you have a plain sweatshirt that's crazy comfy and in need of a little something extra, this is the project for you. This adorable little green crafting idea turns a drab piece into something extra fab!
- Sweatshirt Liposuction
If you want the warm snugglyness of a big sweatshirt but the style of a fitted sweater, this tutorial is for you! This refashion tutorial will teach you how to make a too-big sweatshirt fit just right and look amazing.
- DIY No-Sew Ruffle Sleeve Sweatshirt
Make your own cozy, ruffled sweatshirt with this free sewing tutorial. You'll be super-comfy but statement-making at the same time!
- Snuggly Warm DIY Sweatshirt
It can be quite beneficial to learn how to make a sweatshirt rather than buying them at the store every time one begins to look worn.
- Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern
This pattern shows you how to design a sweatshirt that combines cozy knits and fall fashion.
- How to Add a Lace Overlay
Add beautiful lace overlay to any old sweatshirt to refashion it into something you'll truly love.
If you're looking to get your wardrobe ready for autumn all by yourself, these sewing patterns are for you. Check out these sewing tutorials to learn how to sew sweaters and cardigans you will love: 35+ Sweater Sewing Patterns
DIY Sweatshirt Patterns for Kids
Keep kids warm and keep them looking cool with DIY sweatshirt patterns for kids. These free kid’s clothing patterns are perfect for cold days and chilly nights. If you need a spring or fall jacket for your tot, consider making one of these instead.
- Butterfly Raglan Sweatshirt Pattern
Great for school season, this super cuddly and stylish sweatshirt is lightweight enough for your daughter to play in without being overheated.
- Varsity Baby Sweater Pattern
This simple, free sweatshirt pattern is made out of an old sweater of mom or dad's, making it a budget-friendly sewing pattern.
- Free Dress Patterns from a Sweater
Learn how to make a dress for girls that is cheap, easy, warm, and way cuter than that old sweatshirt you'll learn how to repurpose.
- 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.
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