Fabrics for Sweater Weather

If you're anything like us, then sweaters are a go-to wardrobe must-have in the colder months. They're so comfortable and cosy but stylish too! You can have fun pairing the fabrics and patterns, hacking them to have fun details and pairing them with other handmade garments for the ultimate warm outfit!

Ready to wear inspiration...

sweater-weather-sew-me-sunshine-inspirationL-R: Roksanda, Marks and Spencer, Colourful Standard, Oliver Bonas, Marks and Spencer, Warehouse, & Other Stories, Boden

We can see from the RTW inspiration that fun prints are as popular as staple solid colours. You can sew a matching neckband and cuffs or go bold with a clashing colour like the Roksanda and Boden sweaters pictured above. The Oliver Bonas sweatshirt has statement sleeves which are definitely a detail you can add to your own handmade version!

Fabric Inspiration...

fabric-sweatshirt-blog-inspirating-sew-me-sunshinefabric-sweatshirt-blog-inspirating-sew-me-sunshineL-R: Abstract Splashes Pastel - Organic Cotton Sweatshirting, Cosy Colours Ecru Multi Colour Fleck - Fleece Backed Jersey, Pink Glitter - Fleece Backed Jersey, Khaki - Organic Brushed Sweat - mind the MAKER, Peach - Viscose Soft Knit, Teal - Organic Cotton French Terry, Duck Egg - Organic Cotton French Terry, Bottle Green & Rose Bark Jacquard - Organic Cotton Jacquard Knit - mind the MAKER

We have an extremely wide range of cosy, snuggly, warm, bright, bold and beautiful fabrics that would work perfectly for sewing yourself a sweatshirt, sweater dress and even a cardigan! You can choose from a selection of high quality solid colours or pick a jazzy print for a statement piece.

Sewing Pattern inspiration...

sewing-pattern-inspiration-sweatshirts-sew-me-sunshineL-R: Arlo Jacket - Friday Pattern Company, Toaster Sweater - Sew House Seven, Neige Sweatshirt - Deer and Doe, Jarrah Sweater - Megan Nielsen, Mile End Sweatshirt - Closet Core Patterns, LB Pullover - Paper Theory

There are so many incredible sweatshirt patterns out there! They all vary in details and complexity, but most include an easy breezy version to sew. You don't need an overlocker (serger) to sew up these patterns, they can be made on a regular sewing machine too!

You can shop all of our jersey and knit fabrics here and all of our sewing patterns here.

Happy sewing!

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