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Sewing Pattern for Knits - Sweatshirts 512

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I have spent a little while getting this shape right and have made many versions of this top. It is quick to make and infinitely adaptable. Have a classic T-shirt neck (see my In-Depth Video) or add a tight or loose polo.

I like to make mine without a band at the hem. It's very much more flattering and you can tuck it in or wear it loose.

If you can find it, add ribbed banding at the cuff and neckline - leave the body straight or add ribbing at the hem. If not just use your jersey fabric doubled and stretched a bit. Such a versatile shape....

This shape is perfect for a sweatshirt or light weight long sleeved T-shirt.

Check out my T-Shirt Video and the YouTube Sewing Jersey Series.

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A great pattern for all of you with overlockers and just as good made up using your conventional sewing machine.

A Classic Sweatshirt - Pattern No 512

Sewing Pattern, Sew a Raglan Sleeve Sweatshirt, Sewing Knits

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Sewing Videos - Making T-Shirts - All the Steps

Here are all the steps covered by the In-Depth T-Shirt Video

  1. The best way to Cut Out Knit Fabric & Preparing the Pattern

  2. Prepare the Fabric, Should you Pre-wash? & Cutting Out

  3. Making Up. Best Machine Techniques for Knits

  4. The Best Method for the Neckline

  5. How to Add T-Shirt Sleeves

  6. The Back and Back Yoke

T-Shirt Video for Members
Three Easy Pieces Sewing Pattern Pieces, Raglan Sleeved Sweatshirt in knit jersey



Jeans and Trousers

Women's Jeans Pattern No 948 - Authentic Blue Jeans. Much research has gone into this pattern to produce a perfect fit. Make it up in Denim with a little stretch (5% Elastine or Spandex ). Follow my Jeans Sew Along video series.

Men's Jeans Pattern No M983 - By popular demand from my male members. This pattern is drafted for selvedge denim in particular but works just as well with traditional non-stretch denim. Jeans Sew Along video.

Slim Cut Trousers Pattern No 921 - Plain cut trousers. No waistband or fly zip to worry about. Use petersham tape at the waist and an easy invisible zip at the side or back seam. Add pockets if you like.

Sophisticated Front Pleated Trousers Pattern 931 - Trousers for smarter occasions perhaps. Front pleats and slant pockets. An invisible zip in the back gives you a faultless silhouette. A silk shirt bloused will take you to any occasion. I have a Sew Along video for this Pattern.


Shirts, T-Shirts and Tops

Fitted Shirt with Frills Pattern No 545 - This pattern is perfect for day or evening wear. Wear it with a tailored suit or beneath a smart cardigan. Wonderful with an evening trouser suit or just a velvet skirt. A great shirt worn with with jeans too. A How to Sew eBook comes with this pattern.

Classic Man's Cut Shirt Pattern No 540 - The man's cut shirt. I have made this dozens of times and never tire of the shape. Sewing the Silk Shirt Sew Along.

Sleeveless Top Pattern No 532 - This is probably about the simplest form of garment you can imagine for your wardrobe. However it is the most useful and you will never tire of making it. See the Sewing Lessons Here

T-Shirts and Vest Collection Patterns 500, 501, 502 ,1501, 1502 - Classic jersey T-shirts & Vests. So many uses. Wear with jeans, the pencil skirt, under the shift and the pinafore dress, under the waistcoat and tucked into the front pleated trousers. Watch How to Sew T-Shirts and Lessons in Sewing Jersey

Raglan Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern No 512 - The very useful Raglan Sleeve Sweatshirt Sewing Pattern. You can't have too many in your wardrobe. Of course it goes really well with the jeans.

Waistcoat Pattern No 836 - A neat little waistcoat with decorative frog fastening. Princess seaming.


Exercise, Leisure and Swim Wear

Jersey Body, All in One Pattern No 953 - Of course, a really practical and comfortable solution for exercise. This pattern is very popular for wearing to ballet class. Also great under a cotton shift.

Jersey Leggings Pattern No 936 - Leggings for everyday dressing have been around for a few years now. These are so easy to make. Great too of course for your exercise classes.

Jersey Boxy Work-Out Vest Pattern No 547 - A very boxy, very loose fitting jersey top. You can wear this over other tops.

Swimming Costume Classic Pattern No 206 - Make this up in two-way stretch Lycra. There is such a wonderful variety of colours and designs for swimwear sewing these days. Watch my Swimwear Sewing Lessons here


Jackets and Coats

Roll Collar Coat Pattern No 692 - One of the very best coat designs. Wear with just about everything. Making this up is a great way to learn the principle of sewing a roll collar. Watch the Roll Collar Coat Sew Along

Soft Tailored Jacket Pattern No 615 - This soft tailored jacket is the easiest of jackets to sew. Collarless and with easy in-seam pockets. A little bit of saddle stitching gives it a certain sophistication.

Yoked and Gathered Coat Pattern No 673 - Another coat. This one is quite different though. Roomy but elegant, this smock type coat will suit any figure type. No fitting required! Wear it belted or flowing.



Pinafore Dress Pattern No 721 - Making up the pinafore dress is a sewing lesson in just about everything apart from sewing sleeves. Learn about darts, zips, patch pockets, embroidery, topstitching. See my very first tutorial Make a Dress and then again, watch the Add a Lining version.

Sun Dress Pattern No 783 - Another very popular pattern. Quite a nostalgic shape reminding me of long summers and school holidays!

Jersey Flare Dress Pattern No 781 - A great shape for an elegant jersey dress. For day or evening. Plenty of movement. Popular for Dance Classes.

Classic Sleeveless Shirt Pattern 763 - A perfect Shirt Dress. Make it up in linen, wool, leather even. Add hand stitched Saddle Stitching.

Jersey Sleeveless Shift Dress Pattern 722 - Jersey shift with a stand collar. Very cool, sporty but elegant.

Jersey Polo Neck Dress Pattern 729 - Very easy polo neck dress with a high neck. Nicely shaped for easy dressing. This pattern comes in just small/medium/large. Looks wonderful made up in a Jersey Print.

Jersey RaRa Pattern No 785 - This is a very popular download. The RaRa shape is never out of fashion it appears. It is great for summer on the beach, cute for your exercise class and generally easy dressing for everyday



Classic Pencil Skirt Pattern 483 - A classic Pencil Skirt Sewing Pattern is a must sew for anyone wanting a versatile, wearable wardrobe that is equipped for every occasion.



Gathered Skirt and Stand Collar Combo Pattern No 727 - A pattern combination to get you started on combining patterns and shapes to be your own designer. Here I have combined a gathered skirt, bold breast pocket and high stand collar with the jersey shift shape, pattern 722. Try it with lurex jersey and lace skirt for evenings.

Simple Block/Sloper for Designers Pattern No 101 - An example of a basic block. Minimum ease. Use this to create endless variations. Or learn to Cut Your Own Patterns Here


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