In the world of fashion, comfort and style often go hand in hand, and a well-fitted sweatshirt can effortlessly bridge the gap between the two. If you’re a sewing enthusiast looking to create a wardrobe staple that combines coziness and fashion for the men in your life, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’re excited to introduce you to this free sewing pattern for a men’s sweatshirt with set-in sleeves, available in sizes ranging from 46 to 64 EUR.
Sweatshirts are a timeless garment that can be dressed up or down, making them a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Whether you’re sewing for yourself, a family member, or a friend, this pattern allows you to craft a custom-fit sweatshirt that’s both stylish and comfortable.
Step 1: Print and Assemble the Pattern from here. Source is in PDF.
Sewing a hooded front-open sweatshirt for men can be a rewarding project. Below are step-by-step sewing instructions to help you create this comfortable and stylish garment.
Materials You’ll Need:
1. Sweatshirt Fabric: Choose a comfortable fabric like fleece, French terry, or jersey knit. You’ll need enough fabric to cut out the sweatshirt pieces.
2. Ribbing Fabric: For the cuffs, waistband, and hood edge.
3. Matching Thread: Ensure you have the right color thread to match your fabric.
4. Separating Zipper: Choose a zipper that matches the length of your sweatshirt opening.
5. Sewing Machine: A standard sewing machine will work for this project.
6. Scissors: Fabric scissors for cutting the fabric.
7. Pins: To hold fabric pieces together while sewing.
8. Measuring Tape: Essential for taking measurements and ensuring accuracy.
1. Download and print a men’s hooded sweatshirt pattern or draft one based on your measurements.
2. Cut out the pattern pieces, including the front, back, sleeves, cuffs, waistband, and hood.
1. Prepare the Fabric:
a. Lay your sweatshirt fabric flat, and place your pattern pieces on it. Pin the pattern pieces in place.
b. Carefully cut around the pattern pieces, following your size lines.
c. Cut the ribbing fabric into strips for cuffs, waistband, and hood edge.
2. Assemble the Front:
a. Take the front sweatshirt piece and fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together.
b. Sew along the center front seam, leaving an opening at the top for the zipper.
c. Press the seam open.
3. Attach the Zipper:
a. Lay the open sweatshirt front piece flat, right side up.
b. Place the zipper face down on the opening, aligning the teeth with the seam.
c. Pin the zipper in place.
d. Using a zipper foot on your sewing machine, carefully stitch along the edges of the zipper, securing it to the fabric.
e. Trim any excess zipper tape.
4. Create the Sleeves:
a. With right sides together, sew the sleeves’ side seams.
b. Fold the cuffs in half, right sides together, and sew the short ends to create cuffs.
c. Attach the cuffs to the sleeve openings. Match the seam on the cuff with the underarm seam of the sleeve.
5. Assemble the Sweatshirt:
a. Place the back sweatshirt piece right side up.
b. Position the sleeves on the back piece, right sides together. Pin and sew the sleeves to the back.
c. Attach the front piece to the sleeves, sewing along the shoulder seams.
d. Fold the sweatshirt in half, right sides together, aligning the side seams and sleeve seams. Sew the side seams from the cuffs to the waistband.
6. Add the Hood:
a. Fold the hood piece in half, right sides together, and sew the back seam.
b. Attach the hood to the neck opening of the sweatshirt, matching the center of the hood with the center back of the sweatshirt. Pin and sew.
c. Attach the ribbing strip to the hood edge, matching the raw edges.
7. Finish with Waistband:
a. Fold the waistband strip in half, right sides together, and sew the short ends to create a loop.
b. Attach the waistband to the bottom of the sweatshirt, matching the raw edges.
8. Final Touches:
a. Trim any loose threads and press your sweatshirt to ensure a polished finish.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully sewn a hooded front-open sweatshirt for men. This versatile garment is perfect for staying cozy and stylish in cooler weather. Enjoy your new creation or gift it to someone special.
Whether you’re making it for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for someone special, a handmade sweatshirt is a fantastic addition to any wardrobe. So, gather your materials, download the pattern, and embark on a sewing journey that combines comfort and style. Get ready to enjoy the satisfaction of wearing your own creation and the compliments that are sure to follow!