Sweaters For Autumn – Handmade Garments


Hello everyone! I’ve been on a sewing kick for a few weeks now, and I’ve been enjoying playing with different fabrics and shapes. I usually make bottoms when sewing for myself, so I decided to change things up a bit and make some tops. If you haven’t seen the jacket I made out of scrap fabric, click here.

In this article, I’ll show you two new tops I made. Take a look!

Long Sweater 1

Long Sweater 2

Three Fourth Sweater 2

Three Fourth Sweater 3

You may recognize the fabric I used. I’m using the fabric that I purchased a few months back from Spoonflower. This is the organic cotton knit fabric, and it makes a really comfortable sweater that is warm without being too bulky. I was glad to use the rest of the fabric I had laying around, and turn it into garments that will be great for staying warm in the cooler season!

The first sweater is long-sleeved, with a 3 inch waistband and 3 inch cuffs on the sleeves. For the neckline, I cut a simple scoop shape, and attached a 1.5 inch collar piece. This is a form-fitting sweater, as I personally don’t like for my sweaters to be too bulky.

Long Sweater 3


The next sweater, made from the same organic cotton knit fabric, has 3/4 sleeves. My lovely friend Shayla, who was kind enough to model these sweaters for me, said it gave off a nautical feel. And I have to agree! The neckline was simple, and instead of adding a collar piece, I folded the raw edge inward two times, at 1/2 inch, and then stitched that in place.

Three Fourth Sweater 1

I feel that the pink sweater is perfect for lounging around the home, relaxing with some hot chocolate and watching the leaves fall. The second sweater has a dressier aura about it, and can be dressed down for parties, or dressed up for work or a job interview.

I’m really excited for autumn, and a batch of comfy sweaters is perfect for the season. I definitely plan to make more!

Happy sewing everyone!

Updated: September 12, 2015 — 6:01 pm
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