Nest Sweatshirt Pattern

$16.00

The Nest Sweatshirt, made with a comfortable knit fabric and a distinctive center quilt block, is so versatile and one-of-a-kind that it may become the most-worn item in your closet.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

The Nest Sweatshirt, made with a comfortable knit fabric and a distinctive center quilt block, is so versatile and one-of-a-kind that it may become the most-worn item in your closet. You can throw it on over leggings, wear it French-tucked into jeans, or layer it over a dress.

With a unique cross-over neckline, raglan sleeves that hang beautifully from the shoulders, and that gorgeous quilt block, you will radiate strong artistic vibes.

It’s also incredibly fun to sew: use up your scraps, enjoy color blocking, and add some handsewn texture to put your own stamp on this elevated sweatshirt design.

This sewing pattern comes with full-size pattern pieces for sizes 0-34.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

The Nest Sweatshirt is suitable for advanced beginner sewists. Familiarity with sewing stable knit fabrics is recommended, especially for View A.

A line drawing of the front and back of the Nest Sweatshirt, View A, which has a quilt block on the front.
Nest Sweatshirt View A

View A guides you through making your own sawtooth star quilt block. (Experienced quilters can insert their own block design.) The sweatshirt hems are turned back.

A line drawing of the front and back of the Nest Sweatshirt, View B.
Nest Sweatshirt View B

View B (without the quilt block) is perfect for color blocking, using a special piece of fabric, or adding a panel of embroidery. This view features knit cuffs and waistband finishes.

Your Measurements

Standard height of 5’5” (165 cm), cup size C.

Inches
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust31323334353637.53940.542.544.546.548.550.552.554.556.558.5
Waist25262728293031.53334.536.538.540.542.544.546.548.550.552.5
Hip33.534.535.536.537.538.54041.543454749515355575961
Centimeters
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust7981848689919498102107112117122127132137142147
Waist6466697174778184879398103108113118123128133
Hip858890939598102106109114120125130135140145150155

Finished Garment Measurements

* Sleeve length is measured from neck to wrist.

** The finished Back Length is measured from the center back neck.

Inches
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust38394041424344.54647.549.551.553.555.557.559.561.563.565.5
Hip/hem
View A
37383940414243.54546.548.550.552.554.556.558.560.562.564.5
Hip/hem
View B
35363738394041.54344.546.548.550.552.554.556.558.560.562.5
Sleeve Length,
View A*
23.323.523.82424.324.524.925.325.72626.426.827.127.527.928.328.629
Sleeve Length,
View B*
24.524.82525.325.525.826.126.526.927.327.62828.428.829.129.529.930.3
Bicep14.61515.315.61616.316.817.317.818.519.319.920.521.321.922.623.323.9
Back Length View A**1919.2519.519.752020.2520.520.752121.2521.521.752222.2522.522.752323.25
Back Length View B**20.2520.520.752121.2521.521.752222.2522.522.752323.2523.523.752424.2524.5
Centimeters
Size0246810121416182022242628303234
Bust96.599.1101.6104.1106.7109.2113116.8120.7125.7130.8135.9141146.1151.1156.2161.3166.4
Hip/hem
View A
9496.599.1101.6104.1106.7110.5114.3118.1123.2128.3133.4138.4143.5148.6153.7158.8163.8
Hip/hem
View B
88.991.49496.599.1101.6105.4109.2113118.1123.2128.3133.4138.4143.5148.6153.7158.8
Sleeve Length,
View A*
59.159.760.36161.662.263.264.165.2666767.968.969.970.871.872.773.7
Sleeve Length,
View B*
62.262.963.564.164.865.466.467.368.469.270.271.172.1737474.975.976.8
Bicep37.238.138.739.740.641.342.543.845.14748.950.552.15455.657.559.160.7
Back Length View A**48.348.949.550.250.851.452.152.753.35454.655.255.956.557.257.858.459.1
Back Length View B**51.452.152.753.35454.655.255.956.557.257.858.459.159.760.36161.662.2

Fabric Recommendations

For View A, we recommend a stable knit fabric, such as cotton interlock or mid-weight ponte. Birch Organic Cotton Interlock is a wonderful choice, weighing 6.6 oz/yard with a 60% crossgrain stretch and 20% stretch along the grain. Less crosswise grain stretch is acceptable as well, and will be easier to handle when you’re piecing the sawtooth star quilt block. View A has a pieced block on the front – this is an excellent opportunity to get creative with color, scraps, and hand stitching!

For View B, you can use similar mid-weight knits such as cotton interlock, ponte, and double knits as well as French terry, and tighter sweater knits.

Feel free to experiment with our Nest Sweatshirt Coloring Sheet to preview your favorite fabric combos.

Fabric Requirements

All yardage is based on 58” (147 cm)-wide knit fabric.

View A

  • Sizes 0-24: 1.8 yd (1.7 m)

  • Sizes 26-34: 1.9 yd (1.75 m)

View B

  • Sizes 0-24: 2 yd (1.9 m)

  • Sizes 26-34: 2.2 yd (2 m)

For the quilt block, you’ll need approximately 17” x 24” (44 x 61 cm) fabric in total. It’s included in the requirements above (since it tucks in so nicely beside the sleeve!), so if you’re not making the Sawtooth Star block, you won’t need to purchase extra fabric. If you’re following the Sawtooth Star instructions, you’ll need approximately 9” x 17” (23 x 44 cm) of fabric A, 8” x 8” (20.5 x 20.5 cm) of fabric B, and 17” x 12” (44 x 30.5 cm) of fabric C. Specific cutting instructions for the Sawtooth Star follow the Cutting Diagrams.

Notions

  • Washable fabric marker

  • Clear quilting ruler

  • Rotary cutter

  • Optional: 14” piece of fusible 1/2”-wide tricot tape to stabilize the yoke seam

In addition to our video sew-along below, check out our fitting and color inspiration posts, and learn a lovely hand-stitched finishing technique on the Sew Liberated blog.

Nest Sweatshirt Sew Along

 

Size Range

0-34

Format

PDF

Fabric Type

Knit

Skill Level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Features

Instructional video available

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