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.
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.
All yardage is based on 58” (147 cm)-wide knit fabric.
Sizes 0-24: 1.8 yd (1.7 m)
Sizes 26-34: 1.9 yd (1.75 m)
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.
Washable fabric marker
Clear quilting ruler
Optional: 14” piece of fusible 1/2”-wide tricot tape to stabilize the yoke seam