17 Sweatshirt Pattern Hacks and Refashions
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Use one of these sweatshirt pattern hacks and refashions to make something cozy and comfy for the cold weather. Stay warm and cute this winter!
I get so cold in the wintertime that I have to wear layers and sweatshirts. As much as I would love to wear oversized sweatshirts and pajamas all day, sometimes I have to leave the house.
I love tweaking sweatshirts a little to make them look nice. I get to be comfortable and warm while looking nice enough to do errands and pick up my kids from school. Which sweatshirt pattern hack is your favorite?
What is refashioning?
Refashioning is to fashion clothing again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing clothing to fit different or to look different, but the majority of the item stays the same.
What is upcycling?
Upcycling is to reuse material to create something better than the original. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing adult clothing into clothing for children or I’m sewing clothing into an accessory or house item.
Do you love to refashion? Check out these lists of refashion ideas! There’s something for everyone!
- T-shirt refashion and upcycle tutorials
- Dress refashion tutorials
- Button up shirt refashion tutorials
- Pants refashion and upcycle tutorials
- Sweater refashion and upcycle tutorials
- Coat refashion projects
Sweatshirt Pattern Hacks and Refashions
Use one of these patterns and refashions to make a cozy, comfy sweatshirt for the cold weather. Stay warm and cute this winter!
How to Crop a Sweatshirt: 3 Ways
Learn how to crop a sweatshirt that is too long. Shorten a sweater three different ways by cropping, hemming, and resewing the waistband.
DIY Cute Ugly Christmas Sweater
Learn how to make a DIY cute ugly Christmas sweater with glitter iron-on vinyl and tulle pompom. This Cricut maker sewing project is quick and easy!
Sew a Split Hem with Mitered Corners
This split hem is the perfect detail for sweatshirts. I love the the interest it adds to the hem.
Balloon Sleeve Top Tutorial
Give your sleeves a special touch with these balloon sleeves. You can even add some iron-on vinyl that looks like embroidery.
DIY Lace Sweater Tutorial
Switch out the sleeve cuffs of a sweater or sweatshirt for pretty lace cuffs.
How to Sew a Bow Cuff
These bow cuffs are so cute and easy! I added them to a sweatshirt I was making, but it would be easy to add to a sweatshirt that was already finished.
Lane Raglan Colorblock Hack
I love the diagonal lines and the different colors. This is one I've had on my to-do list for awhile!
Sew a lace back sweater
This hack works on great for sweaters or sweatshirts. The back is lace fabric and there is even a zipper!
DIY Embroidered Sweatshirt
One of the easiest ways to personalize a sweatshirt is to add some simple embroidery! Embroidery looks so good in a beautiful cursive font.
Raglan Sweatshirt: Dress Hack
I get so cold in the winter, but lengthening a sweatshirt into a dress would be so cozy. It'd be warm, but it would still look nice.
Contrast Shoulder Tutorial
This tutorial is actually for a t-shirt, but the technique works with sweatshirts too. I love doing a contrast shoulder with lace, a print, or even washable leather.
I love how flatlocking takes a sweatshirt to the next level. It can be done with just a serger.
Kate Spade Bow sweater hack
Make any sweatshirt special with a giant, beautiful bow!
Lace Up Sweatshirt Refashion
Lace up sweatshirts are all the rage, and they are so easy to create with a facing and metal grommets.
Crossover Sweatshirt Hack
Turn a sweatshirt that is too big into a pretty crossover sweatshirt. I love the peacoat look!
No-Sew Ruffle Sleeves
Add adorable ruffle sleeves to a sweatshirt! This tutorial is a no-sew method, but it would just be as easy to use a sewing machine.
Sew your own DIY ruffle sweater
I love the adorable ruffles on this sweatshirt. This is a sweatshirt hack that you have to do while sewing it up.
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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