This month I have another scrap busting version of the Lynn sweatshirt pattern for you. This one is great for all those small pieces that are always left over from other projects. It probably works best if you stick to the same or similar weight fabrics. I use French terry for so many projects that I always have a collection of different sizes pieces.
How to make:
You can put the panels where ever you like to create this affect. You could panel the front and the back or add seams across the sleeves. For this version I chose to only divide the front up into panels. Whichever piece or pieces you are going to panel start by tracing that piece. For a front or back fold a piece of paper and trace with the centre matched to the fold.
Cut the pattern piece out and open it out. Then you can draw your panel lines. You might want to mark this on roughly to gauge how it will look. Once you feel you have the panel lines in a place you are happy with draw them in with a ruler.
Its a good idea to mark notches over the lines so you don’t get confused once these are cut. Cut along the new seam lines. Then you will need to add seam allowances to these joins. Either retrace the pieces adding seam allowances or you could work direct to the fabric and mark the seam allowance on the fabric. However this can be a bit risky as when you have multiple random shapes it can be confusing. Use the same seam allowance as the pattern in this case 1cm.
Sew the panels together for each piece that you have created new seam lines before making the sweatshirt pattern as the instructions. For a design like this simply sew the upper two panels together and then the lower two panels together. Then with the centre seams matching stitch them together.
Make the sweatshirt pattern up following the instructions from this point.