Sew House Seven Patterns - The Toaster Sweaters - Sizes XS - XXL
The Toaster Sweaters consist of two different high neck top designs to keep you toasty warm and stylish in the cooler months. They are both very simple to sew and perfect for sewists of all levels who want to try their hand at sewing knits. These sweaters are designed to be constructed using knit fabric with at least 20% stretch around the width of the body.
Sweater #1: Is a closer fitting, semi-cropped sweatshirt/sweater. It works best when sewn in thick, stiff knits with some body to keep the neck standing upright. It features raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck, long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. It’s great in a standard sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) however, it’s also extremely handsome in a sweater knit to dress it up a bit.
Sweater #2: Is an easy top/sweater that can be dressed up or down. It is somewhat fitted through the shoulders and sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem. It features a semi-high-neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitered side vents with a hi-low hem that is 1” shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip. Sew it in a boiled wool knit, a wool jersey or ponte for a more dressed up look. Sew it in a sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) or jersey knit for a more casual look.
RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Mid to heavy weight stretch fabrics with at least 20% stretch such as sweatshirt fleece, knit boiled wool, ponte, scuba, wool jersey, thick cotton interlock knit, jersey knit, stretch woven wool, and ponte.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner.
- Our Price: $13.30
Cotton Fabric Care: Cotton comes in many patterns and colors and is used for everything. Cotton has a tendency to wrinkle very easily, so cotton/polyester blends are popular. Cotton is machine washed and tumble dried at high temperature.
Linen Fabric Care: Use a gentle wash cycle and avoid using bleach to protect linens. White linens should be dried in sun to help them keep their whiteness. Linen creases easily and that’s why it needs firm pressing when ironed, or it can be dry cleaned.
Polyester Fabric Care: Polyester is a synthetic fiber that is relatively easy to care for. It is strong, durable, machine-washable and tumble-dryable. Iron with moderate temperature. Some polyester fabrics are dry-clean only.
Rayon Description and Care: Rayon is cellulose fiber, and its fabric is soft and tender and absorbs well. Rayon can be either machine-washed or dry cleaned depending on the finishing stages of its manufacturing.
Nylon Care: Is generally machine-washable and tumble dried at low temperature. Use softener at the final washing rinse cycle. Remove nylon from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over to prevent from wrinkling.
Silk Fabric Care: Some silk fabrics can only be dry cleaned. Only silk pre-shrunk by washing is washable. Hand-wash silk items in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Do not chlorine bleach. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning Silk.
Acrylic Fabric Care: Acrylic fiber is a synthetic fiber that is relatively easy to care for. Machine wash acrylic fabric using warm water. Softener may be added during the final rinse cycle. Dry using low temperature; remove as soon as the drying is done.
Acetate Care, Description: Acetate is a synthetic fiber with a shiny, silky appearance. It doesn’t absorb moisture and is usually dry clean only. Acetate fabric is used a lot in the apparel industry for clothing lining and knitted clothing. Acetate knits can be handwashed in warm water with mild soap or detergent and should be laid flat to dry. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning acetate.
Wool Fabric Care: Wool fibers will discard wrinkles and return to their original shape if you let wool garments rest between wearing. Brush the surface of wool garments to remove dust and soil. Clean delicate wool fabrics with a damp sponge to remove the stains and dust. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning Wools.
Lyocell / Tencel: Lyocell can be either hand washed or machine washed and tumble dried successfully but some fabrics are most durable when dry-cleaned.
Spandex and Lycra: Hand wash or gentle machine wash in lukewarm water. Do not chlorine bleach, use only non-chlorine on garments that contain spandex. Dry at low temperatures and iron quickly at low temperature.
To test a fabric's sheerness, we hold the fabric out over our hands. If we can see the color of our fingers through the fabric, we list it as Semi-Sheer. If we can only see the shadow of our fingers, or we can see light through it, we list this fabric as Translucent. When our hands can be seen clearly through the fabric, the fabric will be listed as Sheer. And if when held up we are unable to see anything at all, this fabric will be listed as Opaque. The stool shot in the additional images of a fabric is usually a good way to see the fabrics sheerness.
For reference the stool we use in the drape shot is 24" tall.