It’s getting cold out these days, and you know what that means? Time to step up to our sewing machine and make swanky clothes for the winter. Let’s create something that our family will absolutely love to wear during cold weather. Nothing beats warm and comfy clothes that we can make ourselves. There are endless possibilities. Like we can upcycle old clothes we have in our closet. So, instead of buying extremely expensive clothing, why not make some ourselves? If you are looking for clothing ideas to sew this winter, check out this list of stylish winter clothing, which I have collected so you can sew for yourself and your family!
Learn How to Sew Winter Clothing For Your Family
As a sewing enthusiast, I decided to take winter sewing projects to the next level. Instead of just making mittens, bonnets, and pj’s for my kids, I am attempting to make sweaters and coats for myself and the whole family. Here is a list of projects I have tried as well as a few that’s still on my to-do list. Some of them can be a bit intimidating but I know with some practice, we will all succeed! These ideas may be a step up from the usual projects I share with you and can be a bit challenging, but they’re all worth it. Keep scrolling and choose which of these winter sewing projects you want to try.
1. 15-Minute Turtleneck Cape Tutorial
This turtleneck cape is a comfortable piece of clothing that will keep you warm and cozy the whole winter season. It is the perfect DIY accessory that is absolutely inexpensive. The pattern is so simple with only two shapes involved (square and circle), making it the perfect project for beginners. You can also customize the size and design. If you’re looking for turtleneck sweater, just follow this tutorial.
2. DIY Plaid Trousers
Plaid-printed pants are so stunning, and I’m so in love with this sewing project. This DIY plaid pants trouser is so striking and simple, I can make one for me and my husband. I will definitely match this with my white pullover sweater just like what you see on the image above. The invisible zipper is brilliant and the tutorial is so easy to follow.
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3. Jasper Sweater & Dress
This jasper sweater and dress is the perfect thing to have on while snuggling up on the couch and drinking a hot cup of joe. If you want to go out, you don’t need to change because this sweater is comfortable and stylish. The pattern has a single welt pocket, princess seams, and an optional collar or hood.
4. DIY Upcycled Cardigan Tutorial
If you love upcycling garments into something new and fashionable, this DIY upcycled cardigan tutorial is perfect. My daughter loves cardigans as much as I do, so I am including this in my winter sewing projects. It is indeed fun dressing up our little ones with homemade garments.
5. Paxson Pullover Pattern
This Paxson pullover pattern is a unisex sweater both men and women will love. You can use any type and color of fabric you like. If you want to impress your husband with your sewing skills, then gather your sewing materials and make this Paxson pullover.
6. Men’s Jacket
You don’t need to be a fashion designer to make this stylish men’s jacket for your husband. Make him proud and happy with this jacket he can use all winter long. I already have one for myself and my kids, and now, I want to sew for my lovely husband.
7. Sweater Scarf Tutorial
Looking for a quick DIY winter sewing project? This sweater scarf tutorial is the cutest and simplest project you can make from your old sweater. It is so adorable and easy, plus it will only take you 5-10 minutes.
8. Madawaska Mittens Pattern
I was searching for lovely mittens my kids and I will enjoy, and I came upon this adorable and colorful mittens sewing pattern. The design and materials used are perfect for frigid temperatures. It’ll sure to keep your hands warm and cozy. This is exactly what my family and I need this winter.
9. DIY Fur Cape
Make your little princess look fabulous and feel like real royalty with this DIY fur cape. The tutorial shows a simple pattern even sewing novices can make. You can also use any decorative buttons you like. It will look even more adorable when paired with a lovely dress and tiara.
10. Winter Chill Swing Coat
This winter chill swing coat is a staple for winter. Everybody needs one! Forget the hefty price tag, I like to make one for myself and my family because I could choose the style and the right fabric to keep us warm and cozy.
11. DIY Wool Blanket Coat
Wrap yourself up against the chilly weather with this stylish DIY wool blanket coat. It’s a swanky coat that looks like a cape, a shawl, and a poncho. This is just absolutely stunning.
It’s such a delight sewing our own fashionable clothing for winter, and there are lots of patterns you can add to your winter sewing projects. Watch this video from fashion by Ally on how to sew a DIY faux fur vest:
You don’t need to blow your budget buying expensive winter clothing just to warm and cozy this winter. There are lots of tutorials and patterns to help you make winter clothes for yourself and your family. It doesn’t matter if you purchase new fabric or upcycle clothes as long as it will keep your family warm all winter long. Enjoy sewing!
Which of these winter sewing projects you want to try? Let me know by leaving your comment below! Do you want more winter sewing project you can sew for your baby? Check these 11 baby winter clothes to sew!