Free Pattern – Wonky Bear Baby Jacket + Surprise
Tamtaratamtamtam…. Enjoy this new pattern! I made it from French Terry but it would also work with light fleece or cable knit fabric. Or even something much thinner. But it has to have some stretch to it, the fabric has to work. This jacket is suitable for children 0-2 years old, it has extra allowance for little pot bellies 🙂
This was my first attempt at punch needle embroidery! Yes, a bit wonky but I’m actually really proud of myself 🙂
Print on A4. After printing the pattern, make sure the test box is 5 x 5 cm.
You can try printing on different paper format but always select printing to 100%
Recommended fabric: French Terry, fleece, knit interfacing
Front 2x (1 pair)
Back on the fold 1x
NO SEAM ALLOWANCES ADDED
Now the only tricky bit here might be the neckline. I will post a detailed tutorial on this by the end of the weekend 🙂
1. Print the pattern add seam allowances & cut the fabric
2. I usually start with pocket. Fold seam allowances on the pocket and press with iron. Stitch top edge of the pocket. Stitch your pockets to the front of the jacket.
3. Lay sleeves on top of the jacket, right sides together and stitch together, press with an iron.
4. Stitch side seams and sleeve all in one, press seam allowances
5. Iron on interfacing to self facing at the front (2cm+seam allowance) to both sides of jacket
6. Fold the neckline band lenghtwise, wrong sides together, press and stitch to neckline: stretch your band and pin it evenly to top neckline, egde of band should be finishing at the fold line, bend it close to the edge to hide raw edges. I do recommend basting this first, It is quite easy to make a mistake. I will make sure this step is properly explained in the tutorial.
7. Fold self facing (right sides together) and stitch it to the neckline, follow neckline seam allowance seam. Turn it inside out and press. Topstitch.
8. Press hem allowances and stitch it in place. I do it before stitching self facing. It creates neater corner than if you do it the other way around.
9. Sew self-facing to jacket front.
10. Add fasteners to the front
11. Pat yourself on the back, you’ve done it! 🙂
I almost forgot about the surprise! There is a prize to win. The person who will guess what pattern I plan to upload next week can choose what I’ll be making after that. Now I can’t promise the exact design etc. It will still be my own, but I will take all the suggestions on board. Feel free to spam me in comments, in private messages or on the group 🙂