Easy Sewing Pattern For Tops
July 23, 2014
One of my favorite sewing pattern brands are Kwik Sew patterns. I realize they are a bit more expensive than some other pattern companies but I don’t mind paying extra for a stylish pattern that fits well and has excellent directions.
The other nice thing about their patterns is they are often classic styles. They also come printed on nice heavy paper, not that thin tissue paper that tears easily. All sizes are included in the pattern and I have found that if you want to sew something for yourself and then use the same pattern for someone that is a different size you can easily use this thin, see through, pattern tracing fabric – its kind of like interfacing and is usually sold near the interfacing – to trace multiple sizes. I have also used quilters grid before to trace patterns since you can see through it.
One of my favorite Kwik Sew patterns that I bought years ago and have made many times in various fabrics and prints is pattern number 3632. This pattern is for a top or dress that has an elastic casing at the neckline and sleeve cap to gather those areas in and create and cute and flattering top.
This white knit top above is one I made in the past month. It was super quick and easy to sew. There are only 2 pattern pieces and then you have to sew the casing for your elastic at the neck and arm area, hem the bottom and its finished.
The blue, yellow and white chevron print top above is also made using the same pattern but with a cotton fabric. The pattern is very versatile and I have used various types of fabrics for it. I love how easy it is to make one of these tops – like in a couple hours or less. I have also used stitches other than a straight stitch to sew the topstitched area – on these two tops I used a narrow zigzag stitch for the casings and the hems.
This particular pattern would be a great project for someone learning to sew. The pattern is really easy to read and to sew. I also noticed that Hobby Lobby is now carrying some of the Kwik Sew patterns as well as Joann and Hancocks. In the past in my area I could only buy them at Hancocks.
What types of sewing projects do you like to do?
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I just love this top. Nice and summery. I love that it’s not too loose and not too snug. I hope I can find the pattern. I look forward to making it.
Thank you, Elena. It is a great top for summer and spring, too. I think I have made about 5 or 6 of them in various fabrics and prints in the past several years. I hope you are able to find the pattern, too.
Your tops are lovely. I am a fan of Kwik Sew also. I haven’t had much time for sewing lately. But I do have a few projects waiting for me. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo
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Thank you, Katherine. I love the Kwik Sew patterns. I look forward to seeing your projects that are waiting for you when you get them done. Have a good week.
Lovely tops !!! And pictures !
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Your top looks great. It is nice to hear the the Kwik Sew patterns have great directions and a more substantial pattern paper – I have eyed a few patterns over the year, but wondered whether they were worth what they charge – I may try them out now. *btw I am visiting through Inspire Us Thursdays
Thank you Britt – for your compliment and for stopping by my blog. Yes, I think the Kwik Sew patterns are worth the money. I started using them about 7 or 8 yrs ago. I too cringed at the price at first but I was really impressed with the clear instructions and on the fit of the patterns.
It’s been a while since I’ve sewn any clothing but I remember always liking the Kwik Sew patterns too. And a pattern with only two pieces is just what I need to get me back in the mood for sewing. Pinned your post so I can remember it’s pattern #3632 🙂
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Thanks for stopping by Bev and for the pin. This is a super easy pattern to make – I hope you enjoy it.