DIY Colourblock Sweatshirt

We totally loved making these DIY Colourblock Sweatshirt!

In this How-To video, we show you how to create your own Colourblock Sweatshirt using any sweatshirt sewing pattern.

Once you follow the tutorial you will have the confidence to draft your own designs and have some fun with you sweatshirts, the colour blocking options are endless!

We used the Paxson Sweatshirt from Seamwork Magazine which is actually a unisex pattern. We both made size Large as we were going for a slightly oversized look. You can do this sweatshirt hack on any sweatshirt though, whether its a man’s, woman’s, indie or commercial pattern.

Make sure you keep watching til the end of the video because we have a little surprise bit of silliness for you!

Rachel’s Fabrics

Rachel loves the combination of pink and red. Her gorgeous pink sweatshirting and red ribbing were both from Fabworks.

The red/white stripes were scraps leftover from previous projects, originally from Girl Charlee UK


Nikki’s Fabrics

Nikki fell in love with the Pink & Blue Sweatshirting from Sewisfaction and decided to use them for the stripes. The black sweat shirting from Girl Charlee really made the colours pop.

Plus who doesn’t love a rainbow cuff? This one was from Sewisfaction.


We really hope you enjoyed this video tutorial on how to make your own DIY Colourblock Sweatshirt. We had such fun filming this one, you might be able to tell! If you make your own we would love to see them, drop us an email or tag us on your socials.

If you would love to sew your own DIY Colourblock Sweatshirt but don’t know where to start, don’t worry! Check out our Online Sewing Classes and we will take you from a beginner to a confident dressmaker in no time! We have lots of free classes, as well as paid classes.

Happy Sewing

Nikki & Rachel


2 thoughts on “DIY Colourblock Sweatshirt”

  1. Wooow, that’s awesome! I’ve got so much love for your colour block sweatshirts, ladies? It’s on my to-sew-list and such a great how-to video as well. Can’t wait to mix some fun colours for my version. Keep it up!

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