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Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern

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    This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. 

    This is a digital product, nothing will be shipped to you.


    This Sewing Pattern was designed by Birgitta Helmersson

    This sewing pattern uses zero waste pattern cutting and is designed to fit on a particular size fabric. It comprises of instructions showing you how to draw shapes directly onto your fabric, leaving no waste. With the exception of some small templates to aide in the cutting process, no large paper pattern pieces are required.

    This is a PDF sewing pattern download which includes the sewing instructions, cutting instructions and templates required to make this garment. All instructions are formatted for A4/US Letter paper and can be printed easily on a home computer. The only printing required for this pattern are the templates, all other instructions can be viewed as a PDF. 

    Sewing Level: Beginner

    View Size Chart


    The Zero Waste (ZW) Jumper has an oversized body with a curved hem and a slim sleeve making it perfect for layering. The body size and sleeve length are determined by the fabric width you use. The crew neck features a ribbed neck band, and the sleeve hem has a ribbed band attached when using narrower fabric widths. The ZW Jumper comes with tips to adjust the sleeve circumference for extended sizes, as well as a hack to make a smaller jumper size with a narrower fabric. 

    Recommended Tools

    Sewing machine, iron, chalk or dissolvable pen, scissors, large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.

    Techniques used

    Attaching ribbing, attaching back neck facing, attaching binding.

    View Size Chart

    This pattern is considered a one size garment. The finished garment size is determined by the fabric width and the pattern is suitable for widths between 145-175cm / 57-69".

    The size chart shows the MAXIMUM hip size suitable for each fabric width and includes a generous amount of ease.

    The forearm of this pattern is slim fitting and the size chart indicates the MAXIMUM forearm circumference suitable for all fabric widths, allowing for a small amount of ease. You can find tips on how to adjust the sleeve for a larger forearm measurement inside the instruction booklet.


    Fabric Suggestions:

    The ZW Jumper is suitable for both woven's (non-stretch) and knits (stretch). This jumper works really well in a mid-heavy weight brushed cotton fleece/sweater fabric (you can often find this fabric type in quite wide widths).

    It also works great as a lighter weight top in a thinner jersey fabric. If you want to use a non woven fabric choose something in a light - mid weight in a fabric that has a bit of drape to it.

    For the neck and sleeve band choose a cotton ribbing that has a nice amount of structure to it. 

    Recommended Fabric Widths: 145-175cm / 57-69"

    See Size Chart for width of fabric you require, based on your measurements.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Main Fabric: 80cm (this gives a finished garment length of 60cm / 23.5" when worn. To adjust the length you will need to also adjust your fabric usage. Instructions on how to do this are included in the pattern).


    Notions Required:

    • All Garment Views: one length of cotton bias binding to finish the facing, 4cm x 32cm / 1.5” x 12.5”.
    • Garment view 1 & 2: one length of ribbing to finish the neck, 8cm x 43cm / 3.25” x 17”.
    • Garment view 2: two lengths of ribbing to finish the sleeve hems, 16cm x 20cm / 6.5” x 8”.

    *Please note the length required can vary slightly based on the ribbing quality you are using as some ribbings need to be stretched on more than others so check this against your garment before cutting and sewing.


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    Sewing the ZW Jumper 

    Head here for a general tutorial on cutting using this method: Cutting a Zero Waste Garment

    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern
    Jumper - Zero Waste - PDF Sewing Pattern