Wrapped Cardigan by Seamly


A long cardigan with optional sleeves and optional hidden inner pockets formed by front facings.

Pattern: Wrapped Cardigan
Designer: Seamly
Categories: Cardigans
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Jersey
required fabric: 21/4 to 41/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XL
Digital Sewing Pattern$12.00
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The Wrapped Cardigan sewing pattern by Seamly is a cozy outer layer for every wardrobe. This long, flowing cardigan has optional sleeves. Hidden inner pockets, formed by the front facings, provide a place to stash a credit card or cash. Pair your Wrapped Cardigan with leggings and a belt in cool weather. Or, go sleeveless with cut-off shorts and a tank for warmer weather.

Pattern Previews

Wrapped Cardigan by Seamly Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Wrapped Cardigan by Seamly Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com
Wrapped Cardigan by Seamly Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 4
Total Number of Pages: 46
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32 1/233 1/2 - 34 1/235 1/2 - 36 1/237 1/2 - 38 1/240 - 41
Waist24 - 2526 - 2728 - 2930 - 3134
Hips33 - 3435 - 3637 - 3839 - 4042

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Center Back Length32 1/23333 1/23434 1/2
Sleeve Length23 5/823 3/423 7/82424 1/8

Fabric Required (yards)

45" Wide3 3/43 3/4444 1/8
54-60" Wide3 1/83 1/83 1/43 1/43 1/2
45" Wide - Sleeveless3 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/4
54-60" Wide - Sleeveless2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Stretch Needle
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

It went together well, looks as I'd expected which is good. Only downside is the pattern size range, I've got friends who would look great in this but aren't covered by the sizes; it needs to go up to cover plus size ladies.

Will definitely make again!

Overall, I liked the pattern, but feel like there may be too much fabric hanging in the front for me.

The pattern instructions were clear and easy to understand. I'll definitely be making more of these sweaters!

Really good pattern and clear instructions. This is a quick make.

Lovely cardi pattern

First of all, I love this cardigan!!

About the instructions -- the diagrams seem to indicate topstitching through the first few steps, but topstitching is not mentioned in the actual text.

About the design -- this was a must-purchase for me because of the pockets. However, since they're sewn by stopping and starting the facing's topstitching, I can sometimes see the fabric of my cardigan hanging funny around the point where the lower topstitching restarts after the bottom of the pocket openings. It made me wonder why the facing wasn't shaped with something like slightly curved cutouts at the pockets so that the topstitching could continue uninterrupted. (Maybe since this was translated from a commercial pattern and it wouldn't be cost effective, but then it could have been revised for this pattern meant for home sewers?)

This pattern runs a bit large, I made the XS although my measurements put me in a size S

This was a really fun pattern to sew. The instructions are very thorough and I love the result.

Depending on the weight of your fabric, I would be super careful when sewing up the facing and hidden pockets. To me, the pockets are a bit unnecessary as they really don't hold much and aren't functional for your hands. If it's your first time making this cardigan and you're using a lightweight fabric, omit the pockets. I don't think you'll miss them and you'll have more success with making the pattern!