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Free sewing pattern & embroidery design for the sweatshirt “Cosy” (February only)

For the first time since the monthly free download of the magazine “inspiration” started, you can not only download a free pattern, but an embroidery design as well! The sweatshirt “Cosy” features a hummingbird at the back of the neck as a special highlight. Do not miss out on the free sewing pattern and embroidery design of February.

You can download the pattern, instructions and embroidery file for free until February 28, 2023 in the paragraph “Download the free sewing pattern for the sweatshirt “Cosy” (February only)”. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated.

A collage of three pictures. The left shows a brown-haired model with her hair in a high ponytail, using a white scrunchie. She wears a white sweater and looks at the watch on her left wrist. She carries a glas of water in her right hand. The top right pictures shows an embroidered hummingbird with a circle around it. The thread is grey. The bottom right picture shows a white drawing of the pattern on grey background.

Sewing the sweatshirt “Cosy”

You can use a knit fabric of your choice for this project. A fabric with a fluffy texture on the inside will make the sweater especially cosy 😃. If you plan on sewing this project on your overlock, then check Bea’s tutorial for the sweatshirt Cosy! She has documented the process for you. Just look at these satisfying seams!

For the collar, cut the fabric in or at 90° to the grain (depending on the elasticy of the fabric), using the stretchier option. Before sewing on the collar, check whether the head fits through! You can also iron seam tape on the seam allowances on the back part’s shoulder area. This will reduce the stretching of the shoulder seams over time.

A brown haired model with a high ponytail is wearing the sweatshirt "Cosy", a white, loose fitting shirt with a wide collar. She also wears a clock on her wrist and has a glass of water in her hand. She is looking directly at the camera.

If you wish to embroider the cute hummingbird, then embroider it on your pattern piece before you sew your sweatshirt together. To achieve a clean result, choosing the right stabilizer for your fabric is the key to success. Check out Mirjams article to find which stabilizer would suit your fabric best: Which stabilizer for which material?

The back of the neck from the free sewing pattern features a humminbird embroidery design, which is emproidered in a grey thread just below the center of the back neckline.

Take a look at the magazine…

The pattern and sewing instructions for the sweatshirt “Cosy” appeared in the inspiration Magazine 3/2021.

In this issue you will find a shell coat, a comfortable jersey dress, a teddy jacket or homewear to be cosily wrapped up. But also a floral dress, a leather skirt and a sparkling blouse with matching clutch – quickly sewn and very striking. There is an adorable frilled dress for our little princesses and also something for the little princes. The home office benefits from a discreetly chic look and we have also the right accessories for a pleasant board game party in store.

The cover of the inspiration 3/2021. It shows a woman with a blue beret with white pearls, round sunglasses, a black turtle neck sweater and a beige fuzzy jacket. She wears a red and slightly shimmery skirt which ends below the knee, black tights and boots. She carries three paper shopping bags. The headlines of the inspiration magazine cover say "Cosiness - Batwing Sleeve T-Shirt and Jog Pants", "Time to shine! - Silk blouse with Rhinestones and Elegant Marlene Trousers with Glittering Clutch", "Home Office - Folder, Holder for Mobile Phone Charger and Door Hangers" and "Advent Calendar - With many 2D and 3D Decorations".

Issue 03/2021 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

You can buy the patterns and magazine online or have them conveniently delivered to your home. 

Download the free sewing pattern and embroidery design for the sweatshirt “Cosy” (February 2023 only)

You can download this month’s freebie at the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of January once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Technical drawing of this month's free sewing pattern, the sweatshirt Cosy. It shows that the shirt is made out of one front and back panel, as well as a Sleeve & side panel combined instead of the usual armhole.

Unzip the zip file from the download

This is what you will find in the download:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • The pattern in different formats. You can print out the A4 or US letter pattern on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size. You can use a printing service to print out the A0 format.
  • A zip file with several embroidery files. The ART70 and ART80 files can be opened and edited with the BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, 8 or 9. You need to transfer the BMP, EXP and PES file to your embroidery machine  to embroider the design.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the files. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Do you want to sew the sweatshirt “Cosy”, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the sweatshirt “Cosy”, but February 2023 is already over? No problem! You can order the pattern from the shop, download and print it or have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We wish you lots of fun with your sewing and embroidery!

Best wishes,

Free sewing instructions: Sweatshirt “Cosy”

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