Elias men’s oversized blocked sweatshirt – Free Sewing Pattern


Hello and Happy New Year my dear followers! Wish you all the best in the year 2024!

It’s been a while since I posted my last free pattern, because I spent the last few weeks enjoying the holidays and taking care of my two adorable boys. Now I’m back with lots of energy and enthusiasm!

The pattern for today is a men’s oversized sweatshirt, with blocking detail. It is a wonderful stash buster – so you can use your smaller pieces of fabric to create a whole new garment.

Let’s have a closer look at the design:


Tiana’s Closet sewing patterns are made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit. I was informed by a reader that you can also print the pdf as image to get the right scale, however I never tested it on my computer.


You will need:

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is intended for sweatshirt fabrics.
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:


All my patterns already include 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Just cut the pattern pieces as is and use a 1cm seam allowance when you sew.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Back: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Upper Front A: cut 1 piece
  • Lower Front A: cut 1 piece
  • Upper Front B: cut 1 piece
  • Lower Front B: cut 1 piece
  • Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored pieces
  • Sleeve Cuff Ribbing: cut 2
  • Waist Ribbing: cut 1 piece on the fold
  • Neck Ribbing: cut 1 piece 

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Place two Back pieces right sides facing, pin and sew the center back seam.

2. Place Upper Front A and Lower Front A right sides facing, pin and sew to join.

3. Place Upper Front B and Lower Front B right sides facing, pin and sew to join.

4. Place the two Front pieces right sides facing. Sew the center front seam.

5. Place the Front and Back right sides facing. Pin and sew the shoulder and side seams.

6. Fold the Sleeve right sides in, align the underarm seam and sew.

7. Sew the Sleeve Cuff Ribbing to the Sleeve. Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/12/14/how-to-attach-sleeve-cuff-ribbing/

8. Set in Sleeve. Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/11/06/how-to-sew-set-in-sleeve/

9. Use similar method as in Step 7 to attach Waist Ribbing to the main garment.

10. Use ribbing to finish neckline. Video tutorial: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/05/02/how-to-sew-t-shirt-neckline/

In just a few simple steps you are able to create a totally new garment. Make and enjoy it!

This is the download link:



To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device. An advertisement may pop up, just close it and continue with your download. In case some ads attempt to make you enter your personal info, just ignore and close it. I do NOT require any kind of information to download my pattern files.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of many cases of copyright infringement, I have restricted permission on my patterns from now on and you will not be able to open it using pdf editing software like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw etc. Please use PDF readers to open and view the files – there are many free PDF readers that offer layer viewing and printing, like Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader…

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns or tag me on Instagram #tianasclosetsewingpatterns, I will be thrilled to see the garment in real life!

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