Little Shrug Pattern

(3 customer reviews)


This is a printable PDF sewing pattern for a Shrug in youth sizes. I make a lot of those for my girls for the spring/autumn season so that they can wear sleeveless tops throughout the warm days and put something on in the chilly mornings and evenings.

I find this pattern to be easy to match with any outfit, so you can make a couple if you’d like.

Children’s long sleeve shrug pattern with a short sleeve option included. This shrug is appropriate for the spring/autumn season when the days are warm and the mornings/evenings are chilly.
You can put it over any dress, t-shirt or top. It would match any outfit.
This pattern is designed for knitted fabric. It can be made from any type of light to medium weight knitted fabric and jersey knits like cotton or rayon, Ponte de Roma, etc.

** No paper pattern will be posted to you ** – This is a PDF pattern for download only

Shrug features:

✂short and long sleeve options;
✂ pleated or plain binding finishing;
✂wide range of sizes – 18 months to 14 years;
✂layered PDF feature of the pattern. This allows you to print only the sizes you are going to need.
✂3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance and 3/4”(2 cm) hem allowance included;
✂measurements are provided in both inches and centimeters;
✂a step-by-step printing, cutting, and sewing tutorial.

You can see an example of a shrug made in a 95/5% cotton/elastane jersey.

Difficulty level: confident beginner, sewing with knits

Sizing: the Little shrug pattern comes in a wide range of children sizes:
US 18 months to 14 years/ EU 86 – 164

To pick the right size, refer to the size chart in the pictures. Measurements and instructions are given in both inches and cm.
For size reference, the shrug shown is in size US 5 / EU 110.
The size chart is for body measurements, not finished garment measurements.

How to measure?
✂Chest – measure at the widest part of the chest, holding the measuring tape horizontally leveled.
✂Waist- Measure the circumference of the waist at the smallest part, above the belly button.

If the measurements of chest, waist, and hips vary between sizes, use the chest measurement to determine the size.


Fabric requirements:
Fabric consumption depends on the width of the fabric and the size you are going to make. It also depends on the option you choose
to make: short sleeves or long sleeves, pleated or plain fabric.
You are going to need up to 1 yard/1 meter of fabric for this project if the fabric is at least 59 inches/150 cm wide.

Please, consider that natural fabrics like cotton shrink so measure after pre-wash.

Other materials: no other materials are needed.

After purchasing, you’ll be able to download two files: a print-at-home version of the pattern in A4 /letter size and a print shop version in A0 size.
The A4/US Letter Size version has 16 tiles and the A0 file has 2 pages.
Instructions on how to print and assemble are included in the pattern.

There is a layered PDF feature of the pattern. This allows you to print only the sizes you are going to need.

Cutting and sewing:
✂The pattern has 1 cm/ ⅜ ’’ seam allowance and 2 cm/ ¾’’ hem allowance included in all sizes.
✂Full, step-by-step cutting and sewing instructions are included.

Terms of use:
You may make garments from this pattern for personal use and for sale. However, you may not sell or distribute the pattern or instructions in their digital or printed form, in accordance with copyright law.
If your friends or family would like to have a copy, please refer them to this page to get a copy for their individual use.

3 reviews for Little Shrug Pattern

    Donna Devine
    October 25, 2019
    Good Morning. I cannot download this pattern - please assist
    SusanAnn Sheidy
    June 15, 2019
    I'm not sure yet. I have a gorgeous piece of soft fury type fabric that is in layers perfect for a little girl just don't know if it's good for a shrug. This is what I want to make with the fabric and that's what I am going to do. If it turns out well I'll send a photo. BTW thanks so much for the pattern it is perfect!
    Reply from Daniela:
    Thank you! I would love to see some photos.
    May 7, 2019
    Very nice pattern and works for woven fabrics as well.

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