Esme Maxi Cardigan

Esme is an oversized, super cozy and relaxed maxi cardigan sewing pattern. This sweater jacket features a chunky button closure, large in-seam front pockets, dropped shoulders, and rolled-up cuffs that emphasize the casual and carefree look.


Available sizes: 

Pattern includes sizes XS – XXL

In the following formats:
  • PDF: Includes instructions, A4 tiled print at home, Projector and A0 files
  • PDF + A0 Printing: Includes the PDF file as above and A0 printing




Choose a medium weight or heavy fabric with 20 – 40% stretch. For example terry, sweatshirt jersey or a heavier teddy or cable knit. Be careful with fabrics that are very drapey and soft, as they might make the pockets look untidy. In such case, consider omitting the front pockets.

For the pocket bags, pick a medium weight, sturdy knit fabric that matches your main fabric. Ponte is a great choice, but make sure your pocket bag fabric isn’t heavier than the main fabric. You can also use your main fabric for the pocket bags.

This pattern comes with plenty of ease. Check the finished measurements for your size and, if necessary, select a size smaller than usually if you want the garment to be more fitted.

Fabric requirements:

Size Unit XS S M L XL XXL
Fabric width 150 cm cm 230 260 280 290 330 335
Fabric width 115 cm cm 320 335 340 345 350 380
Fabric width 60″ yd 2 1/2 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 5/8 3 5/8
Fabric width 45″ yd 3 1/2 3 5/8 3 3/4 3 3/4 3 3/4 4 1/8



  • Matching thread
  • Pocket bag fabric, 25 cm
  • Fusible knit interfacing, 145 cm
  • Stay tape, 155 cm
  • 5 x Large buttons


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