2019 Make Nine Sewing & Knitting Plans!

by - 1/02/2019

Happy New Year, pinups! It's time for a brand new Make Nine! This sewing challenge is doing the rounds again this year and after a pretty successful 2018 Make Nine, I'm excited to plan some new projects. I'm doing things a little differently this time so instead of listing 9 sewing patterns I want to make, I'm curating a list of knitting projects, fabric, high-street inspiration and sewing patterns.

1. Wool and the Gang 'Sweet Love' Cardigan

This knitting kit is high up on my wish list, it looks like a super easy knit and a snuggly comfy fit. It's the kind of cardigan I could see myself making in a bunch of colours once I have the pattern. I'd love it in lilac or red.

2. Embroidered Floral Mesh

The lovely people at Textile Express sent me this fabric last year. It's truly beautiful. Then The Dressmakers Ball came back so I decided I'm going to be using it for my dress in March. I have a few ideas in mind for what I'd like the final dress to look like, but keep your fingers crossed for me on this one!

3. Wool and the Gang 'Cable Bomber'

Cable knit is a technique I haven't tried yet and this bomber jacket pattern is pretty much all my knitting goals. I hope this year I'll get to grips with cable knit, and whilst this one might be out of my price range until the sales, I'll be keeping my eye on it. Perhaps I'll try a scarf in the mean time to practice the technique.

4. Teddy Coat 

These snuggly teddy coats are all over the high-street at the moment, and I've almost bought one several times but had it in my head that I'd like to make one. I've got some dusky pink sherpa fabric on the way so I'm hoping I can finally put these plans into action before the Spring.

5. Wool and the Gang 'Jungle Boogie' Sweater

I bought this pattern separately a while back when John Lewis sold WATG individual patterns. I can't wait to make it, I just need to decide on my colour palette and get my supplies.

6. Pink Denim Jacket

After a pretty successful Seamwork Audrey denim jacket last year, I'd love to make another for the Spring in a baby pink. I think it would look so good with red lipstick.

7. We Are Knitters 'Weekend Sweater'

Just a cosy, simple jumper that I can see myself living in. Perhaps a simple black one to start?

8. Jennifer Lauren Handmade 'Pippi Pinafore' 

I stuck together my PDF Pippi pattern recently and got some denim fabric, but that's as far as I got. This year will be the year I find my perfect pinafore pattern...

9. Wool and the Gang 'Final Countdown' Cardigan

This is a cardigan I've been working on. I've got the most beautiful white and black speckled yarn. It's a slow knit but hopefully it'll be finished by the end of 2019!


Are you putting together a Make Nine for 2019? How did your 2018 plans go? I'll be sharing mine over on Instagram too #2019makenine

Thanks for reading, pinups!
Abi xo

You May Also Like


  1. I'm just learning to sew, so I think I'm going to give this a go this year - though whether I can make nine things is another matter.

  2. oooh I didn't know this challenge existed but now I kind of want to try to make nine or so things!