10 ways to customise your Apollon sweatshirt

We have selected 10 ways to customise your Apollon sweatshirt. Because, when you sew, the best thing is to be able to make unique garments that fit your body, style and tastes. In the past 3 years, we have seen quite a few I AM Apollon being made. All different, all beautiful. Some of you have even made alterations to the base pattern and added some extra details. We have selected 10 ideas to inspire you to do the same.

1. Add iron-on patches or perles

This method is certainly the easiest to personalise your Apollon. Often the patches have glue on the back that you can just iron-on An easy way to make your Apollon that extra bit special.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with embroidered patch
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@ab_acia_et_acu added an iron-on hummingbird patch

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with added pearls
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@claireaimelesmadeleines sewed on some pearls at the neckline

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with golden patches
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@yum007 chose to add some golden triangles that she ironed on

2. Embroider it

Of course embroidering on jersey fabric is not the simplest but those 2 lovely examples should make you want to try.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon embroidered
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@yum007 has embroidered using golden threads on her black sweatshirt

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon embroidered
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Closer, the embroidery is even more beautiful

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon embroidered
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@armellerymd saw big with this amazing embroidery work

3. Add geometric shapes

This idea has already been presented in a tutorial on our blog. In this tutorial we show you how to create unique blocks of your choice for your Apollon sweatshirt.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon graphic
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Geometrical Apollon by @clouyoute

4. Add ruffles

Once you know how to cut your Apollon to add a geometrical shape, you can easily add a ruffled band. Or even add some ruffles at the shoulder seams.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with ruffles
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V-shaped ruffles by @ceciletood, have you noticed the collar with pleated cotton fabric?

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with ruffles at the shoulders
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@zakadit added some ruffles to this sweatshirt and then gifted it to his little sister

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with ruffles
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@karottecake75 and her lovely sailor shirt Apollon with added ruffles

5. Add pockets

Adding a patched pocket is fairly easy but when you guys start adding welt pockets to your garments we are in awe…

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Marie-Emilienne of @iam_patterns sewed this patched on pocket for the I AM in Africa collection

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with patched pockets
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@l_atelier_de_blandine added welt pockets to her Apollon dress

6. Add volume for a baby bump

It is not easy to find maternity clothes and sewing patterns that fit to accommodate the baby bump. But with a good classic sewing pattern and a bit of imagination, we can do it.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon pregnancy style
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@marion.dg had the great idea to add some volume to her Apollon to welcome her baby bump

7. Add a snood

A snood sweatshirt often feature a zipper but this one is not and it is made using our Apollon pattern. It seems soft and cozy we would love to try it on.

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with hood
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@marion.dg customised her Apollon by adding a snood to it

8. Upcycle or use fabric scraps

Sewing your own clothes is good for the planet. We all know that. So when we use fabric scraps to create a new garment we are even prouder than usual. And why not use fabric from garment you do not use anymore?

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon upcycling
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Marie-Emilienne of @iam_patterns recycled denim sleeves for this Apollon

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with fabric scraps
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@rebeckas_verkstad made her Apollon using scraps of 3 different fabrics

9. Rethink the back

We look at the front of a garment more than the back but sometimes it is the back that makes the garment what it is. Just like our I AM Sirius or I AM Aphrodite. So why not an Apollon?

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with crossed over back
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@laetipoints created this beautiful cross-over back with added lace on the edges

10. Modify the neckline

As for the version above by @ceciletood there are a lot of different ways to modify the neckline of a garment. @bee_made customised an Apollon creating a laced neckline and shows you how to do it on her blog (please note the blog is only in French but has lots of pictures that can help you understand).

Women's sweatshirt sewing pattern Apollon with laced neckline
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The laced neckline by @bee_made

We hope this article inspires you to sew your customised Apollon sweatshirt. You can find the tutorial for the colour blocks here and the laced neckline from @bee_made here.

If you don’t have the sewing pattern yet you can follow those links to find the Apollon sweatshirt for women, for men or even the men/women duo.

Happy sewing!

Personnaliser le patron de couture sweatshirt Apollon brodé
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