Sweatpants and hoodies are now an integral part of our wardrobe, we all love it comfortable and casual. Our onesie Ike tops these needs, loose and casually cut with plenty of freedom of movement so you can really chill out on the sofa. Designed as a men's overall, there are just as many women who love this cozy one-piece. We have added a dividing seam between the top and bottom part and with the additional lines drawn, the overall can be easily shortened or lengthened to the appropriate body size.

Length center back neck hole to hem = 153 – 168 cm

→ To the pattern “Ike”

In this pattern, Ike was sewn from a soft sweatshirt with a side.

Required material:

We recommend a thicker jersey or sweat fabric

Size 44-50 Outer fabric 2.90 m 140cm wide
zipper 0.96m not divisible, plastic
Rubber band 0.60 m 2cm wide
Size 52-58 Outer fabric 3.30 m 140cm wide
zipper 0.96m not divisible, plastic
Rubber band 0.70 m 2cm wide


Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

What you need from fabric:

  • 2x front part opposite
  • 2x wedge opposite
  • 2x back pieces opposite
  • 2x hood opposite
  • 2x pockets at the front in opposite directions
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions
  • 2x armband (also possible from rib)
  • 2x pocket panels in opposite directions
  • 2x pockets at the back in opposite directions

Sewing instructions:

To sew this overall you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!

Note that we have already closed the dividing seams of the front and back pieces, neatened them together and ironed the seam allowances down.

Clean up the lower long side of the pocket panel before using the kangaroo pocket. Now place the panel, right sides together, on the pocket opening of the front pocket and sew both together.

Then fold the panel inwards so that a piping remains visible and stitch it through from the right in the shadow of the seam.

Now neaten up all the raw edges of the kangaroo bag.

Iron the neatened seam allowances according to the pattern.

Place the pocket parts according to the markings in the cut at the center front of the front pieces and stitch them on just under the edge and 0.7cm wide.

Take the back pieces and close the center back, right sides together. Make sure to leave one centimeter open at the bottom for processing the wedge. The center back will only be finished later with the buttock seam in one.

Now place the wedge in its correct position on the back pieces and finish the seam allowances together.

The back pocket is also neatened all around...

... and is then ironed over. Stitch through the pocket opening.

Fix both pockets on the back at the markings in the cut with a stitching close to the edge and at 0.7cm.

Sew the inside leg seam of the front and back pieces in one go with the other side of the wedge to the front pieces, everything right sides together. Here you neaten the seam allowances together.

Now let's move on to the butt seam. You close this, right to right, starting from the last stitch in the middle back and ending with the snap in the middle front. The clip refers to the end of your zipper. The seam allowances of the seat seam and the entire center back up to the neck hole are finished together in one.

Close the shoulders, right sides together, and finish the seam allowances together. Then iron everything backwards.

Now take the hood cuts and place them on top of each other, right sides together, and stitch the center back together. Finish the seam allowances together and iron them towards the left side of the body.

You then sew your prepared hood into the entire neck hole. Finish the seam allowances together.

Before working on the zipper, finish your seam allowances in the center front: starting from the bottom, over the hood, to the other side, further down and ending there. Only now can you put your zipper in place and stitch it into place just around the edge and 0.7cm wide.

Once the zipper is finished, you can finally close your side seams, right sides together, neaten them together and iron them to the back.

For the sleeve hems, you have cut your cuffs out of the rib or the outer fabric. Sew these together, right sides together, and iron the seam allowances apart.

Then turn the cuff right side out and secure both layers with an auxiliary seam the width of a quilting foot.

Prepare the sleeves by sewing them together, right sides together, overcasting them together and ironing the seam allowance towards the back. Pay attention to the seam allowances in the pattern.

Place the cuff, right sides together, on the hem of the sleeve, stitch both together and finish the seam allowances.

Now sew the prepared sleeves into the correct armhole and finish the seam allowances together, paying attention to the fitting clips.

We pull an elastic band into the hem. Cut the elastic to the correct ankle circumference and close it into a round.

Finish the hems of the legs all around and iron them according to the pattern.

Finally, place the elastic in the ironed hem and stitch the hem all around

Your IKE is ready !

If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.

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