Top 10 Coat Indie Sewing Patterns

I think we can all agree that winter is most definitely here and if you haven’t started thinking about sewing a coat yet fear not there is still time. Sewing a coat is actually one of my favourite projects, you can really take your time and they really aren’t as hard as you think they are. Plus if you are making something with a lining then all the mess on the inside is hidden. We’ve rounded up ten of the sewing communities most popular coat and jacket patterns to inspire your next sewing adventure!

The Sapporo Coat from Papercut: 

The Sapporo coat is a fantastic pattern, whatever your sewing level. There are some great features on this coat, yet the construction is fairly simple. The coat is cocoon shape, which wide dropped sleeves. The main feature of the coat is the fantastic seam lines at the front. These are actually the pockets of the coat. This can be made in anything from a cotton drill for spring, to a wool in winter, so whatever the season this pattern could work for you.

Sizing: 4-20

Pattern Format: Paper

The Hunter Coat from Fibre Mood: 

The Hunter coat is a pattern that I’ve been lusting over since it’s release and it turns out you guys love is as much as I do. This is your classic tailored coat and the great thing about this style is it will never go our of fashion. The coat is double-breasted, got a notched collar and welt pockets. The cat is designed to come down to the ankle but you could easily shorten it if you wanted something shorter.

Sizing: 6-30

Pattern Format: PDF with optional copyshop printing

The Cambria Duster from Friday Pattern Company:

The Cambria duster coat is unlined and designed to be made in a lightweight fabric making this a perfect layering piece. There is a shawl style collar, big patch pockets on the front and ties that are sewn into the side seams. The coat also has slits in the side seams. There are so many great details on this coat so make sure you go and check it out.

Sizing: 6-24

Pattern Format: Paper & PDF

The Diana Coat from Lenaline Patterns:

The Diana coat is very similar to a lot of shakets (mixture of a shirt and jacket) I saw on the high street last year. This can be worn as coat or cardigan and is great for throwing on over jeans. The pattern features buttons down front, patch pockets and collar stand. The most interesting feature is the curve of the hem. The ace this about this pattern is that you could also make it in a cotton and wear it a shirt dress making it a fantastic versatile pattern.

Sizing: 8-18

Pattern Format: PDF with optional copyshop printing

The Sienna Maker Jacket from Closet Core Patterns: 

The Sienna jacket is based on a French workwear jacket and has more details than you can shake a stick at. There are three fantastic designs to choose from and there are so many details to look at we should we should pop in the line drawing to give you an idea! This is been a firm favourite within the sewing community.

Sizing: 6-20

Pattern Format: Paper

The Dawson Coatigan from The Thrifty Stitcher: 

The Dawson coatigan is a fantastic pattern and it’s also relatively simple to sew. Make this in a sweatshirt fabric and wear it as a cardigan, or in a wool and wear as a coat. Basically two patterns for the price of one! The pattern has princess seams that curve into the waist with secret pockets in the seam. It’s got a high collar and to make your life easier no fastenings.. hurrah!

Sizing: 6-22

Pattern Format: PDF with optional copyshop printing

The Riga coat from Orageuse: 

The Riga coat is a perfect if you are looking for something cosy with a relaxed fit. The pattern features a mandarin collar and patch pockets on the front. This coat doesn’t have any fastenings and does up with either a tie or you could use a belt. There is a handy sewn on panel at the back that keeps the belt attached if it were untied.

Sizing: 6-16

Pattern Format: PDF with optional copyshop printing

The Tamarack Jacket from Grainline Studio: 

The Tamarack jacket in another pattern that has a cult following. It’s a quilted jacket and the great thing is that you quilt the fabric yourself. We’ve seen some AMAZING creations, including people who’ve used patchwork designs for the back panel of the jacket as well as people who’ve sewn all their scrap fabric together to create and intricate patchwork design. This really is one of those patterns that encourages you to get creative and it’s simple silhouette lets the fabric talk for itself.

Sizing: 8-18

Pattern Format: Paper

The Kelly Anorak from Closet Core Patterns: 

The Kelly Anorak is a fantastic option if any of you are looking for a waterproof coat. The pattern comes with two variations so you can choose between a hood or a funnel neck. There is also an optional channel at the waist if you wanted to add waist ties. There is a two-piece sleeve and a seam across the chest and upper back. There are lots of great details with this pattern and by the end of making it you’ll be a dab hand at top stitching.

Sizing: 6-20

Pattern Format: Paper

The Ilford Jacket from Friday Pattern Company: 

The Ilford jacket is another pattern based on a workwear jacket. This is a unisex pattern meaning you can make one for the whole family! Choose between the longer version, make it in a lightweight fabric, and wear as a layering piece. The shorter make in a heavy weight cotton. The simple shape makes it very customisable so you can get creative adding more features if you wish.

Sizing: 6-34

Pattern Format: PDF & Paper

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