Contemporary sewing patterns for versatile jackets with various design options

5 Jacket Design Patterns You’ll Wear Indoors Or Out

Contemporary sewing patterns for jackets you’ll wear indoors or out based on fabric choice. This collection includes skill building sewing techniques like curved seams, pocket placement and setting in sleeves.

The Sapporo coat is a great pattern for all levels. It can be sewn in anything from cotton drill to wool and looks fantastic.

Sapporo Coat

Go bold with this dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming. This fully lined pattern has cropped sleeves and pockets hidden in the front seams – it’ll be your favourite go-to coat year round. Choose lightweight fabric for spring/summer or cosy wool for cooler weather. This pattern includes options for a full length coat and a shorter jacket with either 3/4 or long sleeves.

The Sapporo Coat is a super satisfying pattern for experienced Sewsters who want to challenge themselves with something a little more complex, but it’s also very easy to make for confident Beginner Sewsters. It’s a great first lined project and is quick to put together – just don’t forget to check your seams! A few helpful indicators on the pattern would have helped too – indications of the fold line and notches which match up would have been super useful.

Diana Coat

A beautiful yellow wool coat with genuine horn buttons that will brighten up your winter look! Princess Diana’s timeless style is still adored today, over a quarter of a century after her death. Her effortless chic and a blend of formal and casual style made her an elegant symbol of fashion.

This reversible pattern is perfect for a wide range of fabrics. Make it in African curly lamb shearling to naturally insulate, or a woven cotton drill or wool for winter.

The sleeve length can be either long or short and the jacket has a full, curved hemline with a front button closure, two low front external pockets and one inside pocket. This easy-to-sew design is suitable for sewing beginners, irrespective of the fabric used.

Kelly Anorak

Designed by Closet Core Patterns, this practical yet stylish jacket fulfills all your capsule wardrobe dreams. Lightweight and unlined it features a two piece cuffed sleeve, optional drawstring waist, gusseted flap pocket and zipper placket with snap buttons. Keep warm and dry with a roomy three-piece hood or classic stand-up collar. Choose from a range of medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as twill, canvas, denim and linen or create the ultimate raincoat with a waterproof fabric like ripstop or waxed canvas.

For an even more professional finish consider lining your Kelly Anorak. This PDF lining expansion includes the new lining pattern pieces along with the matching outer sleeve so you can line your coat without changing the front or back yoke. The outer sleeve also gets the benefit of flat felled seams which are stronger than regular seams and they conceal the raw edges so your seam allowances are neat and tidy.

Tamarack Jacket

Designed with transitional seasons in mind this stylish quilted coat features a cotton or wool batting inner to keep you toasty and roomy welt pockets. Choose one of the two quilting designs included or design your own to make this jacket uniquely yours!

The hood and much of the finishing is done with bias binding for a professional finish. It’s a great pattern for someone venturing into outerwear but is still challenging enough for an experienced sewist.

Sewn with Marmot Membrane technology, this lightweight fabric balances the best performance of breathability, waterproofness and softness. Featuring Replez-It “stay clean” Nanoprotection, this shell provides plenty of insulation and allows for easy leash attachment. Its full belly coverage and waterproof zipper help to keep your dog warm and dry on their walk!

Ilford Jacket

The Ilford Jacket by Friday Pattern Company features drop shoulders and comes with two sleeve options: a placketed sleeve with cuff for a more structured look or an easy to sew boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. It also includes two lengths and a bunch of pocket templates that you can mix and match.

The pattern also has a nice amount of wearing ease. According to SMS Leader WinMichele’s minimum ease size chart a fitted shirt needs about 3” of ease around the bust and this jacket has about 14” of ease in the largest size!

The pattern is designed for woven fabrics and looks amazing in a variety of them. It will have more structure when made out of a heavy cotton, linen, denim or corduroy but looks equally fantastic in a drapey woven like flannel.

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