25 best coat sewing patterns and jackets to make
Your new season sewing starts here! Keep wrapped up warm and dry with our pick of the best coat and jacket sewing patterns – with options including lightweight capes, trench coats, cosy hoods and more.
If you love making your own clothes, growing your skills by making coats and jackets is one of the most satisfying projects you can embark on. Not only do you get to make garments that last and keep you warm during the winter months, but you'll get to have fun with buttonholes, linings, hoods, belts, pockets and different fabrics. We've hunted down the best coat sewing patterns out there to bring you this collection of cosy jacket sewing patterns, hardy winter coat patterns and waterproof raincoat patterns to make.
Whether you're looking for a casual layer to add warmth to your autumn wardrobe or you're going big guns for a full length trench coat, we've got the pattern for you.
While the colder months call for warm winter coat patterns, in the spring and summer you'll want lighter jacket sewing patterns to stitch – so we've found some summer jackets for you to make too, including a beautiful bomber jacket pattern.
If you're new to dressmaking, don't forget to check out our sewing for beginners article and explore our pattern round-up to find the best beginner sewing patterns to play with. You might also want to read our how to use a sewing machine, best sewing machines for beginners, and sewing kits for beginners guides.
Read on to discover the best coat sewing patterns and jacket sewing patterns…
Best coat sewing patterns
1. Chilton trench coat
Keep cosy all winter with the elegant Chilton coat pattern designed by US-based designer Cashmerette. Cashmerette’s patterns are specifically tailored to suit women with curvy or fuller figures, so they’re guaranteed to fit perfectly. The pattern comes in US sizes 12 to 28 and cup sizes C to H. The pattern is easy enough for beginners to attempt if you’re new to sewing and want to have a go! You can make it in cotton, waterproof fabric or woollen fabric (for added winter warmth!). The Chilton coat sewing pattern is a wonderful addition to your winter wardrobe and it’ll soon become one of your favourite coats.
2. Lisette coat pattern
If you’re looking for a classic coat sewing pattern, you can’t go wrong with the Lisette coat. It’s beautifully fitted and comes in a range of sizes. This is a really good pattern to choose if you’re looking for smart winter coats to wear to work or out and about. We love the soft pink colour they’ve chosen here, but you can sew it in any colour you fancy! The pattern includes pattern pieces along with instructions to help you sew your own coat. Make it in thick fabrics such as tweeds, wools or gabardine to help you stay warm and stylish all winter long. The pattern is available in sizes 6-22 and cup sizes A to D.
3. The Kelly anorak
Style meets function with the Kelly anorak from Closet Case Patterns. A classic shape with a modern cut, this simple coat is the perfect choice for transitional weather, featuring a two-piece cuffed sleeve, and options including a drawstring waist, roomy three piece hood and classic stand-up collar. This pattern is available in sizes 0-20 and can be bought as a printed pattern or a PDF.
4. Martina coat
This on-trend coat is perfect for winter outings and looks great when teamed up with some chunky boots. It's a fashionable double-breasted coat with a straight cut and will take around four days to sew. Please note that the model is 172cm tall, so this isn't a pattern for petite women. It's available as a downloadable PDF in UK sizes 6-24 (US 2-20).
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5. Isla trench coat
There comes a day when we all need a classic trench coat in our lives, and today's the day to get started making your own. This straight-cut, lined coat from Named Clothing is great fun to sew with details including a belted collar, a cape, welt pockets, a belt, and tabs on sleeve openings. Practise your top stitching on the double-breasted front section, while button fastening adds a classic feel. Available as a printed or PDF pattern.
Make your own staple duffle coat with this unisex classic, duffle-style coat or jacket sewing pattern from Colette. The pattern comes with two versions, both featuring toggle closures, tailored two-piece sleeves, yoke details, and a stylish three-piece hood. Get to grips with patch pockets, in-seam pockets and adding a detachable hood tab and pick a cosy warm, heavyweight fabric to sew it in. Available in sizes XS to 2XL.
7. Circle cape
Is this a coat sewing pattern or is it more of a jacket? This chic circle cape sits somewhere in between! It can be thrown on for a walk or trip to the shops, but it's still smart enough to wear to a more formal occasion. Portia Lawrie's free circle cape pattern is straightforward to sew and will make an elegant addition to your wardrobe this winter.
8. Lottie coat
This pattern by SewgirlintheUK is ideal for casual wear and can be made as a jacket or as a long coat. It can be made using linen or sturdy cotton and denim fabrics. This pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced sewers to make. Available in sizes S-XXL.
9. Yates coat
This mid-length coat sewing pattern will bring instant style to any winter outfit! It has an oversized lapel, which gives the Yates coat a very modern feel. This is a trickier pattern, so it's probably more suited to intermediate or advanced crafters. Available in US sizes 0-18.
Best Jacket Sewing Patterns
10. Anise jacket
This double-breasted jacket has gentle shaping, a simple rounded collar, and tailored sleeves. The one-piece front makes it easy to incorporate patterns such as plaids or stripes. Anise can be made with either full-length sleeves (version 1) or below-elbow cropped sleeves (version 2). Learn to create single welt pockets and insert a jacket lining as you sew. This jacket sewing pattern is available in US sizes 0-24. Skill level: Intermediate.
11. Misses' jacket
Looking for an easy-sew first dabble in making more heavyweight garments? Simplicity's Misses' Jacket Sewing Pattern number 8993 is designed to be made with stretch knits only. It's a loose-fitting jacket with wide sleeves, shawl collar and button fastens plus a loop at side front. Straight pull-on midi-length skirt has side pockets and elasticated waist.
12. Rhett jacket
Level up your sewing style with this practical DIY coat from Seamwork. Treat yourself to some quality sewing time and you can make in an afternoon or two. Make it in a woven fabric like denim, canvas or corduroy. And, oh, the pocket options! This casual jacket is available in US sizes 0-26 (UK 6-30).
13. Women's blazer
Looking for something a bit smarter? How about this 80s-esque modern unlined blazer? Also known as Simplicity pattern 8844. This sharp blazer includes notched lapels, patch pockets at the hem, button fastenings and different sleeve options.
14. Vogue women's jacket
Oooh classic mac jackets how we covet you. Have a go at making your own with Vogue pattern 9367, from Vogue. If you're not quite ready to add lining yet, opt for this loose fitting jacket with a double-breasted button front, dropped shoulder and shoulder pads. You'll get to play around with back neck darts, a notched collar and belt – plus you can add optional side-seam pockets. Available in sizes XS to XXL.
15. The Landgate jacket
The hooded Landgate jacket from Merchant & Mills is a chic, unisex design that features a drawstring waist and side and front pocket options. Best made in lightweight, waterproof fabrics such as PUL or oilskin, it also provides ideas for decorative top-stitching and two different lengths. It's available as a paper pattern in sizes XS to XL.
16. The Eden coat
Available both as a pattern and in kit form, we adore Tilly & The Buttons’ Eden coat. This fully-lined design features raglan sleeves and a high-neck hood to keep out the wind and two different options for practical pockets. With design choices for hip or long lengths, snaps, zips or toggle fastenings and optional storm flaps, you truly can create the jacket of your dreams. Available in sizes UK 6-24 (US 2–20).
17. Cypress cape
The Cypress Cape from Sewaholic is a lightweight piece for all of your outdoor adventures. With details such as wide semi-circular sleeves and a hood, it is unlined to keep it packable, with all hems bound with bias tape for a clean, waterproof finish. This paper pattern comes in US sizes 0-20.
18. Serra jacket
The Serra jacket from Pauline Alice is a scaled-up version of a popular coat pattern from their children’s collection. Choose from three designs including a mid-thigh raincoat, an athletic hooded jacket and a knee-length trench.
19. I am Jacques raincoat
Part of the I Am a Sailor capsule collection, I Am Jacques is a fully-lined classic raincoat design featuring a cosy hood, a hidden zip with handy button placket and two big patched pockets to carry all your essentials – and it’s customisable to three different lengths, too. This pattern is also available for men and kids! Buy it as a PDF or paper pattern.
20. Bomber jacket
This lightweight bomber jacket pattern will help you to stay comfortable on days when the weather is a little milder, such as in the autumn or spring. We think it looks gorgeous in bold floral patterns and it's a great way to layer up an outfit for a cool and casual look.
21. Quilted jacket pattern
This beautiful quilted jacket pattern is ideal to wear as the weather starts to turn cooler. It's a great casual jacket to throw on for a weekend walk or to keep warm on a breezy day. It's comfortable enough to wear around the house if you're not ready to turn on the heating too!
22. McCall's Misses jacket and vest sewing pattern
If you've ever wanted to have a go at making your own denim jacket at home, this is the pattern for you! This McCall's Misses jacket pattern will show you how to make your own retro denim jacket – and there's a vest pattern included too! The packet includes the pattern pieces and sewing instructions, so you can get making straight away. It includes variations, so you can adapt the pattern to suit your style. The sizing isn't mentioned on the product listing, but previous customers have commented to say that this pattern is the smaller version available (sizes US 6-14).
23. Avid Seamstress blazer
This lovely blazer is amazingly versatile. You could wear it to work, on the school run or just to the shops. It can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion. It has a relaxed fit and this pattern provides a good introduction to tailoring if you've never tried it before. This pattern is geared towards intermediate sewers. Available in UK sizes 6-22.
24. The Eloise jacket
This cute jacket definitely has a 60s vibe! The Eloise jacket is a short fitted jacket which would be suitable for an adventurous beginner to sew. This pattern comes as a PDF download with step-by-step instructions to help you make your own cropped jacket pattern. Available in UK sizes 6-20 (US 2-16).
25. Eteri classic blazer
This perfectly fitted jacket is ideal for any occasion where you need to look smart – and it's bound to become a wardrobe staple! As this is a more tailored pattern, it's not a suitable project for beginners to attempt. Available in UK sizes 6-22 (US 2-18).
We hope you enjoyed these coat sewing patterns! Looking for more seasonal patterns to sew? Check out our hat sewing patterns, learn how to make a pom pom blanket and sew DIY heat packs to keep your hands warm.
Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.