15 of the best coat sewing patterns 2020

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.

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The Serra Jacket coat sewing patterns

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 jackets, hardy winter coats and waterproof raincoats 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.

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If you’re new to dressmaking, don’t forget to check out our Sewing for Beginners article and explore our sister pattern round-ups to find the best Beginner Sewing patterns to play with.

Best coat sewing patterns

  • The Kelly Anorak – Closet Case Patterns
  • Draped Coat – Butterick
  • Rhett – Seamwork
  • Women’s Blazer – Simplicity
  • Isla Trenchcoat – Named
  • Anise – Collette
  • Misses Jacket – Simplicity
  • Chilton Trenchcoat – Cashmerette
  • Easy circle cape – Simply Sewing
  • Women’s jacket – Vogue
  • Albion – Colette
  • Eden – Tilly and the Buttons
  • Misses’ Ponchos – Sew Direct
  • Cypress Cape – Sewaholic
  • Serra Jacket – Pauline and Alice
  • Landgate Jacket – Merchant and Mills
  • I an Jacques Raincoat – I Am Patterns

Best coat sewing patterns

1

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.

The Kelly Anorak Jacket Sewing Pattern
Get to grips with zips and pockets with the The Kelly Anorak
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Draped Coat

Sew a classic draped design with Butterick’s pattern 6244. If you’re looking for your first coat to make, this semi-fitted and unlined coat is the one for you. It’s front section extends into a drapey collar with a narrow hem and it can be made up to a UK size 24.

Butterick Coat Sewing Pattern
This versatile, lightweight coat sewing pattern will become your new Winter wardrobe staple.
3

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.

Isla Trench Coat Sewing Pattern
Isla Trench coat sewing pattern by Named Clothing
4

Albion

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.

Albion Mens Coat Sewing Pattern

5

Chilton Trench Coat

Cashmerette have given classic tailoring a curve-friendly update with this fully lined coat pattern which features a single-breasted bodice, two hem lengths and a belted waist. Sleek details up the style factor with a two-part collar, cape, epaulettes, and double topstitching.

Chilton Trenchcoat sewing pattern

Best Jacket Sewing Patterns

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Anise by Collette

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. Skill Level: Intermediate

Anise jacket sewing pattern Collette

7

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.

Simplicity Misses Jacket

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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!

Rhett Jacket Sewing Pattern

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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.

Simplicity jacket pattern 8844

10

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.

Vogue Coat Sewing Pattern 9367

11

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.

The Landgate raincoat sewing pattern

Best raincoat sewing patterns

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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.

Eden raincoat sewing pattern

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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.

Cypress Cape Sewing Pattern

14

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.

The Serra Jacket coat sewing patterns

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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.

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Raincoat sewing patterns