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.
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
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.
- Available from Closet Case Patterns – PDF pattern ($16.00) or printed pattern ($20.00), sizes 0-20
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.
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 from Colette ($14.99), sizes XS – 2XL
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.
- Available from Cashmerette (from $18), sizes 12 to 28, with cup sizes from C – H
Best Jacket Sewing Patterns
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
- Available from Colette (¢14), sizes US 0-24
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.
- Available from John Lewis (£10), sizes XS-XXL
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!
- Available from Seamwork ($14.00) – sizes US 0 – 26 (UK 6– 30)
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.
- Available from John Lewis (£10), sizes UK 6-24
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 from John Lewis (£14.50), sizes XS – XXL
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.
- Available from Merchant & Mills (£14.50) – sizes XS to XL, paper pattern
Best raincoat sewing patterns
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 from Tilly and the Buttons (£17.50) – sizes UK 6-24 (US 2–20)
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.
- Available from Sewaholic (£13.66) – paper pattern, sizes US 0-20
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.
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.
- Available from I Am Patterns (from €9.90), PDF or paper pattern