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Make one of these 40 coat patterns for a skill building sewing challenge

If you’re looking for coat patterns, you’re in the right spot.

Taking on sewing a coat is a big sewing challenge. There’s a lot of different things to think about—fabric, inner layers, do I tailor this etc.

Having made many coats at this point in my sewing life, I can attest that you can totally handle this, but you need to start with a good pattern.

With that in mind, I decided to make a huge list of good coat sewing patterns that’ll help get you on your way. I tried to list as many styles and types of coats as possible so there’s something for everyone.

I’ve also tried to list all the sizing information up front so that you can tell at a glance if any given coat pattern will work for you. Nobody likes seeing a cool pattern online only to realize it’s not in your size.

So start eyeing that wool coating in the corner of your stash, and let’s dive in.

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Coat Patterns I’ve made

I’ve thrown a couple trench coats in the mix, even though I’m working on a separate post just for trench coats. Once you’ve sewn a jacket, you’ll make excuses to make more, I promise!

  • Butterick 8548: OOP now, but a great funnel neck coat. I fulled lined this one and it always feel a little swanky.
  • Yarn embroidered coat: Ottobre 5-2007-11. I started with a base of white fleece and couched the yarn all over the surface for a unique look. Giant snaps finish off the look. 100% worth the effort and super warm!
  • DIY quilted coat: quilted coats are in right now, and this simple Burda pattern was a great base pattern for the style. Check out my quilted vest video playlist for the basics of how to quilt a jacket.
  • Vintage Vera Applique Trench Coat: another Burda pattern and some RTW inspiration for one of my favorite trench coats to wear.
  • Pastel Denim Trench Coat: a refashion to end all refashions, this is almost the most labor intensive project I’ve ever done. It combines denim from 4 pairs of jeans, bleach, paint, unique fringed edges and some serious topstitching.

Rebecca Page Coat Patterns

Here’s some choices from Rebecca Page’s catalog. Sizing for her patterns for women is XXS (31” bust, 34” hips)-5XL (54” bust, 57” hips). Sizing for kids is from newborn (16.5” chest, 16.5” hips) to 11/12 years (30” chest, 33” hips).

Rebecca Page Puffer Coat

A puffer coat is such a practical style, and this is a nice looking pattern. It’s marked advanced beginner, so there’s lots of helpful advice about the specifics of battings to use and how to go about quilting the layers together.

If you’ve wanted to try a quilted coat before but been worried about putting together all the right materials for the job, the Puffer Coat could be for you.

Make one for you and for your child for a Mommy and Me look.

Rebecca Page Carli Coatigan

This is a great pattern for beginning sewists who are intimidated by the idea of a lined coat. This simple unlined coat pattern features a beautiful waterfall neckline, simple tie.

Of course there’s deep patch pockets because coats without pockets are sad! Try the Rebecca Page Carli Coatigan if you’re looking for a quick sew coat with the coziness of a long sweater.

This pattern is for women.

Rebecca Page Amsterdam Coat

If you’re ready for the challenge of sewing a fully lined coat, give the Amsterdam Coat a try. I love the beautiful military details down the front and the shoulder epaulets.

This one is available as a women’s + child bundle or separately as with many of Rebecca Page’s patterns.

Rebecca Page Stella Coat

The Stella Coat is fully lined, tailored, with a funnel neck, hidden button placket, and elegant high-low hem. You could create a beautiful winter look with this coat by layering it over full skirts or slim pants and boots. This one is for women and kids.

Rebecca Page Andie Coat

The Andie Coat has pretty much everything you’d want in a raincoat. It’s got a roomy hood, snaps, lining and classic anorak jacket details like epaulets and sleeve belts.

Make this coat if you live in a place where your cold weather is mild and wet.

This pattern is available for kids and women.

Merchant and Mills Patterns

Merchant Mills is a great brand if you love minimalist looks with natural fibers. Let’s explore their coat options:

Merchant and Mills Strand Coat

The Strand Coat is a simple boxy unlined coat. This is a pattern with hook and eyes and no collar. If you’ve wanted to try a coat before and are looking for a great way to get your feet wet, this is a good choice.

Sizing is from UK 8-18 (bust 32”-42”, hips 35”-45”).

Merchant and Mills Parka

The Merchant and Mills Parka reminds me of a fishing coat. It’s recommended for waterproof fabrics, so again, this is a coat that’s probabaly good in wet and not super cold weather. The ribbing at the neck is a nice touch, and the welt pockets and the drawstring waist are nice touches.

Sizing is from UK 6-18 (bust 30.75”-41.75”, hips 34”-44”).

Jalie Coat Patterns

Known for their activewear, Jalie is a solid company with awesome patterns. They always have clever construction and every pattern is available in 22 sizes from toddler 2-women’s (or men’s) 22. I’ve made countless Jalie patterns and they never disappoint.

Jalie 3906 Tania Coatigan

The Jalie Tania Coatigan is a nice casual coat. I think you’ll like the diagonal seams that hide pockets and the sharp notched collar that sits close to your neck.

Jalie 2795 Hoodie jacket

Jalie 2795 is not a true coat but a good solid hoodie. Still, I would pick up this pattern with some Polartec fleece. This would absolutely be a good lightweight coat for many winter days. The seaming is good practice for working with fleece, and the zip front is a good chance to sew separating zippers.

Learn how to sew a separating zipper.

Get some fleece sewing tips.

How to sew a zipper on a jacket

Sewing separating zippers is easy with this tutorial.

Show me how
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Fleece Sewing 101

Get my best fleece sewing tips here.

Take me there

Jalie 2451 Men’s Insulated Vest

Can coats be sleeveless? Sure why not. I see vests like Jalie 2451 in winter in Colorado so much I’ve come to accept it as gospel truth.

This is a great puffer style vest with details like reflective strip, zippered side pockets, front zipper and adjustable drawcord hem.

If you’ve wanted to sew a coat for the man in your life but aren’t ready for something as involved as the Shelby Nallo Jacket, this is a great place to start.

Style Arc Coat Patterns

Style Arc coat patterns are available in sizes 4-16 and 18-30.

Style Arc Grace

The Style Arc Grace has a cool button up neck and is a great style for multi-season wear. I love the seaming and the shaped welt pockets on this one.

Style Arc Loren Jacket

The Style Arc Loren is a nice simple open coat. It’d be great in a sherpa fleece or even linen for a Spring coat.

Simplicity Coat Patterns

McCalls and Vogue Coat Patterns

  • McCalls M7848: classic A-line coat pattern with zip closure.
  • Vogue 8346: beautiful lines on this one and lots of different collar options.
  • Vogue 1649E5: the assymetric draped hem on this one is everything! Gorgeous.

Burda Coat Patterns

Coat Patterns for Men

It’s often hard to find patterns for men in general, so I was sure to include some coat patterns just for the dudes (besides the ones peppered throughout this post under different pattern companies).

Shelby Nallo Jacket

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This is a serious winter coat that’ll stand up to many winter outdoor conditions. I made my husband’s in Polartec windbloc fleece and it is toasty toasty.

This pattern is for men size 44-56 (chest 88cm-112 cm).

This is not a difficult sew, but it’s very detailed due to all of the RTW details. There’s a small strip inside the hood that keeps the hood from picking up air, there’s multiple zippered pockets, a cool adjustable cord system. Whenever my husband’s Nallo finally bites the dust, I’ll happily make it again.

Read more about the Shelby Nallo Jacket here.

Thread Theory Goldstream Peacoat

The Goldstream Peacoat is a beautiful classic peacoat pattern with double breasted buttons, optional hood.

Use this pattern if you’re looking for a men’s pattern that’ll teach you how to tailor wool.

This pattern is for men XS-XXL (chest 30/32”-50/52”).

Other indie coat patterns

The Sewing Workshop Flatiron Coat

Simple does not need to be boring. The Sewing Workshop Flatiron Coat is a good example of that. It’s a great loose fitting coat with beautiful draped lapels and cozy deep pockets. Side vents and asymmetric hems are nice touches as well.

Being unlined and with simple lines, this is a great coat pattern for beginners. It’d be elegant in a lovely boiled wool or double sided wool.

Sizing is for XS-XXL (Bust 31”-46”, hips 34”-47.5”)

Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat

I love the look of the toggle closures on the Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat. The multi-piece hood will definitely make for a good fit.

Sew this one up if you’re looking for fun front closures with a distinct look.

Green Pepper 532

This one has a great barn coat style to it.

Free coat patterns

Everyone loves free patterns. Here’s some free coat patterns to check out:

  • Mood Sewciety Clark Coat: cool oversized lapels, welt pockets and bishop sleeves. Awesome for boiled wool.
  • Hooded Coat from Mujeres y Alfileres: You’ll probably have to translate the directions as they’re in Spanish. Love the hood and vented sleeves.
  • Dr-Cos free Coat Patterns: a Japanese site with no less than 16 free coat patterns and a couple capes. This is a great resource for cosplayers. Sizes are in kids 100cm-140cm, women’s S,M,L LL(bust 36-44”) and men’s L,LL (chest 45.9-47.6”)

So there’s a huge list of coat sewing patterns for you to tackle when you’re ready for the challenge.

3 thoughts on “Make one of these 40 coat patterns for a skill building sewing challenge”

  1. Trish Newbery has some awesome coat and jacket patterns! One of my favourite Indie designers trishnewbery.com

    1. That would be Burda Easy Fall/Winter 2014 1C. Burda has several others of this type of blocky no collar coat. I liked this one with the zipper and the shape of the patch pockets, but you could add those details if you found a similar pattern–I’m not sure how easy it is to track down that particular issue.

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