The best coat sewing patterns to make this winter

We all love the idea of making a coat but they can be a little daunting. In this video I’m going to chat through some fantastic coat sewing patterns for beginners right through to coat making pros. Anyone who has made a coat I think will agree they really aren’t as hard to make as you’d expect. It’s quite a long video so you’ll need a big cup of tea before you start!

All the coat patterns  mentioned in the video are below and you can go have a look at these and get inspired to build that handmade wardrobe.

The Riga coat from Orageuse:

A relaxed fit coat, featuring dropped shoulders, a mandarin collar and fastening with a tie at the front. This coat is fully lined. This would be suitable for an advanced beginner, the fit of this coat will be easy to tackle and there are no fastenings to wrestle with.

The Yates Coat from Grainline Studio:

This is a cracking pattern and at the top of our make list! Featuring in seam pockets and statement seamline around the waist this pattern is ripe for a bit of colour blocking. The two piece sleeve keeps it close fitting but helps with movement, we did notice that the arms came up quite narrow so something to watch out for.

Honetone Coat from Marilla Walker: 

The boxy shape of of the Honetone coat will mean you can shove loads of jumpers under this and you’ll be warm all winter. The pattern features dropped sleeves a simple collar and patch pockets. We love the variation with the interesting side pockets (see denim jacket below.)

Gaia Coat from Named Clothing: 

The relaxed fit of the Gaia coat from Named was massive appeal this winter, not only is it’s cocoon shape bang on trend this season, it’s screaming out to be colour blocked. The in seam pockets and collar make it on the simpler side for construction. Named always have fantastic instructions to hold you had at every step of this make.

Pollie Jacket from Republique Du Chiffon:

Those looking for a short coat this winter will fall in love with Pollie. This wrap style coat fastens with a tie at the waist and had added fit bonuses with waist darts and shaping at the back. Perfect in a cosy wool or for something lighter why not try a crepe or linen for warmer days.

Artemis Jacket from I AM PATTERNS:

The ultimate in simple makes the Artemis consists of just five pattern pieces, with grown on sleeves and in seam pockets you’ll have this made up in no time. Make it in a wool for outdoors or a cosy jersey for inside. It’s classic shape and relaxed fit makes the pattern unisex!

Berlin Jacket from Tessuti Fabrics: 

A great simple shape and perfect for beginners this unlined coat is a great layering piece to add to your handmade wardrobe. With patch pockets and a sewn on band around the front you have have this made up in no time!

Ulysses trench coat from Victory Patterns:

This is a lightweight outwear option for those of you lucky enough not to have winters like we do in the UK. Use a drape fabric to make this beauty and enjoy getting stuck into all the classic trench details that really make this pattern special.

The Cambria Duster from The Friday Pattern Company:

This is another lightweight outerwear option with a dramatic shawl collar. This pattern has a vintage feel to it and would would be a great layering piece to add to your handmade wardrobe.


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