Folkwear 137 Unisex Australian Drover’s Coat



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Buy the 137 Unisex Australian Drover’s Coat sewing pattern from Folkwear. Created for the horsemen who rode the rugged outback at the turn of the 20th century, this dashing coat is still popular today. It has many practical features for all-weather riding (horses or bicycles!), or it can be stripped down to an easy-to-make duster for men or women.

The original version, View B, is ready for the range with wrist tabs, elbow patches, and a detachable shoulder cape. Leg tabs and the long fantail vent in the centre back cleverly wrap around to form a type of legging for added body and saddle protection while riding! The front opening is covered with a rectangular flap for wind and rain protection, and the partial lining adds warmth.

The basic duster shape and essential details alone comprise View A, an over-everything coat. The raglan sleeves with wrist tabs, rectangular collar, collar tabs, and patch/flap pockets add just enough style to this unlined duster.

Both roomy coats fasten with heavy-duty gripper snaps and can be made in a variety of fabrics, waterproof or not. Instructions are also included for knitting a thick turtleneck sweater perfect for layering in cold weather.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: Some of the pattern pieces are divided across two A0 sheets. The sheets will need to be joined with no overlap.

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight denim, canvas, poplin, wool, linen. Ripstop or other waterproof fabrics.

Fabric requirements: All without nap.

View A: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 4 5/8 yd (4.2 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 3 1/8 yd (2.9 m).

View B: Main: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 5 1/4 – 5 3/4 yd (4.8 – 5.3 m) / 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 4 – 5 1/8 yd (3.7 – 4.7 m) // Lining: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 7/8 yd (3.55 m).

Sizing: XS – XL (approx. UK 4/6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 5/8″ (16 mm) heavy-duty gripper snaps, 7 for View A or 17 for View B // Optional (both views): 1/2″ (13 mm) shoulder pads.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (63 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen, Technical, Wools

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

63 pages

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