Birgitta Helmersson Unisex ZW Coat PDF
Buy the Unisex ZW Coat sewing pattern from Birgitta Helmersson. The ZW Coat is an unlined, oversized, unisex coat with a batwing sleeve, round collar and patch pockets. The short coat has a front button closure, and the long coat has a front button closure and waist tie. The pattern also comes with tips on how to cut a lining if you want to add one.
The short coat is suitable for beginners and up. The long coat is more suited to mid-intermediate sewers. However if you make the short coat as your first project and progress to the long coat for your next one this would work well, as a lot of the steps are the same.
NOTE: With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces. You will draw the pattern directly onto your fabric by following the step-by-step instructions in the pattern booklet and using small templates which you can print easily on your home printer.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
Suggested fabrics: Woven fabric. A mid to heavy weight wool will work really well. You can also use a heavy weight cotton drill or something similar for more of light jacket or trench coat style.
Fabric requirements: 145 – 160 cm (57″ – 63″) wide fabric: Short coat, 140 cm
(55 1/2″ or approx. 1.55 yd) // Long coat, 200 cm (78″ or approx. 2.2 yd).
Sizing: Size 1. This is a single size pattern which fits EU 36 – 44 (approx. UK 6/8 – 14, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.
Note: The designer is working on expanding the size range of this pattern. We will add the expanded size range as soon as it is available.
Notions: All optional: Bias tape or binding, approx. 3 m (118″) for the long coat; 3 buttons, 2 – 2.5 cm (3/4″ – 1″); iron-on fusing or interfacing if you are using a lighter weight fabric, approx. 25 cm (10″); elastic or a length of cord (can be threaded through the back hem of the short coat to bring it in a bit like a bomber style jacket); lining.
Additional tools: Chalk or dissolvable pen; large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.
PDF pattern includes: Instruction booklet; A4/US letter print-at-home templates (13 pages). With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces.
If you’re looking for more maker inspiration, check out the latest sewing pattern reviews from the sewing community. We also have a sewing blog to keep you up to date with all the news from the world of sewing.
Heavyweight Cotton, Wools
One to two days
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
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
PDF (Size 1)
13 pages (templates)