Birgitta Helmersson Unisex ZW Workwear Jacket PDF

Birgitta Helmersson


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Buy the Unisex ZW Workwear Jacket sewing pattern from Birgitta Helmersson. This is an oversized workwear style jacket made using zero waste pattern cutting. It has a square collar and a dropped shoulder with dart shaping. The jacket has three front patch pockets, side splits that are faced using the neck cut-outs, and buttons and buttonholes to close at the centre front. The sleeve hem has gathers and is finished into a hem band which is rolled up once.

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: Works beautifully in a woven fabric in cotton, linen or cotton corduroy, in a mid-heavy weight of 180-300 gsm.

Fabric requirements: See image gallery.

Sizing: Size One and Size Two (approx. UK 6 – 16 and UK 16 – 36, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.

Due to the zero waste nature of this pattern, there are very slight design detail changes between the size layouts. Size Two has a different pocket construction for the chest pocket, and a slightly smaller sleeve hem cuff depth.

Notions: 4-5 buttons, approx. 20 mm (0.75″); lightweight fusing for the front facings and collar (only recommended for fabrics that require a bit more structure).

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 (2 pages for each size). With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen

Make time

One to two days, All weekend or longer

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 36 / US 32 / EU 64, 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, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

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