Sapporo Coat

Papercut Patterns

£18.00

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Go bold with this dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming. Choose lightweight fabric for a spring/summer version or cosy wool for cooler weather. This is a pattern for every season. Our fully lined Sapporo Coat also features cropped sleeves, tapered cuff and pockets hidden in the front seams.

Fabric

Can be made in any woven fabric; from a light cotton, rayon or silk right through to a heavy wool. The choice is yours!

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Size

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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Make time

All day

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    4 out of 5 Sapporo Coat

    Itto

    Amazing versions of this pattern on the sewing blogs. Here is mine.

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    5 out of 5 Party Sapporo coat

    MissHarrietVane

    I could wear this metallic Sapporo coat every day!
    The fabric is something midweight yet rather soft and drapey, metallic polyester-ish fabric bought on Etsy. I hade imagined metallic linen and got something else… To be honest, I hade given up on this fabric, but once again it is proved that every fabric is meant for something special. In this case – a Sapporo coat! I used at stiffer, taffeta-like fabric as lining. I bought it many years ago and it is either acrylic och polyester.
    Size is XXS-XS. I’m 157 cm tall and had tried on a Sapporo coat in S-M, it was a bit baggy for me and this size is better.
    I did no changes. The instructions were easy to follow. This is really a quick project, I started Friday afternoon and made the last had sewing Saturday morning. I will probably make this again, already planning a Sapporo coat in wool for autumn.

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    Itto

    I like this pattern and have sewed two versions. Your adding of buttons encourages me to sew a third version. Thank you. Best. Itto

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    5 out of 5 Sapporo Coat

    victoriasmith83

    I loved making this coat and it was actually a super quick make. Visit my blog to read more about the process and find links that are super helpful when sewing the collar, lining, etc!!!

    https://www.dailysewjourner.com/blog/sapporo-coat

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    Sapporo Coat

    pineauoleary

    So we got tickets to the Munich Opera Festival this July and that meant a) I need something a bit smarter than my usual opera-going getup and b) I have no money left. I had a dream of a sheer jacket that would look kind of interesting but would be packable and cool. I like cocoon shapes and that led me to Sapporo. I’ve just started sewing again after a 15 year break. So, having managed a t shirt and a pair of pyjama shorts, what better to try next…

    Slippery fabric? Sheer so no hiding place for mistakes? Curved seams on the bias? Yup, all of those!

    Well despite all that I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I’ll spare you the details of my cutting out method but let’s just say it involves a felt tip, lots of sardine tins and a lot of swearing. After that sewing the thing was relatively easy. I did French seams throughout so everything is a straight stitch. I didn’t include a lining or pockets as no-one wants to see a manky tissue through lime green organza. I hemmed the facing edge and that means that the inside edge turns into the outside edge on the way down the front – which is good, it adds to the movement and shape.

    I thought this would be a practice run but actually I think this is the real thing. The photos are terrible I know, but in reality this is beautifully crunchy, scrunchy and fun and makes me smile every time!e I look at it. And I’ve got a really good pattern in the bank for when I do actually want a coat!

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    Sapporo Coat

    thejackienixon

    I was apprehensive making this coat as wasn’t really sure about the style. I loved the fit on the model that is featured on the packaging, but when looking at other makers on Instagram, some seemed oversized and shapeless. That in mind I opted for the smallest size even though it didn’t match with my body measurements. I am a regular uk size 12. I rebelliously didn’t make a toile either! I used a very heavy and warm wool and lined with a navy lining fabric. I was worried that my choice of fabric was not going to work with the sleeve construction. They are made using the main fabric as a facing instead of lining, and both layers are stitched to the body of the coat. I decided to change this, and only stitched the main fabric of the sleeves to the body. I then sewed the sleeve facing to the body lining and this negated the need to hand sew the lining to the sleeve and gave a neater finish avoiding bulk. I found the instructions clear with good diagrams, but did struggle as others have with the mitred corners at the front hem. I googled someone else’s clearer description and eventually cracked it! The coat ended up very neat and crisp, the neckline is lovely and simple, and the pockets are very nicely placed. All in all I think it’s a stylish coat that I’m very happy with. Since I made it in such a warm fabric, I may put a hook and eye to fasten the front, and keep out the drafts!

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    Sapporo Coat

    TheSerialHobbyistGirl

    Such a great pattern! It is very well drafted, the pieces go well together, and it’s pretty quick to assemble. I love the in-seam pockets and the diagonal seams on the front panels.

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    Sapporo Coat

    CSews

    Papercut Patterns description: “Dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming. Choose lightweight fabric for a spring/summer version or cosy wool for cooler weather. This is a pattern for every season. Our fully lined Sapporo Coat also features cropped sleeves, tapered cuff and pockets hidden in the front seams.”

    Pattern Sizing: 3 sizes – XXS/XS, S/M and L/XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

    Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

    What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the seams and the front pockets. The shape looks great in the wool melton.

    Fabric Used: Wool melton from Britex Fabrics – Tantalizing Teal Blue Wool Melton Coating

    Pattern alterations or any design changes: I made the largest size L/XL. Please note, I am 5′ 7 1/2″ (172 cm) and I have very broad shoulders and long arms so this coat fit me very well. The only alternation I made was to make the pockets an inch deeper.

    The pocket pieces are part of the top and bottom pattern pieces that form the coat front. This means that you need to add the inch to the depth of each pattern piece. The pockets are formed by the fashion fabric, which may seem a little odd because pockets usually use lining fabric.

    Because I used wool melton, I followed Sandra Betzina’s advice from her More Fabric Savvy book which says you don’t need interfacing because the fabric has a lot of body, just stabilize the shoulders and neck with stay tape. I used a Teflon foot, a 90/14 needle and Gutterman poly thread. She recommends sewing with silk thread to make the seams disappear but I wanted the seams to be seen so I ignored that suggestion. (She has a new edition of the book, which came out this year. I bought the new edition after I made the coat. It offers the same advice for sewing this fabric.)

    The pattern has you fuse interfacing along the bottom hem and the front facing, which you definitely need to do if you are sewing a lighter fabric. The very top of the coat flops a little because of the lack of interfacing but I’m fine with that. I trimmed down the seam allowance at the corner to get a sharp edge. I suppose I could have left more of a seam allowance, which would have made it stiffer. I would sew it again and I would recommend it to others. I think an advanced beginner could make the coat but not a beginner.

    For some people, the size they initially made was huge on them so I highly recommend making a mockup before sewing your fashion fabric. Also, if you are not very tall, you will likely need to shorten the sleeves. You can shorten the sleeves by removing length from the shoulder of the top front pattern piece and the back. Then you can leave the cuffs as is.

    Conclusion: I absolutely love this coat and the color. I’ve never made anything teal before and it will now be a color I’m adding to my wardrobe. You can see more photos and additional construction details on my blog here

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    Sapporo Coat

    pollybg

    This is my first ever coat make and I am so pleased how it turned out. I would love to share what fabric I made it of but I only know it looks and feels like wool but it is not wool ( well, what an explanation…). The fabric is soft and easy to sew with. There was no stretch. The lining is with pure black viscose.

    The construction of the coat is very easy. I had a little hard time with the lining because it was my first time making a coat lining and also I initially sewed the side back lining panel wrongly to the central back panel. My advice for everyone who is keen on sewing this pattern just pay attention to the Step 10 and the drawing instructions. It is so easy to sew it the wrong way.

    Overall, instructions were clear and I truly enjoyed making it. I would love to make another one too.

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    Sapporo Coat

    CSews

    This coat design is part of Papercut Patterns’ Sakura collection. It’s described as having a “dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming.” But the coat doesn’t get very narrow at the bottom, which makes it less “cocoon” and more flattering. I was concerned that it would have too much of a cocoon shape and only look good on slim figures. It comes in three sizes – XXS/XS, S/M and L/XL. I made the largest size because I have broad shoulders and usually wear a size L t-shirt.

    But I like the shape and I especially like the seams on this coat. The front is formed by two pieces of fabric joined by a diagonal seam with a pocket in the middle. The back is made of one center piece with two angled pieces flanking it.

    The sleeves are large “cuffs” that attach to the front and back. They are wide and long sleeves. If you don’t have long arms, you will likely have to shorten them. I have long arms so they were perfect for me. Though a 3/4 sleeve would be nice, too. One person who commented on my Instagram account (@csews), said that she made a size smaller so she could have 3/4 sleeves.

    The directions were very clear. The only part where I got slightly confused when when I had to sew the bottom hem of my fabric to the linking. But it all made sense when I realized that I needed to line up the side seams. You can see photos on my blog for details: http://csews.com/sewing-patterns-2/sapporo-coat-mockup

    I think this is maybe the second time I’ve lined something and this was easy to line. After you’re done sewing the lining, you pull the coat inside out through the opening you leave in the side seam of the lining.

    The only tedious part is hand stitching the lining sleeves to the cuff. This is my mockup I made using a sheet I got at a thrift store and some cheap cotton/poly I had in my stash for the lining.

    My next version will be in a beautiful teal wool coating, which will have a more sculptural shape because of the weight of the fabric. I think that coat will have a dramatic shape.

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