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40+ Free Jacket Sewing Patterns

Learn how to make a jacket, coat, or similar cover-up with these sewing projects for winter!

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated October 20, 2021
40 Free Jacket Sewing Patterns

When the temperature dips, everyone starts on their plans to make cold-weather accessories like gloves, hats, or scarves. What most people seem to forget, though, is that you can also make your own DIY jacket or coat to keep yourself warm this winter.

Give the gift of warmth for the whole family, charity, or a few for yourself with these 40+ Free Jacket Sewing Patterns that will help keep you nice and toasty in any chilly weather.

From lightweight jackets to heavy winter coats, you will want to learn how to make a jacket when you see how many fab DIY designs there are to make.

If you don’t know how to sew a jacket, you can find all the guidance you need in these fantastic and warm coat patterns. There are a variety of jacket patterns for women and men that you can choose from, and you can even find tutorials on how to sew a coat for children!

All you need to complete these sewing projects is a sewing machine and a few weekends of your time. These sewing patterns are definitely more advanced, but the finished product is something that looks professional and store-bought. This season, make sure your outerwear is as stylish as it is warm.

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Free Jacket Patterns for Women

Ladies, stay stylish and warm this winter with these great DIY jacket ideas and patterns. Skip the store-bought coats and opt for ones you can completely customize yourself.

Whether you’re looking to make your own jacket completely from scratch or add some ruffles and frills to any you already own, you’ll find the DIY jacket pattern you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something a little less structured, there are also blazer and hoodie patterns to pick between.

Upcycled Spring Trench Coat

Use this DIY sewing project to transform what you already have in your home and in your fabric scrap basket to create something new and fashion-forward out of something old.

Biker Sewn Cardi Pattern

Learn how to make a cardigan without the usual cardigan style when you check out this chic, short, and surprisingly simple and stylish jacket sewing pattern.

Fall Jacket to Vest Refashion

Breathe life into an old fall jacket by transforming it into the perfect vest for autumn with this easy tutorial. This refashion is a quick and easy upcycling project that will give you a designer-inspired wardrobe in no time.

DIY Vintage Jacket

This tutorial is based on a jacket pattern from 1952. This jacket is special for its length: it's perfect for wearing with high-waisted skirts or trousers, which were popular in that era.

DIY Basketweave Hoodie Tutorial

Not quite a jacket but it's just as comfy and wearable outdoors! It's easy to give an old hoodie a brand new look. If you're ready to give an old jacket a fresh face, check out this DIY sewing project to see how it's done.

Jackie O. Jacket

Make the Jackie O. Jacket and you'll be looking fashionable in a timeless piece. The striking shawl collar coupled with cuffed, three-quarter length sleeves make this an elegant piece that will turn heads every time you wear it.

The Fairy Tale Cape Pattern

For those days when you need to throw something light over your shoulders, this tutorial on how to sew a hooded cape is perfect for you. Whether you live in the charming countryside or the exciting fast-paced city, this piece will make you feel like you're the hero of a fairy tale.

Sunburst Cloak

Few things are more regal than donning an accessory like this, and the beauty of this cloak is that it is easy to make and perfect for attending formal winter events. You can always rely on this wardrobe staple to keep you warm and stylish in the cold winter months.

One Hour Jacket Refashion

If you have some jackets hanging in your closet that have been way out of style for a long time, you absolutely need to check out this tutorial. Whether you have an old khaki coat or a faded denim jacket you want to give new life, this refashion is the solution for you.

Harris Tweed Wool Clare Coat

It's going to be difficult to close this jacket with such a fantastic lining! This fashionable coat fastens with snaps. You'll love the big, warm collar that can stand up or fold down. Making your own coat that fits you well and is warm enough is great!

DIY Boxy Pink Coat

With its oversized style, this easy jacket sewing project will be a chic and glamorous addition to your wardrobe. This coat is worth the effort, as it can be worn over jeans and a T-shirt, your favorite little black dress, or even a business-casual outfit. Either way, you'll be tickled pink!

Winter Wool DIY Cape

This classic, vintage-inspired cape is a beginner sewing projectthat only takes half an hour of your time and uses only 2 yards of fabric. This cape sewing tutorial that is inspired by trends in high fashion is sure to keep you stylish and warm as the days get colder.

Trendy Hoodie Refashion Sewing Pattern

When it comes to jacket sewing patterns and designs, this look never goes out of style. This is a super easy upcycle that takes less than 1 hour. Adding the sweatshirt sleeves and hoodie makes the jacket surprisingly warm.

Coat Patterns for Men

DIY coats can also be made for men, with a more masculine style in mind. Choose between a stylish DIY jacket or a warm and snug fleece hoodie for your winter clothing projects. Bust out your sewing machine to make the perfect coat and beat the winter chill.

Men's Fleece Hoodie

Making a men's fleece hoodie is actually easier than it sounds, especially when you're armed with this free sewing pattern for men. Make one for your man in his favorite color and he'll love you forever.

Day On the Coast Sweatshirt Refashion

It's amazing that the old hoodie from your twenties could make such a comeback in your closet! Now hood-less, it sports two decorative buttons on the neckline that match today's trends.

Club Jacket

Make a club jacket for your husband or son with this free sewing pattern for men. This wind breaker is great for outdoor activities and it features stylish color blocking.

DIY Jackets for Girls

Dress your little girl in one of these DIY jackets and make sure she stays all snuggly this winter. Whether you’re looking to make a completely DIY jacket or a warm and snuggly hoodie, you’ll find the perfect winter outerwear for your little girl.

There’s also a tutorial on how to turn a sleeper into a jacket if you’d rather refashion one yourself. There is little reason to buy a coat when you can make one that she'll absolutely adore. When she grows out of it, give it away to charity or to a smaller gal who will appreciate the homemade touches.

Minky Swing Jacket Pattern

This adorable, faux fur coat looks absolutely trendy and expensive while only costing you the price tag of some simple, fuzzy fabric. This coat is warm enough to keep your little lady warm on a cool spring day.

Madeline's Yellow Jacket

This jacket has a vintage Parisian feel that is so cute, you'll have the other parents knocking on your door for the pattern. This easy-to-follow clothes sewing tutorial will teach you how to make a classic quilted winter coat that's as warm as it is beautiful.

The Warmest Winter Toddler Jacket

This free sewing pattern makes an adorable fleece button-up suitable for both boys and girls. The cut is nice and loose, perfect for running around during playtime.

The Audrey Hepburn Cape

This tutorial shows you how to make a cape that will make your little girl feel like a movie star. This cape would be perfect for a 1950s starlet DIY Halloween costume, but it is stylish and practical for everyday wear too.

Sleeper to Jacket Refashion

Turn those sleepers the kids have outgrown into light jackets. If you've been looking for free sewing patterns for kids, this idea delivers a simple refashion idea.

Baby Bear Hoodie

All you need is a t-shirt and a throw blanket to make this adorable Baby Bear Hoodie pattern. Keep your little guy warm with this sweatshirt-style jacket with cute bear ears on the hood.

Petite Popover Jacket

This stylish DIY kids' jacket pattern is easy to make, extra cute, and printable, too. Sewing moms and grandmas will not be disappointed with this children's clothing tutorial.

Bomber Jacket

This cute kid's bomber jacket features welt pockets and is fully lined. It can be made with a variety of knits, including French terry, Liverpool, or double knit.

The Josie Jacket

Save money on outerwear by indulging in free vintage sewing patterns like this one. You'll be so glad you learned how to make a coat when crisper weather shows up and your girl can enjoy the outdoors without so much as a shiver. Making a coat isn't impossible by any means.

Emma's Baby Coat Pattern

For this cute little girl's coat, the front and hood are cut as one piece. The designer wanted it to look neat both when it's open and closed and avoid sewing through 8 layers of fabric. This pattern is for children from 6 months to 2 years.

Best Baby Dress Coat

Making your own baby winter clothes allows you to expand your little one's wardrobe and practice your sewing techniques affordably. This cute coat will serve the season's needs and can be passed on as a hand-me-down.

Warm and Cozy Wool Coat

This tutorial shows you how to make a coat from an existing pattern for a different look. This is ultra chic and adorable, and it will keep her toasty warm all winter long. See for yourself by checking out this winning tutorial.

Awesome Autumn Children’s Cape Tutorial

This DIY kids' cape is as functional as it is trendy. Good for layering and easy to move around in, this cape is the perfect autumn jacket for your child.

Stubborn Little Coat Pattern

This pattern is available for 1.5-6-year-old children. It’s unisex, will fit both girls and boys. The DIY coat is made from boucle and lined with French Terry. The sleeve lining is jersey.

How to Sew a Coat for Boys

If you want to know how to sew a coat for boys, you’ll have plenty of patterns to work with. Choose between fun animal hoodies to keep them warm and snug, or make a slightly more upscale peacoat for formal occasions. Whatever the project, your boys are sure to avoid feeling the wintery chill this season.

Little Dinosaur Hoodie Tutorial

This fun sewing tutorial teaches you how to turn a boring hoodie into some extraordinary dinosaur gear that kids won't want to stop wearing. Boys and girls will both love wearing this easy sewing project and it only takes 1/2 a yard of fleece to transform your little ones into their favorite dinosaur.

The New Yorker Boys' Peacoat

This clothes sewing tutorial will teach you how to make a peacoat for boys from a jacket that already fits and then style it to look exactly how you want it to. This tutorial includes adorable ideas for ways to embellish your jackets to give them a completely unique look.

Adorable Argyle DIY Hoodie

Learn how to make a hoodie for your little guy or girl that is much trendier, cuter, and more affordable than store-bought clothing. Argyle is a classic pattern that never goes out of style, but this tutorial offers a fun, fresh twist on the traditional look.

Mean Monsters Kids' Hoodie

Any little boy or girl would absolutely love to sport these funky hoodies. These creative and comfy hoodies would make fantastic Halloween costumes, especially if you live in a colder climate.

Boy Shark Hoodie

Use these refashioning instructions to make a project that is not only fun to create, but fun to watch while your little one sports it. The felt teeth skirting the edge of the hood give the adorable effect of shark teeth.

Flying High Fleece for Boys

This adorable jacket is a great project to make for your little guy. This winter, dress him in a warm and comfy fleece he'll love to wear. Simple sewing projects for kids can help you build a cute and affordable wardrobe.

Baby Bear Hoodie

All you need is a t-shirt and a throw blanket to make this adorable pattern. Keep your little guy warm with this sweatshirt with cute bear ears on the hood. It's an easy sewing project that makes a great baby gift.

Toddler Hoodie Tutorial

Transform an old hooded sweatshirt into a cozy top for your little one with this tutorial. Elastic button loops look cute and make this DIY hoodie easy to get on and off. It's an easy sewing project that will get lots of wear.

Little Man Upcycled Suit Jacket

This tutorial not only shows you how to make a jacket with ease, but it also saves you time and money by using an old or thrifted suit jacket. This tutorial includes a free printable pattern and detailed instructions so you can transform an old suit into a trendy, cute jacket for your little boy.

Boys Retro Varsity Jacket

Sewing a jacket can be tricky, but this tutorial makes it easy to create a sporty, adorable sweatshirt for your little boy. This lightweight DIY jacket is perfect for layering in cooler weather and would be an adorable back to school outfit.

Harmonica Jacket

This tutorial creates a cute boys' coat for spring or fall. Follow these simple instructions to make this corduroy jacket with elbow pads. If you're sewing for kids, this jacket will be a hit.

Choose Your Own Adventure Jacket

By following this tutorial, you will undoubtedly get a leg-up with your costume ideas for any upcoming holiday or event. If you're new to sewing, use this homemade jacket as a starter pattern that you can learn from.

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I'm obsessed with those dinosaur zip-ups!!!

I've been looking for a new jacket for fall, but now that I've seen these tutorials, I think I'll save the money and make my own. Thanks for the great ideas!

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