What items do you reach for over and over again in the winter? Coats, jackets, sweaters, cardigans — anything to keep you warm! While coats and jackets may seem more complicated than a top or skirt, outerwear really isn’t all that different, especially because many patterns provide detailed instructions for lining, interfacing and closures such as a zipper or buttons.
For your next winter sewing projects, try your hand at something extra warm — we’ve got just the patterns you need.
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1. Off the Grid Vest
The Off the Grid Vest uses simple shapes to create a flattering, loose-fitting, reversible vest that can be worn many ways. This vest is long and lean and looks great on a variety of body types. Show off your quilting skills and use a variety of fabrics to create a unique look.
2. The Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket Kit
What could be better on a cloudy day that a bright red jacket? The Sewing Workshop Chicago Jacket Kit is ideal to create a casual topper that’s just right to wear with jeans and a comfy knit tee. The kit includes the pattern and knit fabric in either red or navy.
3. The Lark Cardigan
Have you sewn a sweater? Do you want to be on-trend with a maxi-length garment? You can have both with the Lark Cardigan pattern. Choose the cozy version with attached hood or try it with the collar. This pattern is very beginner friendly and includes instructions for sewing with knits on a regular sewing machine.
4. Style Arc Marie Jacket Kit
Winter means dressing in layers, and the Style Arc Marie Jacket works perfectly under a winter coat. The cowl neckline makes it cozy and comfortable. This kit includes the paper pattern and soft knit fabric to make your statement jacket featuring an off center zipper.
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5. Hooded Coat – Peppernoot
For the ultimate warm winter coat, try the Peppernoot Hooded Coat pattern. This coat will have you looking sharp despite the low temperatures as it has a functional hood with an optional faux fur trim, a zipper closure and deep pockets to stash your mittens and hat. This pattern includes pieces and instructions for a full lining.