Outerwear Patterns: Fall for Fall Weather With 10 Must-Have Autumn Coats

Nothing says fall sewing quite like making a new jacket. So with autumn weather right around the corner, I thought an inspirational roundup was in order to help shift you into chilly-weather sewing mode.

Here are ten beautiful outerwear patterns to fall in love with as the leaves start falling!


Photo via Craftsy member Waffle Patterns

1.) The cape coat

You can’t go wrong with a sleek cape coat like this one from Waffle Patterns. Make it in a solid color, or a classic print like houndstooth or plaid and release your inner private detective.


Photo via Craftsy instructor Steffani Lincecum

2.) The classic vintage-inspired coat

This gorgeously tailored Vogue coat is chock full of vintage charm and appeal.

Learn professional tailoring techniques and make your own version of this high-end classic in the course Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040.


Photo via Craftsy member Natalia Lekala

3.) The military-inspired coat

This stylish military inspired pea coat would look great in wool blends or twill. Get creative with contrasting colors on the sleeve cuffs and pocket flaps, or use fun statement buttons! A versatile pattern like this works well for both dressy and casual looks.


Photo via Craftsy member Waffle Patterns

4.) The casual jacket

A cute athletic inspired jacket makes a perfect lightweight transition from summer to fall weather. Comfortable, chic, casual, and feminine – what’s not to love?


Photo via Craftsy member The Quiltdiva

5.) The rain coat

When wet weather is on the forecast, a statement raincoat is a must-have addition to your Fall wardrobe. Look for a simple trench coat pattern and play it up with a novelty laminated cotton like this print by Tula Pink. A fun raincoat is sure to brighten up any dreary day.


Photo via Colette Patterns

6.) The classy crop

The Lady Grey pattern by Colette is a modernized take on a vintage classic. It has a wrap over front and a tie belt for an effortless, polished look. Try it in a warm and cozy fleece or a coating blend, with a bright lining for a surprise pop of color.

Get the Lady Grey Coat pattern here.


Photo via Craftsy instructor Sunni Standing

7.) The jean jacket, with a twist

Another Summer to Fall staple, you can’t go wrong with a casual jacket. Though Sunni made her version of the Genius Express Jacket in Italian linen with the Craftsy class Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets. I’m loving the Italian linen version pictured here, but it would look equally as nice in a denim or heavier cotton twill. The top-stitching looks awesome in a contrasting color!

Sign up for Sew Better, Sew Faster here to get the pattern (plus learn insider secrets from garment industry expert Janet Pray!).


Photos via Craftsy member thecuriouskiwi

8.) The quintessential trench

A classic wool blend trench coat, like this one made from the Sewaholic Robson pattern, is the quintessential Fall coat. This softer, more feminine version of the iconic military trench uses bias tape to bind all the inner seams. This technique is easier to sew than a full lining, and leaves a really clean finish on the inside.

Get the Robson Coat pattern here.


Photos via Craftsy member Bluegingerdoll

9.) The swing coat

This elegant yet laid back kimono style swing coat by Blue Ginger Doll is as beautiful as it is simple. The Ava pattern plays well with a variety of fabrics and therefor transitions well through all of the seasons. Casual glamor is always in style.


Photo via Kenneth D. Kin

10.) The timeless fly-front

Another truly timeless wardrobe staple – the fly front coat! Ease into old-world tailoring, luxurious seam finishes, and innovative techniques with Kenneth D. Kings coatmaking class: The Carefree Fly-Front Coat. Get all the step-by-step help you need in order to make the Fall weather coat of your dreams.

Is a new coat on your list of things to sew for the upcoming season? I’d love to hear your sewing plans!

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