Jessie Coatigan PDF Sewing Pattern


Sitting somewhere in the cosy depths between coat and cardigan, the Jessie Coatigan is a warm, unlined jacket, perfect for that in-between seasons Autumn and Spring weather. Depending on your fabric choice, Jessie can be worn as outerwear or a cosy top layer for wearing around the house. Try a smart melton wool for a 60s-inspired jacket, or a cosy knit for snuggling up at home.

Jessie is an unlined swing-shape jacket with shawl collar, drop shoulder sleeves and nice deep pockets. The raw edges at the centre front are finished with a wide facing to keep the inside seams hidden. A nice quick make, the Jessie Coatigan has no closures, but can be wrapped closed and secured with a belt if you prefer. The hem of the coatigan hits mid-thigh while the sleeves are can be folded up to bracelet length thanks to a deep facing, or left longer.

Check out what other people have been making in the Jessie Coatigan Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Jessie Coatigan is an advanced beginner to intermediate level pattern. The construction for the most part is fairly simple, but we suggest you take the shawl collar step-by-step if you haven’t sewn one before.

Fabric Suggestions
We recommend medium to heavy weight woven or knit fabrics with a good drape, such as melton wool, boiled wool and boucle. We suggest avoiding “crisper” knits such as French terry, but knits with wool content work really well thanks to the added drape and weight. For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Jessie Coatigan is sized between UK sizes 8-20. It’s designed to be slightly oversized so that you can wear a thick jumper underneath if you wish, but if you’re not planning to wear it over bulky layers, you may want to size down. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

Both Lisa (size 8/10 in Sew Over It patterns) and Olivia (size 14 in Sew Over It patterns) wear the size 10.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Jessie Coatigan pattern is 36 pages long.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 2 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!