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Pattern Favourites: Short Jacket Sewing Patterns

Looking for jacket sewing patterns? Perfect for light layering? A Spring essential (and let’s face it, Summer and Autumn essential) is an easily to thrown on short jacket.

The kind of jacket that is not too warm, not too cold, and goes with most of your outfits. A wardrobe staple that you could wear from the beginning of spring all the way through to autumn. Make one from tweed, leatherette, cotton canvas, denim, linen and more fabrics – we have a wide range of jacket sewing patterns from classic denim jackets to blazer patterns!

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We have rounded up some of our favourites and we hope you like them too. Only one problem left… They’re all pretty amazing, which one shall we make first?

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Pattern: Simplicity 8845.

Simplicity 8845 is the ultimate denim jacket sewing pattern! This unisex jacket pattern is sized for Misses, Men’s and Teens’ and features pockets and metal button closures. Need extra support? Watch our sewalong video. This Mimi G for simplicity pattern is part of our indie sewing pattern designer collaboration.

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Pattern: New Look 6545.

The bomber jacket is a classic short style, but also very much on trend the past year. Make it ribbing and with or without contrasting raglan sleeves. Great for brocade, wool or denim fabrics. We also recommend sewing scuba for a water resistant version (not to be confused with waterproof neoprene!)

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Pattern: Butterick 6862.

Does fitting your garments make you break out in a sweat? Palmer Pletsch can solve all your fitting problems with their unique tissue fitting technique. Enjoy making an advanced blazer pattern with a professional finish, following their expert instructions. This one button front jacket has a notched collar and welt pockets and will look equally stylish with jeans or a dress!

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Pattern: Vogue 1610.

Fall in love with V1610. This design is loosely inspired by the Kimono jackets of Japan from designer Sandra Betzina. There are two lengths included with handy side seam pockets and belts in two widths!

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Pattern: Vogue 7975.

Little French jackets made in the classic Chanel Tweed jacket style never go out of fashion. Vogue 7975 is the sewing pattern to use for this timeless cardigan jacket style. It is jam packed with variations for trim, pockets, fasteners and length options. It’s the MUST HAVE pattern to recreate this style. But if you’re interested in seeing more tweed jacket sewing patterns, check out our list of amazing alternatives.

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Pattern: Burda Style 5941.

This lovely jacket includes two different lengths. There’s two sporty jackets and a classic coat – all feature a collar and large patch pockets with flaps. The pockets and front bands are fastened with snaps. And depending on the fabric this jacket can be made super casual, waterproof, cosy or super chic. What would you go for? Given this is a quilted jacket sewing pattern you could buy some pre-quilted fabric and whip up something very on trend!

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Pattern: Simplicity SP105.

One of our PDF patterns, SP105 jacket has ruffle hem details on the sleeves. It’s lined and fitted with princess seams plus has separate pattern pieces for B,C,D And DD cup sizes. Perfect for creating a chic jacket that fits your style.

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Pattern: Know Me 2001.

Part of our Know Me brand by Mimi G – Know Me designs are created by members of the sewing community! One of the bestsellers is this oversized lined coat with belt, sleeve bands, wide lapel notched collar and side seam pockets. I bet you could shorten this into a peacoat jacket length! Bonus, it also includes a pair of highwaisted ankle length trousers.

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Pattern: Simplicity 8844.

Another one of our Mimi G for Simplicity, indie sewing pattern collaboration. It’s a Misses’, Men’s and Teen’s Unisex Parka jacket. Boost your sewing skills with this combat jacket and learn how to install a front separating zipper and button placket, elasticated waist, four bellows pockets and detachable hood for the perfect raincoat anorak pattern. Don’t forget it includes a sewalong video!

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Pattern: Simplicity 9239.

A French worker jacket is one of those modern must-haves in your wardrobe. Made from hard wearing cotton, canvas corduroy or denim, the cut is loose, utilitarian and works well with wide chinos, matching jeans or over a loose floaty dress.


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Bonus Pattern: Simplicity 9388.

Shacket sewing patterns are so popular right now! The hybrid shirt and jacket that you can wear with other layers or on its own. Our bestselling shacket design S9388 has been made by lots of lovely creators on Instagram. And we love how you can sew it in lots of different fabrics.

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