Welcome back to Free Patterns Week here at Crafting a Green World!
These free patterns from indie pattern companies are a great way to ease yourself into sewing outerwear. You can gain needed skills, probably discover that it’s not as hard as you thought it was, and familiarize yourself with standard pieces like hoods and kangaroo pockets and drawstrings.
And when you’ve found a pattern that you like, browse the rest of that indie pattern company’s catalogue to find even more patterns by the same designer!
Free Patterns for Hoodies, Robes, and Sweaters
Robe Jacket by Alison Pollard and Charlotte Mackay for Peppermint Magazine. If you’re secretly still afraid of zippers, this is the jacket for you!
Jack Zip Front Hoodie by PSCo. An awesome hoodie pattern is EVERYTHING to me!!!!! You can use new sweatshirt material for this hoodie, or piece it from upcycled sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweatpants. A more upscale option is the Ramona Shacket, also by PSCo.
Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon Sewing Patterns. Sew a scarf that won’t fall off, because it’s secretly a cardigan!
Avast, a Vest Circle Vest by Patterns for Pirates. Patterns for Pirates is the first indie pattern company with inclusive sizing that I found after learning to sew, and it’s still my favorite company! If you need even more layers, I think you’ll also like their Lumberjack pattern.
Sweatshirt with Hood by Lekala. I love how this pared-down pattern has you input sizing, then automatically grades it for you for a custom fit. If you like it, check out their patterns with more detailing.
Free Patterns for Capes, Ponchos, and Shawls
Riding Hood Poncho by Stitch Upon a Time. This is a versatile pattern that’s amenable to a variety of fabric types. For a basic warm layer, sew it with fleece. Upgrade to PUL or wool to make it waterproof! For an adult cover, check out Marian’s Cover All Shawl, also by Stitch Upon a Time.
Candy Cape by George + Ginger. For those times when you can’t get away with showing your shoulders!
Hooded Infinity Scarf by DIBY Club. A hooded scarf is even warmer than a regular scarf!
Free Patterns for Jackets and Coats
Jacket by Grasser. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, this jacket by Grasser has some excellent detailing.
West End Jacket by Camille of Camimade Patterns for Peppermint Magazine. This jacket has a straight fit and features flat seams to further reduce bulk. No matter the temperature I always love a layer, so I’m very into the fact that you can sew this jacket from something lightweight for warm temps, or something heavier for the cold.
Do you have an outerwear pattern that you absolutely love… AND did it come from an indie pattern company? Share the love in the Comments!