Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: Upline Jacket

on July 2 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Trends | by | with 147 Comments

Welcome to our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Check back each day in July for lots of inspiration to update your clothing options with items that reflect your style and fit your body!

Name: Upline Jacket

Brand: Sewn Square One

Description: Sewn Square One’s Upline Jacket is a raglan sleeve jacket that comes in three views; above the knee trench coat with stand away collar and button front closure, hip length with button closure and high hip length with zipper front closure.

Format: Paper

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques Involved: Buttons/buttonholes or a center front zipper, top-stitching and underlining (optional)

Sizes: XXS-XL

Recommended Fabrics: Medium to heavy weight fabrics, medium weight wools, heavy linens, denim and weighty blends

Price: $12.00

Customer Examples:

Meredith from Bolt Neighborhood Fabric Boutique
(Click over for a look at the beautiful underlining!)

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Have you ever made a jacket before? Was it a success? Did you learn anything in the process? Share links, thoughts, other jacket patterns you’d like to try, etc. Your comment enters you to win!

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147 Responses to Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: Upline Jacket

  1. Megan says:

    My next sewing project is the sewaholic minoru. I’m nervous, but excited! I like the princess seams on this jacket.

  2. Natalie says:

    I have made jackets before and I would love to make this one! Very cute pattern and looks adorable!

  3. Roxanne says:

    I’ve never made a jacket for but I keep buying fabric for future jacket projects! ;)

  4. Theresa says:

    I have made just one winter coat, wool/cashmere, double breasted. Still have the coat and I’m thinking of refashioning it just a smidge to make it more modern. Hopefully, the great and powerful Random Number Generator will give me a new project to work on this fall! Ahem.

  5. Constance says:

    I haven’t made any jacket so far. But looking at this pattern makes me want to change this asap ;-)

  6. Stephanie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a jacket. I really like the cut of this one.

  7. Elisabetta says:

    I never made a jacket, I like this pattern it seems flattering to me

  8. Ann Marie says:

    I have never made a jacket, but I love this pattern and I have always wanted to.

  9. MelodyJ says:

    I haven’t made a jacket before. I would like to.

  10. Eliza says:

    I like the look of this jacket and am now thinking about trying it as a first jacket make!

  11. Karrie Smith says:

    I haven’t made a jacket yet, but it’s something I really need to learn how to do! I can never find anything I like

  12. Mel says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before, but I love the details on this one–front and back.

  13. Catarina says:

    Want to try and do a snazzy jacket, pliz

  14. Carla G says:

    I’ve only made a lined raincoat for my son. But would love to make more jackets. :)

  15. Karen Chatters says:

    I’d love to make a jacket, I’ve never made one before.

  16. auschick says:

    I made a secret agent jacket for my toddler recently. It came out great, except for the button holes. The fabric was kinda stretchy and the buttonholes look a bit warped. I think I was also having trouble with sewing them and butting up against the seams with my auto buttonhole foot. I have now bought a manual buttonhole foot so that when I run into that issue again, I don’t have to have issues with the sensor freaking out!

  17. Larissa says:

    I’ve never made a jacket, but want to try and I love this one!

  18. Mama Lusco says:

    I haven’t made a jacket yet. I like that this one has reglan sleeves. Would love to sew this!

  19. Ginger in IL says:

    I have a small stash of red wool that would look cute with this pattern.

  20. Garilyn says:

    I have made one jacket (child’s size) for a client.

  21. Liesewies says:

    I’m desperately in need of a fitting and beautiful jacket! I love this pattern! It’s very nice… I would love to learn to make this one with your tutorial / pattern…

  22. Tasha says:

    I’ve made jackets for my daughter with success, but I’ve never tried for myself!

  23. Gemma says:

    It’s winter in my part of the world so good timing for a new jacket!

  24. BJMarley says:

    I made a jean jacket for my brother. It was white with green and blue stripes. I don’t believe he liked it.

  25. Pam Sherman says:

    My daughter has told me for years (She is now 24 and I am 55.) that a cute jacket will perk up any outfit even if you don’t feel great about how you look. I have found my cute jacket!

  26. Jess says:

    Ooh, love it! I’ve never made a jacket but I want to! I’ve got a very simple fleece jacket pattern here I’d like to try before Fall, and my friend Karen designed an Anna-inspired coat in the new “Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews” mag that I would love to make, though I feel so intimidated!

  27. Diana says:

    I love sewing jackets. It’s so much fun having a bunch of jackets to choose from, without spending a fortune on it. I feel like I’ve really improved my wardrobe by making jackets. This is a lovely pattern, and I sure would make at least two versions of this!

  28. Anita says:

    I’ve not made a lined jacket before but have made a few unlined. The green jacket withe beautiful lining is quite an inspiration to make a lined one!

  29. Elena says:

    I love the detail on the back! I haven’t sewn a jacket in years. This pattern might be what persuades me to try again!

  30. Jennifer in MA says:

    I’ve made a jacket in the past and I have been looking for a pattern to make a new one. The fabric I have in mind would look super cute!

  31. Jane S. says:

    I’ve never sewn a jacket before. My girls are tall and thin so if they buy something that fits their height, it looks like a tent. A custom fitted jacket would be great! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  32. Barb says:

    Love this Upline pattern. I made a very simple jacket a long time ago before I stepped away from garment sewing into quilting. Now I’m feeling the urge to get back into sewing a few garments now & then and it’s jacket patterns that I’m drawn to.

  33. Chloe says:

    Looks great! I would love to win this :)

  34. Amy says:

    I have made many jackets for little girls. One of my favorites was an up cycled pink chenille bedspread lined with floral fabric. Gorgeous! Lessons learned when I made jackets for myself is fabric choice is important!!! Made a beautiful jacket, decided not to line it and I could never wear it because it was so darn itchy!!! Lol,,,

  35. marilyn says:

    What a fabulous pattern. I have never made a jacket before but this would be a nice pattern to use for my first one.

  36. Nicola says:

    This jacket and coat pattern looks to be a flattering fit and versatile in what could be made with it. I’ve always been wary of making a jacket as they look fiddly and difficult to fit, but this pattern is filling me with inspiration. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  37. marjolein says:

    I’ve made some jackets for my kids, but never one for myself. would love to try my hand at one, and this pattern looks lovely

  38. Denise says:

    Made a jacket in high school home ec 39 years ago. It was so cute, princess seams and mandarin collar. It had a tricky lining. I wore it for years. Loved it, wish I had that pattern.

  39. kathyh says:

    I’ve only made two, a long trench coat of corduroy and a shorter hip-length jacket. Both were successful and eventually wore out from all the wearing. I need to make another.

  40. Judi B in VA says:

    I have never sewn a jacket before but love the look of this pattern. My first ever sewing project when I was learning as a teenager was a vest but that’s the closest I’ve come to a jacket. The big lesson I learned from that endeavor was prewash/preshrink your fabric!

  41. TerriF says:

    Love this pattern! I’ve never made a jacket before….but would love to! Great giveaway! Thanks.

  42. Jody says:

    Love the look if this jacket. I’ve made vests for kids but never anything outerwear related like this!

  43. Karen B says:

    I’ve never made a jacket. They really intimidate me. I would like to make one some day…

  44. carolee c. says:

    I would love to try a jacket from this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Debby says:

    I love the cut of the jacket – the princess seams are so flattering. I made a coat once for my daughter – many years ago. It was so cute – kind of a Paddington Bear look – anyone remember those coats?!

  46. Carmen N says:

    I haven’t been brave enough to try sewing a jacket yet

  47. Kelli says:

    I have never attempted a jacket!! This is gorgeous tho….I would love to give it a try!!
    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  48. Shannon says:

    Jackets are a favorite of mine. I’ve done a few for my kids at Easter and have planned (but not followed through) on one for me. If love this pattern: I’d modify it with an accent fabric in the collar

  49. Diana Williams says:

    Made many jackets but never a coat! Would love to try to make this jacket…thanks for the giveaway! Celebrate our Independence!

  50. I have made a jacket and it was mostly okay except for extra room around the hips. I measured and adjusted the shoulders and sleeves, but not the bottom circumference and I should have!

  51. Fran Bott says:

    What a cute jacket. Lots of possibilites with this one.

  52. Deece says:

    I haven’t sewn a jacket yet. This looks like a great one to start with!

  53. Vivella says:

    I haven’t made a jacket before but I’d like to.

  54. jeanine says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before.

  55. Terry D says:

    Thanks for the cute jacket review and giveaway. I made a coat many years ago and loved it. I would love to try a jacket. Thanks!

  56. Jolien says:

    I’ve only made 2 blazers before for my son, that particular pdf pattern had great instructions. Would love to give this jacket a try, I like the look.

  57. Beth. B. says:

    I’ve made coats, but never really a jacket…oh wait, does a blazer count? There are so many different kinds of outerwear!

  58. Roberta says:

    Oh my goodness this jacket is cute!! Love the shape – gray for thin and fuller sized women! Thank you!

  59. Susan says:

    I have never made a jacket. Would love to though as finding premade jackets that fit is really tough.

  60. Jenni Brown says:

    I have always wanted to make a jacket but have been too intimidated! Maybe this pattern is just what I need to get my courage up :-)

  61. Jacquie says:

    I like how the princess seams turns into the slip pocket!! Nice designer touch. I’m thinking maybe even a button or snap on hood!! Definitely like this design.

  62. sue says:

    This is a fabulous looking pattern with flattering front seaming, The collar is perfect for hand knit scarves and cowls. I’m ready to give it a try!

  63. Tasha says:

    I’ve only made jackets for my kids, but I would love to make one for myself!

  64. Geni Arthur says:

    Love how this jacket silhouettes the body…would enjoy it if I win!

  65. Karen U says:

    When I first started sewing as a teenager – many,many years ago, I attempted a lined, fitted, wool jacket. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest in finishing it and I have not attempted a jacket since then. I would love the opportunity to win this pattern and try again. Thanks!

  66. Kaesey says:

    I’ve made skirts and dresses, but never a jacket. Linings have always scared me a little. This pattern is cute, though, and I’d love to try it!

  67. I’ve made jackets for kiddos, and those lil’ sleeves can be tricky. Now that I live in sunny FL, making a jacket for myself hasn’t been a top priority. I’d love have a pattern or two to play with using lightweight, summery materials for our occasional cool winter evening.

  68. Judy says:

    I like the relaxed yet slightly fitted look of this jacket. I have sewn jackets and coats in the past of wool and cottons, too. These were fully lined. They were all success stories but I haven’t made a jacket for years now and it would be good to try one again.

  69. Karyn says:

    I have a collection of beautiful washable wools in my stash that have been waiting for just the right purpose – this lovely jacket! I ladore the buttons down the front – would love to win this pattern!!

  70. Karen A says:

    I made my first jacket( winter weight wool) in high school and I have made several more since.

  71. Mary E says:

    Right now I’m making my 3rd Tabula Rasa Jacket by Fit for Art, but would love to try this one. I’m on a jacket kick right now, and love easy, simple jackets. I’m learning a lot about lining them that’s for sure.

  72. Sally says:

    I’ve never made a jacket, but it’s definitely on my to-do list! :)

  73. jennifer says:

    i have never made a jacket. but I’d love to try!

  74. Pegcrescenzo says:

    I have never tried to sew a jacket before but I would like to try this one. I like the looks of it.

  75. Cheryl says:

    I have never attempted a jacket before, but this would do it!

  76. Barbara says:

    I have sewn one jacket so far, with an assymetric collar. It was lots of work but well worth it. I might use the same pattern again with a different choice of material.

  77. Holly says:

    No, I’ve never sewn a jacket before. But it’s a challenge I would love to take on, and having just moved to Alaska, I need all the coats I can! I’m also trying to have lots of good sewing projects on hand for the long, dark winter that for us, up here, is always just around the corner!

  78. Heather says:

    It has been a while since I made a jacket but this design fits beautifully and I would love to make it in a cashmere wool.

  79. Kat H says:

    I made a winter jacket for myself when I was pregnant, using a Butterick pattern and modifying it quite a lot so it would fit over the baby bump. It was a complete experiment, and I played around with underlining the wool blend I was using with brushed cotton, which worked really well and make it a lot warmer. :-)

  80. Adri H. says:

    I have made a jacket… in fact, I made a hand-tailored wool, plaid one a few years ago.
    http://adriprints.blogspot.de/2012/04/starlet-suit-jacket-plaid-wool.html

    I really enjoyed the process, but after motherhood, I could use one that’s a bit easier to wash! :D

  81. Sarah says:

    I have never sewn a jacket, but I’d love to try! Thanks!

  82. Sandy Ross says:

    I like the choice of a zipper or buttons on this jacket. I ‘ve never made a jacket but this one is so cute, it tempts me try.

  83. Amber says:

    I made the Minaru Jacket from Sewholic Patterns! It was my first attempt and turned out great! I enjoyed making it so much, I’m ready to try more. This pattern looks both fantastic and not too complicated. I’d like to try it!

  84. Helena says:

    I like the collar and shape of the jacket!

  85. Karen Lyles says:

    I’ve made polar fleece jackets and a denim one….this pattern looks flattering and might be nice in wool!

  86. Jess says:

    Haven’t made a jacket. A goal project is a medium weight jacket that doesn’t have a lining and instead I put a contrast trim over the seams.

  87. Laurie Blackshear says:

    That is one of the cutest jackets I have ever seen! Love the big buttons and the pockets are to die for!!

  88. DebbieK says:

    Very nice! I’ve never made a jacket before, but I’ve always had problems finding a casual jacket I like and that fits my long arms!

  89. Wendy says:

    I’ve never really made a jacket, but I’d love to give it a try. I clicked over to the green version at Bolt–really gorgeous, and the finishing on the inside is incredible!

  90. Valerie says:

    While in high school many years ago, I made a sports jacket for my boyfriend’s father. It was only some time later that I realized that he was much to dapper and well dressed to wear anything as amateurish as what I had produced.

  91. Karen H says:

    The Upline Jacket looks adorable and it sure would be fun to make it! I’ve never made a jacket pattern before, but have been wanting to take the opportunity to do so. With the summer months ahead of us, there is plenty of time to do so. I think it would be fun to make it out of a nice wool, suede, or perhaps maybe even a cute denim? I LOVE the belt around the back. It is just the right added touch for this jacket. I would most likely choose View 1 or View 2, loving the buttons. This would be the perfect jacket to make for a Dog show ensemble. We often wear jackets with skirts, so this would be perfect to show in!

  92. Carolyn says:

    I have never made a jacket before but this one is gorgeous and I would love to give it a try!

  93. Reena Kaplowitz says:

    Love that jacket. I have made several from old Vogue patterns- usually turn out well. Thanks for the chance to win…

  94. Nicol says:

    I have never made a jacket before, but I would certainly love to!

  95. jen says:

    I have bought many jacket patterns – but made no jacket yet. I love the collar on this one!

  96. I really like this jacket, the back detail is lovely!

  97. Tas says:

    I made a lined, tailored jacket when I learnt to sew at school as a teenager. After a big hiatus, I am sewing again but generally opting for easier, less finished garments for myself and my family. This is a beautiful pattern and I’d give it a go..

  98. Sox says:

    That is a very cute jacket. For once, the line drawing doesn’t do it justice.

    I haven’t made a jacket for years, but one is on my to-do list. Unfortunately it keeps being replaced with other projects.

  99. diane b says:

    I’ve just got to make the Upline Jacket, no if ands or buts!. It’s stunning w/the tailoring, the raglan sleeves, the button belted back. In the past I’ve sew w/medium weight wools and find it easy to sew, presses well, doesn’t wrinkle. I prefer raglan sleeves to set in. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  100. Rachel says:

    I love making my own jackets. I am tall and the arms aren’t long enough on off the rack styles so I love when I can customize to my measurements. The different options for length and the adjustable back look great on this pattern

  101. Nancy says:

    I love the lines! The curves and collar are my cup of tea! This whole look at indie patterns is a great idea!

  102. floribunda says:

    I love this jacket and I have the perfect piece of wool tweedy stuff to make it with! I’ve done (more or less) tailored jackets way back when, but not recently. My best tip is to line them with something surprising — they’re more fun to wear that way.

  103. Cindy G. says:

    Back in high school sewing class, I made a corduroy suit and, later, a wool suit but I’ve never sewn a “proper” jacket. I’d love to make one that actually fits my true dimensions! Thanks for bringing this pattern to my attention (I’m torn between the zipper and the button, so I’d probably have to make more than one :) )!

  104. Pat V. says:

    I’ve never made a jacket. This is a fabulous one. I’d love to try it!

  105. Lynda says:

    This is the first jacket pattern I’ve wanted to make, love it, so versatile with the different options and looks very comfortable. thanks for the giveaway op.

  106. Catriona says:

    I’ve never made a jacket but I’d love to give it a go! I think this pattern would look great in Harris Tweed, maybe a purple or a turquoise?

  107. Carla says:

    I have not made a jacket before. I used to think it was too hard, but now I’m at the point of why not?! :)

  108. Karen Chown says:

    Was too big but this jacket looks a nice shape

  109. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never actually sewn a jacket before, but I have crocheted quite a few! I would love to learn to sew one like this someday…

  110. Nancy says:

    Never made a jacket – but would love to try (and I have finally figured out to start projects a season before I want to wear them!) – Nancy

  111. Angela says:

    I love the lines of this pattern! Gives it great shaping and makes for easy pockets. Lots of options too. Thanks for showing this. I wasn’t familiar with this company before.

  112. Java Jane says:

    What a gorgeous design! I made a wool knit jacket last fall, my first attempt with a wool knit. Easier to work with than expected!

  113. kate C. says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before, but this looks like a great pattern to try! I could use a nicer one than my athletic jackets for work!

  114. Diane says:

    Haven’t made a jacket before – I’m still new to garment sewing but I really like Meredith’s version!

  115. DebrafromMD says:

    I have made a jacket before, but that was a long time ago. I really like the looks of this pattern.

  116. Susan says:

    Back a long time ago I made a sport jacket for my fiance – ah young love! Some years later it had an unfortunate run in with some bleach :( Time to make more jackets!

  117. Barb says:

    Many years ago I made a wool coat that gave me a lesson in matching plaids, as well as making bound buttonholes. Since then I’ve made mainly simple quilted cotton jackets, but I have some perfect wool fabric that I think would work really well for this pattern.

  118. Paloma says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this new to me designer. I love the lines on this jacket and would love to win!

  119. twotoast says:

    Very cute jacket! I have made a few jackets before, and tend to go for the more casual/knit type. I took a class that helped with fitting issues – rounded shoulders, sway back etc., and this can be applied to ALL the tops that I now make!

  120. Brooke says:

    I’ve never sewn an adult jacket before. It looks challenging but I think I’d like to try it!

  121. fenna says:

    I made one jacket for my son and it was from one of the big 4 companies–waaaaay to big! Would love to try sew one for myself!

  122. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve only sewn coats for my children, so its time I make one for myself! I’ve always admired the Sewaholic minoru. Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. Jan says:

    I’m itching to try to make jackets. I’ve been looking at a book of jacket patterns by “Built by Wendy” and I’m telling myself it looks perfectly manageable.

  124. Samina says:

    I have copies of Sewaholic’s jacket patterns, but I haven’t had the time to tackle them yet. I’m hoping to get to them soon, though.

  125. Megan says:

    I have never made a jacket and the thought of making one terrifies me! Maybe someday…

  126. Michelle Folkerts says:

    I have sewn jackets before. When my kids were younger, I made them custom quilted baseball jackets. I prequilted all my fabric yardage and then cut out my pattern pieces. I now have grand kids and own fancier sewing machines and a serger so the jackets can be more professionally finished. I would love to win the Upline Jacket so I can sew something new for myself. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  127. Bellezza Squillace says:

    What a great jacket, what a great giveaway

  128. Melissa in CA says:

    What a fun fall jacket!

  129. Serena says:

    LOVE this jacket! I haven’t made a jacket before, but I’d love to try!

  130. beth p. says:

    I’ve never made a jacket but would like to try. Fun pattern!

  131. kelly says:

    I like the number 2 view and was wondering if a fleece would work with this pattern? I see it says mid to heavy weight fabric, advice from those with more knowledge would be helpful to me.

  132. Ramona says:

    I have never made a jacket but I love this pattern and would love to make this one!

  133. lesley says:

    no, i am a newbie still trying to teach myself how to sew and quilt. but hopefully some day!!

  134. Sarah says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before (they intimidate me), but I am dying over the back to this one!

  135. Kelly says:

    This looks great! Feminine yet boxy in a retro “car coat” manner. Sign me up for the giveaway!

  136. Cindy says:

    I’ve never attempted a jacket before, but it’s on my list and I’d really like to try one. I just haven’t been brave enough yet.

  137. mjb says:

    I’d love to take a shot at a jacket or blazer sometime soon

  138. Kriss says:

    I have NEVER made a jacket! The process seems intimidating however I could be up for the challenge. The button down Upline Jacket is lovely.

  139. Jenny l says:

    I made a safari jacket for my husband in the 1970′s, a linen fitted jacket for myself and quite a few ‘crimplene’ jackets but nothing for years. Perhaps it is time to tackle the jacket again. This looks like a very useful style.

  140. Margo says:

    I haven’t made an outdoor jacket, but I would certainly like to! This is a very cool pattern, and one I haven’t seen before.

  141. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Love the middle jacket!

  142. Accacia says:

    I have made a few jackets: a jean jacket from Islander Sewing http://www.craftsy.com/class/sew-better-sew-faster-garment-industry-secrets/303, a very casual seersucker jacket, a wool blend jacket as part of a suit (worn to interview for my current job!), and a burda raglan sleeved coat adjusted to add a lining. The jean jacket was most successful. I have learned a lot about garment construction since doing the other three and want to venture into jackets/coats again. I am curious about the Minoru jacket http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/minoru-jacket/ — and would actually love to try the Upline jacket – the green example is quite inspiring.

  143. Mónica says:

    I’ve never made a jacket, si this would be perfect to be the first. Good luck!

  144. Kathy Schrank says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before and I really want to. This pattern looks great and I can’t wait to try it !!

  145. I’ve made my girls their winter jackets.

  146. Nicole says:

    I’ve made two jackets–one for myself (Anise Jacket in pink tweed: http://www.nicoleathome.com/2013/10/anise-jacket-in-wool-tweed.html) and one for my husband (Goldstream Peacoat in brown wool: http://www.nicoleathome.com/2013/12/pattern-testing-goldstream-peacoat-by.html). I certainly learned some new techniques (bound button holes, methods for sewing thick layers of fabric), but mostly I learned patience! I count those two coats as my most intensive and time-consuming projects. But they were worth it; I love them both!

  147. Joanna says:

    I’ve never made a jacket before, but I’ve wanted to for years! I have a long torso and arms but I’m narrow at the shoulders and short, so jackets always either fit me weird in the shoulders or they hang way too low. Learning to make a custom jacket would be such a blessing.




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