Paola Workwear Jacket Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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Description:

Workwear-inspired, the Paola jacket combines fashion with practical, everyday wear. Featuring straight boxy fit, four large patch pockets and flat-felled seams for sturdiness, it pairs well with just about everything. Made from our textured heavy-weight linen, it has that lived-in feel from the very first wear.

  • Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
  • No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like

Specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Sewing Pattern Instructions

Free digital patterns are available for registered customers only.

Customer Questions and Answers

MM

How many yards of fabric would I need to make this size s/m?

Meredith • August 21, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

The yardage is listed in the free download. We recommend comparing your body measurements to those provided in the size chart to select the most appropriate size.

Lauren • August 21, 2023
MC

I have made this jacket twice, and I love to throw it on over a t-shirt and get to work! Now I want to make a quilted version, but with a standup collar that will snap together. Do you have any advice on how to make that hack work?

Mary Ellen • August 13, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

We have many tutorial on our blog which show you how to sew and, for some, draft various collars. Here is the link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2022/05/10/sewing-glossary-how-to-sew-your-most-essential-four-collars/

Lauren • August 13, 2023
DD

hii have i hav just download the pattern could you tell how to print the instructions please thankyou

Diane • July 31, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

After you have found the instructions on our blog, you can scroll down to the bottom of the tutorial page and click the .pdf icon which will generate a .pdf for printing.

Lauren • July 31, 2023
LP

Is this pattern available graded for printing on imperial letter-size paper (for N.America) or only A4?

Linda • June 9, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, All of our free patterns are compatible with both A4 and Letter sized paper.

Lauren • June 9, 2023
KR

This looks great, is it possible to print off in A0 to save sticking all the squares together?

Karen • June 8, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, in order to offer so many patterns for free we only offer them as A4/ Letter sizes.

Lauren • June 8, 2023
AL

I have mad 2 of these jackets, both lined. One from corduroy and the other from Meadow 4C22 linen. I want to make one out of IL019 linen. My question is if the IL019 linen is suitable for this pattern. I would not be lining it. I wondered if it was structured enough so it would hole its shape.

Angela • May 30, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, The IL019 is lighter in weight than the 4C22 so it will have more drape than the 4C22 heavyweight that you used. Many customers have used the medium weights to make this jacket as more of an overshirt :)

Lauren • May 30, 2023
DS

Hi, I am also unable to access the instructions. I'm getting a "502" error

Dimi • May 1, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our Blog was down earlier today, but is back online now. You can try again by searching the name of the pattern in the search bar. If you are still unable to reach the blog, please send us an email via our 'contact us' link at the bottom of our website. Thank you!

Lauren • May 1, 2023
CJ

Hello. It's the second time I try to make the pattern, but this time I can't find the instructions, the website doesn't work. Can you email it to me please?

Catalina • May 1, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our Blog was down earlier today, but is back online now. You can find the instructions by searching the name of the pattern in the search bar. You can also download a copy by clicking on the .pdf icon at the end of the instructions. If you are still unable to reach the blog, please send us an email via our 'contact us' link at the bottom of our website. Thank you!

Lauren • May 1, 2023
SS

What size would you suggest to come close to a mens xl?

Suzanne • April 24, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Due to the variations in sizes across brands, we recommend you compare the body measurements to the size chart in the pattern to select the best size.

Lauren • April 24, 2023
CD

Hello, I wanted to add a lining to this jacket, and i read your instructions but, as my English is not my mother language i did not understand want you mean with : Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. Could you please explain this ? thank you ! love the pattern to ! gets Christine

Christine • March 12, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

I have sent you an email

Lauren • March 12, 2023
MB

Do you make a full size pattern for the Paola. It's so much easier to to to FedEx and just print the pattern full size than to cut, tape, and cut again.

Michael • February 6, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, In order to offer so many patterns for free we only offer them in this format.

Lauren • February 6, 2023
AL

Hello, I was wondering if you have a tutorial for how you did the lining on your jacket. It looks really nice.

Angela • February 1, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

I drafted the lining pieces by: -Removing the front and neck facing from the front and back pattern pieces - Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. This allows the sleeve lining a bit more room to move in there, and removes any tightness. - Added 1" to the center back to form a pleat to allow plenty of moving room, and again avoid any tightness. Instead of 'bagging' my lining, I serged all the edges, and basted it at the side seams, shoulders and fronts, and spent a lovely time hand stitching it in place with an invisible stitch while listening to some podcasts. I love doing these little hand stitched finishes. The basting stitches just held everything in place so it didn't shift around while I was hand sewing. They got removed after everything was secured.

Lauren • February 1, 2023
HR

This is my second time making this pattern and I love it! Both times I have had trouble doing the rolled seam on the arms once they have been sewed. My machine won't fit down the arm holes, do they need to be hand sewed? Any advice?

Haley • January 31, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, yes those can be tricky so we made a tutorial for how to sew them on your machine. Here is the link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/02/11/sewing-glossary-how-to-sew-flat-felled-seams-on-sleeve/

Lauren • January 31, 2023
RB

Can you supply Paola jacket pattern in hard copy form by post ?

Rosemary • January 23, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Apologies, our free patterns are only available in .pdf format.

Lauren • January 23, 2023
JJ

Hello! I'm looking for some advice with laying out and cutting out of the pattern. Should it be cut out with fabric right sides together (so wrong side up) or vice versa? And what does 'face to face' mean, when it says cut 2 face to face? If you had a layout diagram with a wright side/wrong side indication that would be extremely helpful! Thanks!

Jess • November 20, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our patterns are designed to be cut with the RS of the fabric facing out. Face to Face simple means you will need two mirror images of the pattern in question. For example, sleeves will be cut as usual from two layers of your fabric, but you will yield a left and right sleeve. This is particularly important when working with linen with no apparent right or wrong side.

Lauren • November 20, 2022
MS

Where are the instructions and the notions needed? On the Paola and other PDF patterns Thank you.

Marilyn • November 11, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello The instructions and list of notions can be found in the tutorial which is located on our blog. Simply go to blog.fabrics-store.com and enter the pattern name into the search bar.

Lauren • November 11, 2022
CB

Is this a unisex pattern? Would love to make one for my partner! Thanks

Camilla • October 2, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

It sure is! Happy sewing :)

Lauren • October 2, 2022
EP

It looks like the jacket is unlined, correct? How would I add a lining? (Or should I just google "how to line a jacket?") Thank you!

Emily • September 5, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Yes this pattern is unlined, but there are many ways you can create a lining. It would be best to browse the many methods and select the one you prefer.

Lauren • September 5, 2022
CC

can he pattern be printed AO size carole

Carole • September 4, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

This pattern is available in A4/ letter format only.

Lauren • September 4, 2022
AM

How can I print this accurately on US Letter size paper if it comes in A4 format?

Adriana • August 26, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Our patterns are formatted for A4 and Letter sized paper, so simply set your print settings to 100%, "actual size" or "No scaling" (which ever is applicable for you) to print at the correct dimension. Be sure to print the test page first to check the measurements on the 2" test square. Happy sewing!

Lauren • August 26, 2022
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JW
Clear and easy LOVE IT

I love how easy this was to follow along and sew. I have made three jackets in a few weeks and love them.

j • January 31, 2024
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DK
Blizzard Buster

I live in Iowa where there is much snow and cold temperatures this January. As an avid searcher for new projects (although many old projects still exist) I found this pattern and downloaded. It's a great pattern and the jacket is 99% complete. Trying to remember how to make buttonholes. Thank you so much and will post a photo on completion.

Deb • January 17, 2024
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CA
Excellent pattern, I've made three coats using it!

I love this pattern! I've made one for myself and two as gifts. I was initially hesitant to use this pattern to make coats for men since it is nominally a women's pattern, but all the patterns worked perfectly without any changes- I just used the pattern size that corresponded to the chest measurement of person I was making it for. I modified the pattern to make it better for winter weather by discarding the interfacing and instead making a full lining out of the same pattern pieces as the outside. I added an internal pocket as well for extra storage. I used flannel wool from Pendleton for the outer shell, canvas weight linen for the lining, and homemade antler buttons. I highly recommend this pattern! The pockets are huge (you can easily fit a soda can in them) and the design is great for layering over sweaters or sweatshirts during the winter. Some tips: Be sure to check the margins on your printer before printing off the pattern. The first printer that I used didn't print off the last 1/2" of the pattern, which made assembly a little more difficult. I also recommend taping the printed pattern pieces together in strips then taping the strips together before finally cutting out the pieces.

Charles • December 6, 2023
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Lyn profile image My New Favorite Jacket!

A great free pattern. I'm already planning to make others. I did size down one size based on the ease between body measurements & finished measurements. Fits well.

Lyn • February 26, 2023
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JM
Brilliant

I have made 2 now and the pattern is great and the instructions so clear. Makes a really clean wearable garment. One in Flannel is very unstructured and hangs well. One in denim is much crisper and smarter. Thank you

Jo • August 16, 2022
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I used the paola jacket pattern and made a few tweaks to crop it and have a wider collar. I used a large ridged velvet - I love it!!

j • January 31, 2024

This was my very first attempt making a garment. I used the Paola jacket patter and just cropped it. I used a heavy brocade. I really enjoyed sewing it. It was great for a novice like myself.

j • January 31, 2024

Easy to assemble, I used the pattern to upcycle a quilt and an IKEA pillow case, all fabric is 100% cotton exclusive of trim. I omitted the facing as the quilt was thick enough to give body and shape. Pleased with the outcome but I think the instructions should give guidance on which measurement is important when choosing the size. My measurements fell between two sizes, checked the finished size, this was an inch or two larger than my measurements but the finished jacket was massively oversized. I will definitely size down on the next one.

Shiela • December 12, 2023

I love this pattern! I've made one for myself and two as gifts. I was initially hesitant to use this pattern to make coats for men since it is nominally a women's pattern, but all the patterns worked perfectly without any changes- I just used the pattern size that corresponded to the chest measurement of person I was making it for. I modified the pattern to make it better for winter weather by discarding the interfacing and instead making a full lining out of the same pattern pieces as the outside. I added an internal pocket as well for extra storage. I used flannel wool from Pendleton for the outer shell, canvas weight linen for the lining, and homemade antler buttons. I highly recommend this pattern! The pockets are huge (you can easily fit a soda can in them) and the design is great for layering over sweaters or sweatshirts during the winter. Some tips: Be sure to check the margins on your printer before printing off the pattern. The first printer that I used didn't print off the last 1/2" of the pattern, which made assembly a little more difficult. I also recommend taping the printed pattern pieces together in strips then taping the strips together before finally cutting out the pieces.

Charles • December 6, 2023

I made my first Paola jacket with 4C22 linen in Rustic Renaissance Rose. This was my first collar! It was little tricky but once I watched a few videos I found online it all came together. I lined the pockets which helped get the curved bottoms nice and neat. Overall, the pattern was super easy to make. The fabric was a dream to work with and will definitely be making again. Thanks Fabric-store for providing this free pattern and all the supporting instruction!

Amy • October 19, 2023
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