34 Best Sewing Patterns & Projects for Wool Fabric (3 Free!)

If you’re not sure what to make with wool fabric, here are my best ideas for projects and sewing patterns that suit wool.

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How to choose a sewing project for wool:

There are two main questions to ask yourself when matching wool fabric to your sewing pattern. First, is the pattern designed for woven or knit fabric? While woven fabrics have no mechanical stretch to them, knits are stretchy by nature. And second, which weight of wool is recommended for the pattern? Wool is an extremely versatile fiber that comes in many different weights from lightweight crepes to heavyweight coatings, and the weight of your fabric will completely change the look and feel of your finished garment.

Once you decide on these two guiding factors, you can then begin to consider the specific details and needs of your sewing pattern of choice. For example, if the pattern features exposed seams, you would need to use a boiled or felted wool that doesn’t fray when it’s cut. Or, if the pattern demands structure or drape from the fabric, then you would look for wools with the appropriate structural properties. 


Sewing project ideas for different wool fabrics:

  • Wool jersey is incredible for close or loose-fitting tops, dresses, and skirts. For example, turtleneck or mockneck tops, t-shirts, sweaters, bodysuits, wrap dresses, bodycon dresses, and drapey skirts.
  • Coating weight wools are, as their name suggests, ideal for coats and jackets. Try a heavier tweed or cashmere blend wool for a luxurious overcoat or jacket that will last you many years.
  • Suiting wools are perfect for trousers, blazers, waistcoats, skirts, dresses, and jackets. Suitings are ideal for a project that utilizes tailoring techniques such as steam shaping.
  • Lightweight wools like wool crepe, voile, or challis make great blouses and shirts thanks to their weight and drape. Unlike heavier wools, they work well with gathering and pleating details.

Wool coat patterns for women:

Rumana Coat (Fitted long overcoat with a notched lapel)

Buy now from By Hand London (£11.50 / $15)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 24 / US 2-20 to fit a bust measurement from 32” to 51” (81.25 to 129.5 cm) and a hip measurement from 35” to 64” (89 to 137 cm). 
  • Design: A fully lined, fitted, long overcoat featuring a notched lapel, vertical shaping seams, welt pockets, a back vent, and tailored two-piece sleeves.
  • Fabric needed: This coat is designed with coating weight wool fabric in mind, medium to heavy weight woven wools such as wool tweed, boiled wool, melton, or cashmere would be ideal for this project. The lining should be a lightweight, slippery fabric like cupro, silk habotai, viscose challis, or acetate.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 3.8 yds (3.4m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. Or 5.5 yds (5m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 3 yds (2.8m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. Or 3.5 yds (3.2m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Fusible interfacing: 2.8 yds (2.6m) of 45” (115cm) wide interfacing.
  • Format: This is a PDF pattern that comes in an A0 and A4/US letter format. By Hand London also offers a PDF + Copyshop print out option for sale.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated instructions as a PDF. There is also a sew-along available in this blog post
  • Suitable for beginners? It’s suitable for intermediate sewists looking to challenge and expand their skills. Plus advanced sewists looking to take on a big, detailed project. Not recommended for beginners as this is a project that requires a lot of precision sewing, patience, and attention to detail.

Lola Coat (Unlined, semi-fitted coat with a boxy shape and notched lapel)

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  • Sizes: UK 8 – 24 to fit a bust measurement approximately from 30 ⅕” to 47” (78  to 118 cm) and a hip measurement from 32 ⅕” to 46 ½” (83 to 123 cm). 
  • Design: An unlined, semi-fitted, transitional coat with a straight cut, a notched lapel, and patch pockets.
  • Fabric needed: This coat is designed for bouclé wool, but medium to heavy weight woven wools like tweed or boiled wool would also work well. 
  • Amount of fabric needed: 2.4 yds (2.2m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: This is a PDF pattern that comes in A4/US letter format. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, it has written instructions available on the pattern page.
  • Suitable for beginners? It’s a relatively simple project that’s suitable for confident beginners. The instructions are a little sparse so you might need help with the collar and lapel construction. However, its lack of lining and shaped seams / darts makes it accessible for adventurous and confident beginners.

V1669 (Lined coat with fitted bodice and voluminous skirt)

Buy now from Something Delightful ($35)

  • Sizes: US 6-22 to fit a bust measurement from 30 ½” to 44” (78  to 112 cm) and a hip measurement from 32 ½” to 46” (83 to 117 cm). The product is separated into two separate size ranges (6-14 and 14-22).
  • Design: A fully lined coat with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. It features side front pockets with flaps, two-piece sleeves, and a center back pleat. 
  • Fabric needed: This coat is designed for medium weight woven wools like tweeds, suiting fabrics, woolens, or flannel. For the view with the contrast facing, you may also need a contrasting fabric like velvet, taffeta, or satin. The lining should be a lightweight, slippery fabric. You will also need hair canvas interfacing.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 3 ¾ yds (3.5m) to 4 ⅜ yds (4m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. Or 5 ⅛  yds (4.8m) to 5 ¾ yds (5.4m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 3 ⅝  yds (3.4m) to 4 ⅜ yds (4m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. 
  • Format: This is a paper pattern that’s sold in two separate size ranges (6-14 and 14-22).
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This is a complicated project that is best suited for advanced sewists. You will need adequate fitting, sewing, and pressing skills to successfully make this coat. 

Chloe Coat (Medium length classic coat with round neck and straight silhouette)

Buy now from Sew Over It (from £13, approx. $17)

  • Sizes: UK 8-20 / US 4-16  to fit a bust measurement from 33” to 45” (84 to 114.5 cm) and a hip measurement from 36” to 48” (91.5 to 122 cm). 
  • Design: A fully lined medium length coat with a round neck and detachable scarf. Fitted through the shoulders with two cutaway darts on the front for shaping. It has a zipper or snap closure at the center front and two patch pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Suitable for medium to heavy weight woven wool fabric like tweed, bouclé, melton, and boiled wool. The fabric for the shell needs to be at least 55” / 140 cm wide. The lining fabric should be lightweight and slippery, such as rayon, viscose, or acetate.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 2.4 yds (2.2m) to 3 yds (2.8m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 2.2 yds (2m) to 2.9 yds (2.7m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1.8 yds (1.7m) to 2.2 yds (2m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: This is a PDF pattern that comes in an A0 and A4/US letter format. Sew Over It also offers a PDF + Copyshop print out option for sale.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated PDF instructions. Sew Over It also offers an online Intro to Sewing Coats class that uses their Chloe Coat pattern.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate-level sewists and up. 

Berlin Jacket (Collarless, medium length jacket with exposed seams)

Buy now from Tessuti Fabrics. (AUD $15 – $25, approx. USD $11 – $18)

  • Sizes: AUS 6-22 to fit a bust measurement from 32” to 48” (81 to 121 cm) and a hip measurement from 36” to 52” (91 to 131 cm). 
  • Design: An unlined, collarless, medium length jacket with exposed seams. It features a relaxed fit with generously dropped shoulders and patch pockets. 
  • Fabric needed: Boiled wool knit and boiled felted wool. Due to the exposed seam detail, this pattern is only suitable for fabrics that do not fray when cut.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  1.7 yds (1.6m) to 2.6 yds (2.4m) of 51” (130 cm) wide fabric. Or 1.5 yds (1.4m) to 2.4 yds (2.2m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with an instruction booklet.
  • Suitable for beginners? Due to its simple shape and construction, it’s suitable for all sewing levels starting from confident beginners. 

Lagan Coat (Fitted, knee-length, fully lined coat with classic collar)

Buy now from Itch to Stitch ($16)

  • Sizes: US 00-40 with 5 cup sizes (A-DD) available for each size. Fits a bust measurement from 30 ⅛” to 63” (76.5 to 160 cm) and a hip measurement of 33 ⅛” to 62” (84 to 157.5 cm). 
  • Design: A classic, knee-length coat with vertical shaped seams on the front and the back, two-piece sleeves, in-seam pockets, and a button closure on the center front. It features shoulder yokes and a waistband which give the coat extra structure.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavy weight woven coating fabrics such as woolen, boiled wool, non-stretch fleece, and gabardine. The lining fabric should be lightweight and slippery, such as viscose lining, acetate lining, cupro, bemberg lining, silk habotai, or satin.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 2 ⅞ yds (2.6m) to 4 ¼ yds (3.9m) of 54” (135 cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 2 yds (1.8m) to 3 ¼ yds (3m) of 54” (135 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern and a digital A0 copy shop pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for advanced level sewists due to its detailed construction and close fit.

Cascade Duffle Coat (Lined, semi-fitted coat with different length and neckline options)

Buy now from Grainline Studio ($18)

  • Sizes: US 0-18, fits a bust measurement from 32” to 44” (81 to 112 cm) and a hip measurement of 35” to 47” (89 to 119 cm). 
  • Design: A classic, fully lined, slightly A-line shape coat with two length options (hip length and mid-thigh) and two neckline finishes (classic collar and a hood). It closes with a hidden zipper and decorative toggles at the center front and features patch pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavy weight woven coating fabrics such as melton, boiled, or felted wool. The lining fabric should be lightweight and slippery, such as rayon bemberg.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • For view A (shorter length): 2 ¾ yds (2.5m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric or 2 ⅛ yds (1.9m) to 2 ½ yds (2.3m) of 54” (137cm) wide fabric for the shell. 1 ⅓ yds (1.2m) to 2 yds (1.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
    • For view B (longer length): 3 ⅓ yds (3m) to 4 ⅛ yds (3.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric or 3 yds (2.7m) to 3 1/8 yds (2.8m) of 54” (137cm) wide fabric for the shell. 2 ½ yds (2.3m) to 3 yds (2.7m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a digital US copyshop pattern. 
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate level sewists and up. This is because there are some trickier construction steps like setting in sleeves, sewing a collar or a hood, and inserting a lining.

Wool coat patterns for men:

V8940 (Semi-fitted, lined peacoat with a double-breasted closure and notched lapel)

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  • Sizes: 34-46 (EU sizing?), fits a chest measurement from 34” to 46” (87 to 117 cm) and a hip measurement of 35” to 47” (89 to 119 cm). 
  • Design: A double-breasted, fully lined peacoat with a notched lapel, back vent, welt pockets, and two-piece sleeves. It comes in two lengths: view A is a hip length jacket and view B is a mid-thigh length coat.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavy weight woven coating fabrics such as melton, boiled, or felted wool. The lining fabric should be lightweight and slippery.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • For view A (shorter length): 3 ⅜ yds (3m) to 4 ½ yds (4.1m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric or 2 ⅞ yds (2.6m) of  60” (150 cm) wide fabric for the shell. 2 ¼ yds (2m) to 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
    • For view B (longer length): 3 ½ yds (3.2m) to 4 ⅛ yds (3.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric or 2 ½ yds (2.3m) to 3 ⅛ yds (2.8m) 60” (150 cm) wide fabric for the shell. 2 ½ yds (2.3m) to 2 ¾ yds (2.5m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This is a complicated project that is best suited for advanced sewists. You will need adequate fitting, sewing, and pressing skills to successfully make this coat. 

Wool jacket patterns:

M8210 (Oversized, unlined, hip length shirt jacket)

Buy now from Something Delightful ($20.95)

  • Sizes: Women’s sizes 6-24 to fit a bust measurement from 30 ½” to 46” (78  to 117 cm) and a hip measurement from 32 ½” to 48” (83 to 122 cm). The product is split into two size ranges (6-14 and 16-24).
  • Design: An oversized, hip-length shirt-jacket with a classic collar and center front button closure. It features drop shoulders, an inverted pleat on the back, a longer hem at the back, and front welt pockets. 
  • Fabric needed: Medium weight woven wools and wool blends.
  • Amount of fabric needed: 3 yds (2.7m) to 3 ½ yds (3.2m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 2 ½ yds (2.3m) to 2 ⅝ yds (2.4m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, and a paper pattern. Both options come in two size ranges (6-14 and 16-24).
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed or digital instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists and up. It requires familiarity with basic shirt construction.

The Utility Jacket (Partially lined utilitarian jacket with a zipper & wind guard closure and multiple pockets)

Buy now from Wardrobe By Me (€15, approx. $17)

  • Sizes: Men’s sizes 2XS – 4XL to fit a chest measurement from 28 ½” to 48 ½” (72  to 124 cm) and a hip measurement from 33” to 51” (84 to 132 cm). 
  • Design: A military-style shirt jacket with a zipper and a buttoned wind guard closure down the center front. This pattern features 4 patch pockets with flaps, two-piece sleeves, and an adjustable pull cord waist casing. It’s partially lined with unlined sleeves.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool or wool blend fabric with no stretch.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 3.5 yds (3.25m) to 4 yds (3.7m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 1 yd (0.9m) to 2 yds (1.75m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a projector file.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with digital instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for advanced sewists due to the large number of details it has. A simplified version can be made by an intermediate sewist.

Wool anorak patterns:

Unisex Landgate Jacket (Hip-length hooded pullover jacket with a drawstring waist)

Buy now from Merchant & Mills as a PDF or paper pattern (£10.50 – £16, approx. $14 – $20)

  • Sizes: UK 6-18 to fit a bust / chest measurement from 30 ¾” to 41 ¾” (78  to 106 cm) and a hip measurement from 34” to 45” (86 to 114 cm). Sizes are grouped into 5 alphabetical sizes (XS-XL).
  • Design: A hooded, pullover jacket featuring a drawstring waist and hood, side and front pocket options, and raglan sleeves. Designed to be gender neutral. 
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool or wool blend fabric with no stretch.
  • Amount of fabric needed: 2.8 yds (2.6m) to 3.6 yds (3.3m) of 47” (120cm) wide fabric. Or 2.4 yd (2.2m) to 3 yds (2.8m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format:  It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists and up due to its detailed construction. 

Wool vest patterns:

S9191 (Men’s vest with zipper closure and pockets)

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  • Sizes: Men’s sizes S-XXL to fit a chest measurement from 34” to 52” (86 to 132 cm) 
  • Design: A simple vest with a center front exposed zipper closure, a front yoke, and a mockneck collar. It features two side pockets and one chest pocket, all with zipper closures. The pattern also includes a long sleeve jacket view.
  • Fabric needed: Boiled knit wool fabric with stretch.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • For the vest view: 1 ½ yds (1.4m) to 1 ¾ yds (1.6m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • For the jacket view: 2 yds (1.8m) to 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? The vest view is suitable for confident beginners who are comfortable with inserting zippers. 

The Ozark Vest (Fully lined men’s vest with zipper closure and patch pockets)

Buy now from Wardrobe By Me (€13, approx. $15)

  • Sizes: Men’s sizes 2XS – 4XL to fit a chest measurement from 30” to 48 ½” (76 to 124 cm) and a hip measurement from 31 ½” to 49 ½” (80 to 126 cm). 
  • Design: A fully lined casual vest with a zipper closure at the center front, a ribbed collar, two patch pockets, and an inside pocket.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavy weight woven wool fabric with no stretch for the shell, and quilted lining fabric for the lining.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 1.6 yds (1.5m) to 2 yds (1.85m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric. For the lining: ¾ yds (0.65m) to 1 yd (0.75m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern and a digital A0 copy shop pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated instructions and a sew-along video on YouTube.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists. It has a straightforward construction but some of the details like the zipper insertion and the lining can be tricky for beginner sewists.

Wool blazer patterns:

Jasika Blazer (Fully lined classic blazer with notched lapel, welt pockets and back vent)

Buy now from Closet Core Patterns ($16 – $20)

  • Sizes: US 0-20 to fit a bust measurement from 31” to 46” (79  to 117 cm) and a hip measurement from 33” to 48” (84 to 122 cm). 
  • Design: A fully lined, semi-fitted classic blazer with darts, side panels, two-piece sleeves, welt pockets, and a notched lapel. 
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavyweight wool suitings or lightweight coatings with surface texture such as wool melton, wool flannel, crepe, and tweed for the shell. A lightweight, slippery fabric for the lining, such as rayon bemberg, charmeuse, crepe de chine, and silky cottons like voile.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 2.5 yds (2.3m) to 3 yds (2.75m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1.75 yds (1.6m) to 2.25 yds (2m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 1.5 yds (1.4m) to 2.25 yds (2m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1.5 yds (1.4m) to 1.75yds (1.6m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated instructions. Closet Core Patterns also offers a Learn to Tailor online class using the Jasika Blazer to teach speed tailoring techniques.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for advanced sewists. It’s a challenging project involving a lot of fitting, building up inner structure, precision sewing, and pressing.

S8962 (Fully lined classic men’s blazer with notched lapel, patch pockets and back vent)

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  • Sizes: Men’s sizes 34-52 to fit a chest measurement from 34” to 52” (87 to 132 cm) and a hip measurement from 35” to 53” (89 to 135 cm). The product is split into two size ranges: 34-42 and 44-52.
  • Design: A fully lined, semi-fitted classic men’s blazer with darts, side panels, patch pockets, and a notched lapel. It features two-piece sleeves that have functioning buttoned cuffs.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavyweight wool suitings or lightweight coatings for the shell, such as tweeds. And a lightweight, slippery fabric for the lining.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 2 ¾ yds (2.5m) to 3 ⅜ yds (3m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) to 2 ½ yds (2.3m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric. For the lining: 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) to 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern in two size ranges: 34-42 and 44-52.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions. There is also a sew-along video on YouTube.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for advanced sewists. It’s a challenging project involving a lot of fitting, building up inner structure, precision sewing, and pressing.

Wool poncho patterns:

Mimosa Poncho (Unlined poncho with wide rolled down collar and pockets)

Buy now from I Am Patterns. (€9.90 – €12.50, approx. $11 – $14)

  • Sizes: EU sizes 36-46 to fit a bust measurement from 32 ½” to 40 ⅛” (82.5 to 102 cm) and a hip measurement from 34 ⅝” to 42 ½” (88 to 108 cm).
  • Design: A hip length, unlined poncho with a wide, rolled down collar, and welt or patch pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavyweight woven wool fabrics such as felted wool, broadcloth, bouclé, or flannel.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  2 ¼ yds (2m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated instructions. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, it’s a simple, unlined piece that a beginner sewist could tackle. If you are a beginner, choose the patch pocket option and try and use wool that doesn’t fray too much to make your job easier.

Wool cape patterns:

V1818 (Loose fitting, unlined cape)

Buy now from Something Delightful ($35)

  • Sizes: XS-XXL, fits a bust measurement from 29 ½” to 48” (75 to 122 cm).
  • Design: An unlined, loose fitting cape with front bands, stitched hems, and mitered corners.
  • Fabric needed: Medium weight woven wool fabrics with a nice drape, such as woolens, cashmere blends, or fleece.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  4 ¼ yds (3.9m) to 5 ⅛ yds (4.7m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners who are looking to learn some more advanced techniques like mitered corners. 

S8263 (Loose fitting, fully lined cape and capelet)

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  • Sizes: XS-XL, fits a bust measurement from 30 ½” to 46” (77.5 to 117 cm).
  • Design: The cape views have four pockets, a button closure on the front, with stand up collar or detachable fur collar. The capelet views have two collar options and two hemline options.
  • Fabric needed: Medium weight woven wool fabrics with a nice drape.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Cape views: 2 ⅝ yds (2.4m) to 3 ¼ yds (3m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric, or 2 yds (1.8m) to 2 ¼ yds (2m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric for the shell. 2 yds (1.8m) to 2 ¾ yds (2.5m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
    • Capelet views: 2 yds (1.8m) to 2 ⅛ yds (1.9m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric, or 1 ½ yds (1.4m) to 1 ¾ yds (1.6m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric for the shell. 1 ⅜ yds (1.25m) to 1 ½ yds (1.4m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric for the lining.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners to intermediate sewists who are comfortable with collars and pockets.

The Winterberry Cape (Loose fitting, ankle length, fully lined cape)

Download now from Mood Fabrics (Free!)

  • Sizes: US 00-32, fits a bust measurement from 31” to 59.5” (79 to 151 cm).
  • Design: A fully lined, long cape with arm openings, a large collar, and a toggle closure.
  • Fabric needed: Medium to heavy weight woven wool fabrics with a nice drape, such as wool / cashmere blends, tweed, coatings, and suitings. The lining should be lightweight and slippery.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: approximately 5 yds (4.5m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric. For the lining: approximately 4 ½ yds (4.1m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a digital download.
  • Instructions included? Yes, there are photos and written instructions on the pattern page.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners to intermediate sewists who are comfortable with collars and linings.

Wool skirt patterns:

Tulip Skirt (Midi length skirt with tulip shape and in-seam pockets)

Buy now from The Assembly Line (€19 – €24, approx. $21 – $26)

  • Sizes: XS – L to fit a waist measurement from 25” to 35 ½” (64  to 90 cm) and a hip measurement from 36”  to 48 ½” (91 to 123 cm).
  • Design: A knee length skirt with a fitted waistband and a wide, tulip shape. There is a center back zipper closure and in seam pockets.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight wools with a tight weave and a good balance of structure and drape. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  2.4 yds (2.2m) to 2.7 yds (2.5m) of 55-60” (140-150 cm) wide fabric. Or 3 yds (2.7 m) to 3.2 yds (2.9m) of 43-47” (110-120cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step instructions. 
  • Suitable for beginners? It’s suitable for confident beginners who are comfortable with constructing a waistband and inserting a zipper.

S8746 (Wrap skirt with multiple length options and a D-ring closure)

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  • Sizes: 6-22, fits a waist measurement from 23” to 37” (58.5 to 94 cm) and a hip measurement of 32 ½” to 46” (82.5 to 117 cm). The product is split into 2 based on these size ranges: 6-14 and 14-22.
  • Design: A wrap skirt pattern with five different views featuring different length options and two pleated views. All views close with one or two D-rings at the waist and / or hip level.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven wool fabrics with no stretch such as suitings and tartans. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Long, pleated view (view A): 3 ⅜ yds (3m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric, or 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Short, pleated view (view B): 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) to 2 ⅜ yds (1.7m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ¼ yds (1.2m) to 1 ½ yds (1.4m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Long, flat front views (view C&D): 2 ⅞ yds (2.6m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 2 yds (1.8m) to 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern in 2 size groups: 6-14 and 14-22.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident and adventurous beginners to intermediate sewists. 

N6346 (Flared skirt with button or zipper closure and two length options)

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  • Sizes: 8-20, fits a waist measurement from 24” to 34” (61 to 86 cm) and a hip measurement of 33 ½” to 44” (85 to 112 cm).
  • Design: A flared skirt in two lengths (mini or knee length) and two closure options (center front buttons or center back zipper).
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight, woven wool fabrics with no stretch.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Mini length views: 1 ⅜ yds (1.25m) to 1 ½ yds (1.4m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 yd (0.9m) to 1 ¼ yds (1.15m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Knee length views:  2 ⅛ yds (1.9m) to 2 ⅝ yds (2.4m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ¾ yds (1.6m) to 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: Available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners who are comfortable with buttons, buttonholes and / or zippers.

Wool pants / trouser patterns:

Strata Pants and Shorts (Wide leg, high waisted pants and shorts with a fitted waist and hip)

Buy now from Papercut Patterns. (NZD 20 – 30, approx. $14 – 21)

  • Sizes: UK 6-20, fits a waist measurement from 22” to 38.6” (56 to 98 cm) and a hip measurement of 32.3” to 48.8” (82 to 124 cm).
  • Design: Wide leg pants and shorts with a close fit at the waist and hips. They feature a zipper fly, curved front slash pockets, back darts, and three length options.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool suiting fabric with no stretch. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Shorts: 1.45 yds (1.3m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 yd (0.9m) to 1.2 yds (1.1m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Pants:  2.5 yds (2.3m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1.75 yds (1.6m) to 2.4 yds (2.2m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, a digital US copyshop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with digital or printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners to intermediate sewists who are comfortable with fitting, precision sewing, and zippers.

S8056 (Mid-rise flared pants and shorts)

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  • Sizes: EU 36-54, fits a waist measurement from 25” to 44” (64 to 112 cm) and a hip measurement of 34 ½” to 52” (88 to 132 cm). It comes with different pattern pieces drafted for slim/average and curvy figures.
  • Design: Mid-rise, flared pants and shorts with a zipper fly closure at the center front, and slash pockets. Comes in three lengths: full length, cropped, knee length shorts.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool suiting fabric with no stretch. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Shorts: 1 ⅜ yds (1.3m) to 2 yds (1.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ⅛ yds (1m) to 1 ¾ yds (1.6m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Pants:  2 ⅜ yds (2.1m) to 2 ⅞ yds (2.6m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ⅝ yds (1.5m) to 2 ¾ yds (2.3m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Suitable for confident beginners to intermediate sewists who are comfortable with fitting, precision sewing, and zippers.

Wool suit patterns:

S9241 (Men’s two piece suit)

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  • Sizes: Men’s sizes 34-52, fits a chest measurement from 34” – 52” (87 – 132 cm), waist measurement from 28” to 48” (71 to 122 cm), and a hip measurement of 35” to 53” (89 to 135 cm). 
  • Design: A fitted, unlined blazer jacket with a peaked lapel, back vents, and two-piece sleeves. A pair of fitted pants with gently tapered legs and pockets on the front and the back.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool suiting fabric with no stretch. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Jacket: 3 ⅛ yds (2.9m) to 4 ⅛ yds (3.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) to 3 ⅛ yds (2.9m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
    • Pants: 2 ½ yds (2.3m) to 3 ⅛ yds (2.8m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 1 ⅞ yds (1.8m) to 3 ⅛ yds (2.9m) of 60” (150cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists and up. Requires extra precision and care for the trickier details like the welt pockets and the notched lapel.

Wool dress patterns:

Joan Dress (Fitted knee length dress with ¾ sleeves and a 60’s inspired tie collar)

Buy now from Sew Over It (£13 – £19, approx. $17 – $25)

  • Sizes: UK 8-20 / US 4-16  to fit a bust measurement from 33” to 45” (84  to 114.5 cm), a waist measurement from 26” – 38” (66 – 96.5 cm), and a hip measurement from 36” to 48” (91.5 to 122 cm). 
  • Design: A fully lined knee length fitted dress with ¾ length sleeves and a 60’s inspired tie collar. It features darts at the waist, back shoulder and the skirt, as well as a kick-pleat at the back hem.
  • Fabric needed: Suitable for lightweight woven wool suiting fabrics with a good balance of drape and structure. The lining should be lightweight and slippery like rayon or acetate.
  • Amount of fabric needed: For the shell: 3.9 yds (3.6m) to 4 yds (3.7m) of 45” (115 cm) wide fabric. Or 2.7 yds (2.5m) to 3.5 yds (3.2m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric. Lining fabric that measures 0.6 yds (0.6m) less than the self fabric.
  • Format: This is a PDF pattern that comes in an A0 and A4/US letter format. Sew Over It also offers a PDF + Copyshop print out option for sale.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with illustrated PDF instructions. There is also a sew-along blog post series on Sew Over It’s blog.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate level sewists and up. 

Farrow Dress (A-line, knee length dress with different sleeve options, diagonal seaming and a round neckline)

Buy now from Grainline Studio ($18)

  • Sizes: US 0-18, fits a bust measurement from 32” to 44” (81 to 112 cm) and a hip measurement of 35” to 47” (89 to 119 cm). 
  • Design: An A-line dress that finishes just above the knees. Includes a sleeveless view and a bracelet-length sleeved view. It features interesting, diagonal seam lines, in-seam pockets, and a round neckline.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight, woven wool fabrics with no stretch and a nice drape.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • For view A (sleeveless view): 2 ¾ yds (2.6m) to 3 ⅓ yds (2.9m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 2 ⅜ yds (2.2m) to 3 yds (2.8m) of 54” (137 cm) wide fabric.
    • For view B (sleeved view): 3 ⅜ yds (3.1m) to 4 yds (3.5m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 3 yds (2.8m) to 3 ¾ yds (3.5m) of 54” (137 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, a digital US copyshop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step by step illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for confident beginners.

Olivia Wrap Dress (Knee length wrap dress with long sleeves, a pleated tulip skirt and waist tie)

Buy now from Named Clothing (€14 – €22, approx. $15 – $24)

  • Sizes: US 0-24 / UK 4-28, fits a bust measurement from 29 ⅞” to 52 ¾” (76 to 134 cm) and a hip measurement of 33 ⅛” to 55 ⅞” (84 to 142 cm). 
  • Design: A knee length wrap dress with long sleeves, a pleated tulip shaped skirt, and in seam pockets. There’s a wide belt tied around the elastic waist of the dress.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight wool jersey with a good drape and firm structure.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  3 ¼ yds (3m) to 5 ⅛ yds (4.65m) of 45” (115cm) wide fabric. Or 2 ⅝ yds (2.35m) to 4 yds (3.65m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, a digital US copyshop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists.

V-Neck Dress (Simple V-Neck midi dress with or without sleeves)

Buy now from The Assembly Line (€19 – €24, approx. $21 – $26)

  • Sizes: XS – XXL to fit a bust measurement from 31.5” to 48.5” (80  to 123 cm) and a hip measurement from 36” to 53” (91 to 134 cm).
  • Design: A minimal V-neck dress with a midi length and optional belt. It includes both sleeveless and ¾ length sleeve views.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven wools with a good balance of structure and drape. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Sleeveless view: 1.7 yds (1.6m) to 2.6 yds (2.4m) of 55-60” (140-150 cm) wide fabric. Or 2.3 yds (2.1m) to 3.2 yds (2.9m) of 43-47” (110-120cm) wide fabric.
    • ¾ sleeved view: 2 yds (1.9m) to 3.2 yds (2.9m) of 55-60” (140-150 cm) wide fabric. Or 2.7 yds (2.5m) to 3.6 yds (3.3m) of 43-47” (110-120cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step instructions. 
  • Suitable for beginners? It’s suitable for confident beginners.

Wool shirt patterns:

Men’s Overshirt (Boxy shirt-jacket with convertible collar, multiple pocket options and two piece sleeves)

Buy now from Wardrobe By Me (€13, approx. $14)

  • Sizes: Men’s sizes 2XS – 4XL to fit a chest measurement from 29” to 50 ¼” (74  to 128 cm).
  • Design: A boxy shirt-jacket featuring a convertible collar, button closure, two piece sleeves with cuffs, side slits, and multiple pocket options.
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight woven wool or wool blend fabric with no stretch, such as flannel.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  2.5 yds (2.3m) to 3 yds (2.75m) of 55” (140cm) wide fabric.
  • Format:  It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, a digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a projector file.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with digital instructions and a sew-along video on YouTube.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate sewists. The patch pockets are more suitable for beginners, while welt pockets would be a fun challenge for intermediate sewists.

Oversized Shirt (Oversized, long shirt with a dropped shoulders and classic shirt details)

Buy now from The Assembly Line (€19 – €24, approx. $21 – $26)

  • Sizes: XS – 3XL to fit a bust measurement from 31.5” to 54” (80 to 138 cm) and a hip measurement from 36” to 55” (91 to 139 cm).
  • Design: A minimal, oversized shirt pattern with dropped shoulders and a relaxed fit. It features classic shirt details like a double yoke, a box pleat at the back, a classic collar, and cuffs. It also has in-seam pockets at the sides.
  • Fabric needed: Lightweight woven wools with no stretch and a good balance of structure and drape. 
  • Amount of fabric needed:  2 yds (1.8m) to 2.5 yds (2.3m) of 55-60” (140-150 cm) wide fabric. Or 2.6 yds (2.4m) to 3.2 yds (3m) of 43-47” (110-120cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step instructions. 
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists.

Wool top patterns:

Toaster Sweaters (Raglan sleeve sweater with fitted shoulders and different neckline finishes and fit options)

Buy now from Sew House Seven ($16 – $21)

  • Sizes: US 00-34 to fit a bust measurement from 31” to 61.5” (79 to 156 cm).
  • Design: Toaster Sweater #1 is a close fitting, raglan sleeve sweatshirt with an upright neckband and a slightly cropped fit. Toaster Sweater #2 is fitted at the shoulders but looser towards the hem, with mitered side vents, and a semi-high neckline.
  • Fabric needed: Both versions require a knit fabric with at least 20% stretch. Sweater #1 is best suited for thicker wool knits so that the neckband can maintain its structure. Sweater #2 would work well in lighter weight wool jerseys as well as thicker wool knits.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  
    • Sweater #1: 1 ¼ yds (1.2m) to 2 ¾ yds (2.5m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
    • Sweater #2: 1 ½ yds (1.4m) to 1 ⅞ yds (1.7m) of 60” (150 cm) wide fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern, digital A0 copy shop pattern, and a paper pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step instructions. There is also a sew along on Sew House Seven’s blog.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for beginners.

Wool accessories:

Delia Beanie (Simple beanie with turn up cuff)

Buy now from Named Clothing (€5, approx. $6)

  • Sizes: One size. Circumference is 18 ½” (47cm). 
  • Design: A simple beanie with a turn up cuff, and an optional iron-on patch.
  • Fabric needed: Wool or wool blend thick knit fabric with 40 – 60% stretch.
  • Amount of fabric needed:  ¾ yards (70cm) of any width of fabric.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for beginners.

Simple Felted Wool Mittens 

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  • Sizes: One size. Length from bottom hem to fingertips: 10 ¼” (26cm). Circumference around palm: 7” (18cm).
  • Design: A simple pair of mittens.
  • Fabric needed: Felted wool.
  • Amount of fabric needed: Small scraps of one or more colours of felted wool are enough to make this pair of mittens.
  • Format: It’s available as an A4 / US letter print-at-home digital sewing pattern.
  • Instructions included? Yes, it comes with step-by-step photos and written instructions that can be found on Purl Soho’s website.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for beginners.

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This article was written by Nisan Aktürk and edited by Sara Maker.

Nisan Aktürk (author)
Nisan started her sewing journey in December 2019 and already has a fully handmade wardrobe. She’s made 50+ trousers, 20+ buttoned shirts, and a wide array of coats, jackets, t-shirts, and jeans. She’s currently studying for her Sociology Master’s degree and is writing a thesis about sewing. So she spends a lot of her time either sewing or thinking/writing about sewing! Read more…