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Sewing patterns for a denim jacket

The denim jacket is a timeless piece of wardrobe. Why is that? Because it’s comfortable, long-lasting, stylish and versatile. It brings that little touch of cool to any outfit. It is truly the mid-season jacket to have in your wardrobe.

You want to start a cool, fun but maybe challenging sewing project, you know you want to use denim for it, but you’re not sure of the cut? Then this patterns review is for you!

Classic denim jacket patterns

To be made in the denim of your choice, blue, stonewashed, black etc… the classic cut is the starting point of the denim jacket. For women we suggest the Nicoletta pattern by Coralie Bijasson, the 300 by DP Studio for a crop version and for men the 1200 by DP Studio.

Customised denim jacket patterns

The denim jacket suits perfectly to customisation. You can start by creating your own fabric of patchwork from old jeans (yes, we have plenty of those in our wardrobes) or from fabric scraps (that too…) and then use a standard pattern, or opt for a pattern that includes patchwork like Nénuphar (Lysimaque).

Other jacket patterns that suit also denim

You’ve probably spotted the trend for denim jackets or work jackets from fashion houses. Yes, denim is invading jackets and that’s good. On the pattern side, not all jacket patterns can be sewn in denim, some cuts wouldn’t work (problem of thickness, draping, etc…) but some are definitely hot in denim.

Here are our favourite patterns to sew in denim (but be careful not to take denim that are too thick for these patterns):

Workwear or overshirt jackets:

The bombers-jackets, hot when turned into jeans:

Other jackets that look good in denim:

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