SEWING LIFE 1 - Trench Coat

For this single issue of Sewing Life Magazine, I designed a relatively easy-to-sew trench coat.
It has all the details such as back flap, shoulder straps, sleeve belts, a wide belt, and tons of buttons! It is unlined, and the seams are finished with bias tape.

Choose between single welt inseam pockets, or make customized patch pocket, with or without pleats.

The coat has princess seams, and that makes it quite simple to fit for size. You can see more about the fitting process in the big fitting article on page 34 of the magazine.

The trench coat was designed for medium to heavy-weight fabric such as cotton twill, canvas, oil-skin, or similar fabric.

The pattern is in size 34 - 54.

Download Patterns + Magazine HERE!


Patterns. Articles. Videos. Sewing Techniques. Fitting. Design. Styling.


Teri’s beautiful coat is made in a gorgeous tomato red twill from DH fabrics.

The coat has pleated patch pockets with lined flaps. See how you make your own in the magazine.


Natalie’s classic trench coat has all the right details: Back flap, wide belt, and in-seam single welt pockets.

It's sewn in a cool mini-plaid canvas fabric.


Sarah lives in Australia, and for her, a warm summer is approaching. So Sarah’s fabric choice for her trench was fairly unusual:
It is made in plaid silk taffeta! 

Perfect for parties too!

YES! I can't wait to start MY trench coat!

This Is What You Get

This first issue of Sewing Life Magazine includes:

Sewing Pattern: Trench Coat

You can download the pattern sheet in 5 different formats:

Print-at-home letter/A4  &  A3(11"), or large format to print at copy shops in either 24" roll, 36" roll or A0.

The pattern comes in size 34 -54

In the Magazine

  • Draft and sew pleated patch pocket
  • Fitting a trench coat: Shoulder and back
  • Sewing-Ninja trick to make your own bias tape!
  • How to make a classic belt with buckle
  • How to sew the in-seam single welt pockets - step-by-step
  • How to sew the collar and lapel - step-by-step
  • Sewing shoulder straps and sleeve belts
  • Styling Inspiration!
Get Pattern & Magazine HERE!