A denim jacket should be a wardrobe essential. They are classic, versatile, and you can dress them up or down. You can wear them on a regular basis, and they will never go out of style. I have owned many denim jackets over the years, and I always regret getting rid of them. Finding a jacket that fits your style can be hard. So, instead, make one with a denim jacket pattern.
Facts about Denim Jackets
Most people have owned at least one denim jacket during their lifetime. Denim jackets are stylish and durable. You have probably owned one. If you love a good denim jacket, here are a few fun facts you may want to know.
- The denim jacket was invented in 1880 by Levi Strauss. This was 10 years after he developed the first pair of denim jeans.
- Denim jackets were originally designed to be an alternative to formal suit jackets.
- “Washed” denim jackets are less likely to shrink than “raw” denim jackets.
- It was not until the 1970s that denim jackets became a mainstay garment.
- Properly cared for denim fabric can last for decades.
Denim Sewing Machine Needles
Have you tried sewing denim only to find the needle constantly breaks? This is because denim is a thick fabric that requires a special needle. Denim requires a speciality needle. When sewing lightweight denim, you can use a 90/14 needle. When sewing heavyweight denim, use a size 100/16.
12 Denim Jacket Patterns
Below are 12 denim jacket patterns. I have included patterns for men, women, and children. There is even a pattern that includes instructions for an 18” baby doll.
1. Kingston Denim Jacket Sewing Pattern by Rebeccajpage
This denim jacket pattern is designed with style and comfort in mind. You can wear it to work or out on a date. The jacket has optional side seam pockets, optional front pockets with flaps, and 5 sleeve options.
The sewing pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner. It includes full size print at home pattern pieces, pro tips and advice, and a step-by-step tutorial with photos. Included are sizes women’s 1-10 and women’s curvy 6C-15C.
2. “Boro Style” Denim Jacket Tutorial by Paganoonoo
Here is a creative eye-catching denim jacket. It uses colour-blocking, patching, and quilting techniques. The unisex boro styled jacket can be made using old denim jeans. It features hip ease, 3/4 length sleeves, and a belt closure.
This tutorial does not include denim jacket pattern pieces. Instead, there are instructions and illustrations that show you how to cut up the old jeans and reassemble them into a jacket. It is a self-adjusting pattern that can be used for all body types.
3. Men’s Kingston Denim Jacket Sewing Pattern by Rebeccajpage
This sewing bundle includes denim jacket patterns for the cool and fashionable Kingston Denim Jacket and the Kingston Add On. The jacket has options for side seam pockets, front pockets with flaps, waistband tabs, welt pockets, and an internal pocket.
Perfect for intermediate level sewists; this denim jacket should be a staple piece in every man’s wardrobe. It includes full size print at home pattern pieces, pro tips and advice, and a step-by-step tutorial with photos. Included are sizes XXS-4XL.
4. Minimalist’s Worker Jacket Pattern by CDMRPatterns
The Minimalist’s Worker Jacket is designed with a unisex fit. You can make the jacket with classic denim or airy, midweight twill. There are 2 pattern options to choose from.
This denim jacket pattern is for beginner to intermediate sewists. It includes an instruction booklet that includes material details and pattern preparation. The pattern is available in 5 sizes, XS-XL.
5. Cropped Denim Jacket Pattern by BlankPatterns
Perfect for denim, corduroy, or any heavy weight fabric., this unisex jacket is cute and fun. It has an oversized, boxy cut and cropped length. There are no buttons or snaps. However, you could easily add your own.
This is an intermediate level denim jacket pattern. Included are beginner friendly instructions for the confident beginner that wants to give it a try. Sizes included are XS/S, M/L, and XL.
6. Kingston Children’s Denim Jacket Sewing Pattern by rebecajpage
The Kingston children’s denim jacket is fashionable and beautifully finished. It can easily be customised to suit your child’s style. It includes multiple pocket and sleeve length options.
The advanced beginner denim jacket pattern includes full size print at home pattern pieces, pro tips and advice, and a step-by-step tutorial with photos. Included are unisex sizes for newborns to 12 years old.
7. Denim Jacket Tutorial by WardrobeByMe
Inspired by classic workwear, the Overshirt Jacket has a boxy and casual fit. It is the perfect jacket for the office or transitional weather. It has two-piece sleeves that are spacious enough to wear over a knit during the cooler months.
The denim jacket pattern is a relatively easy project. Included are step-by-step illustrated instructions. The pattern can be completed by an adventurous beginner. This is a PDF sewing pattern in women’s sizes US 0-24 (EU 30-54).
8. Fit Denim Trucker Jacket Sewing Pattern by FashionPatternStudio
This trucker style jacket features flat-felled seams, chest pockets, and side pockets. You can use this pattern to make an everyday jacket or use it as a base to create a customised piece.
This pattern includes all sizes from 34 to 44. The download includes files for A4, A3, A0, and US letter paper. There is also a link to a video link.
9. Free Denim Jacket Pattern
Follow along with this free video tutorial to learn how to make your own denim jacket pattern. You will need to know how to measure each piece. The tutorial can be used to make any size jacket.
10. Denim Jacket Tutorial by Milkyclouds
Kids will love wearing this semi-loose jean jacket. It is a straight fit and mid-thigh length. It features two flap patch pockets, two welt pockets, yokes, double-seamed sleeves with cuffs, and turnover/stand collar.
When ordering this pattern, you must choose a single size. You can pick from 12 months all the way up to 15/16 years. The pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial and over 100 photos.
11. The Oak Jacket Free Sewing Pattern by Mood Sewciety
Get funky with your wardrobe with this free denim jacket pattern. This pattern takes a classic denim jacket and adds feathers down the sleeves. This jacket would be a fun accessory for festivals and concerts.
The free denim jacket pattern is available up to a size 30. To receive the pattern, you will have to subscribe to the Mood Sewciety newsletter.
Find the Pattern by Mood Sewciety Here
12. Denim Jacket Pattern by rebeccajpage
Are you looking for a pattern that can be used for an adult and a child? This pattern bundle includes patterns for women, children, and an 18” doll. The jackets can be dressed up or down. Included are multiple sleeve and pocket options.
The denim sewing pattern bundle is intended for intermediate level sewists. There is full size print at home pattern pieces and a step-by-step tutorial with photos. Included are sizes women’s 1-10, women’s curvy 6C-15C, newborn-12 years, and 18” dolls.
Do you want to make a jacket that is comfortable and goes with everything? You cannot go wrong with a denim jacket pattern.
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Denim jackets are practical and comfortable. You can wear them with almost anything. If you do not own one, what are you waiting for? Get busy sewing a denim jacket pattern now.