BUNDLE Kingston Sewing Pattern
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This sewing pattern bundle is for a fashionable and beautifully-finished denim jacket that is a staple in any wardrobe. It can be dressed up or down depending on the fabric used and can be customized to suit any style with multiple pocket and sleeve length options.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes Women’s 1-10, Women’s Curvy 6C-15C, newborn-12yrs, and 18-inch doll.
- Optional side seam pockets
- Optional front pockets with flaps
- Five sleeve options: long, half angel, trumpet, full bell and 3/4 bell sleeves
- Suitable for advanced beginner level
- Button or snap fastenings
- Packed with pro tips and expert advice
- Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
- Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
- Instant-download digital sewing pattern
Suitable for medium to heavy-weight woven fabrics.
You will also need:
- Thread to match
- Buttons or snap fastenings
A serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
- The lighter weight the fabric, the easier you will find it to manipulate and sew.
- The heavier the fabric, the more labor intensive the sew will be. Heavier fabric is generally thicker and harder to manipulate so it will take longer to press and pin. You also need to sew slower in order to not break your needles.
- For an advanced beginner or intermediate sewer, I would recommend any medium weight woven or denim.
- I would only recommend heavier weight fabrics and denims (ex. a traditional jean-weight denim such as 12-14 oz.) for more advanced sewers.
- Example - I made a long sleeve women's version for myself in a 14 oz. denim. It took me twice as long as a 2-3 years version I made for my daughter in a light weight cotton denim. My women's version was beautiful, I adore it, and it was worth every moment, but it was a labor of love for sure!
- Either 5/8 inch wide buttons or snaps.
- If using snaps, go for metal or heavy-duty snaps.
- You will need 6 for all Women's sizes.
- Add 2 additional buttons/snaps if doing the long sleeve version.
- Add 2 additional buttons/snaps if doing the optional waistband tabs.
- Add 2 additional buttons/snaps if doing the Front Pockets.
- Optional single fold 1/2 inch wide bias tape - If you are using a regular sewing machine, the bell sleeve, trumpet sleeve, and underarm seam can all be finished with bias tape. 3 yards for all Women's sizes will be more than sufficient. You will not need this if you are using a serger. You can use store-bought tape or see the cutting section for notes on making your own.
- Optional lining fabric for Collar lining and for Side Seam Pockets. The Side Seam Pockets are completely optional and require a light weight woven (e.g. cotton). The Collar lining can be cut either from the same as your main fabric or from a lighter weight lining fabric such as cotton. A 1/4 yard length will be more than sufficient for both Pockets and Collar.
- Optional Light Weight Interfacing - If you are going to embroider on the Collar Lining in Step 7, you may also wish to use interfacing on the back of your Collar Lining to give it strength. Prepare this during the Preparation Step.
- Thread to match. You may want to use specialty top stitching thread. This is usually a heavier weight and you may need more than you are used to as there is generally less on a spool. You will need 2-3 Spools.
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
- Tape measure or ruler
- Buttonhole Presser foot
- A hammer or mallet may also be helpful for attaching your buttons.
- If you are using heavy or denim fabric, you will also need a specialty needle (either a 'denim' needle or a heavy-duty needle such as the sizing '70/10 - 110/18'). Make sure you have several available. There is a lot of top stitching in this pattern and and if you are using denim or thicker fabric, it will blunt and be placed under pressure over the course of the sew. Sewing slowly over bulky sections will help reduce this, however, switching to a fresh needle part way through the sew can help make the sewing easier.
- If you are using heavy or denim fabric, you may also find using a 'clapper' helps. A tailor's clapper is a wooden tool which absorbs moisture from seams after pressing. It helps give a crisp edge and flattens seams too. When working with heavy fabrics such as traditional denim, this can help avoid broken needles and make sewing easier and more accurate.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“Excellent jacket pattern! Photos and instructions are clear.”
Buy More Credits
Amanda Thom (verified owner) –
It’s a really good tutorial to learn new things! Basic sewing skills are required, but anything more advanced is taught in the pattern! I would recommend reading through each step once or twice before starting it so that you’re clear on what happens.
Maggie Carr (verified owner) –
I have such a hard time finding nice patterns for my boys. It’s either a raglan or collared shirt or plain pants/shorts. Seriously. While those are nice, we’d love some different options! I am a sucker for a good denim jacket! 😀
Amy Reinagel (verified owner) –
This denim jacket is a labor of love, but definately worth it! The pattern is very straightforward. So even if you’ve never sewn some of these techniques, the instructions will make it nice and easy.
Penelope Ellis (verified owner) –
I have already told my friends that they need to get it! They were shocked that I made my own denim jacket.
Christine Crowson (verified owner) –
It’s a time consuming sew but so worth it, the results of those seams is amazing!
Leanne Miller (verified owner) –
Do not be put off by all the options, start with a simple style and work on that if you think it is too daunting to attempt. It looks a bit too much to take on but the instructions are very clear and there are lots of pics to help you along the way. Do not rush the process, it is essential to follow directions to get a good fit, the final product will be well and truly worth it. You will have the greatest sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Ellen Valarida (verified owner) –
This pattern is sure to turn heads! You can now custom make your own jean jacket and look just as if you got it from the stores. Great detailed instructions for beginners as well.
Joelle Wacker (verified owner) –
It fits great and the detailed instructions walk you right through any “hard” construction for a beautiful finish. Though it is time-intensive, it is not particularly difficult.
Gabrielle Lamothe (verified owner) –
Never buy a denim jacket again. Buy the pattern instead. I’m so proud of the result! I think the jacket looks expensive with all the topstitching.
Beth Woodhauson (verified owner) –
This is a beautiful pattern, everyone should have a great denim jacket in their wardrobe and Mummykins and Me has delivered just that! It is a true wardrobe staple, with more than enough options to make it corporate or evening suitable as well! The instructions are beyond perfect and the pattern pieces line up exactly. A very enjoyable sew too!
Gina Fallon (verified owner) –
It really isn’t as intimidating as it seems. If you can serge a seam or sew a straight line, you can do this!
Yin Ying (verified owner) –
Even a beginner could put this together because the instructions are clear and everything is provided and backed up with picture perfect imagery.
Jennifer Lichak (verified owner) –
This pattern is heirloom quality sewing. Inside and out this is truly a beautifully designed pattern. The garment sewn with this will last. Without any exposed seams inside or out, beautiful top stitching, optional pockets and optional detailing this jacket will be something you’re proud of when you’re done!