Forester Coat - Men
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Forester Coat - Men
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$14.00 USD
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Go adventuring in comfort and style.  

With a beautiful fit and lovely, professional-looking details, the Forester is a truly achievable outerwear pattern - we think you'll be surprised by how simple it is to make!

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate depending on options chosen. 

 video class for the Forester Coat sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

View size chart + materials list

Views + Add-ons

 

Men's Forester Coat Sewing Pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Collar
  • Optional detachable round hood + pixie hood
  • Zipper closure (with snap or button alternative)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Optional wind flap for extra warmth and style


What is the Nestledown Baby Wearing Add-on?  View it here

Bonus Resources
Printing Info

This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ | Read more on the blog

Cover photo by Sarah Connell

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Julia Wachs (Bothell, US)
Great choice for a men's quilt coat

I used this pattern to make a quilt coat for my SO. I am an experienced quilter but garment sewing newbie. Before making this pattern, I only made a simple quilt coat for myself. I used the pattern exactly as written, just with quilted fabric that I made and addition of 3" for his height. I used silk batting and a lightweight lawn for the lining. It turned out fantastic! The directions are excellent and clear and I'm so proud of myself for making such an elegant and well crafted garment.

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Felipe Souza (Dublin, IE)
Great

The material is EXCELENT

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Meera Seemampillai (Sydney, AU)
Love love love!

Both my husband and and dad loved their bespoke forrester jackets! Such a fabulous pattern and instructions!

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Sonia Barker (Christchurch, NZ)
Tailored to fit

A very simple and straightforward pattern, which is easily made. I added a few tailored changes which added some challenge to the project, but the result is lovely and fits him perfectly.

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Jennifer Evans (Melbourne, AU)
Great sew

Instructions so easy to follow. Was a nice challenge for an accomplished sewer. Looks great on. I'm making all the men in my life one of these.

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svenja schoeppner (Bochum, DE)
First Mens coat

It was my first mens coat for my husband. First Nig. project apart from all the kids stuff I already made. I love the detailed instructions and the great video tutorials. Makes it easy to follow even if you are not a native speaker. I had to customize a few parts as my husband is "too V-shaped " but now it fits quite well.

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Lisa Arrigo (Rogue River, US)
My husband loves it

I made the Forster coat for my husband when he requested a new coat. I used canvas and wool. The directions were amazing and the videos were helpful and well done. Everything lives up perfectly- notch after notch. Very well drafted. The pride of the designer shines through with this pattern

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Emily Schofield (Wotton-under-Edge, GB)

A great pattern - it comes together really easily and the instructions are great - so easy to follow!! Altering it is also straightforward- my boyfriend wanted it knee length so I added 8in and it looks really good!!

S
Susa Emmerson (Banbury, GB)
First Winter Coat

This is the first Winter coat I have made, men or womens, and I am finding it a pleasure to sew. I am currently half way through making a toile (another first!), and so far it is fitting him really well apart from the usual problem I have when sewing for my husband of the sleeves being too long. I like the instructions and the video tutorial is really helpful. I have just downloaded the inner pocket addition so I'm hoping that goes as well as the rest.

R
Rosie Butler (Footscray, AU)
It honestly is for beginners!

I would say I’m competent with my sewing machine however definitely a beginner, I’ve made a quilt and a few pillowcases before jumping in at the deep end and trying this pattern. The outcome was amazing! I made the men’s Forester Coat for my husband and it fits him so well. I was able to modify the sleeves to make them the right length (I think it’s the first thing he’s owned that has sleeves long enough for his gangly arms!). The instructions were super clear, pictures were great but I loved the video tutorials - watching someone else complete the steps made it really easy for me to understand. So it really is for beginners! So happy I took the plunge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
91%
(10)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Julia Wachs (Bothell, US)
Great choice for a men's quilt coat

I used this pattern to make a quilt coat for my SO. I am an experienced quilter but garment sewing newbie. Before making this pattern, I only made a simple quilt coat for myself. I used the pattern exactly as written, just with quilted fabric that I made and addition of 3" for his height. I used silk batting and a lightweight lawn for the lining. It turned out fantastic! The directions are excellent and clear and I'm so proud of myself for making such an elegant and well crafted garment.

F
Felipe Souza (Dublin, IE)
Great

The material is EXCELENT

M
Meera Seemampillai (Sydney, AU)
Love love love!

Both my husband and and dad loved their bespoke forrester jackets! Such a fabulous pattern and instructions!

S
Sonia Barker (Christchurch, NZ)
Tailored to fit

A very simple and straightforward pattern, which is easily made. I added a few tailored changes which added some challenge to the project, but the result is lovely and fits him perfectly.

J
Jennifer Evans (Melbourne, AU)
Great sew

Instructions so easy to follow. Was a nice challenge for an accomplished sewer. Looks great on. I'm making all the men in my life one of these.

s
svenja schoeppner (Bochum, DE)
First Mens coat

It was my first mens coat for my husband. First Nig. project apart from all the kids stuff I already made. I love the detailed instructions and the great video tutorials. Makes it easy to follow even if you are not a native speaker. I had to customize a few parts as my husband is "too V-shaped " but now it fits quite well.

L
Lisa Arrigo (Rogue River, US)
My husband loves it

I made the Forster coat for my husband when he requested a new coat. I used canvas and wool. The directions were amazing and the videos were helpful and well done. Everything lives up perfectly- notch after notch. Very well drafted. The pride of the designer shines through with this pattern

E
Emily Schofield (Wotton-under-Edge, GB)

A great pattern - it comes together really easily and the instructions are great - so easy to follow!! Altering it is also straightforward- my boyfriend wanted it knee length so I added 8in and it looks really good!!

S
Susa Emmerson (Banbury, GB)
First Winter Coat

This is the first Winter coat I have made, men or womens, and I am finding it a pleasure to sew. I am currently half way through making a toile (another first!), and so far it is fitting him really well apart from the usual problem I have when sewing for my husband of the sleeves being too long. I like the instructions and the video tutorial is really helpful. I have just downloaded the inner pocket addition so I'm hoping that goes as well as the rest.

R
Rosie Butler (Footscray, AU)
It honestly is for beginners!

I would say I’m competent with my sewing machine however definitely a beginner, I’ve made a quilt and a few pillowcases before jumping in at the deep end and trying this pattern. The outcome was amazing! I made the men’s Forester Coat for my husband and it fits him so well. I was able to modify the sleeves to make them the right length (I think it’s the first thing he’s owned that has sleeves long enough for his gangly arms!). The instructions were super clear, pictures were great but I loved the video tutorials - watching someone else complete the steps made it really easy for me to understand. So it really is for beginners! So happy I took the plunge.