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.
The instructions are very detailed and clearly walk you through step-by-step, so an advanced beginner should feel comfortable sewing this. The Forester Coat also includes a full video tutorial as part of the pattern.
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Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.
Patterns include a “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.
This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper.
Cover photo by Sarah Connell
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
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!!
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.
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.
I hardly ever sew for my other half so when I do it needs to something special, and this is it. Perfect for keeping warm over winter. The instructions included are easy to follow and the photographs are clear.