Free sewing tutorial and pattern toddler jacket size 2T

* Fabric - Heather Bailey - Snapdaisy Butterscotch 100 cm x 80 cm (40 inch x 32 inch)
* Batting / wadding - 100 cm x 80 cm (40 inch x 32 inch)
* Fabric - 100 cm x 80 cm (40 inch x 32 inch) (lining)
* Strip of fabric - 4,5 cm x 300 cm (2 inch x 120 inch) (bias tape)
* 6 Buttons - 2 cm (4/5 inch)

Instead of batting the fabric yourself it is also possible to buy quilted wadding instead. You can use the quilted wadding for the outside of the jacket or for the lining. The bias tape and the buttons can be chosen in a contrasting color.

Download the free sewing sewing pattern here. The size is approximately from 2 years old until 2,5 years old.  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Start with batting the fabric for the outside of the jacket. Draw with a aqua trickmarker a horizontal line every 5 - 10 cm (2 - 4 inch) on the fabric. Also draw vertical lines every 5 - 10 cm (2 - 4 inch). Pin the fabric to the batting and sew together. 

In the pattern is no seam allowance included. Add in general 1 cm (5/8 inch) seam allowance. Cut the bottom of the jacket, the neckline and the front of the jacket without seam allowance. Also cut bottom of the sleeves without seam allowance.

Cut a left and a right front piece, a back piece and the sleeves out of the quilted wadding and out of the fabric for the lining. Pleace be aware of the direction squares of the quilted wadding.

Start sewing the lining of the jacket: With right sides facing: pin the left and right front piece to the back piece. Sew the sides and the shoulder seams together. Turn right-side out. Pin and sew the sleeves right sides together, into the armholes. With right sides together, fold the sleeves in half. Sew down the entire side. Repeat the steps for the outside of the jacket.

Put the lining into the jacket. Pin down. Sew together. Sew very close to the edge.

Now attach the bias tape. Fold the last 0.5 cm (1/5 inch) of the strip of fabric to the inside and sew down. Pin the strip of fabric with the right side of the fabric to the inside of the jacket. Sew together about 0,5 cm (1/5 inch) from the edge. Trim, re-fold, and then pin once again to the outside of the jacket. Sew down very close to the outer edge of the bias tape. Repeat these step for the bottom of the sleeves.

Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes. Sew the buttons on properly to make certain that they function well and last for years.

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  1. I made the jacket according to your pattern, but i used pre-quilted fabric. It came out really cute! Thanks for the great pattern!

  2. LOVE THIS! Wish I could make an adult size for me.

  3. Thanks so much for pattern. Love your site. I am going to try this soon. I have twin great grands!! Thanks again

  4. Thank you so much for the generous tutorial and pattern. I made this coat Monday and Tuesday for my 18 mo daughter and it's perfect! The quilting took longer than I expected, but was well worth the time for the beautiful outcome. Thank you again!

  5. Is there a way to enlarge this pattern to a size 3?

  6. Hello there,
    just wanted to say thanks for sharing the free pattern + tutorial.
    I made it according to your pattern and explanations for my niece
    and it came out really nice!!!
    i used prequilted fabric.
    thanks alot!!!

  7. I printed your pattern on US letter using the two pages per sheet printing layout. This happens to fit exactly my daughter's 18" Maplelea doll. I didn't do the quilting and lining tho. This was my first sewing project using my wife's sewing machine and it saved me $30 for a new Maplelea jacket :-)
    Thank you very much!
    A pleased dad.

  8. Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing not only your patterns, but your knowledge in your tutorials. I've pinned many of your designs and will enjoy making my granddaughters new clothes this winter

  9. Lovely jacket! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern - it's a little bit hard to find pattern as you shared. Thanks again :)

  10. you are so adorable sweet. many thanks for sharing your tutorials and patterns. catharina

  11. i just love your tutorials. many thanks for sharing it with us. eryn

  12. Yes thanks so much for your patterns! I made your toddler swimsuit a couple of years, still amazed it worked :) Would love to make this jacket for my 3yo and 5yo!!

  13. I plan to use the pre-quilted fabric to make this jacket that way I won't be doing a lining as the pattern is on both sides of the material. I usually get coupons from fabric store so I believe it will be 50% off material. Thank you for your patterns; plan to use them for my great niece.

  14. Thank you so much for making it available and free for us. Really appreciated.

  15. I'm excited to have found your site... all these patterns of things to sew for my grandkids. Just started sewing again after a break of 30 years!!