Paola Workwear Jacket Pattern, Type - PDF


Workwear-inspired, the Paola jacket combines fashion with practical, everyday wear. Featuring straight boxy fit, four large patch pockets and flat-felled seams for sturdiness, it pairs well with just about everything. Made from our textured heavy-weight linen, it has that lived-in feel from the very first wear.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


Hello, I wanted to add a lining to this jacket, and i read your instructions but, as my English is not my mother language i did not understand want you mean with : Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. Could you please explain this ? thank you ! love the pattern to ! gets Christine

Christine • March 12, 2023
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I have sent you an email

Lauren • March 12, 2023

Do you make a full size pattern for the Paola. It's so much easier to to to FedEx and just print the pattern full size than to cut, tape, and cut again.

Michael • February 6, 2023
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Hello, In order to offer so many patterns for free we only offer them in this format.

Lauren • February 6, 2023

Hello, I was wondering if you have a tutorial for how you did the lining on your jacket. It looks really nice.

Angela • February 1, 2023
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I drafted the lining pieces by: -Removing the front and neck facing from the front and back pattern pieces - Adding 1/4" up and out from each armhole point. This allows the sleeve lining a bit more room to move in there, and removes any tightness. - Added 1" to the center back to form a pleat to allow plenty of moving room, and again avoid any tightness. Instead of 'bagging' my lining, I serged all the edges, and basted it at the side seams, shoulders and fronts, and spent a lovely time hand stitching it in place with an invisible stitch while listening to some podcasts. I love doing these little hand stitched finishes. The basting stitches just held everything in place so it didn't shift around while I was hand sewing. They got removed after everything was secured.

Lauren • February 1, 2023

This is my second time making this pattern and I love it! Both times I have had trouble doing the rolled seam on the arms once they have been sewed. My machine won't fit down the arm holes, do they need to be hand sewed? Any advice?

Haley • January 31, 2023
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Hello, yes those can be tricky so we made a tutorial for how to sew them on your machine. Here is the link:

Lauren • January 31, 2023

Can you supply Paola jacket pattern in hard copy form by post ?

Rosemary • January 23, 2023
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Apologies, our free patterns are only available in .pdf format.

Lauren • January 23, 2023

Hello! I'm looking for some advice with laying out and cutting out of the pattern. Should it be cut out with fabric right sides together (so wrong side up) or vice versa? And what does 'face to face' mean, when it says cut 2 face to face? If you had a layout diagram with a wright side/wrong side indication that would be extremely helpful! Thanks!

Jess • November 20, 2022
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Hello, Our patterns are designed to be cut with the RS of the fabric facing out. Face to Face simple means you will need two mirror images of the pattern in question. For example, sleeves will be cut as usual from two layers of your fabric, but you will yield a left and right sleeve. This is particularly important when working with linen with no apparent right or wrong side.

Lauren • November 20, 2022

Where are the instructions and the notions needed? On the Paola and other PDF patterns Thank you.

Marilyn • November 11, 2022
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Hello The instructions and list of notions can be found in the tutorial which is located on our blog. Simply go to and enter the pattern name into the search bar.

Lauren • November 11, 2022

Is this a unisex pattern? Would love to make one for my partner! Thanks

Camilla • October 2, 2022
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It sure is! Happy sewing :)

Lauren • October 2, 2022

It looks like the jacket is unlined, correct? How would I add a lining? (Or should I just google "how to line a jacket?") Thank you!

Emily • September 5, 2022
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Hello, Yes this pattern is unlined, but there are many ways you can create a lining. It would be best to browse the many methods and select the one you prefer.

Lauren • September 5, 2022

can he pattern be printed AO size carole

Carole • September 4, 2022
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This pattern is available in A4/ letter format only.

Lauren • September 4, 2022

How can I print this accurately on US Letter size paper if it comes in A4 format?

Adriana • August 26, 2022
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Hello, Our patterns are formatted for A4 and Letter sized paper, so simply set your print settings to 100%, "actual size" or "No scaling" (which ever is applicable for you) to print at the correct dimension. Be sure to print the test page first to check the measurements on the 2" test square. Happy sewing!

Lauren • August 26, 2022
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My New Favorite Jacket!

A great free pattern. I'm already planning to make others. I did size down one size based on the ease between body measurements & finished measurements. Fits well.

Lyn • December 31, 1969
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I have made 2 now and the pattern is great and the instructions so clear. Makes a really clean wearable garment. One in Flannel is very unstructured and hangs well. One in denim is much crisper and smarter. Thank you

Jo • August 16, 2022
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Loved making the jacket

I used this pattern to make a quilt jacket and loved it. Sold it for charity and it was an overwhelming success. I am now going to make another one for myself, because quilt jackets are the nicest thing to wear and this pattern makes the quilts shine! Thank you so much for the free pattern, it is a great gift to all of us. xx

Pleun • June 28, 2022
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Great utility jacket

I love this jacket! I usually measure into size 8, but made my Paola in 4/6. Made from fine corduroy and interfaced with quilting cotton because the main fabric seemed not sturdy enough for my purpose. I sewed the seams with wrong sides together, trimmed the interfacing and then flat felled them to the outside. It was not bad at all! Especially considering it's fine cord, interfaced with stiff cotton and my first real jacket. I modified the pockets and sewed them on as last step before buttons to check their placement on my body. I mitered the hem and (modified grown-on) facing and the next one I make will be 2 cm longer and have an applique on the back. Overall it looks great and I even like the collar, though I am usually not a massive fan of them.

Tina • April 23, 2022
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Lovely but collar has too much ease

This is a great pattern, lovely shape and fits true to size. However the collar and back facing have too much ease. I am an experienced sewer and have made lots of shirts so I know how to sew a collar. I'm really frustrated as it's such a lovely shape! I have made it twice and staystitched, basted etc but still the collar is way to big for the neckline.

Deanne • April 15, 2022
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Love this pattern! Took my chances with no muslin & contrasting thread. I added a yoke & split back for detail; otherwise made per instructions on the blog. Didn't have any issues.

Lyn • February 7, 2023

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PATTERN. It is the easiest pattern I have ever done. I made a size 8/10. I also added a lining. I will definitely create more like this.

Amirah • November 12, 2021

Paola jacket in 4C22 MOONFLOWER Premier Finish with large bust alteration. I still need to find the right buttons for it.

Stephanie • July 29, 2021

I love this pattern. I made it out of chambray, and am quite pleased with the result. I needed to shorten the arms considerably. There is a lot of topstitching on this pattern, and an edgestitching sewing machine foot would have been helpful. Another comment - if I made this again, I might change the proportions of the pockets to better accommodate my phone, etc. Still, all-in-all, this was a great project.

Martha • December 8, 2021

Thanks for this great pattern. I made my jacket in corduroy. This sizing was just right. It was a treat to sew and such a comfortable garment to wear.

Jennifer • July 6, 2021
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