Mara — Painter Coat Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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Inspired by the relaxed elegance of a classic painter’s coat silhouette, Mara is a loose-fitting A-line coat with a collar, sleeve tabs, pockets and a back vent for movement. Crafted from our gorgeous textured heavy-weight linen, it is an ideal piece to transition the seasons. Simple yet elegant, Mara is that one coat in your closet that will go with everything.

  • Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
  • No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like


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

Qty: Digital Download

Sewing Pattern Instructions

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Customer Questions and Answers


What is A4 paper? Thanks for the freebie also!

Jalayne • April 18, 2023
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Our pleasure! A4 paper is a paper size similar to US letter. You can print this pattern on US Letter or A4 :)

Lauren • April 18, 2023

Is there a way to have this in the format for a print shop? Thanks, KW

Karen • February 7, 2023
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Hello, In order to offer so many patterns for free we only offer them in this format.

Lauren • February 7, 2023

I'd like to see a line drawing of this pattern before I commit to it. Where can I find that?

Susan • January 31, 2023
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Hello, this pattern is a free download, so you can find everything you need in the downloadable pattern booklet.

Lauren • January 31, 2023

What are the fabric requirements. It says on the blog that it is provided on the pattern, but not that I see.

Mary • January 20, 2023
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Hello, We recommend 4 yards for all sizes. This information is located in the downloaded file on page 4, with the size guide :)

Lauren • January 20, 2023

Do I need to buy special A4 size paper or can I print it on regular letter size, 8.5 x 11" paper?

Laurel • January 15, 2023
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You can print our pattern on A4 or Letter sized paper :)

Lauren • January 15, 2023

Does Fabrics-store sell a hard copy of this pattern? Thank you!

Patty • January 15, 2023
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Sorry, we only have this available digitally as a free pattern.

Lauren • January 15, 2023

Fabulous pattern! Is there a A0 printable pdf please? Many thanks.

Suzanne • December 11, 2022
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Hello, At this time, we don't offer A0 pattern formats. Thanks for your question :)

Lauren • December 11, 2022

Wondering if I could make this jacket in the heavy weight instead of canvas? Want to make it in black and don't see many color options in canvas. Thanks!

Rebecca • August 11, 2022
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Yes! This pattern also works well in our heavyweight fabrics like 4C22.

Lauren • August 11, 2022
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Hello, where can I find the size and pattern guide? Thanks.

Yolanda • August 3, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, We have updated the pattern booklet to include this information. Simply re-download and you will have a copy :)

Lauren • August 3, 2022
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Great Jacket Pattern

Another great free pattern from F-S. Instructions are good. Fit is spot on. Very pleased.

Lyn • February 18, 2023
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A good one!

A good pattern for a summers coat. Finished the seams with bias binding and it's cute inside out,

Pia • March 28, 2021

This is my Mara muslin made from a thrift store sheet. I went ahead and finished it as I think it will make a good spring coat. Pattern instructions are easy to follow (see The Thread tutorial).

Lyn • March 10, 2023

Made the Mara in 4C22 Reed - shortened the length. French seams throughout. First time sewing with the heavier weight linen. I really like it for jackets. Need more color options!

Lyn • February 7, 2023
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