Paola — Paola Workwear Jacket Pattern (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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Pattern specifications:

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

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Customer Questions and Answers


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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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!

Made a jacket out of a quilt I was going to goodwill. It turned out amazing and so comfy!

Lauren • April 10, 2022
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POP! I used the pattern to draft the lining in some medium-weight 100% linen from FS (unfortunately sold out now)

Lauren • June 17, 2022

My Paola in 4C22 Earth. I subbed out the patch pockets for angled single welt hip pockets. Love this!

Lauren • June 17, 2022

Really pleased with my jacket, very easy to sew & perfect size for me.

Ruth • February 8, 2022

This was my first attempt with this pattern and though I made some big mistakes (collar attachment and felled seems in the wrong direction), it was fairly easy. The only thing I couldn't do is continue the felled sees down the arm. I'd love to hear how one does that on a sewing machine.

Rachel • January 8, 2022

The pattern and tutorial are easy to follow and make a great piece. I'm not an expert sewist, and this turned out nicely.

Rachel • January 8, 2022
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