Comfortable, light weight, and stylish in a sporty way, a fleece jacket is perfect for most seasons. Today, I will show you how to make a fleece jacket and it was quite easy! The finish of my sewing projects have been getting better each time and I am pleased how this jacket turned out.
Fleece is a synthetic fabric resembles wool but softer and lighter weight. I found this bright lime green which is one of my favorite color, fleece remnant fabric and picked up two of them. I bought two $2.39 remnant pieces (1.5 yard in length each).
I created a pattern using my existing sport jacket. The best place to do this is on the rug. Place a graph paper (I just use a craft paper because it’s cheap. You can even use news paper or left over wrapping paper.), place your garment flat, and trace the outline with “Tailor’s wheel” ( you can see my cat, Zeto is holding a tailor’s wheel to help me in the picture).
Once you made patterns, transfer onto the back side of fabric (make sure you give extra 1.5cm for seam allowance) and cut them. Here are the back, sides of back, collar pieces, and sleeves.
Here are front pieces, front sides, front interface, shoulder pieces, and sleeves.
Baste zippers on center front pieces and front facings on each side of the collar edge.
Stitch front facings by “Sandwitching” zippers with center front pieces.
This is my finished fleece jacket! Temperature in Vancouver is about 12 °C (53.6 °F) now and this jacket is perfect to walk around outside! I hope you liked my tutorial of how to make a fleece jacket.