Pattern Giveaway!

The new issue of Sew News will be hitting newsstands in a few weeks, but we know how life can get away from you sometimes: Have you read through the current issue yet?? If not, take a gander at the cute projects and great techniques (not to mention the redesigned layout).

If you’re not familiar with the Cool Tools column, it’s packed with the best new notions, fabric and patterns to help YOU get the most out of your sewing. Visit for even more great tools.

In this issue, we brought you these nifty outdoor clothing patterns by The Green Pepper. And now you have a chance to win them!

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Enter to win these great patterns by answering this question in the comments section at the end of the post: “Have you ever stitched a jacket or other outdoor clothing?”

It can be intimidating; all those zippers, buttons, snaps, plus the heavyweight fabric! The clear instructions in these patterns will help you navigate these new waters for an excellent finished garment!

Good luck and happy sewing!

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53 Responses to Pattern Giveaway!

  1. Eileen says:

    Not yet – but I have several things on my to-sew list.

  2. Suzanne says:

    I’ve never tried to sew outerwear at all. I do have plans to try a little bolero to go over sundresses.

  3. Cherie says:

    I made a bolero for my daughter once. But that’s about it. I would love to try to make more outerwear.

  4. Mary Alice Westerlund says:

    about 20 years ago I made a windbreaker for my grade school son. He wore it everywhere proudly. One of his friends asked me to make a jacket for him. To this day, I am sorry I didn’t do it.

  5. Bonnie says:

    No, I have never sewed a coat or jacket

  6. Karen West says:

    I have not made any outdoor wear as yet, zippers terrify me.

  7. Rhonda True says:

    I have made a long wool coat perfect for maternity wear in the winter and a denim one the same style. I also made what was called an Eisenhower Jacket which I think are still classy.

  8. Lynnelle says:

    Back in ’79, I made a long, fully lined coat from pre-quilted fabric. Fit beautifully and was very warm. Unfortunately, sacrificed the belt to hold up the muffler on a classic mustang which was my ride home from college. Those were the days.

  9. Jennifer says:

    i made a rain poncho once

  10. pqtty says:

    I have made many. Some of them from green pepper. Snow suit for myself for down hill skiing was the one I was most proud of. love to sew thank you for the opportunity. Have a great sewing day

  11. Donna McLoughlin says:

    Yes, I have and love my jacket. I have more material to make another jacket just waiting for the right pattern.

  12. Eirini says:

    I have made a bomber jacket, an unstructured winter jacket and a biker’s summer jacket. This is the kind of project that gives me great satisfaction, but at the same time I feel intimidated when I am about to start the next one.

  13. Susan Rachel says:

    The only piece of outerwear I’ve ever made was a polar fleece poncho for my daughter! I’d love to try something more adventurous!

  14. Lori says:

    Over the years I’ve stitched jackets, mittens sweaters, ski pants, gaters, and probably some other articles for family and sometimes friends. I’d love to make the convertible pants. They would be perfect for our climate, but the coat would be for me. A fun, funky print I think…

  15. Robin Carl says:

    I would love to try the raincoat pattern.

  16. I’ve made many jackets. I started sewing when I was 12 years old. I ventured into outer wear when my boys started skiing and in-line skating. It ended up turning into a career and I’ve been a commercial sewer and designer for 25 years.

  17. sharon fisher says:

    Just got a new machine and that raincoat would be the perfect first project for it! I have made a jacket for my son- now it’s my turn.

  18. Eileen Weller says:

    Tried a few over the years. ..would LOVE to make the convertible pants, especially, but that raincoat is great, too! Hope to win.

  19. Nan M says:

    no. I never have. But would love to try.

  20. I have made a faux fur lined long coat, with scarf and hat for my mom…I have mde a weather proof coat for one of my grandsons and crochet a poncho for my daughter when she was small….I am in the process of making my oldest grandson some vests, shirts and pants….

  21. Joan says:

    I have made outerwear jackets and coats. Would enjoy trying a Green Pepper pattern to make the vest as I wear them all the time.

  22. C Barney says:

    I have made some fleece jackets in both kid and adult sizes, and one winter 3/4 length coat.

  23. Deena Shepard says:

    Several times. Love to make lightweight jackets.

  24. Wendy says:

    Yes, I made my husband a water repellent hunting vest a few years ago, from a Green Pepper pattern in fact! :)

  25. Christine Wood says:


    I have never made any outdoor clothing at all, but would like to make something, maybe the vest to start with, for very special person in my life who has done so very much to help me. I want to make something like this to show my appreciation….



  26. Kathy E. says:

    Nope, I haven’t made any outdoor clothing, but I’m willing to give it a go! I’ve made a few blazer jackets for myself and they turned out great!

  27. Wendy Simms says:

    I’ve made a couple of jackets but not anything as ambitious as a raincoat but I would love to try. Thank you for the chance.

  28. Ellee says:

    One time I made a poncho, which probably would count as outerwear. I’d like to learn how to make a swing coat like Della Street used to wear on Perry Mason.

  29. Karen Poole says:

    Yes! I’ve made suit coats and jackets. I’ve also made hooded sweat shirts. Years ago when my husband and I were expecting our first son and he was due in the winter, my husband asked if I could make matching sports outfits for him and the baby that consisted of sweat pants with the stripe of knit trim down the outside of each leg, and a sweat jacket with collar and zipper front and same knit trim on the sleeves. This was the late 80′s when that style was “in”!! My husband was very proud to be seen with our son in their matching outfits!!!

  30. Shelba Durston says:

    I have made many jackets, including a Santium Vest over 25 years ago that was nylon and down filled. I sure wish I was still that size. (my children wore it as they went through that size, also)

  31. Pam Gutierrez says:

    I made a coat for my son when he was about 2 years old – and used ALL techniques that would be used in a well-made coat – but I was only able to afford a simple heavy cotton – blue – of course! It turned out great!

  32. Jeannette says:

    I have mended jackets and replaced zippers, but have not made one. I would love to.
    I did make a coat years ago out of puffy quilted fabric. (Not complicated, but it kept me warm.)

  33. Carol Dolly says:

    I made a full length navy blue wool coat for my senior project in high school.

  34. Teresa S. says:

    I haven’t ever made a jacket, but I should.

  35. Maureen says:

    Haven’t made outerwear, but I have made my husband jean cut slacks. He is tall and I want to make the zip off leg pants for him. They work great when out camping and fishing.

  36. Yes, I’ve made a number of coats and jackets using rain repellent fabrics. They last forever!

  37. Judith Walker says:

    I started a coat once but never finished it.
    I saw any patterns that were something I would wear.
    I’ve looked at Green Pepper patterns but haven’t purchased one yet.

  38. Fran says:

    I have never, but would love to make some for the outdoors

  39. Grace B says:

    No! I haven’t felt brave enough to attempt jackets!

  40. Kate Kinsman says:

    In middle school, I wanted a vest like my sisters, much like the Green Pepper vests. I only had enough for the material but not the pattern, so I took my sisters vest apart. My sister found me trying to take the zippers out of her vest and cried. She took her vest and me (dragging me by the hand) to my grandmother who could fix anything as long as it involved a sewing machine. My grandmother began teaching me the finer parts of pattern making and helped me sew my sisters vest back together. Good memories.

  41. Debra Mitan says:

    Yes I made my Mom a wool coat several years ago

  42. Colleen Patterson says:

    I have-I purchased some water repellent navy blue fabric from an online store, and made a windproof jacket out of it, with flannel lining. I’d had one years before and it was such a useful weight and type of jacket that I knew I needed another one. I have to agree with Susan-I adjusted the sleeve length while still in the pattern stage, and the shoulder to waist. I have short arms but a long torso. I also moved the pockets where they were in the right spot on my body. This ensured that my jacket actually fits ME. I love it and wear it several months out of the year and have for several years now.

  43. Susan says:

    I can’t even remember how many jackets, snowsuits, coats, and hats I’ve made. If you add the ones I’ve remade from hand me downs, the number is numbing. I’m 5′ 1″ tall, so buying things that fit is not a part of my life. I discovered early on that it’s not just the overall length, it’s the shoulder to waist, too. Some things can be shortened and look OK, but coats don’t work as well because of the placement of the pockets. Sure, I can shorten a coat so it doesn’t drag on the floor, but the pockets may be down around my knees–not a very stylish look. Trust me.

  44. Chris says:

    I have never made any outdoor clothing.

  45. Roslyn says:

    I’ve not made an outer wear coat, but I did make a lined wool suit jacket with welt pockets once…I wear it like an outside coat because it is so warm! I would like to make some “outer wear”, now that I’m retired.

  46. Sandy K says:

    no – but I need to learn

  47. I have not, I think I have been intimidated … but would love to try :-) thanks for a chance to win :-)

  48. Carla G says:

    Yes, I made my son a raincoat a year ago as we couldn’t find any that fit. :)

  49. krps says:

    “Have you ever stitched a jacket or other outdoor clothing?”

    Actually, not really. I have an UFO from a dozen years ago which is the equivalent of a hoodie. That’s probably the closest I’ve come to making a jacket or outdoor clothing.

  50. Karen Watkins says:

    Yes, I’ve made several jackets and raincoats. I’d love to wind these patterns so I can make more!