Sew An Ideal Three-Season Knit Jacket

McCall's Pattern Company Cozy Jacket M2790 designed by Nancy Zieman | How to Sew Knits

Sew An Ideal Three-Season Knit Jacket

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McCall's Pattern Company Cozy Jacket M2790 designed by Nancy Zieman | How to Sew KnitsMy newest pattern from The McCall Pattern Company, M7290, is an ideal three-season jacket to keep you cozy and warm, while being stylish. Choose a medium-weight knit to wear over straight-legged pants. For extra snuggling, select a cozy fleece knit and toss over jeans. It will be your go-to jacket from fall to spring.

Choose from Three Styles

View A showcases the cozy design as an accent vest. This view is also constructed with exposed serged seams. You may choose to add the exposed seam details to any of the styles. Easy-to-follow instructions for achieving this look are included in the pattern.

View B is made in one single fabric option. All styles include deep side pockets.

View C features a long jacket in knit fabric with a contrasting collar. The collar is easily achieved by revealing the other side of the knit fabric.

Let’s walk through the easy construction of View C with this step-by-step tutorial. In the photos, you’ll notice I’ve selected a reversible knit fabric.

Pockets

  • Cut 1/2″ wide bias strips of lightweight fusible knit interfacing such as Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing. Knit stay tape may also be used.

Note from Nancy: I often cut six to eight bias strips of fusible interfacing and store what I don’t use in a plastic bag. Later in this project, you’ll fuse more strips to stabilize the shoulder seams. Save the remaining strips for your next project!

  •  Fuse interfacing strips or stay tape to the wrong side of each outer pocket along the top edge.

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  • Pin pocket lining to outer pocket, aligning notches and right sides. Stitch seam.

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  • Carefully, trim the edges of the seam allowance with a pinking shears or rotary cutter with pinking blade.

Note from Nancy: It’s often recommended to clip the seam allowances of curved seams. I prefer to notch out fabric with a pinking blade or pinking shears. The seam allowance is trimmed and notched without clipping too close to the seam.

  • Turn pocket right side out; press. Topstitch.

  • Align pocket lining to side front, right sides together, matching notches. Pin the pocket lining to the side front.
  • Stitch the sides and lower edge of the pocket, starting and ending at the notches.
  • Fold down the lower pocket. Pin and machine baste all the layers together along the side seams.

Front Seams and Center Back Seams

  • Align and pin Jacket Front to Jacket Side Front and Jacket Backs, right sides together, matching notches. Stitch or serge seams.


  • Press the seams flat; then open. Or if the seam is serged, press the seam allowances to one side.

Stay Stitch/Clip the Neckline

  • Staystitch, stitching along seamline on both sides of the neckline corner between “dot” markings.

  • Clip to but not beyond the stitching at each corner.

Shoulder and Cowl Collar Seams

To stabilize the shoulder, fuse 1/2″ wide fusible interfacing strips, or knit stay tape, to the wrong side of the jacket back shoulder, aligning cut edges.

  • Pin; then stitch cowl collar center back seam, right sides together, matching notches. Stitch or serge seams.

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  • Lightly trim seam edges with rotary pinking blade or pinking shears.

  • Press seam flat; then open. Topstitch edges to collar.  If the seam was serged, press to one side and edgestitch to collar.
  • Pin cowl collar to neckline, right sides together, matching notches. Stitch seam, carefully following along the initial staystitching line, especially at the “clipped” corners.

Set in Sleeves

  • Pin sleeve to armhole, matching right sides and notches. Pin from the jacket side. Stitch or serge seam, placing sleeve next to the feed dogs of the sewing machine or serger. Repeat for second sleeve.

  • Trim excess seam allowance.

Note From Nancy: The sleeve is slightly larger than the armhole of the jacket. Stitch with the longer layer of fabric next to the feed dogs, which has “teeth.” The feed dogs will gently ease the longer layer of fabric to perfectly fit the armhole

Stitch Underarm Seams

  • Match garment right sides. Pin underarm, sleeve, and side seam.
  • Stitch or serge seam.

Finish the Outer Edges

  • Apply interfacing strips or knit stay tape to the wrong side of the garment edge.

Note from Nancy: If the knit fabric is lightweight, try this tip. Press Pellon Lite EZ-Steam IIa 1/4″ wide paper-backed fusible webalong the wrong side of the outer edges. Remove the paper backing; then press 1/4 to the wrong side. The fusible webbing provides extra stability and shaping.

  • Lightly trim seam edges with rotary cutter pinking blade or pinking shears.
  • Press under 1/4″ to the wrong side along outer edges.


  • Topstitch.

Finish the Sleeve Hems

  • Lightly trim seam edges with rotary cutter pinking blade or pinking shears.
  • Press under 1/4″ to the wrong side along outer edges.
  • Topstitch.

  • Optional: Handstitch the seam allowance to the jacket along the hem and the sleeve edge.

The newest addition to your wardrobe is complete!

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128 Comments

  • Stoney Monte
    November 17, 2015

    Version C interests me the most. I am thinking that a black body with a black print containing a bit of red for the contrasting collar would work well for me. Thanks for the helpful hints!!

  • Jane Konowitz
    November 17, 2015

    Love the look of this jacket! Hope I am the lucky winner!

  • Kate
    November 17, 2015

    Appreciate the photos that illustrate the steps. I may try sewing with knits.

  • Nancy Gross
    November 17, 2015

    I love view C. I wasn’t aware that knits could have a different look on the backkside. Is this a special knit fabric? Looks like a pattern a newbie could make.

  • Wendy Sites
    November 17, 2015

    This is awesome!

  • Barb
    November 17, 2015

    I would make View C. I recently purchased a fabric on clearance that would be ideal to use. This is exactly the style I was wanting to make. It looks easy enough for someone like me who is coming back to garment making after a long, long time away.

  • JaneH
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to give B a try. I just bought a new Evolution and would like to try the whole jacket with it.

  • Julie Barnett
    November 17, 2015

    I love all three, but would love to make and wear B and C. I would also like to try adding a lining or second layer for warmth. Oh so cozy for the cooler days. 🙂

  • Kristine Dwyer
    November 17, 2015

    View A! I’m in my 50’s and am wondering if I’ll ever feel cool enough to wear a jacket again! I love long vests that swing and move. They look great on all body types and are professional enough to wear in the office.

  • asha ravada
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make View C. The instructions are super helpful . Thank you Nancy!

    Asha

  • Marion Blakely
    November 17, 2015

    View B, because the solid color fits my wardrobe better. I would probably shorten it a little, to fingertip length, because I am only 5′ 2″. It looks fast and easy.

  • carol fernandez
    November 17, 2015

    View A..Been wanting to make a vest that can be used on all of your outfits..like this.

  • KayZee
    November 17, 2015

    I’d love to make view C with the contrasting collar. Finding quality knits is always the problem, though. I love the design of this jacket!

  • Ilana
    November 17, 2015

    The jacket looks lovely. I’d make view B first.

  • Lisa Marnell
    November 17, 2015

    Love this lightweight jacket. View C catches my attention. Simple but elegant too.

  • carlene Jansa
    November 17, 2015

    I’d really like to make version A. Living in Arizona it would be the perfect style for our chilly mornings and cool evenings. It could be easily made dressy or casual depending on the fabric choice. Liked the hints with using stay tape.

  • WILMA
    November 17, 2015

    I just love this look!! We recently purchased your packet Sew Knits With Confidence. My daughter is new to sewing knits and was very leary of attempting the project she wanted to do. As a result of your book and CD, she made a whole new wardrobe to look more professional for her Student Teaching Part of her Masters Program. Kudos to you for your simplification and detailed instructions. I also learned alot while helping her. Thank you for your dedication and contributions to the sewing world. The next generation of sewers are far more confident due to your tutalage.

  • Gloria Wert
    November 17, 2015

    I like view B. I love the length.

  • Sharon E
    November 17, 2015

    Style C grabbed my attention. What kind of knit fabric did you use. I like the detailed instructions.

  • Kity
    November 17, 2015

    I would like to make version C. The office I work in is always cold and I need to layer jackets each day. I feel C would be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe.

  • Roberta Bland
    November 17, 2015

    Living in the south, view A would be perfect for me.

  • Joyce
    November 17, 2015

    View C would be my first one. I love the contrasting collar.

  • Bertha
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make view C for my daughter. It looks so stylish. She would be able to wear this jacket from work then on a night out. Thank you for the step by step instructions.

  • Carol Hydeman
    November 17, 2015

    I’ve been wanting to make a vest like view A. I also love view C. I have a wonderful Baby Lock serger and love the idea of creating a garment with exposed served seams. Thank you for this new pattern, Nancy.

  • Shirley Dehmer
    November 17, 2015

    I would make design B. I am heavy and C would – I think – make me look even larger. I love the style and I did quite a bit of Double Knit sewing back when it first became popular.

  • Cheryl M
    November 17, 2015

    Version C for me. Love it! Looks like I might be able to actually sew this one.

  • bonnie dayton
    November 17, 2015

    i would enjoy making version c, it looks like a slimming pattern. Your sizes go from large(16-18) to (24-26) Is there no size 20-22??

  • Becky Corcoran
    November 17, 2015

    This longer length jacket will be a great addition to my wardrobe, it pulls together a classic wardrobe with a current look. Can’t wait to make it!

  • Roxanne
    November 17, 2015

    View C. I would love to have this to wear with jeans.

  • Carol Wineman
    November 17, 2015

    I would make B and C! A light-weight knit for year round. I always freeze in restaurants. Then one of fleece for those cool fall/winter days. It looks like a real winner.

  • Sue Cullifer
    November 17, 2015

    View c. Would be my choice. Looks so comfortable!

  • Becky Corcoran
    November 17, 2015

    I’d love to make view C with the contrasting collar. This jacket is a great wardrobe addition to my classic style. It brings a pop of what’s current in rtw. I can’t wait to make it.

  • Denise S
    November 17, 2015

    Perfect addition to my wardrobe. Love it!

  • Ann
    November 17, 2015

    I love view C, the contrasting collar extending down the front provides a slimming effect. This looks like a wardrobe addition that would see much use.

  • Linda E in AZ
    November 17, 2015

    I’d love to make that jacket pattern. We’ve just had our first cold weather this season, so I’ve realized that I need some vests and/or jackets to keep me warm.
    thanks for the detailed instructions!

  • Linda Pearce
    November 17, 2015

    I love this jacket. Nancy, you always have wonderful, easy to follow instructions. I would love to do this in a solid, either navy or dark gray.

  • Dawn
    November 17, 2015

    I love view B. It would be perfect to wear to work on those clod, blustery days.

  • Kristi Richards
    November 17, 2015

    I’m thinking I will need all three! A for my daughters-in-law, B for my sister, and C for me! Time to go shopping at the “toy store” aka my local fabric store! Love them all Nancy! Can’t wait to get them made!

  • Bonnye
    November 17, 2015

    I like view b. A nice jacket pattern. Ideal for wearing in the car.

  • Connie
    November 17, 2015

    I would like to try the C pattern with the exposed seams. I enjoy your teaching, Nancy.

  • Sherry
    November 17, 2015

    I would to have this pattern and make it up in all three versions. I love vests and jackets. Keep creating Nancy. I have watched your program for years and learned so much. Thank you! To you and your team for the effort and time that is put into the different projects.

  • JoD
    November 17, 2015

    View A The Sleevenless version is perfect. Actually I bought something very similar and it cost $$. And I thought, how easy this would be to make. Wa-la, Nancy came out with a pattern that is perfect. Thank you.

  • Kathy Blomquist
    November 17, 2015

    I would make view C in a fleece. I will figure out how to turn the collar into a hood. I love those nice deep pockets. [email protected]

  • Carol Adams
    November 17, 2015

    View C looks very nice to me.

  • Connie Kapferer
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to win this pattern. I think I would try to make version C first. I also would try the other versions A & B. Thanks for the information on how to keep the knit stable. I enjoyed watching and learning how to use knit fabric, Thanks again !!!

  • Lynne Newberry
    November 17, 2015

    Would love to make view C in contrasting colors. Looks easy to make and easy to wear.

  • Jessi G
    November 17, 2015

    Love the pattern. I would make view B in a gray or black knit and and use a bright color for the collar and for the pocket lining.

  • Kathy Lee
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make view c in a thick outdoorsy knit.

  • Patti
    November 17, 2015

    I like view C. I really enjoy your tips!

  • Linda Hartzig
    November 17, 2015

    I love C and I would love to make a couple of them
    Thanks Nancy

  • Edwina Rains
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make View C for me, my daughter and my daughter-in-law. Love this pattern.

  • Lois Van Ackern
    November 17, 2015

    View C really caught my eye with the contrasting collar. Love the idea of pockets included.

  • Barbara Lussier
    November 17, 2015

    I like view B and C. I just might have to make both. 🙂

  • Bonnie
    November 17, 2015

    What a versatile jacket! The first one I would make is View C. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • SANDRA NETTLES
    November 17, 2015

    Nancy, I would make View A for my best friend, Mona, who has been looking for the perfect vest for a while now! Perfect Christmas gift.

  • Jackie Bowden
    November 17, 2015

    The vest would make a quick and easy Christmas for lots of people on the list.

  • Leah Wolfe
    November 17, 2015

    I live in the Texas Panhandle. Some days start in the 30’s and end in the upper 60’s or low 70’s. Jackets are a must. I like view B.

  • Starla
    November 17, 2015

    I’m just starting to try using patterns — this would be a big help!

  • Margaret Myres
    November 17, 2015

    I’d make C first then probably A. C looks fun and carefree.

  • Connie W
    November 17, 2015

    I like View C. It looks easy enough to sew in a day. I have a lunch date in 2 days and would love to wear this on a nice autumn day. Thanks Nancy for your inspirational blogs. My best to you on your recovery.

    • Connie
      November 17, 2015

      Beautiful jacket, Would love to win this patterns.

  • Lynda Adair
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make myself view A. I wear mostly skirts, and I love to layer with mock tees in the winter. I have some great textured knit fabric that’s been waiting for the perfect pattern.

  • Trudy Smith
    November 17, 2015

    I like views A and C the best. Good looking, go with everything vest or jacket. Your tips were very helpful.Thanks!

  • Linda Brngal
    November 17, 2015

    My first impulse would be to make view B, but I also like C. I don’t really care for view A because I prefer that my arms be covered. But a lightweight jacket like this would be great just to carry when going to a restaurant or a movie where you never know what the temperature will be.

  • Peggy Blazer
    November 17, 2015

    I would love to make A.

  • Karen payton
    November 17, 2015

    The vest would be the 1st one I would make. I would love to make them all. Thanks for another great pattern.

  • faith king
    November 17, 2015

    All three are amazing but B and C would be for me because I’m always freezing! I think view A in lace would be lovely for the summer.

  • Sue Barton
    November 17, 2015

    Again, you’ve shown us a pattern that will make us look current and is easy to follow. I made the swing jacket last month for a daughter and she wears it at work and loves it. This little knit number will make Christmas sewing easy! Thank you!

  • Elaine Jones
    November 17, 2015

    I like all three, but would do view C first!

  • Lori M
    November 17, 2015

    I would so enjoy View B…it looks so tailored, but ready to throw on with a pair of jeans and out the door you go…..

  • Adecia
    November 17, 2015

    View C – I like that fabric, too!

  • Sue Camino
    November 17, 2015

    I am in love with View A vest. It would work for my life style because I am a nurse and constantly running from room to room. This would provide just enough warmth in the winter and provide the well needed pockets to carry my smaller supplies in.

  • Donna Watkins
    November 17, 2015

    I’d make view A, the vest, in a soft white fleece to keep me warm around the house on chilly days.

  • Nancy McCleaft
    November 17, 2015

    I hope I win !!!! Perfect for my trip next summer to Romania , I know the plane ride will be chilly !
    Thanks ~

  • Fran Johnson
    November 17, 2015

    I know I will make all three versions but would probably make C first. I could wear the vest in the summer so my outfit would look “pulled together” even when it is so hot. Love all three versions.
    Hope your health is continuing to improve each day. Thank you for your great blog and your wonderful shows.

  • Lois Sparks
    November 17, 2015

    Not much of a vest person, but the two jacket variations look terrific. I like the suggestion of fleece to get a versitle cold weather jacket.

  • Ruth Bricken
    November 17, 2015

    I would make B …love the jacket, nice look!

  • Cheryl Van Ackern
    November 17, 2015

    Do I have to pick just one view? I particularly like View B. I would finish the edges with a contrasting thread on my serger and add more contrasting elements using the cover stitch. This pattern looks like a lot of fun!

  • Sue
    November 17, 2015

    I love the vest. I even love the fabric that is shown here. This would be good for dressing up made Ina fabulous glittery knit or dressing down with a more rustic knit. Thank you for your inspirations!

  • Marty
    November 17, 2015

    View C is most appealing to me with its contrast and longer length ~ like the look!

  • Pamela Smith
    November 17, 2015

    Thank you for this great new pattern. I will probably end up making all three, I love them.

  • Cheryl Binford
    November 17, 2015

    I loved the jacket it is very creative and neat. I will buy the pattern and make for myself. Cheryl.

  • Renea
    November 17, 2015

    I really like this pattern. Not sure what view I would make. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mercy Whelan
    November 17, 2015

    I would be interested in making view “C”.

  • Nona
    November 17, 2015

    Love this new pattern. I would make view C as a warm outer jacket.

  • Terri Davis
    November 17, 2015

    I think I could tackle the View B version! Hope I get to try it!

  • Karen P
    November 17, 2015

    Cute pattern, I always need a sweater or cardigan to cover my arms, Real nice tutorial, you always make projects look so easy.

  • Lynn P
    November 17, 2015

    I am a teacher and I like to dress up and look stylish. I love view C. Temperatures vary in the schools that I teach in. The vest would be a nice addition to any wardrobe too! Thank you for the opportunity to win this pattern!

  • Debbie Hobbs
    November 17, 2015

    I like the looks of View C!

  • Pat
    November 17, 2015

    I would definitely make view C. I love the idea of using the reverse side of the knit fabric to provide the contrasting fabric.

  • Helen Stewart
    November 17, 2015

    A light weight jacket is needed so much of the time in AC cooled buildings and this pattern would be easy to make and so useful!

    • Connie Kapferer
      November 18, 2015

      I like fleece knit fabric because it is so warm. These jackets would be comfortable In that fabric. Thanks for a chance to win this pattern.

  • Vicki
    November 17, 2015

    I think I will have to make one of these one way or another–probably B in a drapey black knit! I’ve been looking for some such thing for quite a while, and having no luck. If I win the pattern, so much the nicer! Thanks!

  • Megen W
    November 17, 2015

    I love the vest, the the long sleeves would com in handy on those inbetween season days at my office
    thanks for all you do

  • Jan Taylor
    November 17, 2015

    I work with ladies who have heart pumps (LVAD’s). I think I will make view A and see if it can be adapted to provide them a way to “wear” their LVAD and look stylish. Thanks for the pattern and instructions!

  • Frances
    November 17, 2015

    Love this new pattern; it’s just beautiful! Thank you, Nancy. I’d eventually make all three, but I’d start with View A as a vest to wear around the house when it’s damp or chilly.

  • Dena
    November 17, 2015

    I would make view B in dark green fleece.

  • Karen Poole
    November 17, 2015

    I would make version C. I love the easy going style of that one. Since I’m retired I spend most of my time casually dressed and that’s the perfect cover up!

  • Lynda L.
    November 17, 2015

    Well, it might take a few days but I would love to make all 3. I especially like the view C with the contrast collar. Thanks for all your designs and help from the tutes.

  • Sharon Kirry
    November 17, 2015

    I really like view C. I too will try using my serger as much as possible to make it.

  • Juanita Brown
    November 17, 2015

    Just bought a Bernina and now I can try to sew knits the proper way with a stretch stitch plus! This jacket would be my first garment to make in years…. I have been absent from sewing…..can’t wait to get back in the swing of sewing and quilting!

  • Deborah
    November 17, 2015

    These will make great easy gifts

  • Barbara R.
    November 18, 2015

    I love the look of view C!

  • Kimberly Hubbard
    November 18, 2015

    I love this pattern! I am a nurse and have been looking for something I can wear that is not as formal as a lab coat on cooler days. The knit is perfect allowing warmth and professionalism. The deep pockets are a plus!!

  • donna
    November 18, 2015

    Like B. Love pattern flow. Would like to try a scrappy look.

  • Karen
    November 18, 2015

    View A is my favorite!

  • Pamela Pope
    November 18, 2015

    I really like view C. Mostly, I don’t like to wear clothes with so much drape fabric on them. This looks like a very stylish jacket that I might enjoy wearing! Thank you for the sewing instructions too!

  • Margie V.
    November 18, 2015

    I like view C and would like to know where you get the double faced knit-that really stands out!

  • Debe
    November 18, 2015

    I really like C. What a nice looking pattern & will have to go see if available at the local fabric store & if they have any fabric that will look good. They don’t have much for high quality fabric which is disappointing.

  • PamB
    November 18, 2015

    I like view C the best. Cute pattern!

  • Pam Hopp
    November 18, 2015

    I love all three views!

  • Linda Perkins
    November 18, 2015

    I love the vest. It would be perfect to wear in my classroom. I also love that it has pockets. I never seem to have enough of them.

  • Mary Martin
    November 18, 2015

    Love them all!!! Want them all!!!!

  • Lorij
    November 18, 2015

    I’d like to make view C and I’d add 2 buttons also. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Carol N Farkas
    November 18, 2015

    I would make view “C”. Love it!

  • Nancy Owens
    November 18, 2015

    I love the style of this jacket. I even think I have the perfect fabric in my closet right now! Looks perfect for those chilly days

  • BevM
    November 18, 2015

    I would like to make view C. I usually make gifts for others, so it would be fun to make something for myself.

  • Marilyn
    November 18, 2015

    I would definitely make view C!

  • jeanne
    November 19, 2015

    Great pattern. Would definately make C. I always need something warm to wear at work, this in a neutral colorwould be perfect,

  • JACQUELINE
    November 19, 2015

    View B and C is what I’d like to make in a tangerine colored knit and a burgundy sweater knit …I like the style and long sleeves. It will definitely make me put my serger to use. Thanks Nancy…

  • darlene macdonald
    November 20, 2015

    Love view C. Thank you for another pattern! 🙂

  • Elaine Caskey
    November 20, 2015

    I like all of them but would like to start with C. I am so excited about this pattern. Thank you Nancy. I love this kind of wrap.

  • susan
    November 21, 2015

    I love the style of these designs… they have a fun, casual look. I live in Ohio and winter is coming, first up would be view C. And I would make at least two before moving onto the vest version. The vest would be the most versatile wardrobe staple.

  • Jody
    November 21, 2015

    Time to hit the fleece fabric stash ~ or maybe even the great Black Friday fleece buys! Would love to try the vest. The deep pockets are the best! Thanks!

  • LoAnn Trowbridge
    November 22, 2015

    I would like to make view B and view C! Thank you for the opportunity to win this pattern!

  • Karrie Isken
    November 23, 2015

    I like view C. I haven’t sewed for myself in a long time but this looks like something that would put me in the mood to sew! I just bought a new sewing table! Thank you!

  • Dorothy
    December 10, 2015

    I am going to ask my daughter to start this pattern, View C, after Christmas. What a treat to sew for ourselves after all the Christmas sewing. I love sewing with her. I am sure we will pick out different material. Hope I win.

  • Linda Zimmer
    December 22, 2016

    Dear Nancy,
    Thanks so much for this helpful tutorial. The paper pattern instructions (McCall’s 7290) did not seem complete, and I could not understand how the pocket part went together. Without your tutorial, I would have not been able to complete the steps. I have sewn for over 50 years, but sometimes the pattern instructions are harder to follow than they used to be–not as detailed especially since I had never sewn a pocket like this one before. I’m rushing back to sewing to get that jacket done for my daughter for Christmas.
    I wish I had access to your sewing shows. They would teach me a lot.
    Thanks, Linda

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