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Free sewing pattern for the “Shaggy” waistcoat (December only)

On cuddling course ! The fake fur trend ranges from teddy coats, wide jackets, or short blousons to cool waistcoats. Today we want to sew a stylish waistcoat with you – the pattern “Shaggy” from our magazine “inspiration”:

Model wearing a black hat, the black waistcoat out of long fake fur over a blue and yellow blouse and beige trousers.

This piece can be combined with everything the wardrobe has to offer in autumn.

You can download the pattern for free until December 31, 2021. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated. You can find the link for the pattern below in the post. 

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the waistcoat? You can buy the pattern in the “inspiration” online shop at the following link:

Sewing waistcoat “Shaggy” 

drawing of the pattern waistcoat shaggy

Sewing with imitation fur is quite a challenge. The pattern of the waistcoat is kept simple so you can focus on handling the fantastic material. Using a Dual Feed or the Walking Foot #50 will surely ease the sewing process.

Image of Three-Sole Walking Foot with Seam Guide #50.

Three-Sole Walking Foot with Seam Guide #50

With three soles for sewing, quilting and topstitching ✓  Perfect fabric feed and even stitch formation ✓  Seam guides help you sew with precision ✓  Materials that are stretchy or tend to stick ✓ 

Learn more

You probably have your own design ideas? Show us your waistcoat variations in the Community section of the blog or post them on Instagram (feel free to tag BERNINA and the “inspiration” magazine). We are excited to see your creative work.

A look into the magazine …

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Shaggy” waistcoat appeared in the autumn issue 2020 of “inspiration”. You will find different styles and accessories for the season. Be it skirt, dress or trousers – practical and comfortable fashion, which is at the same time individual and special, is something we simply love to wear. Moreover, it may also be something sustainable! How about, for example, bringing old sweaters, jeans or fabric remnants to new life? You will be amazed what beautiful things can be created from them.


autumn/winter 2020 issue of "inspiration".

Issue 03/2020 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

You can buy the patterns online or have them conveniently delivered to your home.

Download the free sewing pattern for the “Shaggy” waistcoat (December only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Shaggy” waistcoat at the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of December once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Do you want to sew the waistcoat, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the waistcoat, but December 2021 is already over? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,

Free sewing pattern for the "Shaggy" waistcoat

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