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Free sewing pattern for the children’s coat “Julia” (November only)

Are you looking for your next sewing challenge? Test your skills or learn to work with new materials with this month’s free pattern, the children’s coat “Julia” from our magazine “inspiration”.

You can download the pattern and instructions for free until November 30, 2022 in the paragraph “Download the free sewing pattern for the coat “Julia” (November only)”. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated.

a child with ponytail is walking in front of a turqoise container door, wearing the coat made out of a patterned fabric in brown, pink, green and orange, also wearing a jeansdress. She has a pink school backpack in the left hand and a blush pink sheep plush in the right hand. She is smiling and one of her front teeth is missing.

Sewing the children’s coat “Julia”

The coat features several elements a child will love:

  • Three large pockets to store everything from handkerchiefs to toys, biscuits and other treasures
  • The hood can be tied if neccessairy and fastened with the small cord stoppers
  • The zip facing ensures that no rain or wind can trespass

a child with ponytail is standing in front of a turqoise container door, wearing the coat "Julia" made out of a patterned fabric in brown, pink, green and orange, also wearing a jeansdress and a white shirt. The inside of the Hood is pink.

The coat is made from coated cotton fabric, which has undergone a coating procedure during the production process to become more functional (for example waterproof). Fabrics with coatings are often stiffer and can be trickier to sew, which is why a Zigzag Foot with Non-Stick Sole #52 will come in handy. We recommend choosing a softer fabric if you plan to sew a small size.

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The back of the free sewing pattern "Julia" shows the size of the hood, a large pocket in the middle on the back, and a pink piping strip on the side. The piping ist the same shade of pink as the inside of the hood.

The coat “Julia” has decorative piping on the side seam, which is made of the same fabric as the inside of the hood. There is a big pocket on the back, just in case the large pockets in the front are still not big enough for everything needed to go on an adventure outside. The zip facing on the inside folds over the collar to prevent the zipper from rubbing against the chin.

A close up of this month's free sewing pattern, a brown-greyish coat with pink apples, green leaves and orange flowers as a pattern. The Hood with hot pink inside has two grey cords and blush pink cord stoppers, so the hood can be tied and stays up in bad weather. The grey zipper is closed and has a little triangle fabric piece at the top so it does not rub against the chin and protects the skin.

Take a look at the magazine…

The pattern and sewing instructions for the coat “Julia” appeared in the inspiration Magazine 1/2021.
This issue of Inspiration surprises you with all-rounders, such as parka or T-shirts, as well as with genuine trend pieces that can be combined in a variety of ways. Basics such as skirts, a shirt blouse dress or a biker jacket are certainly not missing. They complement the wardrobe perfectly. Depending on the material used, many things are sewn quickly, other things require more skill or experience. So, there is definitely something suitable for everyone.

Issue 1/2021 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

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

Download the free sewing pattern for the coat “Julia” (November 2022 only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the coat “Julia” at the following link:

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

Technical drawing of the coat, white lines on pink background

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 coat, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the coat “Julia”, but November 2022 is already over? No problem! You can order the pattern from the shop, download and print it or 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 instructions: Children's Coat „Julia“

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