One of our most popular winter fabrics is the Quilted Thermal Puffer Fabric from Mind the Maker. It's no wonder: being able to customize all the details of your winter coat is a major perk of being a sewist! We've done a full survey of the indie puffer jacket sewing patterns on the market today and come up with a list of our favorites.


Fibre Mood Giselle

Cozy Coverage from Head to Toe

Size range: Womens S-XXXL (up to 65.5" chest)
Format: PDF only
Sewing Level: Advanced

It's the details that made the Fibre Mood Giselle float to the top of the full-coverage puffer coat heap: the simple high mandarin collar, the snap placket that overlaps the zipper, the drawstring at the waist to give it shape, and the elegant curved side seam slits.
A great alternative: Viki Sews Reggie


Jalie Puffer Jacket

A Classic Puffer Parka for the Whole Family

Jalie Puffer Jacket Sewing Pattern

Size range: Adults S-XXL (up to 47.25" chest), children 2-14 (22-33" chest)
Format: PDF only
Sewing level: Advanced

If you are looking for a classic winter parka-style puffer sewing pattern that can make outwear for you, your kid, and your partner, this Jalie pattern is it. It features a straight cut that hits at the waist or lower, with slash pockets and adjustable drawstring waist. We love its high collar for keeping your cheeks warm and removable hood.
A great alternative: Waffle Patterns Mitsuba Puffer Jacket

Viki Sews Cheryl

A Designer Oversized Cocoon Puffer

Viki Sews Chery Oversized Cocoon Puffer Jacket Sewing Pattern

Size range: Womens XS-XL/34-52 (up to 45" chest)
Format: PDF only
Sewing Level: Advanced

Sometimes, you want to swim in your jacket, like being wrapped in a giant puffy blanket. The Viki Sews Cherly Jacket has got that vibe! A slightly cocoon-shaped, oversized puffer with dropped shoulders and a round neckline finished all around in bias binding. It hits at mid-thigh and features angled faux-flap pockets.
A great alternative: Papercut Nova


Papercut Emmi 

A Reversible Cropped Puffer with Options

Papercut Emmi Puffer Jacket Sewing Pattern

Size range: Womens Standard 1-8 and Curve 6-14 (29.9"- 60.6" bust)
Format: PDF only
Sewing Level: Advanced

The folks at Papercut call this "the most versatile jacket pattern you'll ever own," and they might be right. We loved the cropped bomber jacket version with a drawstring waist and big buttons on a placket, a unique take on the style made with puffer fabric. However, this pattern has options for days: three lengths, three hem styles, two cuff styles, three pocket styles, and four collar styles!
A great alternative: Fibre Mood Adria


Tauko Hug Cape

An unusual and beginner-friendly cape

Tauki Hug Cape Puffer Sewing Pattern

Size range: 1-9 (up to a 57.5" bust)
Format: PDF only
Sewing Level: Beginner

The Tauko cape barely squeaks into the category of a puffer jacket sewing pattern, but we had to include it for its funky origami-like design and ultra-easy construction. While designed as an open-front jacket, adding a big button at the front would make this fun statement piece even more versatile.
A great alternative: Fibre Mood Harlem