A funny thing happened a few weeks ago: At least a third of our Tailoring students showed the Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns as their final project. What is it about this coat?

Our Fall 2018 Tailoring students (and Ronda!) in their Sapporo coats. Despite being made from the same pattern, each coat is so different from the others!

The Sapporo’s cocoon silhouette with diagonal seaming flatters any figure, and it can be made for cold or warm seasons, depending on the fabric used. It’s dramatic yet cozy, and people love the in-seam pockets.

Here a Sapporo coat made in a simple, mono-chromatic fabric really shows off the unusual seaming. [Photo: Papercut Patterns]

You can find tutorials on Papercut’s website (above) for different parts of the coat, including the pockets, sleeves and neckfacing. Find reviews and tips from people who have made the coat here. Bay area sewist and blogger Chuleenan (aka CSews) has an in-depth review and tutorial here.

We filled a whole staircase in Building 3 with our Sapporo coat makers/models!

What’s one of your all-time favorite patterns? What do you like about it and how many have you made? Let us know in the comments.

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