Sewing instructions for women’s raglan jacket

Sewing instructions for women’s raglan jacket:

Description of the content of the sewing instructions

This is the sewing instructions to the raglan jacket for women. It is fairly easy to sew. The jacket is longer at the back and shorter in front. It has a zipped up front. It does not have a lining except for a narrow strip along the hemline.

You have some alternative designs to choose from among the pattern pieces. The jacket can be sewn with either a straight back piece or a piece with a slightly curved shape.

Front and two alternative backs

Some wheelchair users opt to sit with a slightly curved back (the pelvic tilted backwards against the wheelchair backrest) for better balance. The curved back will fit this position better.
Pattern pieces to sleeveThe sleeve pattern to the women’s raglan jacket consist of two pieces, because the sleeve has a slightly rounded design over the shoulders. You can choose to cut the two pieces separate (and sew them together with a full length seam) or combine the pieces and cut it as one. If you prefer an ordinary raglan sleeve cut with a fuller sleeve of more bomber-jacket type, check the pattern and sewing instructions for men’s raglan jacket.
Collar and wristband patternThe collar is also available in two alternative designs, one with a straight overall width and another with a collar wider at the back. This creates a higher back to the collar and is primarily thought for a jacket with a curved back (following the curved line). The collar piece with high back should be made in rib knit fabric. A collar in non-stretch jacket fabric does not allow the stretch for this solution.

In the pattern pieces you also have a piece for wristband. This is if you opt for a jacket with wristbands in rib knit fabric. If you want a regular hem for the sleeves you will choose this when cutting the sleeve pattern.

Finally the pattern includes pieces for lining along the hem of the jacket. There is two back pieces of this to choose from. One fits a straight back and the other a jacket with a curved back. Front and back facing patterns

4 Responses to Sewing instructions for women’s raglan jacket

  1. Ruhs Stefanie says:

    Hallo, kann man sich Schnittmuster auch zu schicken lassen? So das ich die an verschiedene Größen anpassen kann???

    Vielen lieben Dank für Ihre Antwort

    Gruß Familie Ruhs

    • susanne says:

      We’re not a company so do not produce patterns per se. We’re a project – part of the Independent Living Institute ( ) – and only provide information and tools available on the Internet free of charge for personal use. You have to download our patterns, which have several sizes marked on the downloaded papers – links available in the header.

  2. Myra Porche says:

    How do I obtain this pattern. I am helping care for my mother and sister’s mother-in-law who both have dementia. Raglan sleeve jackets are easier for them to put . Have been looking for sure h a pattern.


    sorry, i’m a bit confused about the sleeve description. Women’s sleeve front and then “normal”. the sleeve is 2 pieces but normal is for the non-rounded pattern?

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