Simplicity 2341 Fall Jacket

I just finished this the other day. It’s my first attempt at making a garment out of faux leather (I love that term – so much better than “pleather”). Anyway, I bought this textured material from It’s very soft and easy to work with. I did re-read a couple of articles I had about working with leather (real or faux) because I wanted to know the best way to make the pattern markings, etc. I also used the non-stick foot that came with my sewing machine so I didn’t have to worry about skipped stitches.

This actually went together much faster than I had expected.  I made this in View A. It’s an edgier look for me, but that’s what I wanted to challenge myself with this time.

This was also the first time I had used a separating zipper. Which was actually easier than a regular zipper. I made no adjustments to the pattern. Just a note here: I did use the rotary cutter for the jacket pieces which made cutting this out quick and easy.

12 thoughts on “Simplicity 2341 Fall Jacket

  1. I have this pattern and go back and forth about making it. Yours is cute and edgy. It's good to know that separating zippers are not as scary as I thought. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You did a great job with this jacket. Once you make your first faux leather garment, you really do feel confident to try more; at least I can say that for me. I think you are feeling the same way. This looks great on you.

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