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Bog Coat

sew1cherry | Posted in General Discussion on

I want to make a bog coat, and found online that the March 2000 (#87) Threads issue had an article on it. This was before I discovered Threads. Was wondering if anyone could provide me with the basic guidelines for measurements, ease and construction?


  1. starzoe | | #1

    I have made a lot of bog coats from this pattern. You won't have to worry about ease. For a very small person you can use 45" wide fabric, if I remember correctly, besides length, the only measurement needed is across the shoulders and down toward the wrist. This means 60" or 58" fabric for most people.

    I usually trimmed the sleeve hem and the across-the-bust seam with ultrasuede - gives a nice finished look. If you have any more questions, ask away.

    1. sew1cherry | | #4

      Thanks for your info. It helped to know how wide my fabric needed to be.

  2. Gloriasews | | #2

    Have you checked with Threads Customer Service?  They could provide you with a copy of that article.  Also, look at Advanced Search at the top of our list of topics to the left of this screen & look for 'bog coat'.  We had a conversation about it last year & you'll get lots of ideas & information.  If you have questions, please ask away, as we're happy to reply.

    Like Starzoe, I've made a couple of bog coats, too, out of queen-sized blankets, one lined with heavy flannelette, & the other (for winter)  lined with Thinsulate & printed cotton, appliqued on the outside (back shoulder across, & front pockets) with the lining cotton, that turned out to be the warmest winter coat I've ever had, & it was washable.  Good luck!


    1. sew1cherry | | #3

      Thanks for your info. The search info was especially appreciated!

      1. Gloriasews | | #5

        You're welcome :)  I'm glad it helped (& that you found it).

  3. sewluving | | #6

    Now I have to look up this and see just what a 'bog coat' is.  Never heard of it.

    Heather in Calgary

  4. funkyjazzdesigns | | #7

    If you do a google search for bog coat you'll come up with several versions that will give you measurements/directions as well as the bit of history - why it's called a bog coat.


  5. rodezzy | | #8


    This site gives the measurements and construction.

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