Stitch the Trend: Embroidered Trench Coats

If you’ve got a need in your wardrobe for a stylish spring coat, join our Luzerne Trench sew along on the Sew News blog. We’re joined by the Deer & Doe team, and we’re talking all things trench style, colors, fabric options and inspiration.

embroidered coat Stitch the Trend: Embroidered Trench Coats

The winter – and looking on to spring – we’re seeing trenches with incredible embroidered embellishments that give interest and a feminine styling to this menswear-inspired classic. Trench coats have so many elements to them – from sleeve tabs, belts, flaps, exaggerated collars – there are a multitude of ways and places you can add embroidered motifs. Here are a few of our top finds and inspiration for embroidering trench coats.

Florals are hot for spring, this year and always. I love this soft floral motif along the lower sleeve and pocket, which accentuates the subtle flare of the skirt seen on the Luzerne and more feminine trench designs.

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On a more textural base fabric, a more bold design motif is called for. This motif style mimics the look of crewel embroidery. And on bell sleeves? A total winner. Bonus points for a killer color combo (tan, orange and navy) and for the dimensional fringe, something that could be easily recreated on a home embroidery machine.

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Okay, I had to look it up! That little flap over the right shoulder on the trench below is a gun flap. This trench is a great example of embroidery being used to embellish the many design elements on a trench and gives this otherwise classic design a romantic, safari vibe. I love that the designs use foliage rather than florals – such a fun option!

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You can most certainly go all-over with embroidery on a trench, but it might take you forever and a day! The embroideries on this jacket give the feel of an all-over design without actually being “all over”. Instead, they’re carefully and evenly distributed. I love that the belt is embellished too!

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all-over embroidery

Most of the designs we’ve discussed showcase florals but I love (LOVE!!!) this basic black trench with hummingbird motifs. The classic black fabric color is perfectly balanced by the light and playful hummingbirds without being whimsical. This one has high-end written all over it.

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A color block effect is easy to create with the use of a contrasting and textured fabric in this design. You could do the same with embroidery. Use a bold geometric or an all-over design for contrast at the sleeves, collar, under collar, belt, rain flap and more.

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