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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years
Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years
Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years
Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years
Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years
Simple Vest - 12 months to 8 years

Pattern Description:

This is a versatile pattern for boys and girls. This vest is perfect for the cold days, it is fully lined with high collar, welt pockets and it closes with a zipper. You can even make this vest reversible by using a reversible zipper!

You can make this vest with or without pockets, this tutorial includes the instructions to make welt pockets but you easily can skip those and add a different type of pocket instead; such as patch pocket or flap pocket (this are not included in this pattern).

The version without pocket is very simple to sew and makes it a good project for beginners, while the version with pockets requires more sewing skills, and is more suitable for an intermediate sewer.

The PDF file includes:

- Tutorial: A step-by-step tutorial with easy and clear instructions and color photos. The tutorial will guide you on how to cut the pieces of fabric and how to sew the them.

- Pattern: It includes the fully scaled color-coded computer drafted pattern. The pattern should be printed into 21 sheet A4/Letter size, this pdf pattern provides clear nstructions on how to assemble those pages.

- Table of final measurements

- List of materials

- Directions to cut the pieces of fabric

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1 year: 13 1/4" (length) - 24" (body circumf.)
  • 2 years: 14 1/2" (length) - 25 1/2" (body circumf.)
  • 3 years: 15 1/2" (length) - 27" (body circumf.)
  • 4 years: 16 1/2" (length) - 28" (body circumf.)
  • 5 years: 17 1/2" (length) - 29" (body circumf.)
  • 6 years: 18 1/2" (length) - 30" (body circumf.)
  • 7 years: 19 1/2" (length) - 31" (body circumf.)
  • 8 years: 20 1/2" (length) - 32" (body circumf.)


  • sewing machine
  • fabric (1/2 to 3/4 yards of main fabric and 1/2 to 3/4 yards of lining)
  • thread of matching color
  • 1 open-end zipper (13 to 20 inches long depending on the size you are sewing)
  • scissors and pins