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Simple Vest for Boys and Girls - 12 months to 8 years - PDF Pattern and Instructions

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Lily Bird Studio
Price $8.00
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by Mcintosh, Jennifer
on April 25th, 2014


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.


You can use this tutorial to make dresses for sell, just please give Lily Bird Studio the credits for the design. Do not copy or distribute this pdf tutorial itself.

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- 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

by doh, terriiee
on March 19th, 2015

This vest was easy to make. My first time putting in a zipper.

by Mcintosh, Jennifer
on April 25th, 2014


by Compston, Kirbie
on January 27th, 2013

Great Pattern! I have been sewing about 2 years, but have steered clear of zippers and any form of closure besides elastic for fear of messing up. The directions in this pattern were wonderfully easy to follow and made a super cute vest! My son loves it. I made mine out of some old fleece blankets just for practice and it turned out great (both layers were fleece on mine). I have recently purchased some flannel and corduroy to make another! So glad I purchased this pattern.

by Cross, Charlene
on November 7th, 2012

Love this pattern. I had never done a reversible zipper before, and I found the directions easy to follow and breezed right through it. I'll be making more of these!

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