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How to Make a Vest: 8 DIY Vest Pattern Ideas

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor,

There is not an accessory quite as versatile as the vest. Learning how to make a vest will teach you how to make a clothing piece that you can wear during any season and during just about any season. A DIY vest pattern looks fantastic over a tank in the summer for a touch of warmth when the sun goes down. These patterns look just as smart during the cold months, too. Add a layer of cozy and a hint of chic when you add a free vest pattern to your wardrobe. No matter the kind of sewn vest pattern you are on the hunt for, we have the DIY vest pattern for you! Scroll down to explore the many options in How to Make a Vest: 8 DIY Vest Pattern Ideas. You’re going to want to make all of them.

Everyone in your family will find a reason to sport a free vest pattern. Kids will love the extra freedom of having their arms free while teenagers will love the chance to layer. Sweaters and vests layered atop skinny jeans and boots have been a huge trend in the last few years that seems to be sticking. Make sure you are on-trend and save money by making a DIY option with these free vest patterns. From work-out hoodies for your man to a ruffly decorative piece for yourself, all of the how to make a vest tutorials below come with their own something special.

How to Make a Vest

How to Make a Vest: 8 DIY Vest Pattern Ideas
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Free Vest Pattern Ideas for Adults
How to Make a Vest for Children

Free Vest Pattern Ideas for Adults

   Easy Ruffled Vest   Hoodie Vest

Learn how to make a vest for the grown-ups in your family with these ideas. A stylish vest can make or break an outfit. Don’t go on without having one in your wardrobe. 

  1. Hoodie Vest
  2. Easy Ruffled Vest
  3. Sweater Vest with Faux Fur Makeover
  4. The Boy Vest
  5. DIY Sleeveless Vest or Jacket
  6. NEW! Dress to Vest Refashion
  7. NEW! Tory Burch-Inspired Vest

How to Make a Vest for Children

Cuddlebug DIY Faux Fur Vest   Dapper Dan Vest

Don’t let the kids feel left out when it comes to the vest-making trend. These ideas are perfect for you kids and they are going to adore each and every free vest pattern.

  1. Cuddlebug DIY Faux Fur Vest
  2. Dapper Dan Vest
  3. Wild Wild West Vest
  4. Matching Dinosaur Vest and Shirt


28 Wardrobe Refashion Projects

If you are looking for even more how to make clothes ideas, check out 28 Wardrobe Refashion Projects.





Which of these vests is your favorite? Let us know below in the comments!




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