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Make a Vest: 13+ Free Vest Sewing Patterns

Learn how to make a vest! Whether you're searching for a winter vest or something for a special occasion, you'll love these free vest patterns!

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor,
Updated August 02, 2018
Make a Vest 13 Free Vest Sewing Patterns

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.

This page, Make a Vest 13+ Free Vest Sewing Patterns, has styles that 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 for making a vest. You’re going to want to sew 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.

Free Vest Patterns for Adults

Fall Jacket to Vest Refashion

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. You'll spot diy vest sewing patterns for women as well as men.

This section includes vest patterns for exercise, casual everyday wear, chilly outside wear, and more. We love every one of these styles because they are trend-setting and unique. You'll be sure to turn heads with any of these.

Isn't this Fall Jacket to Vest Refashion shown awesome? It's a great way to upcycle an old coat. That way, you know the fabric already works with outdoor conditions.

  • Hoodie Vest

    This vest comes with a hoodie, which is necessary if you want to go for a run on a gloomy or questionable day for weather. Wear it with or without a shirt.

  • Easy Ruffled Vest

    This vest is stylish and elegant. Wear this to school, work, or out on a date. No need to buy a vest when you can DIY your own.

  • Sweater Vest With Faux Fur Makeover

    If you like a touch of faux fur, then this upcycled vest pattern is perfect for you. The collar is lined with eclectic faux animal fur.

  • DIY Sleeveless Vest or Jacket

    You'll look runway ready any time you leave the house when you don this beauty. This long women's suit vest pattern is ideal for chilly fall days.

  • Tory Burch-Inspired Vest

    This fabulous faux fur vest is inspired by designer Tory Burch but it certainly doesn't come with the high fashion price tag. 

  • One Hour Funky Fringe Vest

    Fringe is in. Be part of the trend by making this groovy and quick vest pattern. Since it's so fast to make, make a few.

  • Reversible Waistcoat in Any Size

    BONUS! This free waistcoat pattern is reversible! Choose your two favorite fabrics and thus more options in your closet.

How to Make a Vest for Children

Baby DIY Faux Fur Vest

Don’t let the kids feel left out when it comes to the vest-making trend. Find a kids vest pattern you'll want for your children in this section.

These ideas are perfect for your kids and they are going to adore each and every free vest pattern shown here. Like this Baby DIY Faux Fur Vest! Not only is it the ideal size for a toddler, it is super trendy and chic.

If you look at the patterns in this section, you will find more hip vest sewing patterns for both boys and girls. Dress your little boy to the nines with these fancy vest patterns or casual with a less dramatic style.

  • The Boy Vest

    This is the quintessential boy's vest indeed. It's simple but has those masculine or boyish elements, like pinstripes and argyle.

  • Cuddlebug DIY Faux Fur Vest

    Keep your little one warm and looking like the queen of the playground with one vest pattern. This faux fur vest is a cute addition to any kids wardrobe.

  • Prep School Boys Vest Pattern

    Learn how to make a vest that is the epitome of fashion and style. This vest for boys looks professionally-made but isn't!

  • Dapper Dan Vest

    Wow, this vest is smoking. Your little boy is going to stun at weddings, parties, or school picture day. Make matching pants to put it all together.

  • Girl's Faux Shearling Vest Pattern

    Shearling makes clothing nice and toasty as well as adds pretty texture. Pair the shearling with animal print for this vest.

  • Wild Wild West Vest

    This country western style costume vest pattern is great for playtime after school or for Halloween. It's so cool.

  • Matching Dinosaur Shirt and Vest

    This free vest sewing pattern comes with a tutorial for a matching shirt, too. Your little boy is going to look so put together at school in this ensemble.

  • Upcycled Boys Vest Pattern

    BONUS! Isn't this little vest cute? This upcycled sewing project is perfect for those of us who have old clothing that can be repurposed for vests.

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

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They are all great but if I had to choose, I'd go with the DIY Sleeveless Vest or Jacket.


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