This child fleece vest pattern is free and perfect for dressing up with and trick or treating on a cold night! Designed to coordinate with the Halloween hat packs 1, 2 and 3. This vest comes in sizes baby 3 months to child 12! Keep a look out for additional modifications that go along with this vest that coordinate with specific hat packs.
For this project you will need:
– 1 yard of fleece
– 1/2″ elastic for arms
– 1″ elastic for hem
– velcro for front closure (1 long piece that goes down the whole front or several smaller pieces, spaced out
Child Fleece Vest Pattern (Free) Tutorial
Step 1 – Cut out pieces, begin to sew
Note: the white represents the right side of the fabric and the brown is the wrong side of the fabric.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. A walking or even feed foot can be useful for sewing over bulky seams. You will need to assemble the pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here.
Cut out all the pieces of the vest. On folded fabric. Cut 2 front pieces, 1 back piece (on the fold) 2 collar pieces.
Step 2 – Finish Armholes.
Fold armscye to the wrong side by 3/4″. Sew with a 5/8″ seam to form a casing. Cut your elastic (length printed on pattern piece) and attach a safety pin to the end. Feed your elastic through the casing and tack the ends of the elastic down so it doesn’t slide out of the casing.
Step 3 – Form the Collar
Step 4 – Attach the Collar
Sew the collar to the right side of the neckline of the child fleece vest pattern, aligning the ends of the collar with the stars printed on the pattern pieces.
Step 5 – Fold back the front and turn
Step 6 – Waist Elastic Casing
Cut your 1″ elastic for the bottom hem (length printed on pattern piece)of the child fleece vest pattern. On the wrong side of the vest, pin the short ends 1″ away from the front edge, and the bottom edge of the elastic 1 1/4″ from the bottom edge. Tack down both short elastic ends with a line of stitching.
Step 7 – Front and Velcro Closure
Fold the front edge to the wrong side by 1″. Stitch in place. Cut a strip of velcro the length of the front edge (you can also use a few smaller pieces). Use a zigzag stitch to attach the velcro. You finished the child fleece vest pattern. Don’t forget to download the pattern for the coordinating hat here.
Download the Pattern Below:
Pattern was drafted by GraciousThreads.ca