Cooler weather is finally here and I have a new free pattern to share today! This free Girls Faux Shearling Vest Pattern is ridiculously easy to sew (2 pattern pieces, 3 seams and no hemming) and is a perfect layering piece to add to your little one’s wardrobe.
I’m so excited to share this free vest pattern with you! This is a project that you should be able to complete in about 30 minutes. The vest really turns out great -just like something you would buy at the store. (My daughter is thrilled with hers).
(Already downloaded this pattern? Skip straight to the sewing instructions. (page 3.)
This pattern is designed with faux shearling fabric in mind. Faux shearling fabric (also called bonded sherpa) cuts wonderfully (if you don’t mind a bit of fur floating around that is, lol) and does not need to be hemmed. I found my fabric at Walmart, and I saw the same fabric at Hobby Lobby last week (they had different colors to choose from too, though this was the only one I could find on-line – don’t forget your coupon ) and there are tons of varieties online too. (I found a great selection on Etsy.)
You could sew this vest in a fun heavyweight knit. Something that drapes nicely, looks good on both sides and wouldn’t need to be hemmed. You could also make a reversible vest with 2 different fabrics. Just keep in mind, you’ll need to add a seam allowance around the edges if you make it reversible. Making a reversible vest with no visible seams is a bit tricky – if you don’t already know how to make a reversible vest, you would need to search for a tutorial on how to make one. (I do not currently have a reversible vest tutorial, but I am adding one to my to-do list.)
We went out back to snap these pictures, and our sweet Callie-kitty tagged along as usual. (she is 19 yrs old, btw.) She was desperate for a few pets and since we were not paying her enough attention, she was “self-petting” by jumping up on her back legs and trying to rub her chin on my missy’s hand. It was so funny to watch, I managed to get a few different shots of her doing this.
The lapel on this vest is designed to just lay open so you are able to reverse the vest if you like. You could also tack it down if desired.
You will be amazed at how easy this Girls Faux Shearling Vest Pattern is to sew. It is only 2 pattern pieces and 3 seams, plus no hemming. It’s a perfect layering piece to add to your little one’s wardrobe.
Fabric tip: the faux fur is a bit messy to work with. After sewing, I removed what I could with my hands and then tossed the vest into the dryer to let the lint trap catch the rest.