Men's Trailblazer Vest

Men's Trailblazer Vest

$12.00 USD
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Trailblazer Vests are made for crisp mornings and ambitious endeavours.  Zip up, slip hands in (deep, man-sized!) pockets and be ready for whatever outdoor adventures may come along.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate 

Men's Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Collar
  • Zipper closure (with snap or button alternative)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Curved dropped back - keep those kidneys warm
  • Optional wind flap for extra warmth and style

Pair with the Fisherman's add-on to create an outdoorsman's dream vest!

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look to vintage wool coats, gently used corduroy/wool trousers and sleeping bags.

Sizing + Supplies

View size chart + materials list 

Printing Info

Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

Patterns include a “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper.

FAQ

View pattern FAQ | Read more on the blog

In testing, our adventurous beginner level sewers managed this garment well using the instructions and videos provided.  If you are new to zips this is a GREAT pattern to learn with. You can do it!  We also have an active and friendly chat group where you can ask questions anytime you need.

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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C.C.
LOVE A GOOD CAMO VEST

Pattern went together well. Sizes seem to run a tad big. The pieces went together perfectly thanks to step by step directions. Only used seam ripper once, but was a machine issue and a stitch I wasn't happy with. Thanks T&T.

C
C.S.
Wonderful pattern!

I made this for my husband as a work vest. He loves it! The pattern was easy to follow and the videos really helped along the way. Thank you Twig & Tale!

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o.m.
Amazing!

Like all Twig and tale pattern this is an amazing pattern. Beautifully drafted with an exquisite tutorial. Can't wait to make more.

K
K.
Great pattern

This is a great pattern for a beginner like me. I made two for my husky husband. The go together quickly and easily. I did make two alteration to the pattern, which was making the pocket openings bigger and there is a ton of ease so I had take it in.

T
T.W.
Such a versatile pattern!

Love this pattern! Made one each for my 14yo boys and hubby. Had to make the smallest size and shorten the vest for the boys, but I followed the pattern instructions and they turned out to be a perfect fit! 👌 A vest is a pretty simple item, but with the options and panels in this pattern, I was able to make three really different vests to perfectly suit the personalities of my three favourite men. Thanks!

S
S.H.
Great vest!

An easy to follow pattern. Great video tutorials. Handsome and warm finished garment. I get many compliments.

K
K.H.
Clear instructions. Great Vest!

I bought this pattern to help my brother learn to sew. The instructions were so clear I only had to teach him what a zipper foot was and which setting to use for that. I have been sewing for a while and have never seen such detailed and thought out instructions. Perfect for a brand new sewist!

M
M.W.
Mens Trailblazer Vest is the BEST!

I was very intimidated but decided that my husband, son, 2 step sons, 2 son-in-laws, and 2 friends would all be getting Trailblazer Vests for Christmas this year. My husband came to Joann's to pick out Duck Cloth, complimenting plaid flannel, zippers, snaps, thread, and "Warm & Natural" needles cotton batting(for warmth) for them all. I was equipped with all my materials and directions, took a deep breath, and forged ahead! I can honestly say the directions made it SEW easy!!!!! I even graded all their sized to make the fit just right. They do run a little bigger than I thought they would but the boys I've given them to already said they prefer them that way so they can wear hoodies under them. They all came out perfect!.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
95%
(21)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.C.
LOVE A GOOD CAMO VEST

Pattern went together well. Sizes seem to run a tad big. The pieces went together perfectly thanks to step by step directions. Only used seam ripper once, but was a machine issue and a stitch I wasn't happy with. Thanks T&T.

C
C.S.
Wonderful pattern!

I made this for my husband as a work vest. He loves it! The pattern was easy to follow and the videos really helped along the way. Thank you Twig & Tale!

o
o.m.
Amazing!

Like all Twig and tale pattern this is an amazing pattern. Beautifully drafted with an exquisite tutorial. Can't wait to make more.

K
K.
Great pattern

This is a great pattern for a beginner like me. I made two for my husky husband. The go together quickly and easily. I did make two alteration to the pattern, which was making the pocket openings bigger and there is a ton of ease so I had take it in.

T
T.W.
Such a versatile pattern!

Love this pattern! Made one each for my 14yo boys and hubby. Had to make the smallest size and shorten the vest for the boys, but I followed the pattern instructions and they turned out to be a perfect fit! 👌 A vest is a pretty simple item, but with the options and panels in this pattern, I was able to make three really different vests to perfectly suit the personalities of my three favourite men. Thanks!

S
S.H.
Great vest!

An easy to follow pattern. Great video tutorials. Handsome and warm finished garment. I get many compliments.

K
K.H.
Clear instructions. Great Vest!

I bought this pattern to help my brother learn to sew. The instructions were so clear I only had to teach him what a zipper foot was and which setting to use for that. I have been sewing for a while and have never seen such detailed and thought out instructions. Perfect for a brand new sewist!

M
M.W.
Mens Trailblazer Vest is the BEST!

I was very intimidated but decided that my husband, son, 2 step sons, 2 son-in-laws, and 2 friends would all be getting Trailblazer Vests for Christmas this year. My husband came to Joann's to pick out Duck Cloth, complimenting plaid flannel, zippers, snaps, thread, and "Warm & Natural" needles cotton batting(for warmth) for them all. I was equipped with all my materials and directions, took a deep breath, and forged ahead! I can honestly say the directions made it SEW easy!!!!! I even graded all their sized to make the fit just right. They do run a little bigger than I thought they would but the boys I've given them to already said they prefer them that way so they can wear hoodies under them. They all came out perfect!.