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 19 reviews
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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!.

C
C.

Great pattern! Experianced sewer, but found this pattern very detailed and easy to follow. Would recommend to a new sewer!

V
V.K.
Very Chic

I have just finished sewing the Men's trailblazer vest. It is very fitted and looks great. Just make sure you get the measurements correct or it may not fit well. I needed to add a few inches onto the length. My brother-in-law would like one now. Back to the sewing machine!

C
C.F.
Great!

As with all Twig and Tale patterns this one is great. Super helpful instructions too.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
95%
(18)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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!.

C
C.

Great pattern! Experianced sewer, but found this pattern very detailed and easy to follow. Would recommend to a new sewer!

V
V.K.
Very Chic

I have just finished sewing the Men's trailblazer vest. It is very fitted and looks great. Just make sure you get the measurements correct or it may not fit well. I needed to add a few inches onto the length. My brother-in-law would like one now. Back to the sewing machine!

C
C.F.
Great!

As with all Twig and Tale patterns this one is great. Super helpful instructions too.