Trailblazer Vest - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Trailblazer Vest - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$12.00 USD
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Trailblazer Vests are made for shoreline rambles and woodland walks.  Zip up, slip hands into cosy pockets and be ready for whatever treasures and adventures you may happen upon.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate

Video Class for sewing the Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

The Trailblazer Vest for children comes in sizes 12-18m through size 14.  View Adult Trailblazer Vest patterns here

View size chart + materials list

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.

Features + Add-ons
  • Stand up collar
  • Zipper closure (alternatively use snaps or buttons)
  • In-seam pockets
  • Curved dropped back - keep those kidneys warm
  • Optional wind flap for extra warmth and style

 

Men's Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Pair with the Fishing Vest add-on to create an outdoor lover's dream vest!

    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.

  • Bonus Resources

    About the Trailblazer Vest:

    Tutorials for customising your Trailblazer Vest:

    This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

    1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
    2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
    3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

    All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

    View pattern FAQ 

    • Look Inside
    • Works With
    • Resources

    If you are new to sewing zippers this is a great pattern to learn with.  

    The pattern instructions include videos for every step.

    Mashes With

    This pattern is designed to "mash" with elements of the following

    Add-Ons

    Expand your pattern with these creative add-ons

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 91 reviews
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    Su Cher (Annemasse, FR)
    My first Trailblazer

    I love how this came together, the fit is perfect and T&T were very responsive when I had questions on this and the coat. I am now tempted to do a coat. I did a muslin, which was worth it as I didn't read the instructions and ended up getting in a muddle trying to turn it around. My advice, always read the instructions! They are very clear and the little video snippets are very helpful. I was expecting a full video tutorial and was initially dissapointed but I think the little snippets make sense.
    I made size F, no adjustments and made from an italian wool that was recovered from a coat I had previously made. And thank you for the projector pattern, it's very clear and a bonus as I don't like all that cutting and sticking!
    Love this and next on my list is the culottes!

    K
    Kay Cass (Kansas City, US)
    Trailblazer Vest - Child

    This is a great pattern, I used it to make hunting vest for six kids. I used sizes from 12 month to 14 and they all came out with great fit. The instructions are some of the best well written I have come across. One of the best features I liked and learned was the extension in the side pockets.

    K
    Krista Wareing (Saratoga Springs, US)
    Perfect!

    I like that there are so many options and sizing adaptations. Easy to follow directions.

    D
    Deb Hart (Melbourne, AU)
    Trail blazer vest a winner

    I have made 2 vests now, both from soft-shell fabric. One I made unlined so I added sleeve bindings which turned out well. The second I lined. The instructions were very easy to follow. My zips were a breeze and look fabulous, matching beautifully following the instructions.

    Probably not a totally new beginner sew but it came together very well. A great pattern.

    L
    L.C. (Carlisle, GB)
    Super pattern

    A super pattern which makes up into a beautiful gilet. The pockets were tricky the first time I made it but that’s got easier. First time I’ve put in a zip and the instructions were fab. I’m a bit pernickity so I took time to do my fabric matching! I had to make the collar in two parts to get the fronts to look pretty but that’s because of my choice of fabric. I’m a fairly experienced sewer so found the pattern straightforward. Certainly recommend it.

    E
    E. (Beaverton, US)
    Love it!

    I love this pattern, I don't make clothes but my son wanted a Ryder vest from PAW patrol. Found this pattern and thought maybe I can do it. Finished last night! The instructions where so easy and really well explained. Thank you!

    A
    Ann Boyle (Wellington, NZ)
    Just fablous

    I made this for my grandson, he doesn't like the texture of nylon jackets or thick sleeves. So a zip up vest was the answer, and this pattern delivered. Great tutorial and the comments like, 'sit back have a look, and pat yourself on the back you have done it!' were very encouraging and made me smile. It was such a hit I am about to make him another. The dip at the back is perfect looks very fashionable, I wont hesitate to make more.

    D
    Donna (Melbourne, AU)
    Great pattern

    Very clear instructions. The skill level of ‘adventurous beginner’ was probably a little too hard for me but I managed to get through and was really impressed with the finished product. They wear them daily and every time they do, I get compliments.

    N
    Nanine Lessing (Pretoria, ZA)
    Amazing pattern

    The instructions are easy to follow and the pattern is very versatile. Loved making it

    N
    Nita Lightbody (Campbell River, CA)
    Easy to sew

    This was quick to sew up and instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is nice but the bottom flared out quite a lot which was not shown in the photos and my customer did not like that part of it. Another customer however really liked that it flared and so she wanted it ! Haha! I particularly appreciated the instructions to do alterations which I have found difficult in the past.
    I would have posted a photo but it was bought today and my request to review came after she left.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 91 reviews
    98%
    (89)
    2%
    (2)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    S
    Su Cher (Annemasse, FR)
    My first Trailblazer

    I love how this came together, the fit is perfect and T&T were very responsive when I had questions on this and the coat. I am now tempted to do a coat. I did a muslin, which was worth it as I didn't read the instructions and ended up getting in a muddle trying to turn it around. My advice, always read the instructions! They are very clear and the little video snippets are very helpful. I was expecting a full video tutorial and was initially dissapointed but I think the little snippets make sense.
    I made size F, no adjustments and made from an italian wool that was recovered from a coat I had previously made. And thank you for the projector pattern, it's very clear and a bonus as I don't like all that cutting and sticking!
    Love this and next on my list is the culottes!

    K
    Kay Cass (Kansas City, US)
    Trailblazer Vest - Child

    This is a great pattern, I used it to make hunting vest for six kids. I used sizes from 12 month to 14 and they all came out with great fit. The instructions are some of the best well written I have come across. One of the best features I liked and learned was the extension in the side pockets.

    K
    Krista Wareing (Saratoga Springs, US)
    Perfect!

    I like that there are so many options and sizing adaptations. Easy to follow directions.

    D
    Deb Hart (Melbourne, AU)
    Trail blazer vest a winner

    I have made 2 vests now, both from soft-shell fabric. One I made unlined so I added sleeve bindings which turned out well. The second I lined. The instructions were very easy to follow. My zips were a breeze and look fabulous, matching beautifully following the instructions.

    Probably not a totally new beginner sew but it came together very well. A great pattern.

    L
    L.C. (Carlisle, GB)
    Super pattern

    A super pattern which makes up into a beautiful gilet. The pockets were tricky the first time I made it but that’s got easier. First time I’ve put in a zip and the instructions were fab. I’m a bit pernickity so I took time to do my fabric matching! I had to make the collar in two parts to get the fronts to look pretty but that’s because of my choice of fabric. I’m a fairly experienced sewer so found the pattern straightforward. Certainly recommend it.

    E
    E. (Beaverton, US)
    Love it!

    I love this pattern, I don't make clothes but my son wanted a Ryder vest from PAW patrol. Found this pattern and thought maybe I can do it. Finished last night! The instructions where so easy and really well explained. Thank you!

    A
    Ann Boyle (Wellington, NZ)
    Just fablous

    I made this for my grandson, he doesn't like the texture of nylon jackets or thick sleeves. So a zip up vest was the answer, and this pattern delivered. Great tutorial and the comments like, 'sit back have a look, and pat yourself on the back you have done it!' were very encouraging and made me smile. It was such a hit I am about to make him another. The dip at the back is perfect looks very fashionable, I wont hesitate to make more.

    D
    Donna (Melbourne, AU)
    Great pattern

    Very clear instructions. The skill level of ‘adventurous beginner’ was probably a little too hard for me but I managed to get through and was really impressed with the finished product. They wear them daily and every time they do, I get compliments.

    N
    Nanine Lessing (Pretoria, ZA)
    Amazing pattern

    The instructions are easy to follow and the pattern is very versatile. Loved making it

    N
    Nita Lightbody (Campbell River, CA)
    Easy to sew

    This was quick to sew up and instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is nice but the bottom flared out quite a lot which was not shown in the photos and my customer did not like that part of it. Another customer however really liked that it flared and so she wanted it ! Haha! I particularly appreciated the instructions to do alterations which I have found difficult in the past.
    I would have posted a photo but it was bought today and my request to review came after she left.