Trailblazer Vest - Children
gender neutral

Trailblazer Vest - Children
gender neutral

$10.00 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 depending on chosen options

  • 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 Fisherman's 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.

  • 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 nifty “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 

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    • 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 69 reviews
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    Caitlin Bruner (Wichita, US)
    15/5 Stars, Highly Recommend, will make (TONS) more!!!

    I used this pattern with the fisherman's add-on to make my son a paleontology vest for his school's career day. I only had a few days to make it and did just that - even while battling the stomach virus given to me by said son (Lol!). The instructions are extremely well-written, easy to follow, and the layout makes it easy to follow along (even when you're ill lol). Typically, I struggle with e-reading and following video tutorials; but, I didn't with these.

    I had so much FUN making this! My son LOVED trying his vest on at various points in the process! He now rarely takes his vest off - I'm considerably lucky to even be able to WASH it.

    I love the flexibility in T&T patterns where style or "extras" are concerned (i.e. pockets, necklines, etc). I also love the suggested ways to "up-cycle" current items for use in T&T patterns.

    How many times did I use the word "love?" Repetition is bad for college papers, great for T&T reviews!!

    I've since purchased the adult pattern and fisherman's add-on for myself. I can't wait to make more of these!!

    J
    Jennifer Parker (Dallas, US)
    Perfect!

    The instructions were so easy to follow I made the fisherman’s vest for my grandsons first birthday. I used a pair of camo hunting pants from the thrift store. This will be a yearly tradition.

    L
    Lindsay Bergermann (Humboldt, CA)
    Great Pattern!

    Loved this pattern! Easy to follow. On my second one, it’s the fisherman’s add on:)

    A
    Annie Parker (Hornsea, GB)
    Great pattern!

    I really love this pattern! I am a beginner sewist and this pattern and instructions have enabled me to make a really professional looking vest. All the pattern pieces line up perfectly (a bit of a rarity in my limited experience) and there instructions are very clear and detailed. The tips for inserting the zip are spot on, enabling me to get it just right (and it was my first one). My OH is delighted with his vest. I plan to make more for him and get the womens pattern too. How nice it was to feel happy and proud rather than frustrated at the end of a make. Thank you.

    S
    Sara (Trout Creek, US)
    Fun and Cozy!

    I loved making this Trailblazer vest, great instructions and pictures made this pattern very easy to follow. I used a re-purposed sleeping bag and it is so warm and cozy, I plan to use this vest a LOT for outdoor hikes and chores around my little farm. I got some scraps of corduroy from my mom to use on the shoulders and the windflap and love the contrast. It fits great even over multiple layers. I spent a lot of time lining up the zipper so the collar would match on both sides - I should have done the same to match the quilting on the front! Don't even care, I love it so much. The one thing I did add was a loop inside the back at the neck seam, so I can hang it on a hook by the door, ready to grab on any adventure!

    M
    Monika Siwiec (Dublin, IE)
    Kids trailblazer - Great design in all ways!

    Fantastic design. I made version with zip and no front flap. Instruction very easy to follow and explained in details. Pattern pieces match perfectly together. My boys love their vests and wear them al the time. Looking forward to making adult version.

    B
    Betsy Hosegood (Barnstaple, GB)
    Easy, comfortable, wonderful

    I really love this waistcoat, which is roomy enough for multiple layers to be worn underneath and really comfortable to wear. I used some leftover fleece for the inside collar and pockets, which I can highly recommend as it makes the waistcoat really warming and the fleecy pockets are just so snuggly. I added a patch pocket inside which will be very useful, I shall certainly be making more. The instructions are very good and easy to follow, and I love the summary of the steps that you can print out and follow (saves paper). Just brilliant!

    S
    Suze (Lennox Head, AU)
    Fabulous Pattern

    Another awesome pattern from Twig and Tale!
    Easy to follow, fits perfectly and we have a little one that has worn it every day since receiving it.
    Thank you 🙏❤️❤️❤️

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 69 reviews
    99%
    (68)
    1%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    C
    Caitlin Bruner (Wichita, US)
    15/5 Stars, Highly Recommend, will make (TONS) more!!!

    I used this pattern with the fisherman's add-on to make my son a paleontology vest for his school's career day. I only had a few days to make it and did just that - even while battling the stomach virus given to me by said son (Lol!). The instructions are extremely well-written, easy to follow, and the layout makes it easy to follow along (even when you're ill lol). Typically, I struggle with e-reading and following video tutorials; but, I didn't with these.

    I had so much FUN making this! My son LOVED trying his vest on at various points in the process! He now rarely takes his vest off - I'm considerably lucky to even be able to WASH it.

    I love the flexibility in T&T patterns where style or "extras" are concerned (i.e. pockets, necklines, etc). I also love the suggested ways to "up-cycle" current items for use in T&T patterns.

    How many times did I use the word "love?" Repetition is bad for college papers, great for T&T reviews!!

    I've since purchased the adult pattern and fisherman's add-on for myself. I can't wait to make more of these!!

    J
    Jennifer Parker (Dallas, US)
    Perfect!

    The instructions were so easy to follow I made the fisherman’s vest for my grandsons first birthday. I used a pair of camo hunting pants from the thrift store. This will be a yearly tradition.

    L
    Lindsay Bergermann (Humboldt, CA)
    Great Pattern!

    Loved this pattern! Easy to follow. On my second one, it’s the fisherman’s add on:)

    A
    Annie Parker (Hornsea, GB)
    Great pattern!

    I really love this pattern! I am a beginner sewist and this pattern and instructions have enabled me to make a really professional looking vest. All the pattern pieces line up perfectly (a bit of a rarity in my limited experience) and there instructions are very clear and detailed. The tips for inserting the zip are spot on, enabling me to get it just right (and it was my first one). My OH is delighted with his vest. I plan to make more for him and get the womens pattern too. How nice it was to feel happy and proud rather than frustrated at the end of a make. Thank you.

    S
    Sara (Trout Creek, US)
    Fun and Cozy!

    I loved making this Trailblazer vest, great instructions and pictures made this pattern very easy to follow. I used a re-purposed sleeping bag and it is so warm and cozy, I plan to use this vest a LOT for outdoor hikes and chores around my little farm. I got some scraps of corduroy from my mom to use on the shoulders and the windflap and love the contrast. It fits great even over multiple layers. I spent a lot of time lining up the zipper so the collar would match on both sides - I should have done the same to match the quilting on the front! Don't even care, I love it so much. The one thing I did add was a loop inside the back at the neck seam, so I can hang it on a hook by the door, ready to grab on any adventure!

    M
    Monika Siwiec (Dublin, IE)
    Kids trailblazer - Great design in all ways!

    Fantastic design. I made version with zip and no front flap. Instruction very easy to follow and explained in details. Pattern pieces match perfectly together. My boys love their vests and wear them al the time. Looking forward to making adult version.

    B
    Betsy Hosegood (Barnstaple, GB)
    Easy, comfortable, wonderful

    I really love this waistcoat, which is roomy enough for multiple layers to be worn underneath and really comfortable to wear. I used some leftover fleece for the inside collar and pockets, which I can highly recommend as it makes the waistcoat really warming and the fleecy pockets are just so snuggly. I added a patch pocket inside which will be very useful, I shall certainly be making more. The instructions are very good and easy to follow, and I love the summary of the steps that you can print out and follow (saves paper). Just brilliant!

    S
    Suze (Lennox Head, AU)
    Fabulous Pattern

    Another awesome pattern from Twig and Tale!
    Easy to follow, fits perfectly and we have a little one that has worn it every day since receiving it.
    Thank you 🙏❤️❤️❤️