Men's Trailblazer Vest

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.

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Pattern Features:
  • 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

    Men's Trailblazer Vest sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate 
  • Pair with the Fisherman's add-on to create an outdoorsman's dream vest!

    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.

  • View size chart + materials list | View pattern FAQ | View Fisherman's Add-on | Read more on the blog

    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.

    Cover photo by Jocelyn Buggie

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 17 reviews
    Great vest!

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

    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!

    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!.


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

    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!


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

    Men’s pathfinder

    Love this vest -not complicated directions are easy and pattern is easy to put together can’t wait to make another.

    Men's Trailblazer

    Loved making the pattern, made one for my husband and he loves it and wears it everyday and has now requested more!

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