Trailblazer Vest - Men/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Trailblazer Vest - Men/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$16.00 USD
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Trailblazer Vests are made for crisp mornings and ambitious endeavours.  Zip up, slip hands in deep pockets and be ready for whatever outdoor adventures may come along.

Featuring curved seams and a back yoke for a great fit and professional-looking finish, a full zip front, and cosy in-seam pockets.

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 Men's Trailblazer Vest comes in sizes to fit a 32"-60" (81.3cm - 152.4cm) chest measurement.

View size chart + materials list 

View all Trailblazer Vest patterns and Add-ons here

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

Views + Add-ons

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 Fishing 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.

Bonus Resources
Printing Info

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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Ingrid Romeyn (Christchurch, NZ)

Love this pattern not to difficult and many great options

M
Muriel R. (Mairena del Aljarafe, ES)
Puffy grey and yellow

It is the first time that I sew a quilted garment and with the step-by-step included in the tutorial has been perfect. I really enjoyed the process and I'm going to enjoy wearing it even more! This vest is a perfect pattern to personalize and add all the details you like.

J
Jenny from Tassie. (Hobart, AU)
A great and easy pattern

I managed to achieve some great results with this pattern. The request was for a hunting vest, with extra large pockets and in camoflauge. This pattern was perfect for it!! I really love twig n tale patterns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
98%
(86)
2%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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.

I
Ingrid Romeyn (Christchurch, NZ)

Love this pattern not to difficult and many great options

M
Muriel R. (Mairena del Aljarafe, ES)
Puffy grey and yellow

It is the first time that I sew a quilted garment and with the step-by-step included in the tutorial has been perfect. I really enjoyed the process and I'm going to enjoy wearing it even more! This vest is a perfect pattern to personalize and add all the details you like.

J
Jenny from Tassie. (Hobart, AU)
A great and easy pattern

I managed to achieve some great results with this pattern. The request was for a hunting vest, with extra large pockets and in camoflauge. This pattern was perfect for it!! I really love twig n tale patterns.