Basic Campbell Vest

Basic Campbell Vest

Free printable PDF Sewing Pattern, no code or purchase necessary, Basic Campbell Vest, reversible vest with hood, for woven and knit fabrics, easy to follow, beginner friendly instructions, snap / button / hook and loop closure, Goober Pea Designs. #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #vestsewingpattern

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This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern, not a finished item. Purchasers are welcome to sell their finished products. *please do not sell or distribute this pattern, purchase is for one copy only*

The Campbell Vest is a reversible* loose fitting unisex kids vest from size 3m-12y, fully lined with 3 closure options: snaps, buttons, or Velcro.

Because the seams are fully enclosed, finishing is not necessary, making it a quick and easy sew (even without a serger).

This hooded vest can be made with just about any medium to heavyweight fabric, such as woven cotton, flannel, minky, fleece, denim, twill, and even knit!

For extra options like decorative facings, peplum, zipper closure, and collar – please purchase the Campbell Jacket and Vest pattern.

The files include a Trimless Assembly version, a Trim Assembly version, and an A0 file for large format printing.

In case you are unfamiliar with the two methods, here are a few things to consider when choosing between them:

Trim Assembly – While this method is a bit more time consuming, it reduces risk of error, and offers one other huge benefit:  If you think you will be using the pattern for multiple sizes, a trimmed pattern is much easier to fold along the tape lines and store. So if you put it together once and leave it intact, and use tracing paper to trace off each size, then you only have to tape it together once.  This is a big time saver when you want to make it again later in other sizes.

Trimless Assembly – guidelines are provided for US letter size AND A4 paper size, to overlap and tape it together without trimming. This is a much faster method, HOWEVER, tiny variances in paper size and the way your printer pulls the paper through (which can sometimes be slightly off) can lead to inaccuracy. I recommend putting the pieces together on a window, so you can see through the paper and line everything up exactly.

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*not all closure types are reversible—eg. standard separating zipper and standard technique for buttons

Campbell Vest Fabric Requirements