Schoolboy Vest PDF Pattern is Here!

Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Just in time for your Easter sewing, the Schoolboy Vest PDF Pattern is here! This slim fitting vest is both modern and versatile, and can be dressed up or down!

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With 12 sizes included, you’ll be able to keep your little man looking sharp from size 6 months to size 12 years.

Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Choose between two pocket options…

Welt pockets (the detailed instructions will make you feel like they’re a breeze!)

Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Or faux welt pockets.

Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Add back ties for a professional finish!
 Schoolboy Vest Pattern

Whatever options you choose, your little bookworm will be pleased as punch.

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Hate figuring out how to space and place the buttonholes? No fear, the pattern includes a buttonhole guide to take all the guess work out and will give you perfect buttonhole placement for each size!

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Pattern Details:

  • recommended experience level: beginner
  • Sizes included: 6-12m, 12-18m, 18-24m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
  • full color photographs and detailed instructions to guide you through each step
  • full sized professional pattern pieces
  • tips for sizing
  • tips for making a reversible vest
  • options for faux welt pockets, welt pockets, and back ties
Schoolboy Vest PDF Pattern

Pattern is an instant download PDF file. The download link will be instantly sent to the email address that is on file with your Paypal account, so please ensure that Paypal has your correct email address on file. You’ll also have the option to download the file from a pop-up window that will appear immediately after your purchase. Either way, make sure to save the file to your computer for future use. Also please be aware that if you pay by e-check through Paypal, the payment will take 5-7 business days to process, and the download link will not be emailed to you until that time. Let us know if you have any problems or questions along the way!

Schoolboy Vest PDF Pattern

Be sure to show off your finished vests to the Sew Much Ado Flickr Pool and tag #schoolboyvest on Instagram.

Copyright Info: This pattern is for individual use only. You may not copy or distribute this pattern to any individual or group. You may not produce derivative works of this pattern. You may make and sell items from this pattern on a small, home based scale. Please credit “Schoolboy Vest Pattern designed by” on any listings or tags. Mass production is prohibited.


  1. oh goodness these are too cute! what a fun photo shoot:)

  2. Congratulations! The photos turned out fantastic! This is such a great addition to any little mans wardrobe.

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  4. Ooh! So handsome – love the pattern and love love love the photos of your little models!

  5. This pattern is awesome! The vest I made might just be the best thing I’ve ever sewn. I’m so proud of it. Thanks Abby!
    See it here:

  6. This is such a brilliant pattern – I’ve made one for both my boys :) Thanks Abby!!

  7. Errolyn Hatch says

    Hi Abby–

    I haven’t been on your blog forever so I checked in and I didn’t even recognize your boys at first–they are so big!! And you have a new little one…congrats! Your blog looks great. I like the new look. I got a new sewing machine for Mother’s Day, so I’m going to check in more often and make some of your cool projects! Cool headboard, too. Hope you are doing well :)



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