Sleeveless vest Kids – Bodywarmer

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew

I love sleeveless vests & fabrics with houses! This is the perfect combination 😉
For the outside I used the ‘house/ little farm’ organic cotton by monaluna I bought at Modes4u.com. They have a lot! of Japanese imported fabrics (like Kokka) and other cute stuff like patches, tapes and stationery. They have detailed information and pictures at fabrics. For the inside I used a very soft and thick teddy fabric.

The vest pattern is from Ottobre 1-2015 (no. 15) and I left out the sleeves. I choose this vest because the pockets are so cute! I will definitely use this pattern again.

This time I didn’t forget to take some WIP pictures! Yay! Of course you can use the work description in the Ottobre. But most of the time I search the internet for some helpful tutorials with pictures. You can also take a look at my previous posts like: sleeveless vest I or summer jacket.

Hope these pictures will help! And if you don’t need to see these WIP’s you can scroll to the bottom where you’ll find some cute pictures of Koko wearing her new vest 😉

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew As I said before the pocket are so cute! and easy if you know how.
First draw the shape of the pocket on the front panel with the help of the pattern and a vanishing fabric marker ( My biggest friend! ) Then lay the inside piece of the pocket on the right side of the fabric and pin it.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew Sew over the oval shape, cut it and don’t forget to give some extra cuts in the round corners so it looks better when you turn it inside out.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew Turn it inside out. Iron (if needed) and pin. Sew around the edges on the right side of the fabric. I used a double stitch.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew Lay the other piece of the inside of the pocket on the one you already sewed on the panel (hope it still make sense…) and sew around the edges. sew a nice rounded shape and make sure your wire tension is right so it looks good on the outside/ right side of the fabric.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew And the pocket is finished!

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew

Sew together the two vests. One for the inside and one for the outside. Make sure you add all the label, pockets, batches etc before you sew them together.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew Sew the ribbing fabric to the bottom of the inside and outside vest.  Turn the right sides together, put in the zipper and sew the vests together. Take a look at my jacket post for tutorials if you need some help with this. Turn around through the armholes).

I bind the armholes with red bias tape. Take a look at one of my previous posts to see how, or visit the Colletterie for a helpfull tutorial ‘How to bind knit edges’.

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial #sew

Koko showing off her new sleeveless vest!

Sleeveless vest Kids - Bodywarmer | TummieTown | Tutorial pockets #sew

See you next time!

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