Diy pirate costume with a free pattern – Here’s a free sewing pattern for a pirate vest for kids . It’s an easy sewing project, quick and perfect as a diy Halloween costume for kids. It is great for a kids birthday themed party, or pretend play. The free sewing pattern is available to all new subscribers to AppleGreen Cottage who sign up at this link. Check it out!
When I posted a guide to make a quick and easy pirate costume for your kid, I hadn’t thought it would get so popular. Many of you wanted to see how I made the vest, so I took some time off my regular posting schedule to publish a free pirate vest pattern, so here it is!
Diy Pirate Costume
This diy pirate vest so incredibly easy to make, and with felt you don’t even need to hem anything! If you use the free template (available to everybody who subscribes to the weekly AppleGreen Cottage newsletter), you don’t need any sewing skills beyond beginner level, that is knowing how to sew 4 straight stitchlines. Or just close to straight-ish. Will do just perfectly, too!
I made the vest wide so it can be worn over a bulky pirate shirt, or over a warm sweater (for kids celebrating Halloween in colder climates!) or used for pretend play by older kids too.
It’s really taken me a lot of time to publish this free pattern! After this popular how-to make a pirate costume from 4 years ago, it’s like high time I put the vest into a digital form and design a pattern everybody can use.
This pattern will fit a 2 or 3-year old, but it’s easy to make it bigger: add more length and width to the vest pieces.
- a 30″ by 15″ piece of black felt, 1.5 mm thickness
- pins or sewing clips
- needle or sewing machine
- your free template (sign up here to get it for FREE or SCROLL DOWN)
Where I buy my felt, it comes in 36″-width bolts. Check out yours.
How To Sew A Pirate Vest – Tutorial
2) Using the free template, cut out one back piece and the two front pieces. They will look like this.
5) Pin or use sewing clips on the side seam parts.
6) Stitch and secure stitches. If required, trim the seam allowance. Turn right side out.
7) Attach a KAM snap. It’s easy, and faster than sewing on a button (though you can opt for any other type of closure, off course.)
If you’d like to see how to attach a KAM snap, here’s an easy and quick tutorial. You might never want to go back to sewing buttons:
|How To Add KAM Snaps – To Anything!|
10) Done! You’ve made a great pirate vest!
Your FREE TEMPLATE
This is the template for the kids pirate vest in size 2-3 years to help you along the way. If you subscribe to Applegreen Cottage newsletter at THIS link, you’ll get the Pirate Vest (size 2-3Yrs) Template for FREE. Here:
Plus, you get access to the entire subscriber-exclusive FREEBIES library!
If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library:
For anyone who’d prefer not to subscribe for the free newsletter, you can still purchase the pirate vest pattern at this link in my shop.
SAVE FOR LATER:
Make sure you save this how-to so you have it at hand for a last-minute pirate costume:
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This tutorial is part of the Halloween Sewing And Craft Tour hosted by Coral + Co. – check out all the great crafty ideas by my fellow bloggers:
Or make a few trick-or-treat bags using this pattern:
|My latest HALLOWEEN Bag sewing project|