July 20, 2015

DIY Construction Vest

This boy take after his Dad and loves anything construction. He has his own toolbox, tools, tool belt, tool bench, and hard hat. The only thing he was missing was the construction vest. Can I tell you how much he loves wearing it? He wears it everywhere which I don't mind because it is also very easy to spot him anywhere!

Because of the attention and comments this vest receives when we do go out, I wanted to share the pattern I created for others to enjoy. The pattern for this construction vest was designed to fit children ages 3 - 7.  I would recommend adjusting the length of the vest for children ages 3 - 4.

 So, what will you need to make this construction vest?

- 1 yard of fabric. The fabric I used is called orange utility safety fabric.

- 2 1/2  yards of neon lime reflective grosgrain ribbon.

- 3 yards of  black double fold bias tape 1/2".

- 3 inches of sew on Velcro.

You can download the construction vest pattern here and a picture tutorial on how to make this construction vest can be download here.

I hope your little construction worker will enjoy this vest as much as mine does!


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