I’m slowly starting to get the kids’ wardrobes ready for Fall and Winter. It is still really hot outside, but I don’t want to be blindsided with cold weather and not have any warm clothes for them. I found some great turquoise quilted fabric in the remnant bin at Joann’s. I wanted to use it for myself, but it wasn’t quite tall enough. I used almost all of it for this cute little quilted vest for Claire.

Sewing for the Girl: Quilted Vest

I made it really simple and used bias binding for all the edges. The bias binding is a really pretty floral cotton woven fabric. Then I used some turquoise snaps for the front. It came together really fast. I kind of love the collar even though I made it up, and I know I sewed the seam allowance wrong (up instead of down).

Sewing for the Girl: Quilted Vest

Sorry for the messy face, she’s a mess that I can’t keep up with. (She always finds the dirt or Henry’s snack!)

Sewing for the Girl: Quilted Vest

I love the colors of the vest and trim. I can’t wait to pair it with hoodies and leggings and skirts this Fall. I love that this color will pair great with pink. She has lots of pink clothes so anything non-pink is great.

Sewing for the Girl: Quilted Vest


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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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2 thoughts on “Sewing for the Girl: Quilted Vest

  1. I absolutely love how this vest turned out! I love all the details, The snaps are especially cute!

    Posted on August 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  2. This turned out so cute. I love the remnant bin, you can almost always find something that is worth it. So sad it didn't work for you, but it definitely works for Claire. And why is it that kids can always find something to get dirty with right before pictures?

    Posted on August 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm