Waistcoats are not something you wear every day, but they are a nice piece to have in your wardrobe. The waistcoat adds dimension to an outfit and creates a dignified appearance. If you are looking for a simple way to dress up your wardrobe, take a look at our list of waistcoat patterns.
Below are 21 waistcoat sewing patterns. We have included patterns for both men and women in a variety of styles.
1. Gilbert V-neck Buttoned Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by PatternsCosPatterns
Make this beautiful, fitted waistcoat to wear to the office. It has a V-neckline and front button fastening. The vest gradually slopes towards the hips, forming two peaks in the front.
The buttoned waistcoat pattern is available in 6 different sizes ranging from 36-46. Included with the pattern is a link to a video tutorial with English subtitles.
2. Ladies Simple Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by BooLeHeart
Are you looking for an extremely stylish ladies waistcoat? Check out this elegant waistcoat sewing pattern. The coat features front slit pockets and straps with a buckle at the back.
Included are sizes 6 (32) to 28 (54). The PDF waist coat pattern is layered. So, you can pick and choose your size before printing.
3. Easy Reversible Waistcoat Pattern by Sewing Bee Fabrics
Use this free sewing pattern to make a waistcoat that is simple and reversible. The waistcoat pattern will work for any size. So, you can use it to make matching daddy and son versions. Use a solid fabric on one side and a “wow” fabric on the other.
4. Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by Harlotsandangels
Here is a Victorian style high neck waistcoat. It features welt pockets. It is perfect for a wedding or cosplay event. The mens waistcoat sewing pattern instructions are in English only. Included are 2 sizes to fit from a 38 inch (96.52 cm) chest to a 44 inch (111.76 cm) chest.
5. Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by DongoDesign
This waistcoat has an inner lining, 3 piped pockets, and a lapel. The finished coat is super comfortable and stylish. The mens waistcoat sewing pattern is designed for woven fabrics. It is an advanced level sewing pattern. The instructions are in German and English. The size chart is in DE, UK, and US.
6. Trish Newbery Design Tailored Vest Waistcoat Pattern by TrishNewberyDesign
Make a princess line tailored unlined vest or cropped waistcoat with this sewing pattern. You can make this vest with a V neck or scoop neck and a curved hem or V hem. The waistcoat pattern is designed for woven fabrics. There is a multitude of sizes varying from XXS to 5XL.
7. 1895 Waistcoat Pattern by TheHistoricalPM
Are you looking for a historically accurate pattern? This coat is based on an 1895 drafting guide. It is customisable to your measurements, so you will not have to spend hours altering the pattern.
The designer has copied all the drafting instructions to a computer program. Just give your measurements when ordering, and they will send you your personalised pattern.
8. Double-breasted Womens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by Weekend Designer
Use this free waistcoat sewing tutorial to make this stunning vest. The waistcoat is double-breasted with a shawl collar. The free tutorial will walk you through each step in creating your pattern.
9. AngeliqueWomens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by BooLeHeart
Here is a form-fitting waistcoat pattern. The finished vest will sit close to the body. It can be worn as a cool vest in the summer, or as an extra layer in the winter.
This waistcoat pattern comes in two easy-to-print formats. You can print it at home or take it to a print shop. The sewing pattern includes both imperial and metric measurements.
10. Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by SewWithABro
Make this single-breasted waistcoat for the man in your life. It features 7 buttons, patch pockets, and a waistband with a buckle. It is fully lined with front facings. It features 2 inches (5 cm) of ease through the body. Seam allowance included in pattern.
To make the vest, you will need 80 cm of fabric for the front, 80 cm of fabric for the back, 80 cm of interfacing, and 80 cm of lining. Sizes include (chest in inches) 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46.
11. The Joodle Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by BooLeHeart
Are you looking for a vest for cosplay or a renaissance festival? This double-breasted waistcoat is superb. This sewing pattern includes sizes XSmall to XXLarge. There are full, detailed, easy-to-follow instructions in both imperial and metric measurements.
12. Gwen Ladies Waistcoat Pattern by BooLeHeart
The Gwen double-breasted waistcoat is stylish and elegant. It is perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town. Included are two easy-to-print formats. The waistcoat pattern can be printed at home or a print shop. Sizes range from size US 6 to 20.
13. Steampunk Vest Waistcoat Tailcoat Pattern by Harlotandangels
Fitted, lined, and collarless, this steampunk inspired waistcoat pattern is fun to wear. You can even add a leather collar to make it even more dramatic. It is perfect for cosplayers and re-enactors.
The pattern works best with pure wools and natural fabrics. However, you can use many other materials. It is an advanced level sewing pattern that requires a good level of experience. Included are three sizes: small, medium, and large.
14. Empire Regency Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by BlackSnailPatterns
This waistcoat sewing pattern is for double-breasted waistcoat with lapels. It has the look of 1790 to 1820 fashions. It has a stand-up collar, two welt pockets, and a double row of small fabric-covered buttons.
The pattern is in English and German. It includes detailed and illustrated sewing instructions. The multi-size sewing pattern contains sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and US 20-30 (EU 46-56).
15. Women Waistcoat Pattern by Modern Sewing Patterns
Create your own waistcoat pattern using this free tutorial. You will need to know how to take your own measurements to design the pattern.
16. Ladies Short Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by BooLeeHeart
Sew this stylish and fashionable waistcoat to smarten up any professional outfit. This cute and funky waistcoat would make a great addition to any wardrobe.
The pattern includes a free tutorial to add slit pockets to your waistcoat. Included are sizes 6 to 20. There are both imperial and metric measurements.
17. Wahid Waistcoat Pattern by Joost De Cook
Free sewing patterns usually require you to create your own pattern. With this pattern, just click on your size to get the correct pattern. You can use it to make a waistcoat for a man or a woman.
18. Mens Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by RALPHPINK
This free waistcoat pattern was designed for men, but it can also be used to make a boy-friend fit garment for women. The pattern is perfect for making a last-minute wedding vest. Construct the waistcoat using a light tweed or neutral tone wool with a matching silk lining.
19. Tailored Buttoned Waistcoat Pattern by FashionPatternStudio
Sew your own tailored buttoned vest with two welt pockets and lining using this digital pattern. The waistcoat pattern includes all sizes from 36 to 46.
The information file includes an explanation of how to read the pattern, an explanation of how to print the pattern, a size guide, a flat sketch of the final garment, a cutting guide sketch, fabric quantity, and a link to a sewing video tutorial.
This men’s double-breasted waistcoat is suitable for the office or themed parties. The waistcoat pattern is easy to assemble. The digital pattern can be printed from any printer onto A4 or letter size paper. Simply print the pattern and tape it together using sellotape. Then cut it out.
21. Victorian Vest Waistcoat Sewing Pattern by Harlotsandangels
Here is a stunning gentleman’s Victorian steampunk style waistcoat. The coat is double-breasted and fully lined with welt pockets and a standing collar. It is a great choice for weddings and proms. You could also wear it as steampunk, gothic, and period costuming.
The waistcoat is best made with wool or wool blend fabrics, brocades, linen, cottons, etc. Included are sizes 30 inch (76.2 cm), 32 inch (81.28 cm), and 34 inch (86.36 cm).
You can easily add style to your wardrobe with one or more of these waistcoat patterns.
Waistcoats have been a part of men’s fashion since the 1600s. They are an essential component of the 3-piece suit. Even though the waistcoat was originally designed for men, it can also be worn by women.