The Riley Vest – A Childs Puffer Vest Pattern

(16 customer reviews)

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  • Unisex Childs puffer vest pattern
  • Fully lined, super cosy and really stylish
  • It’s designed to have enough ease to wear a jumper underneath and has interlining (batting) for warmth
  • A very versatile pattern
  • Different options for you to experiment
  • Suitable for woven fabrics only
  • An intermediate level pattern but also suitable for adventurous beginners
  • Step-by-step tutorial for batting and interlining
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Child sizes newborn to 12 years
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This childs unisex puffer vest pattern is fully lined, super cosy and really stylish! It’s designed to have enough ease to wear a jumper underneath and has interlining (batting) for warmth. The child’s version has princess seams at the back only (flat front). It’s your new staple for in-between seasons! Not used batting or interlining before? Never fear! Our step-by-step tutorial will show you how. There’s lots of photos so learning new techniques is really fun. It’s an intermediate level pattern but we had some adventurous beginners in our test group and they made some gorgeous vests too! It’s a versatile, fun pattern with gorgeous results you’ll be so proud of.

This is the childs version. Also available in ladies  and an 18 inch dolls sizing.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner to advanced

Sizes – Pattern includes Child sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Optional detachable hood and optional welt or zipper front pockets

Fabrics – Suitable for woven fabrics only. Not suitable for knit fabrics. See the materials tab for suggestions on specific fabric types. Serger/overlocker optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (16)

16 reviews for The Riley Vest – A Childs Puffer Vest Pattern

  1. Jennifer Vincilione

    The Riley Vest had me step out of my comfort zone, but I did so confidently knowing how well the instructions are delivered.

  2. Malorie McClennon

    The Riley vest is really a pattern where you can let your creativity run a little wild. With a few personal adjustments you can make tons of unique vests! But even straight up following the instructions you get a wonderful and useful piece of outerwear. I can’t wait for the spring and I know there will be more made come fall.

  3. Meg Fleshm

    The Riley Vest is one of my favorite outerwear patterns. The vest comes together nicely and I like that the armholes are bias bound making for easy turning of the lining and outer. It looks great on my son which, in a sewing world with infinite patterns for girls and slim pickings for boys, I really appreciate that this pattern works for all of my children.

  4. Cortney P

    This vest was so much fun to make. It came together quickly and looks great. It was a fun opportunity to try out some new skills like quilting, welt pockets and separating zippers. Rebecca Page even included thoughts on how to adjust the pattern to the level of warmth you desire! It was a pleasure to put this garment together and I have quite a few plans for more

  5. Kimberly Richardson

    The Riley Vest is a classic style vest and a professional looking finished product. I love how the directions are very detailed and walk you carefully through each step. The double welt pockets, snap on hood and the full lining add a nice level of detail to create a polished look. I am very happy with my Riley Vest!

  6. Lucy Lloyd

    Me and my son love this pattern! This is one of my makes that I am most proud of and that people cannot believe I had made it! My son loves the pockets- big enough for all little treasures and the fact that there is a detachable hood is perfect for rainy days. The instructions are so well written and clear that even an adventurous beginner would be able to follow

  7. Marie Biswell

    I totally adore the finished vest, it’s the cutest thing ever and now I want to make myself one! It was also super easy to sew, I actually sewed this up in a full afternoon!

  8. Valeria Curatolo

    The Riley Vest is a beautiful padded vest from Rebecca Page. I can not wait to try it on MissA. It was surprisingly easy to sew

  9. Jeannie Fisher

    This was an awesome pattern! Definitely a staple for any household!

  10. Shelley Clark

    This is an AWESOME pattern. The instructions are easy to follow and thorough. The finished project comes together quickly and looks great.

  11. Nadine Simard

    Love this pattern, the result was great for my son. Great unisex pattern, I already have a request from my youngest.

  12. Kerry Wallman

    Love this pattern. I love the quilting look and the options for hood and pockets. It’s definitely a pattern you need to read through thoroughly first before diving in. Fit was great!

  13. Karla Holmes

    I enjoy making this pattern. It wasn’t the easiest but the instructions are great. So you feel like zippers are something you don’t like to use in a project this is the perfect project to try doing it. Everything came together to nicely. I highly recommend this pattern.

  14. Amanda Jones

    Really cute and a fun project to take on. Love that it has some more advanced elements but each individual step is well written and easy to understand.

  15. Carrie Wilson

    As always, fantastic sew, good instructions with videos embedded. Makes an awesome vest.

  16. Nadia Fovakis

    Love this pattern, has a beautiful and professional finish. The zip pockets are fantastic

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