DIY Deep Pocket Vest

This vest is great for those days when you just want to venture outside without carrying any bags. It gives you the “Freedom Feels” ( from having your hands free ) 🙂 The design is buttonless with deep armholes, so it will fit most people. The deep pockets are created from the double layer that makes up the vest. There is a simple flat style front pocket that actually have a pop out bottom to add volume.

The PDF pattern can be printed on both A4 or US Letter size paper. It comes with a 9-page illustrated + photos step-by-step instructions in both metrics and imperial measurements. For the visual makers, there is a VDO instruction here :

Materials for this project will be any light weight fabric that doesn’t have a visible right or wrong side. You will need about 2 meters ( 2.5 yds ) and this includes the fabric needed for the bias binding and the front pockets. If you want the pockets to have a stiff shape, you will need stiff iron-on ( fusible ) interfacing to add some structure to it.

There are many ways to play with this pattern. You can change the style of the pockets. Add pocket flaps, zippers, or gussets ( if you like ironing , ha ! ). You can turn it into those tech style vest with pockets both inside and out.

Pattern available on Saltybkk Etsy store.