How much fabric is needed for a vest?
Buy your cloth.
You’ll need at least 1 to 1 1/2 yards for the vest, and an equal amount for the lining. The lining is the part that goes inside the vest, on the reverse side of the outer cloth. If you have doubts as to how much fabric you need, take your pattern to the fabric or craft store and ask for help.
How do you take sides of vest?
For example, if you have 3 inches to take in along the side seams of the vest, divide that amount in half and use 1 1/2 inches for each side seam. Mark out 1 1/2 inches along the entire side seam. For a vest that is too long, fold up the bottom hem using the final measurement from Step 3.
What fabric is best for vest?
Just about any fabric can be used to make vests. Some suggestions are: light weight cotton, denim, corduroy, light weight wool, wool blends, silk, rayon, and velvet. Wool blends, rayon, and velvet work best if the vest pattern requires a lining.
How do I calculate how much fabric I need?
Figure out how much fabric you need with this formula:
- Width of fabric divided by width of one piece equals the number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number).
- Total number of pieces divided by number of pieces that fit into width equals number of rows you need.
What can I make with 2 yards of fabric?
That is just to give you an idea of how much material you have in 2 yards. Some of the projects you can make are tote bags, handbags, wallets, shirts, t-shirts, bandanas, hats, cushions, pillow cases, rugs, wall hangings, small blouses, and the list can go on.
How can I make my vest longer?
If you have a puffer vest that is not the right size for you, the best and easiest way to alter it is by taking in the side seams (if you want to make it tighter or smaller), or letting out the side seams (if you want to make it bigger).