A Complete Tutorial on Native American Indian Vest Making

Are you worried about your son’s annuals day function especially the costume? Is your son excited about his part on the stage, but you are nervous about the Indian vest costume that he needs to wear? No more worries now, all your worries will be taken care of, as you have arrived on the very correct blog.


While starting with the vest, a person needs a t-shirt of his child, butcher paper, a flannel fabric, fringed trims and laces to make an Indian Vest Costume. Below are the following steps:

Step 1: Get a t-shirt of your son to carve out a size template for the vest. Take a butcher paper and place it under the shirt and trace the general shape of a vest. Follow the marks and cut out the pattern piece. Perform the same procedure for the vest back.
Step 2: Take a plain flannel fabric of brown shade, fold it in half and also fold the pattern piece in half. Lay the patterned piece center back on the folded fabric and get the pieces cut out from the fabric. Hence, you end up with two front vest pieces and a back.

Step 3: Now place the right sides together by laying the back side and on it placing the two vest front pieces and taking care of the side and shoulder seams for further sewing process. Sew the side seams together then proceed towards the shoulder seams and turn it right side out.

For a raw Indian vest costume look leave the edges unsewn, but if you want a more finished look, sew the edges.


It is a good idea to try the vest on and check the sizing and fit, make all necessary adjustments. Add some fringed trims and laces found at any nearby craft or fabric store.
You can also make 3 Tiered Skirts for your daughter to make her happy too. Hence, when you are free, visit Noelleodesigns.com and get crafty. Help yourself with our step by step DIY tutorials. No more time wasting, get indulged in creativity!

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