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FREE Little Boy Suit Jacket Pattern

This free Little Boy Suit Jacket sewing Pattern is a men’s suit jacket upcycle. All the edges are finished with bias binding.

I love sewing for my little boy. It makes me so excited. I knew I could make a little boy’s suit jacket out of a men’s suit jacket by upcycling.

I worked to make a free sewing pattern for a size 12 mos that reuses an adult suit jacket. Upcycling takes away the hardest parts of making a jacket to make it quick and easy!

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

I’ve thought about making my son a little suit jacket, but didn’t want to start because it would take so long with lots of little details.

By using an old suit jacket, you get some of the fun details without the time and advanced construction.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

It’s so fun to dress little boys up even if it’s not that practical. Sometimes I indulge myself.

I would love to see this in a black suit and black satin bias binding. It would look like a tux! Or if you make your own bias binding, use the same fabric to make matching pants!

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

what is a pdf sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

how do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

Free Baby Suit Jacket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Old adult suit jacket
  • sewing tools
  • 3 yards bias binding either 1/2″ – learn how to make and use bias tape
  • 12 mos little boy suit jacket pattern – Get the pattern at the end of the post!

Lay out front pieces with fold line matching the fold line of the jacket lapel.

I found it was best to go as high as possible so that you get the detail of the front chest pocket and get as little amount as dart as possible.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Save a front button to use.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

You will have two fabric fronts and two lining fronts.

Separate them and cut out any extra layers to get rid of extra bulk.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Fold the sleeve on the under arm sleeve. Lay the pattern out on the other fold.

Either line up the bottom with the hem and don’t cut anything or have it above the sleeve and cut the hem off.

(If you cut the hem off you will add bias binding to the edge. If you don’t cut the hem off you will have a regular sleeve hem.)

Also, if you want to add elbow patches, add them before sewing the sleeves in.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

The sleeve fabric and lining will probably be sewn together under the buttons.

Don’t worry, you will still be able to work with the as if they were separate.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Fold the collar in half. Put the pattern on the fold. Line up the the fold line with the fold line of the collar.

The fold lines only need to match up at each end. You will have a fabric collar and a felt collar.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

You might have enough fabric leftover to make matching suit pants! Maybe even use the side pockets as details!

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

With right sides together sew the shoulder seams together on the fabric and the lining. Iron seams open.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Next, you’re going to sew the collars on. The felt collar (under collar) will go on the fabric and the fabric collar (upper collar) will go on the lining fabric.

Match center backs with neck edge toward the jacket. The edge of the collar will line up with the square edge. Sew right sides together. Iron seams open.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

With right sides together sew all four sleeves into the shoulders.

Match the notches withe the shoulder seam.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

With right sides together sew side seams together from body to sleeve. If you cut the sleeve hems off, you will just end at the sleeve hem.

If you didn’t cut the sleeve hems off, you will sew from body to sleeve to lining sleeve to lining body. The lining with be folded when you sew it. Iron seam allowances towards the bakc.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Optional: Sew the collar seam allowances together. This is a very professional technique, especially if you do it by hand. It will keep the two jackets together nicely.

Put the lining inside the fabric jacket. Sew the felt collar seam allowance to the fabric collar seam allowance and push all the other seam allowances and fabric pieces away.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Pin all edges together. Basted edges together at 1/8″.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Trim any wandering edges so all edges line up nicely.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Finish edges with bias binding. Where the collar joins the body you will have three curves.

When I folded my binding around and was sewing it down, I sewed with the face of the jacket up from fold line down around the hem to the other fold line.

Then I sewed the binding down with the face of the collar up from fold line up the collar to the other fold line.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

If you cut the sleeve hems, finish them with bias binding.

Add button and buttonhole right under the lapel fold.

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Try it on your little man and take him somewhere nice!

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket
FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

Get the Free Baby Suit Jacket Pattern

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

FREE PATTERN: Little Boy Suit Jacket

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This is the cutest little cutie-pie I ever did see!!!! I'm unable to access the pattern, but would LOVE to have it. Am I missing something, or what do I need to do to be able to print the pattern out? Thanks!

wow

I love this! I wanted to make it for my toddler, but then I got pregnant again and fell off the face of the earth (sewing wise, anyway) and now he's way too big… So is the baby, actually. You should sell a version with more sizes, I'd pay!

What a lovely suit for such a small kid. I Like it.

WOW amazing sewing!

What size of suit did you use for repurposing? Mens or Boys? Sizing would help.

It's a man's suit jacket!

that's a great jacket for that baby you made.

This is just an awesome idea! I've pinned it for the future – I don't think my sewing skills can rock that jacket right now. Maybe I'll make one for my friend's little boy soon.

the jacket is a great idea,but the baby is adorable.

don't mind anonymous negative Nancys, it looks great!

Cute idea, but the vents on the sleeves are backwards. When you look down at your
wrists, the lapped section should be going away from the arm.

Ya I realized this after I finished the first suit and was trying to remember to fix it on the second one. I thought I did, until it was done and I realized it was backwards again! Maybe next time!

That is honestly the CUTEST thing I have ever seen!!!

Oh my, Henry is looking extremely dapper in those suits! I want to give him a hug and a kiss – only if mum lets me 🙂 Well done!

Love the suit!

Henry needs to take his mom to the ball in that suit.

That must be the most classiest little kid in the world 😀

love the yellow suit!
sooo cute!

Very cute Heather! But I would like a 'Caption This' for that photo where your little man is mugging for the camera. That is classic! HA

Look whose got class!