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This a printable pattern and simple tutorial for a free baby suit jacket pattern. Instead of making the jacket from scratch you get to upcycle a men’s suit jacket. You reuse the pockets, interfacing, sleeves, and lapel. All the raw edges are finished with bias binding for a unique and preppy look.
This PDF downloadable pattern comes in only ONE SIZE, about 12 months, and only ONE STYLE, a baby suit jacket pattern that reuses a men’s suit jacket. You also must have bias binding to finish the edges. You can find all the instructions for cutting and sewing it in the baby suit jacket pattern and tutorial.
I always think and dream about making my son a little suit jacket, but did not want to start because it would take so long with lots of little details. I did not want to put in all the work and then have him grow out of it quickly or stain it immediately. By using an old men’s suit jacket, you get some of the fun details without the time and advanced sewing skills.
It is so fun to dress little boys up even if sometimes it is not that practical. Sometimes I indulge myself creatively and just make the cool jacket! I would love to see this in a black suit and black satin bias binding. It would look like a stunning tux! Or if you decide to make your own bias binding, you can use the same fabric to make matching pants!
When looking for a suit jacket to use for this free baby suit jacket pattern, I recommend using a washable men’s jacket. Check the care instructions before thrifting or taking from a closet. You would not want to put all the work into this jacket, and then have to dry clean it every time your son wears it!