Waves & Wild Children's Hygge Vest/Gilet - PDF sewing pattern


The Hygge is a lined, sleeveless, zipped vest/bodywarmer/gilet (depending on where you live!). There are options for a straight or curved back hem, collar or hood, optional welt pockets and optional ribbed arm cuffs and optional zip guard.

The Hygge goes from 0-3m up to Age 12. It is designed for warm, thick fabrics such as wool blends, soft shell or padded nylon. Warm fabrics such as fleece are ideal for the lining. This is an intermediate level pattern although there are options available for advanced beginners.

An overlocker/serger can be used for many steps but importantly a sewing machine is all you need for all options.

Looking for a the perfect sweatshirt pattern to wear underneath? Try the Adventurer.

Skill level:  Intermediate with some beginner+ options

Size: 0-3m – Age 12

Important Info

This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: A print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern, a projector pattern and instructions. Files come in a zipped folder - extract the files to open and print using your system software.

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This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Refunds can not be given for purchases made in error due to the digital nature of PDF patterns.


Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.

Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.

Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric meaning you don’t have to print at all! 

The pattern is created in layers which allows you to simply print the layers (sizes) you need.