Looking for a fabulous vest pattern to pair with your minky or cuddle fabric?
Hi! Brand Ambassador Rachel here today with an exciting partnership to share.
I’m also a Brand Ambassador over at Shannon Fabrics (manufacturer of the thickest and cuddliest minky and Luxe Cuddle fabrics), and I’m bringing my friends at Love Notions and Shannon Fabrics together!
Shannon Fabrics + Love Notions Patterns
For years I’ve been using Shannon Fabrics for some of my favorite Love Notions patterns – I’ve shared some of them here and here.
Now I’m excited to announce that Tami has generously offered view A of the Acorn Vest as a free download in kids’ sizes 2T-16, and it can be found on the Shannon Fabrics website with the rest of their free patterns here or you can go directly to the Acorn post here.
All about Acorn Vest, View A
View A is a simple, fully lined vest with no closures – it’s perfect to showcase any of the Luxe Cuddle fabrics from a simple Hide to a funky tie-dye Sorbet. For this one, I used the Luxe Cuddle Hide in Berry and lined the vest with the Silky Satin in Silver. It was a quick and easy sew (I used the satin for the inseam pockets) and it’s a great fit!
We’ve loved Acorn Vest for years
The Acorn pattern released three years ago this month, and I love that the style is timeless and grows with my kiddo – she was 8 when we tested the pattern for the first time, and even at the too-cool-for-many-things age of 11 is still happy to have a few of these in her fall wardrobe.
Oakley, Acorn, and Peanut!
There are other views in the full pattern, as well as a women’s range (the Oakley vest), and those can be purchased directly from Love Notions. There’s also a free download in the Love Notions shop for a doll size version of the same view A called Peanut (although unlined) that will fit 18” American Girl and similar dolls (Our Generation, Journey Girls, etc.).
New to sewing with Minky and Cuddle Fabrics?
If you’re new to sewing garments with Luxe Cuddle, it’s easier than you might think! Here’s a blog post that I wrote a while back with some tips and tricks to help.
More Acorns with Shannon Fabrics
Shannon Fabrics generously sent fabric to a few of the other Love Notions Brand Ambassadors to help kick off this exciting collaboration, and these are some of their photos. Any of the 2-yard Cuddle Cuts would be great for this project, and you’ll still have plenty left over for another project (maybe even a second vest!)
We can’t wait to see what your Acorns look like – which Luxe Cuddle will you choose first? I know Miss P is not-so-patiently waiting for me to cut into my yardage of Luxe Cuddle Sorbet in Mystic and Luxe Cuddle Jaguar in Elderberry.
Where to find Shannon Cuddle and Minky
Because Shannon Fabrics doesn’t sell direct to consumers, you can find an assortment of Cuddle and Luxe Cuddle colors and prints at your local quilt shop. Some quilt shops, like Cali Quilt Co on Etsy, carry a TON of options and ship quickly too. Additionally, fabric.com carries the entire line of Shannon Fabrics as well as some prints and colors that are made exclusively for them. You’ll also find some of those handy two yard cuts at Fat Quarter Shop. Make sure to swing over to our Facebook group and share your sews with all of us!
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