PDF Sewing Pattern Bug Repellent Windbreaker with Removable Hood

Sewing Pattern

A little buggy outside?  Wishing you could go for that walk, but the mosquitoes are getting the best of. you?  Sewing Pattern Secrets suggests you try this expert level sewing project next!  

Bug Repellent Rip-Stop Windbreaker Features:

  • Zip Front Light Weight Vest
  • Removable Hood with Built-in Visor and Drawcords
  • Side pockets
  • Zip Closed Cell Phone Pocket at the breast
  • Side stretch panels.
  • Bug Netting Head Covering

This pattern is one of our 125+ digital sewing patterns offered in our pattern library.  For more information on purchasing these patterns for the one time price of $67, go to SewingPatternSecrets to learn more.

Sizes and Fit: Fitted Sizes 6-14

Unlike most of our patterns, this pattern is fitted closer to the body, and has about 1.5″ of ease.   It is also shorter, but you can opt to add a little length.

Rip Stop Pattern Drawing

Expert Skill Level

Very few of our patterns are expert level, but we just had to make this pattern available for you!

It is well worth the time involved and you will enjoy having it for those hot buggy days.



Main: Woven fabric with up to 3% elastane, Poly Microber, Poly or Cotton Ripstop, Linen Blend with Lycra, DWR Nylon.

We used: OTTERTEX NYLON RIPSTOP 70 DENIER (DWR) – 1.9 OZ for the main fabric, and knit ponte in light weight as a contrast fabric.

Lining: Lining should be lighter (1-3oz/yd ) or same fabric of same fiber type as main fabric. Poly Microfiber or Poly Lining; Cotton/Poly

Ripstop with Cotton/ Poly Ripstop or Batiste. Examine the drawing to see where you’ll see the lining. Options are same as the main fabric.31.5” or 80cm fabric required.

Mesh fabric or soft net fabric for Mosquito Netting – 45” fabric required.

Contrast Fabric: suggestions: up to 4 oz ponte knit, merino wool. 9” or 23cm fabric required for side panels and bias tape

Bias Tape: 1/2” wide double folded bias tape. OR if making bias from contrast fabric, 1/4 yard contrast fabric required for just bias tape.

Note: When cutting the armhole band fabric, be sure the direction of the greatest stretch is running the length of the pattern piece.


  • 23.5”-24” plastic open-ended zipper and 5” or 12.7cm plastic closed-ended zipper.
  •  (5) 1cm width buttons or snaps
  • Nylon braided drawcords for both the hood on the vest and the mosquito netting project – 73.5” or 186.69cm. Options: Metal tipped,
    Shoelace, Flat Cotton, Wax Tipped, Check Etsy.com for custom.
  • Non-fusible interfacing for lightweight woven fabrics. We used Pellon PSS36 Sew-In Lightweight Interfacing
     1/4” width Steam a Seam Double Stick Fusible Tape


A serger is highly recommended for this project, or alternatively,

Overlock or Zipper Foot for Ripstop

Rotary Cutter and Blade (sharp to reduce frays)

Walking Foot if using regular sewing machine.
Zipper Foot for Zipper

Front View of Rip Stop

Extensive Instructions

This pattern has 35 pages of comprehensive instructions.

Paid Members:  Access this pattern on our library by logging into the library.  See the jacket under Women’s Tops.

Purchasing this Pattern:  If you’re interested in purchasing the pattern, it’s only available as part of our pattern library (125 patterns for $67) in our sales offer at www.sewingpatternsecrets.com/vsl

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Molly McGuire

Hi! My name is Molly McGuire, and my number one passion is sewing. In fact, I've dedicated my entire life to it. When I was a little girl, I used to love watching my grandma work on her sewing machine. She could make anything. She made all the clothes for the entire family, and it was so amazing! Today, I continue my grandma's legacy by making clothes for our extended family and teaching proper sewing techniques to our students. I get a great deal of satisfaction from teaching others. Once again, thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to reach out to me! I would love to hear from you! Enjoy! Molly

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