Below the Kōwhai Honu Vest (Classic)

Below the Kōwhai


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Buy the Baby/Child/Teen Honu Vest (Classic) sewing pattern from Below the Kōwhai. This garment is a practical layer of warmth for boys and girls, or go for the cropped variation as a super sweet layer over dresses! It has been designed to fasten at the top of the front opening with a hook and eye closure, button and loop, or ties. The pattern pieces include two lengths, with straight or curved hems, and straight or curved front edges. Patch pockets can be added to the long length variation.

Note: This pattern is also available in a quilted version here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 

Main: Medium-heavy weight cotton, fleece, wool, fabric with a texture or nap (e.g. boiled wool, fluff and imitation furs).

Lining: Light-medium weight cotton, linen, etc.

Fabric requirements: 112 cm (44″) wide fabric (main and lining): 0.5 – 0.75 m (5/8 – 7/8 yd).

Sizing: 1 – 10 years or 8 – 14 years. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Closure (hook and eye or button).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions with full colour photos; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (17 pages for sizes 1-10 or 22 pages for sizes 8-14); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 1-10 or 1 sheet for sizes 8-14) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Additional information


Heavyweight Cotton, Leather, Wools

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF (1 – 10), PDF (1 – 10) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF (8 – 14), PDF (8 – 14) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

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