Below the Kōwhai Honu Vest (Quilted)

Below the Kōwhai


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Buy the Baby/Child/Teen Honu Vest (Quilted) sewing pattern from Below the Kōwhai. This is a trendy, folksy and fun layering piece for boys and girls. It has been designed to fasten at the top of the front opening with a hook and eye closure with the front edges meeting in the centre. The pattern pieces include two lengths, with straight or curved hems, and cornered or curved front edges, with bias bound outer edges. Patch pockets can be added to the long length variation.

Note: This pattern is also available in a classic (not 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 weight quilting cotton, linen, drill, canvas, furnishing fabrics, etc.

Wadding/batting: Blended wadding, e.g. polyester/cotton or wool/cotton. Look for low (suggested) or medium loft.

Lining: Medium weight quilting cotton, linen, etc.

Fabric requirements: 112 cm (44″) wide fabric (main, wadding and lining): Short vest, 0.5 m (5/8 yd) // Long vest, 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: Bias binding (self or pre-made), 50 mm (2″) wide, 3.0 m (sizes 1-5), 3.5 m (sizes 6-10) or 4.0 m (sizes 10-14); straight edge binding, 50 mm (2″) wide, 85 cm (sizes 1-5) or 105 cm (sizes 6-14); straight ruler or guide to mark quilting lines; embroidery pen or chalk to mark quilting lines; safety pins or pins; hook and eye closure // Optional: Walking foot.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions with full colour photos; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (9 pages for sizes 1-10 or 14 pages for sizes 8-14); A1 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


Cottons, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen

Make time

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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