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Child/Baby Awhi Coat

Below the Kowhai

The Awhi Coat is the perfect layer of warmth and style for your child, created for the comfort and fit of boys and girls. The fit of the Awhi Coat allows for winter layers underneath and the cross over front means extra warmth for chests and tummies. It comes with a range of hood, collar and pocket options, you can personalise your coat to make it your own.
The tutorial guides you through a button loop closure (which means no button holes!) but the more experienced sewer can easily add their own preferred fastenings without any adjustment to the pattern. Children will love having a coat with inseam pockets to store their treasures in and the hood is roomy and can keep the child protected from the elements while they play. The Awhi Coat has a professional finish with clean design lines that are simple and beautiful. The pattern and tutorial is suitable for an ambitious beginner or sewer of all experience levels. You will love the detailed tutorial that will guide you through creating this coat, including an exclusive video tutorial for creating the sleeves. Try up-cycling an old woollen blanket for extra warmth this winter!
Gusset style hood
Pointed collar
Curved collar
Inseam pockets
Beautiful internal facing designed for warmth
Button loop closure (no button holes!)
Easy ability to add your own buttons or snaps without adjusting the pattern
Fully lined hood, body and sleeves
Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this coat

Sewing Level:
The Awhi Coat has been designed with ambitious beginners in mind. The tutorial is detailed with full colour photos and includes an exclusive video tutorial on turning the lined sleeves.
You’ll love the look of the front facing for the lining and the instructions for the pockets are detailed in each step. If sewing a coat makes you feel nervous, give it a go and enjoy your finished results!
The more advanced will appreciate the finishing touches, the turning of the sleeves method and the versatility of The Awhi Coat.
Fabric Suggestions:
This coat has been designed for winter and cold weather wear. For the outer, look for heavy weight fabrics including wool, melton cloth, upcycled blankets etc.
For the lining think light weight fabrics like cotton, poly cotton, voile etc.
Fit and Ease of the Awhi Coat:
The Awhi Coat has been designed for winter wear. It has a lot of ease through the chest allowing for tops or sweaters to be worn underneath.
The sleeves have been designed to roll up and a sleeve adjustment guide has been included on the pattern piece for a custom length sleeve.
When you are choosing what size to create, measure around the chest (around the body just under the underarms). Use the chest measurement to determine what size your child is.
This pattern has been created using Standard American Measurements and might seem different to what you usually buy in stores. Therefore, use the size the chart says you are to fit the chest, and if required, lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed. More detailed size and finished measurement charts are included within the pattern.

Children’s sizes; 1-10 (including newly added size 18m)

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