The word “awhi” (pronounced “ah-fee”) means “hug” in the Māori language. When you create this coat it will be like a warm cuddle for your child.
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.
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- Instant PDF download of pattern and full tutorial
- Children’s sizes 1-10 (including newly added size 18m)
- 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
- Pattern can be printed as A4 or letter size.
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.
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.
Fabric and Fit Chart:
Additional Notions Required:
- Coordinating sewing thread
- 1 x button approximately 2cm wide (or as desired)
What You Get When You Purchase:
This is a PDF digital download. When you purchase through PayPal you will be emailed the digital pattern and tutorial. Save these to your computer.
These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access it any time. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.
You can print the Awhi Coat pattern at home.
The digital pattern is 27 pages long in black and white, and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use. You may want to only print which pages you need for your different styles.
You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this garment. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees, or if you must print, print in colour.
What’s a PDF?
A digital document viewable in Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat Reader. You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.
Returns and Support:
I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own, because this is a digital product and can be saved to your computer. Please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern!
In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.
So, what are you waiting for? Create your own beautiful Awhi Coat with this pattern and show off your creations!
This sewing pattern and tutorial is by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewers and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook page to show us a photo of your Awhi Coat!