The Honu Vest – Quilted is a trendy, folksy, and fun layer of warmth for your child!
The Honu Vest – Quilted not only includes easy-to-follow instructions, but it also features a quilting guide that’s perfect for anyone who is new to quilting. With this pattern and tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful quilted vest that is both stylish and functional.
Follow along with our written, photographed, and full video tutorials!
Our quilting guide includes step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, making it perfect for anyone who is new to quilting. You’ll learn how to quilt without the full blanket commitment!
This sewing pattern is designed for the front to meet in the centre using a hook and eye closure.
Variations include a selection of cornered or curved lines, short and long length, and straight or curved hems so you can really create your own style to suit!
Honu is the Māori name for turtle. Some species can be found in New Zealand’s Northern waters. Pronounce honu like “hoh-new” in English.
- Instant PDF digital download
- Children’s sizes 1-10 / Tween 8-14
- Short (cropped) and long lengths
- Cornered and curved front variations
- Straight and curved back hem
- Front patch pockets (suitable for long length variation)
- Quilting Guide with instructions and inspiration
- PDF Includes: A4 / Letter format to print at home, A0 copy shop version, and specialty Projector File
- Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this Children’s Vest
- Full Video Tutorial included
Confident Beginners +
This garment is for all seasons, but is especially suited to:
Main Fabric: Medium weight quilting cotton, linen, drill, canvas, furnishing fabrics etc.
Wadding/Batting: Blended wadding eg. polyester/cotton, wool/cotton. Look for “low” (suggested) or “medium” loft. Order our BTK supplied wadding for your convenience!
Lining Fabric: Medium weight quilting cotton, linen etc.
Fit and Fabric:
This pattern has been created using Standard UK Measurements. The sizing 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.
The finished garment will fit a child’s neck, shoulders and arms with the garment landing at waist (short version), or mid-bum (long version).
Additional Notions Required:
- Closure: Hook and eye / button
Bias Binding (self or pre-made) 50mm (2”) wide x length. This has been included as a pattern piece.
Straight ruler or guide to mark quilting lines (can be a quilting ruler, cereal box, etc)
Embroidery pen or chalk to mark quilting lines
Safety pins or pins
Co-ordinating Sewing thread for main and lining.
Scissors, pins, needle.
Optional: Walking foot
What You Get When You Purchase:
Digital file emailed and stored in your Below the Kōwhai account for future use. Includes files for pattern to print at home, A0 copy shop pattern, specialty projector file, and instructions.
Downloads are also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in.
What’s a PDF?
A digital document viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for free here). You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.
Returns and Support:
This is a digital product that can be saved to your computer. Therefore, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. Please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern, and you have used a correct email address!
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 Honu Vest – Quilted with this pattern and tutorial and show off your creations!
This sewing pattern is by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewists and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook VIP Community to show us a photo of your finished Honu Vest!