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Tipa Dungarees

(28 customer reviews)

From $12.65 USD

Children’s sizes 1-10

Relaxed Dungarees for all seasons.

With this sewing pattern and tutorial you will be able to create a breezy and relaxed pair of dungarees with effortless style.

PDF Pattern
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 and instructions.

Paper Pattern
Pattern printed on quality pattern tissue paper with full colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope. Flat rate shipping worldwide.

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Description

The Tipa Dungarees are a breezy, relaxed dungaree for boys and girls. They look and feel organic in style, with little fuss and a simple silhouette.

This sewing pattern has been designed with a loose fit that is perfect for playing and exploring, cross over back straps, side and front pockets and a shorts or trouser length variation.

Tipa is the Māori name for a scallop. Its shell has a flat top and a rounded bottom, much like our dungaree shape.

Pronounce Tipa like “Te-pah” in English.

We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.

Features:
  • Instant PDF digital download OR printed Paper Pattern
  • Children’s sizes 1-10
  • 2 leg lengths (shorts or trousers)
  • Inseam pockets
  • Front patch pocket
  • Beautiful internal lining for a professional finish
  • Button hole for straps with the option to use buttons, knots, snaps or clips.
  • A0 copy shop version, or print at home
  • Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create these dungarees
Sewing Level:

The Tipa Dungarees have been designed with adventurous beginners in mind. The tutorial is detailed with full colour photos and step by step process walking you through the construction of this garment.

Adventurous beginners will learn or practice new skills such as bias binding (optional), lining pattern pieces, pocket making and button holes. If you have some previous experience in sewing and feel confident in giving these skills a go, you’ll enjoy this thorough tutorial which will walk you through the process step by step.

The more advanced will appreciate the professional finish of the pattern (check out the inside of the bib and straps!), and style of the Tipa Dungarees.

Fabric Suggestions:

This garment is for all seasons. Look for cottons, linens, flannels, corduroy, velvets etc.

Fit and Ease of the Tipa Dungarees:

The Tipa Dungarees sewing pattern is perfect for all seasons. It has been designed to be a play-ready favourite for your child’s wardrobe.

You’ll love the relaxed fit of the Tipa Dungarees, with enough ease through the chest and bottom to allow for lots of playing and exploring!

The pattern includes 2 pant lengths (shorts and trousers), cross over straps that are adjustable, and the allowance to include 2 sets of buttons, snaps etc to allow for growth.

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.

Fabric and Fit Chart:

Tipa Dungarees measurement chart Below the Kōwhai

Additional Notions Required:
  • Co-ordinating sewing thread
  • 2 x buttons approximately 20mm (3/4″) wide
  • Scissors, pins, needle
  • Optional: 12mm (1/2″) wide double fold bias tape (optional for 1 x internal seam finish)
What You Get When You Purchase:

This pattern is available as a PDF digital download or printed paper pattern (shipped worldwide).

PDF Pattern

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 and instructions.

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 them 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 Tipa Dungarees pattern at home.

The digital pattern is 32 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, or choose which sizes to print using the “layers” feature when viewing the PDF.

Alternatively, the digital file also includes 1x A0 file. You can send the A0 file to your local copy shop to have printed on a large sheet of paper. To condense the pattern to one A0 sheet some over lapping of 2 pattern pieces has occurred to save on space.

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.

Paper Pattern

Pattern printed on quality pattern tissue paper with full colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope. Flat rate shipping worldwide. Click here to view our shipping and delivery information.

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.

Get Sewing!

So, what are you waiting for? Create your own Tipa Dungarees with this pattern 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 Tipa Dungarees!

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28 reviews for Tipa Dungarees

  1. thuy

    These were a breeze to sew. The instructions are very easy to follow and it fits beautifully on my daughter. You’ll want to add this to your collection!

  2. philippa.fergusson

    Cute unisex style for all seasons. Easy to sew and the lining adds a neat finish. Keen to try the trouser variation next!

  3. hannahevans5

    The most perfect dungarees you could want or need! Easy to follow instructions and a pattern that comes together with no problems! I really love the curved lines for the straps and the timeless look of the front bib. Both the shorts and trouser lengths are a great fit, with enough room to play and move around in! And also SO CUTE!! Pockets of course for little treasures – so wonderful and definitely appreciated by my little ones! These will absolutely become a staple in our wardrobe for all seasons!!

  4. maddisonandconz

    The cutest dungarees you will ever sew! I loved making these, the instructions were so clear and easy and they came out perfect!

  5. Roxan Bungcayao

    My girl is in love with her new dungarees! I had made her both versions (short and trouser) and it is a great addition to her mommy-made wardrobe. It’s also an easy sew with easy to follow instructions.

  6. erin28casey (verified owner)

    Wow!! These dungarees are the best! Another wonderful pattern with an easy to follow tutorial make these a great staple in any child’s wardrobe! Can’t wait to make lots more…

  7. Vicki Reid

    I’ve made both the short version and the trousers for my 11month old and almost 3year old, great fit, even accommodate my 11month old’s cloth bum, plenty of room for movement while the kids are crawling, climbing and running around. Would also recommend for beginners, nice clear instructions to follow and detailed tutorial

  8. rachelslimmon (verified owner)

    A beautiful sew and an on trend relaxed look. I have sewn both the short and long versions and my girls love them. They are already asking for more. The Tipa Dungarees features BTK’s trademark thorough tutorials and makes every step easy to understand and professional in its finishes. 💙

  9. Marieke Brugman (verified owner)

    Awesome dungarees. They look cute in linen and ribcord, and no doubt in many more fabrics. I love the crossed back straps – which prevent them from sliding from the shoulders. And I love the eye for detail in BTK patterns, and so also in this. It’s all very well explained in the tutorial and has a very professional finish.

  10. kylie.rick (verified owner)

    Such a sweet pattern! Really well thought out design, clear and in depth instructions. I 100% recommend to sewists of all levels!

  11. Hanna Lin (verified owner)

    Made them in size 1 for my wee boy who is (a small) 10 months old. Tried them on him this morning, lots of growing room with the straps and the body fits great! With his nappy the shorts end past his knees, but all his shorts do at the moment. Very happy with the fit and look of them.
    I’m a newbie to making clothes and found the tutorial really easy to follow.
    Thanks for the lovely pattern!

  12. Jenn Powell (verified owner)

    Loved making these dungarees. The tutorial was everything I needed and more, step by step photos and instructions were so helpful for a novice. Made them in scrap fabric for a test and I can’t wait to get some funky fabric to sew some more.

  13. jenny Stokes (verified owner)

    Such a gorgeous pattern and so easy to make. Highly recommend

  14. Bryony Puketapu (verified owner)

    I love how I’m learning to become a more confident sewer with each pattern. They’re challenging enough to teach me new skills but not to complex that I can finish it in a day. These overalls are so great and I’m excited to make more

  15. Laura Hegan (verified owner)

    I’ve made 3 pairs of these now and getting faster each time. Such an easy pattern to follow, the details help you remember what to do next, so for a beginner sewer these patterns are perfect!
    I also love the end product, they look so professional and people are always surprised to hear they’re hand made!
    I recently tried a different pattern from another company (for a pair of leggings, should be simple….) but I found the instructions lacking compared to what I had gotten used to with Below the Kōwhai. And found that I wanted the same professional finish I get with these patterns. Time for a kids pants pattern Sophie?! Haha

  16. juniper2625 (verified owner)

    My grandson loves both pairs that I’ve made for him. He couldn’t look any cuter in them than he does! They’re a great sew, and I was so happy with how well the pattern went together, and I was, of course, happy with the results.

  17. pendlebury.helen (verified owner)

    This was my first BTK pattern and now I want them all.
    I’m a intermediate/beginner/self taught sewer so nothing flash but found the pattern super easy to follow and the results lovely.

  18. Tina Thomas (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed sewing this pattern – its just so cute. I made them in denim, added traditional dungaree buckles and plenty of topstitching. I love the fact that the bib is lined and gives a lovely professional finish. I sewed age 3 and they fit perfectly. I’ll definitely be using this pattern many more times and highly recommend it for all sewing levels. I now can’t wait to try some other BTK patterns.

  19. Juulsoofhandmade (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. It’s so easy but with a great result.
    The options for both shorts and long pants makes this pattern suitable for al seasons depending on the fabric you use. Made it out of linen, jeans and ribcord and they all gave a completly diferent look.
    The tutorials are perfect and easy to follow, as usual with BTK patterns.

  20. kwaples (verified owner)

    I’ve tried a few different dungaree patterns and this one is my favourite so far. The back is stunning and my 4yr olds adore the pockets and have been busy filling them with flowers and leaves. The fit is fantastic, with brilliant instructions which are simple and easy to follow perfect for all experience levels.

  21. jillsauve (verified owner)

    Such a wonderful satisfying pattern to sew! With clear instructions to guide you through each step you will be delighted with the results …. love this pattern!

  22. Megan Carlehäll (verified owner)

    I made these in the shirts version for my son. I love how they turned out. It’s so great to have a cute and trendy option for boys as well as girls. It was easy to make and the illustrated instructions were really straightforward to follow. I love how you can personalise them to make them unique. So many options. I can see myself making these again and again as my kids get older.

  23. Anna Dobbs (verified owner)

    I LOVE this pattern. I am currently working on a long pair for winter for both of my sons. They really love their short ones and since they are growing so fast I will need to make more for this summer! I find the accompanying tutorial really helpful and detailed enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed at all. The finished product is so high quality, it’s a really good feeling. I reckon anyone looking to try sewing for their kids should give the BTK patterns a go! I also find Sophie is very responsive to any questions I’ve had during a sew or when choosing fabric. Thanks BTK for such lovely patterns!

  24. Debbie Ranapia (verified owner)

    A really cute and simple sew.. there are great options to go long or short and even a handy hack to have an elastic cuff. For a beginner sewer like me, the tutorial and other offered resources are a godsend. I have had so many compliments about them…thanks very much, I have learnt to sew using btk patterns!

  25. Elizabeth Wright (verified owner)

    Very excited to have found this site and this pattern! This is not only a gorgeous pattern but it’s also very easy to follow. I’m a total beginner and I am thrilled with the result 😀. Nice details like the beautifully shaped cross over back, pockets etc give a really professional result but they were so easy when they are explained in detail. Thank you so much can’t wait to try the Tui pinafore now 😃

  26. Shaye Donaldson (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern to sew. Easy instructions and finished product is gorgeous! Easy for beginners too

  27. hltotman (verified owner)

    These dungarees were surprising easy to make! Yet another BTK pattern with beautifully clear and easy to follow instructions. The style is perfect for boys and girls of all ages and can easily be personalised. I like the facing finish. Have made a short summer cotton version but planning on a long leg version and to try out the dress hack on the blog!

  28. Fiona Phanpho (verified owner)

    The Tipa dungarees were my first BTK sew, and I found them really straightforward to make.
    The tutorial is excellent, and they turn out so well! They are super cute when worn, and I love the versatility with sizes and lengths so you can allow for growth.

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