The Tuatua Cover Up is a boxy, relaxed fit, open front top for children.
It is designed to be worn over the top of other garments to provide warmth, shade, or style!
Choose between a straight or curved back, and optional trim (tutorial included).
This sewing pattern features a “choose your own adventure” style tutorial, giving you various methods to choose from for quick and easy, or detail focused sewing.
We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.
Tuatua is the Māori name for a shellfish that is found on New Zealand’s sandy beaches. Pronounce tuatua like “two-ah-two-ah” in English.
- Instant PDF digital download
- Children’s sizes 1-10 / Tween 8-14
- Straight or curved back
- “Choose your own adventure” tutorial, with various seam finishes
- Optional trim tutorial included
- 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 Cover Up.
- See Sophie’s Women’s size Cover Up here
This garment is for all seasons, but is especially suited to light-medium weight fabrics including cotton, poly cotton, linen, chambray, tencel, etc
If you intend to use a heavy weight fabric: We suggest serging/overlocking your seams (instructions included in the tutorial).
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 mid-bum. There is a boxy fit through the chest with lots of room for growth. We suggest sizing down if you’re between sizes.
Additional Notions Required:
- Co-ordinating sewing thread.
- Optional trim (measurement included in chart)
- Scissors, pins, sewing machine.
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.
These downloads will 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 Tuatua Cover Up 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 Tuatua Cover Up!