Nestledown Baby Wearing Add-on
for Women's Forester Coat

Nestledown Baby Wearing Add-on
for Women's Forester Coat

$10.00 USD
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Create a dreamy baby-wearing coat for women, by converting our popular women's Forester Coat into a stunning baby-wearing garment.

The nifty "zip in" panel for baby-wearing can be removed when not required for a truly versatile garment.

Read more about it here:

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

Nestledown Baby-Wearing Coat sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

Although this listing reads for the women's baby-wearing panel - the Nestledown add-on for FORESTER COAT includes ALL of the following elements:

  1. Men's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - baby size
  2. Men's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - toddler size
  3. Women's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - baby size
  4. Women's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - toddler size
  5. Women's Nestledown pregnancy panel
  6. Detachable pixie hood - baby size
  7. Detachable pixie hood - toddler size
  8. Detachable classic round hood - baby size
  9. Detachable classic round hood - toddler size

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics.

Sizing + Supplies

Click here for Women's Size Chart
Click here for Men's Size Chart

These links will take you to the size chart and materials list for the Forester Coats.  Scroll down to the bottom for the Nestledown panel requirements.

Printing Info

Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.

Patterns include a “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper.

Nestledown FAQ 

Will this panel hold baby?
Absolutely not.  The Nestledown baby-wearing panel is not a stand alone carrier. The coat must be worn combined with a front wearing carrier as it does NOT hold the baby on its own.  This panel is purely an extra layer of warmth.

Can I convert the Forester to be a "back-wearing" garment?
There is no official hack for this, but it could be done. We have a blogpost detailing how to convert the Trailblazer Vest here to give you an idea of the concept:  How to convert the Nestledown for Back Wearing

Can I wear the coat "as a coat" if not carrying baby?
Yes, simply zip out the panel, and you have a cosy Forester Coat.

View pattern FAQ 
Read more on the blog

Cover image by Sarah Thomas

What is included?

The Nestledown Add-on for Forester Coat includes:

  1. Men's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - baby size
  2. Men's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - toddler size
  3. Women's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - baby size
  4. Women's Nestledown baby-wearing panel - toddler size
  5. Women's Nestledown pregnancy panel
  6. Detachable pixie hood - baby size
  7. Detachable pixie  hood - toddler size
  8. Detachable classic round hood - baby size
  9. Detachable classic round hood - toddler size
  • Look Inside
  • Works With
  • Resources

The Forester Coat which the Nestledown Add-on works with, has videos for every step

Mashes With

This pattern is designed to "mash" with elements of the following

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Frederique Bouger (Aberdeen, GB)
Great pattern

Really great pattern. I used it to do a rain coat in softshell to carry baby in front and back.
No linen so I haven’t follow all instructions but very easy to understand when I looked at it.
For the back zip I used a post of the blog but for the vest so I had to adapt and I haven’t been really good ... too low

But I will definitely do another coat. Love the shape !

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Laken Rawdon-Wright (Dallas, US)
Most have pattern!

Best pattern for being pregnant/having a baby. I had been looking for weeks to find the perfect pattern for baby wearing and this pattern not only is perfect for great directions and pictures to help.

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Guin Parsons (Taunton, GB)
Excellent

Love these patterns

M
Margaret E.
Fun innovative pattern

I found the design creative and fun. My daughter-in-law selected this, and I only had to fit a couple of seams for her and our new Grandboy! Instructions were clear, concise - a pleasure to sew.

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Sadie K.
Amazing

I absolutley love this pattern. I’m still a beginner, perhaps an advanced beginner now, and it was a breeze to do. The fb chat group are so helpful and the tutorials come with videos as well, which I found incredibly helpful. First time sewing zips and it all went sew well (sorry haha) ! Highly recommend this pattern along with the trailblazer vest. Added bonus of panel being removed if you’re not baby wearing x

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Tania B.
A must!

I have worn both of my children but hadn't found a stylish vest that is comfortable and fits well. The nestledown first like a glove. It's comfortable, fitted and oh so cozy. And a breeze to sew!

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Marissa L.
So versatile

What another wonderful pattern! I was a bit worried about sewing all the zippers but with the video tutorials my zips came out perfect and it was sooooo easy. I have been converted and now want to sew more zippers. Thanks for a beautiful pattern and a super easy to follow tutorial.

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India M.
Love

I absolutely love this pattern! It’s perfect for the chilly weather and snuggling my little one close so she stays warm!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Frederique Bouger (Aberdeen, GB)
Great pattern

Really great pattern. I used it to do a rain coat in softshell to carry baby in front and back.
No linen so I haven’t follow all instructions but very easy to understand when I looked at it.
For the back zip I used a post of the blog but for the vest so I had to adapt and I haven’t been really good ... too low

But I will definitely do another coat. Love the shape !

L
Laken Rawdon-Wright (Dallas, US)
Most have pattern!

Best pattern for being pregnant/having a baby. I had been looking for weeks to find the perfect pattern for baby wearing and this pattern not only is perfect for great directions and pictures to help.

G
Guin Parsons (Taunton, GB)
Excellent

Love these patterns

M
Margaret E.
Fun innovative pattern

I found the design creative and fun. My daughter-in-law selected this, and I only had to fit a couple of seams for her and our new Grandboy! Instructions were clear, concise - a pleasure to sew.

S
Sadie K.
Amazing

I absolutley love this pattern. I’m still a beginner, perhaps an advanced beginner now, and it was a breeze to do. The fb chat group are so helpful and the tutorials come with videos as well, which I found incredibly helpful. First time sewing zips and it all went sew well (sorry haha) ! Highly recommend this pattern along with the trailblazer vest. Added bonus of panel being removed if you’re not baby wearing x

T
Tania B.
A must!

I have worn both of my children but hadn't found a stylish vest that is comfortable and fits well. The nestledown first like a glove. It's comfortable, fitted and oh so cozy. And a breeze to sew!

M
Marissa L.
So versatile

What another wonderful pattern! I was a bit worried about sewing all the zippers but with the video tutorials my zips came out perfect and it was sooooo easy. I have been converted and now want to sew more zippers. Thanks for a beautiful pattern and a super easy to follow tutorial.

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India M.
Love

I absolutely love this pattern! It’s perfect for the chilly weather and snuggling my little one close so she stays warm!