Nestledown Add-on for Forester COAT
Zip in Baby-Wearing + Pregnancy Panels

Nestledown Add-on for Forester COAT
Zip in Baby-Wearing + Pregnancy Panels

$10.00 USD
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Create a dreamy baby-wearing or pregnancy coat by converting our popular Forester Coat pattern with the use of zip in panels. 

The two panels, for baby-wearing and pregnancy, can be removed when not required for a truly versatile garment.

Read more about Nestledown on the blog here

  • Carry panels - Sized for both baby and toddler, with optional wind collars to keep little ones cosy.
  • Pregnancy panel - wear your Forester coat through pregnancy to birth, no need for a specific pregnancy coat, just zip in the panel when required!

Nestledown baby wearing coat sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

 

This is an add-on to the adult Forester Coat patterns.  You need to either own one of the Forester Coat patterns, or purchase the bundle using the dropdown menu for all the required pattern pieces for the coat itself. 

Please note: The Nestledown Add-on 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!

    Sizing + Supplies

    Click here for Women's Size Chart + Fabric Requirements
    Click here for Men's Size Chart + Fabric Requirements

    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.

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

    Nestledown FAQ

    Will this panel hold baby?
    Absolutely not.  The Nestledown Add-on 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.

    I don't want to sew a garment just for pregnancy - can I wear it afterwards?
    Yes. Nestledown is designed to see you through pregnancy and baby-wearing. You simply zip the panels out when not required and you have a regular Trailblazer Vest.  Sew the Trailblazer Vest in your regular size, as the Nestledown panels create the extra width required for pregnancy.  No wasted sewing!

    Can I use the Nestledown add-ons interchangeably between Coat and Vest?
    No, each add-on is designed specifically as the Forester and Trailblazer have different lengths etc.

    Read more on the blog

    View pattern FAQ 

    What's 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
    Printing Info

    This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes these printing options:

    1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
    2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 

    All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

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    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.

    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.

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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!

    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!

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    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!