Pathfinder Vest - Children ~ gender neutral

Size Chart + Materials List

Keep them bundled up, wherever their imagination may take them.  The Pathfinder Vest pattern is perfect for a cool afternoon of adventuring, with freedom of movement and added warmth.  

Mix and match styles to achieve over 70 stunning combinations, for all children.

Skill Level: Beginner - adventurous beginner depending on version chosen.

  • Curved Dropped back option - keep those kidneys warm
  • Pixie hood & Classic Round hood
  • Two lengths - Classic & Extended for extra warmth
  • V-neck & Round neck
  • Flutter sleeve
  • Collar
  • Yoked Pleated Back option
  • 2 Pocket styles
  • Optional overlapping button stand
  • Numerous options for closure

Twig + Tale Pathfinder Vest Views

Download the BONUS Add-on pattern piece for the Crossroads front here.

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look to vintage blankets, gently used wool sweaters and corduroy/wool trousers for exteriors - vintage sheets and lovely shirts for lining.

Don't be afraid to embellish a little! Explore our beginner-friendly Embroidery Pattern Collections.

Sizing + Supplies

The children's Pathfinder Vest includes sizes 12-18m - size 10
View size chart + materials list 

View Baby Pathfinder | view Women's Pathfinder

Printing Info

This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

The pattern includes a nifty “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.

FAQ

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Customer Reviews

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J
J.C.
Wonderful, as always

A great pattern, very useful, with clear instructions. A great base to unleash your creativity.

P
P.B.
great pattern

Nice pattern to have from size 1-14. I already made size 9 & 12 and going t to make smaller size now. Easy instructions that really helps too.

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A.K.
Thanks for another wonderful pattern

I upcycled thrifted wool adult coats into pathfinders for my kids for Christmas. The pattern was as always easy to follow and a quick sew. I love that Twig + Tale patterns always have inspiration for upcycling. It made me get creative when cutting out and I was able to use existing pockets for the oytside and the inside of my vests.

Thanks again!

M
M.M.
It cute

I should give it a five star the only thing is theres is no video on how to do it to make it more easier to the beginner sewer like me. Takes me a while to figure out specially putting the linings.

K
K.C.
Perfect pattern

Twig and tale are my favourite patterns!
Only have a few so far but I want them all
The pathfinder vest is so satisfying to make & I love that all their patterns can be mixed & matched with the others.
Instructions & methods are very clear & it comes together nicely.

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C.H.
Great Instructions, Lots of Options, and Cute Vest

This is my second T and T pattern and I love all of the options they include and the great instructions with ACTUAL pictures. I find this so helpful. I also love all of the inspiration provided on the website and in the pattern, as well as the awesome facebook group, Twig and Tale Chat. I made the size 1 for my 2 year old and the size 14 for myself, both with the free dragon add-on!

C
C.B.
Perfect Pattern

Absolutely Love this pattern
Looks so cute on the grandchildren. Easy instructions that really helps a beginner like myself. I will get more adventurous I’m sure with the help of all TwigandTales patterns
Grandchildren loved the basic vest with faux fur lining and long back to keep out the cold.

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A.K.
Super!

It's just perfect and a very easy sew. Beautiful variability. All these patterns inspire creativity so much.

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Pathfinder Vest Size Chart & Materials List

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Size Chart

Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

Child’s Chest  Measurement   

                                         

inches      cm

 19.5
48

20
51

21
54

22
56

23
59

24
61

26
66

27
69

28
71

28.5
72.5

30
76

31.5
80

Finished Vest Chest Measurement

inches      cm

26.5
67

27
69

28
71

29
73

29.5
75

30.5
77

31
79

32
81

32.5
83

34
87

36
91

37.5
95

Finished Classic Vest Length

Add 2” (5cm) for Extended Length

Add an additional 3” (7.5cm) for Curved Drop Back

inches      cm

12.5
31.5

13.5
34

14.5
36.5

15.5
39

16
40.5

16.5
42

17
43.5

18
45

18.5
46.5

19
48

20
51

21
54

 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use vintage woolen blankets, but you can use any warm fabric such as wool, wool blends, corduroy or velvet.  Fleece and WindPro are also suitable fabrics.  You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest.
Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.


Fabric requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the charts below for both lining and exterior fabrics (44 inches/115cm wide). 

Pathfinder Vest Materials Chart

Other supplies & notions

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