Baby Pathfinder Vest ~ gender neutral

Size Chart + Materials List

Keep them bundled up in sweet and cosy hand-made love.  Our famous Pathfinder vest for babies can also be upgraded to an animal version!  (See the dropdown menu when ordering).

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

Twig + Tale Pathfinder Vest Views

  • 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

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 Baby Pathfinder includes sizes preemie through to 9-12 months.
View size chart + materials list

View Children's Pathfinder | View Women's Pathfinder

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 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.

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

 FAQ

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Cover photo by Suzanne Holsted



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Customer Reviews

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E.L.

I love the baby version of the pathfinder vest. I had a week notice of a baby shower and since I've made the child and adult versions, knew I could make a quick gift for a friend with this well written pattern. I re-used a corduroy skirt for the outer layer and some double gauze for the inner layer.

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L.

It can be simple or complex depending on what you like. My little one looks so comfortable wearing it.

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C.E.
Pathfinder with unicorn add on

My 3yr old picked the unicorn option & I was happy to oblige. The instructions are great & we’ve had so many compliments & she loves wearing it!

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Animal add on for pathfinder vest

I made the unicorn add on. I found it easy to follow for a beginner. It was tricky at times getting everything to line up. Especially as I used a vintage blanket. The bulk of all the fabric together. But overall the pattern is very satisfying and it came out awesome. Will be making a dinosaur next.

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A.H.

Absolutely beautiful patterns! So easy to follow and put together.

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D.S.
Confidence booster

As a beginner sewer this pattern has boosted my confidence immensely! I was able to complete the dinosaur vest completely on my own! Twig & Tale patterns are my all time favourite for their ease of use. I cannot wait to try them all!

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F.S.
Dino add on

A great addition. 🦕🦖

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C.S.

Such a fantastic pattern (set of patterns) they are so versatile and customizable . Absolutely love it

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Baby Pathfinder Vest - Size + Materials List

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Size Chart

 

Size

Prem 00000

NB
0000

0-3
000

3-6
00

6-9
0

9-12
1

Child’s Chest

15 ½”

39.3cm

16”

40.5cm

16 ½”

41.9cm

17 ½”

44.4cm

18”

45.7cm

18 ½”

47cm

Child’s Height

17-19”

43-49cm

19.5-21.5

50-55cm

22- 23.5”

up to 60cm

24-26.5”

60-68cm

27-27.5”

69-72cm

28-30.5”

73-78cm

Child’s Head Circumference

13”
33cm

14”
35.5cm

16.5”
41.9cm

17”
43.2cm

17.5”
44.4cm

18.25”
46.4cm

 

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). 

 

Other supplies & notions

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