Pathfinder Vest - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Pathfinder Vest - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$10.00 USD
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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 options chosen

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Size Chart + Fabric Requirements

View size chart + materials list 

View Baby Pathfinder 
View Women's Pathfinder | View Men's Pathfinder
View FAMILY bundle of all sizes

Views

Pathfinder Vest Sewing Pattern View Diagrams by Twig + Tale

  • 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
Add-ons

Animal Add-on for Pathfinder: Transform your Pathfinder into a fun animal vest they simply won't want to take off.  The Animal Add-on includes the elements required to make 14 different animals.

Animal Add-on for Pathfinder Vest - by Twig + Tale

 

Dragon Add-onYou will need to purchase the above Animal Add-on for the Pathfinder in order to use these FREE Dragon elements

Dragon Vest by Twig + Tale

 

Crossroads Add-on: Add the delightful FREE Crossroads option to your Pathfinder Vest. 

Features a double layer across their chest for added warmth, and unique petal shape which allows for ease of movement.

Crossroads for Pathfinder Vest

 

Bonus Resources
Blog posts
Printing Info + FAQ

This is a PDF pattern and includes three 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″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

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.

View pattern FAQ 

  • Look Inside
  • Works With
  • Resources

The Pathfinder Vest includes video tutorials for all steps of construction. 

Below is a sample, with the full video included in the pattern tutorial at purchase.

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Mashes With

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

Add-Ons

Expand your pattern with these creative add-ons

Customer Reviews

Based on 163 reviews
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Shawnele Surplus (Bend, US)
So easy - and beautiful results!

I wanted to make my mom something nice for her 79th birthday and I had some beautiful brown fabric I purchased from a thrift store some time ago that I thought would make a nice vest. I don't see my mom often enough to fit the vest to her as it was being made but she did tell me her measurements (or at least what she thought they were!) and I did take in the waist after seeing her in person once I started the vest. I see lots of things I wish I had done better (like driving to her house and fitting her more thoroughly), but she is utterly thrilled! Since I rarely sew garments and my fitting options weren't fabulous, I am also happy with the results and I look forward to making more of these handy and lovely vests!

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Jennifer Bremner (Liverpool, GB)
Beautiful and easy to make

I made my first pathfinder in an afternoon (whilst my mum watched my toddler and the newborn had a nap)
It was really easy to do and the thing that took the longest was actually sticking together the pattern.
The instructions are beautifully written and easy to follow. This one was a gift, so I'm off to bribe my mum to let me make my toddler one!

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Stephanie
What an awesome pattern!

I used the animal add on to make a dinosaur vest for my grandson and he loves it so much! This pattern is so adaptable and easy to put together. I plan to make vests for all my grandchildren, myself and probably the rest of my family too. I love it!!

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Barb Bridges (Surrey, CA)
Pathfinder Vest

I have cut out my first Pathfinder vest and am excited to begin sewing. I have read through the instructions and they are very clear and easy to understand. Thank you! I’ll post a picture once I’m finished. Cheers

I
Iona Lee (Melbourne, AU)
Love the pathfinder vest

Love this pattern, easy to follow I’m a beginner and I’ve made 4 of these with buttons even
Thank you so much will definitely be sewing more for my babies

J
Jodi Geard (Hobart, AU)
Cute vest

I really love this pattern. The video tutorials are so helpful. I worked my way through them to construct the vest. Is there one for adding the button extension on as I’m not to sure how to do that.
I’m looking forward to making more.

J
Julie Batt (Ohaupo, NZ)
Fabulous Pattern and absolute favourite

Made for my 2 year old great nephew who wants to wear his “fox coat” everyday.
Awesome pattern to work with, went together super easy, definitely a favourite for my future gift giving.
This vest is made from olive wool combo and 100% cotton lining using the size 2 pattern.
Luka is not petite but his mum thinks this will last next year as well.

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Claire Chell (Melbourne, AU)
Ladies pathfinder

So easy to construct. Such a joy to wear. Love the video too.

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Tash Olde (Perth, AU)
Delightful to construct!

This pattern was so much fun to make. The instructions were easy to follow and even if you got stuck, the video tutorials were there to help! I’ll be making another vest soon.

J
Julie Watts
Cutest patterns ever

Pathfinder vest pattern for children, easy to follow instructions, enhanced by photo guides. Very happy with the result.

Customer Reviews

Based on 163 reviews
99%
(162)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
Shawnele Surplus (Bend, US)
So easy - and beautiful results!

I wanted to make my mom something nice for her 79th birthday and I had some beautiful brown fabric I purchased from a thrift store some time ago that I thought would make a nice vest. I don't see my mom often enough to fit the vest to her as it was being made but she did tell me her measurements (or at least what she thought they were!) and I did take in the waist after seeing her in person once I started the vest. I see lots of things I wish I had done better (like driving to her house and fitting her more thoroughly), but she is utterly thrilled! Since I rarely sew garments and my fitting options weren't fabulous, I am also happy with the results and I look forward to making more of these handy and lovely vests!

J
Jennifer Bremner (Liverpool, GB)
Beautiful and easy to make

I made my first pathfinder in an afternoon (whilst my mum watched my toddler and the newborn had a nap)
It was really easy to do and the thing that took the longest was actually sticking together the pattern.
The instructions are beautifully written and easy to follow. This one was a gift, so I'm off to bribe my mum to let me make my toddler one!

S
Stephanie
What an awesome pattern!

I used the animal add on to make a dinosaur vest for my grandson and he loves it so much! This pattern is so adaptable and easy to put together. I plan to make vests for all my grandchildren, myself and probably the rest of my family too. I love it!!

B
Barb Bridges (Surrey, CA)
Pathfinder Vest

I have cut out my first Pathfinder vest and am excited to begin sewing. I have read through the instructions and they are very clear and easy to understand. Thank you! I’ll post a picture once I’m finished. Cheers

I
Iona Lee (Melbourne, AU)
Love the pathfinder vest

Love this pattern, easy to follow I’m a beginner and I’ve made 4 of these with buttons even
Thank you so much will definitely be sewing more for my babies

J
Jodi Geard (Hobart, AU)
Cute vest

I really love this pattern. The video tutorials are so helpful. I worked my way through them to construct the vest. Is there one for adding the button extension on as I’m not to sure how to do that.
I’m looking forward to making more.

J
Julie Batt (Ohaupo, NZ)
Fabulous Pattern and absolute favourite

Made for my 2 year old great nephew who wants to wear his “fox coat” everyday.
Awesome pattern to work with, went together super easy, definitely a favourite for my future gift giving.
This vest is made from olive wool combo and 100% cotton lining using the size 2 pattern.
Luka is not petite but his mum thinks this will last next year as well.

C
Claire Chell (Melbourne, AU)
Ladies pathfinder

So easy to construct. Such a joy to wear. Love the video too.

T
Tash Olde (Perth, AU)
Delightful to construct!

This pattern was so much fun to make. The instructions were easy to follow and even if you got stuck, the video tutorials were there to help! I’ll be making another vest soon.

J
Julie Watts
Cutest patterns ever

Pathfinder vest pattern for children, easy to follow instructions, enhanced by photo guides. Very happy with the result.