Nestledown Vest - Baby Wearing + Maternity

Create a dreamy baby wearing vest for men + women, by converting our popular Trailblazer vest into a stunning baby-wearing garment.  The two nifty "zip in" panels - for both baby-wearing and pregnancy - can be removed when not required for a truly versatile garment.

Size Charts:
Click here for Women's Size Chart   
Click here for Men's Size Chart
Pattern Features:
  • Baby/toddler carry cover panel 
  • Maternity panel - wear your Trailblazer vest through pregnancy to birth
  • Men's + women's carry panels included in the one add-on.
  • Want to back wear?  Hack coming soon on the blog for a how-to!

    Nestledown Baby Carry Vest Sewing Pattern by Twig + Tale

  • Skill Level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate 

  • This is an add-on to the men's and women's Trailblazer Vest.  You need to either own a Trailblazer Vest pattern, or purchase the bundle using the dropdown menu for all the required pattern pieces.

     View pattern FAQ | Read more on the blog

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

    Cover photo by Ann Snelson

    Please note: The Nestledown babywearing vest is not a stand alone carrier. The vest must be worn combined with a front wearing carrier as it does NOT hold the baby on its own!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews

    Love these patterns

    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.


    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

    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!

    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.


    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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