Animal Vest ~ Pathfinder Vest + Animal Add-on

There's a little bit of a wild spirit in all of us. Make their make-believe more real with this fun, yet practical vest that keeps them warm as they run wild.

Skill level:  Beginner - Adventurous beginner (animals with manes are a little more work)

  • 14 animal options: Fox, Unicorn, Lion, Bear, Bunny, Dino, Cat, Mouse, Giraffe, Zebra, Horse, Donkey, Ladybird and Doggie
  • Colouring pages for children to design their own Animal Creation 
  • FREE BONUS: Full instructions and pattern pieces for seven animal tails!

Twig + Tale Wild Things Vest Animal View

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to woollen blankets, gently used corduroy or wool trousers and leather/suede garments for inspiration.

Sizing + Supplies

The Animal vest includes sizes 12-18m through to size 14

View size chart + materials list 

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.


View pattern FAQs 

When purchasing this listing, you will receive a copy of the children's Pathfinder Vest + Animal Add-on for the vest.  If you already own the children's Pathfinder Vest, use the dropdown menu to select the Animal Add-on only.

Cover Image by Rebecka Custred

Customer Reviews

Based on 96 reviews

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.


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

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!

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.


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

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!

Dino add on

A great addition. 🦕🦖


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

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