Animal Coat - PDF PATTERN - Sizes 12m -14 years

Get ready to fulfil a child’s dreams with a fun coat they simply won’t want to take off!

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

{ U p c y c l e } 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.

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Cover Image by Suzanne Holsted


  • Sizes 1-14 years
  • 14 animal options Fox, Unicorn, Lion, Bear, Bunny, Dino, Cat, Mouse, Giraffe, Zebra, Horse, Donkey, Ladybird and Doggie
  • Roll back cuffs and longer body length to allow room to grow
  • Beautiful step by step tutorial
  • Colouring pages for children to design their own Animals
  • FREE BONUS Full instructions and pattern pieces for seven animal tails!
  • Skill level Adventurous beginner - Intermediate
  • US Imperial and Metric Measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • View size chart + materials list http//
  • Fabric for Exterior and Lining
  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively, you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Interfacing for buttons strips - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing - optional
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Twig + Tale

From my treehouse studio hidden within the New Zealand forest, I draft clothing and toy patterns that capture the essence of childhood storybooks. To me, sewing is a magical journey, full of adventure and the wonderful tales that each material holds. I believe in reusing fabrics when possible and bringing new life to old things, in spending time (sometimes together, sometimes alone) to let the spirit run free.

Twig & Tale is for everyone who shares a love of creativity and an adventurous spirit—beginner sewers especially! It's a celebration of the innocence of childhood and the wonder of nature. It's about comfy clothes and warm things like hugs and capes and coats. It's about handmade, love, and imaginary play—featuring classic, simple patterns that inspire us all to tell a story.

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