Below the Kōwhai - Children's Tuatua Cover Up PDF Sewing Pattern

$64.00 per metre
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The Tuatua Cover Up is a boxy, relaxed fit, open front top with elbow-length sleeves. It is designed to be worn over the top of other garments to provide warmth, shade, or style! Choose between a straight or curved back hem, and add optional trim.

 This sewing pattern features a “choose your own adventure” style tutorial, giving you various methods to choose from for quick and easy, or detail-focused sewing.

We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.

Tuatua is the Māori name for a shellfish that is found on New Zealand’s sandy beaches. Pronounce tuatua like “two-ah-two-ah” in English.


  • Available sizes 1-10 Children size. Chest from 47cm (18 1/2") to 74cm (29 1/8") and Hip from 47cm (18 1/2") to 79cm (31 1/8")
  • Available sizes 8-14 Teen size. Chest from 68cm (26 3/4") to 84cm (33") and Hip from 73cm (28 3/4") to 89cm (35")

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Recommended Fabric: Light – medium weight cotton, poly cotton, linen, chambray, tencel, etc.

Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files. 


    • Co-ordinating sewing thread.
    • Optional trim (measurement included in chart)
    • Scissors, pins, sewing machine.

PDF Patterns
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Pattern Printing Service
We are delighted to be able to bring you a PDF Pattern print service in partnership with Niche Print. If you choose to purchase your pattern with printing, your printed pattern will ship directly from Niche print, separately to any package from Harmer and Huff. To purchase your digital file with a printed copy, select the pattern +A0 Printing from the options on the product page.If you select to have your pattern printed, you also receive all digital pattern files as a  download.