Mini Chestnut Sweater & Top – PDF Pattern ENG


Make the super cozy childrens sewing pattern sweater and top Mini Chestnut! It comes with six different options, lots of possibilities to play around with and… bows! perfect for a little girl.

If you are new to sewing with knits we’ve got you covered. The pattern comes with lots of tips so that you can get the best results when sewing with jersey on a regular sewing machine.



The super comfy sweater and top Mini Chestnut, a childrens sewing pattern, is the version for girls of the popular Chestnut sewing pattern for women. It comes with two different options and lots of possibilities to play around with.

In general, you can opt for the sweater with three bow options or the top with the same alternatives. Firstly, version A of either of them has a lovely circular opening at the back that closes with a big bow. Meanwhile, version B sports four bows at the back closing the bodice. And option C offers a more subtle bow alternative with a nice slit or vent at the shoulder. In addition, the top has a slightly longer back and two slits at either side; whereas the sweater offers two sleeve lengths: 3/4 and long sleeves. To sum up, take a good look at all the options and pieces on before you decide.

To sum up, the sweater and top childrens sewing pattern Mini Chestnut comes with lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results when sewing with knit fabrics. The pattern will become a staple, with a twist, in the handmade wardrobe of a lucky little girl.

Sizes range from 3 to 12 years old and the instructions’ booklet comes with detailed measurements to get the best fit depending of height and age.

You can also learn how to make the Mini Chestnut Sweater and Top on our YouTube Channel.


For the sweater version, you can choose any medium to heavy-weight knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20%. For example thick knits, stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits and French Terry, with a two-way stretch.

In the case of the top version, you can opt for any medium knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and not too fine. For example interlock, double knit or ponte di roma, with a two-way stretch.


Version / Fabric width         Age 3-8                         Age 9-12
Sweater 115cm                              1.20m / 1.30 yards        1.40m / 1.50 yards
Sweater 150cm                             1.20m / 1.30 yards        1.40m / 1.50 yards
Top 115cm                                     1.30m / 1.40 yards        1.50m / 1.65 yards
Top 150cm                                    1.30m / 1.40 yards        1.50m / 1.65 yards


• Sewing machine &/or overlocker/serger
• Ball point needle or jersey needle
• Matching thread
• Ribbon for the bows: woven, velvet, organza, satin…
Approx. amount needed 2×40/50cm long for each bow


• Double or twin needle to finish hems & neckline


The childrens sewing pattern sweater and top Chestnut is perfect for a beginner or confident beginner. In addition you will also learn how to sew with knits.


From 3 to 12 years old.

*This is a PDF pattern, therefore after purchased you’ll receive an email with a link to download the files of the pattern and instructions. In addition, there are two printing options available. Firstly, an A4 (the pattern pieces print in 24 pages for the top and 28 for the sweater, plus the instructions) and also a copy shop version of the pattern so that you can skip the assembling part.

**If you have any problems with the pattern, any doubt, please send us an email to [email protected]

***Fabric kindly supplied by Jelly Fabrics.

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