S is for Sewing – Day 5

I can’t believe it is already day 5 of the S is for Sewing Blog Tour. Today’s bloggers hit it out of the park. S is for Sewing is 15% off during the tour so make sure to go over and grab your copy in our Etsy store HERE That is 4 full PDF sewing patterns and a ton of extras for less than $17.00. Have you don’t the math yet? That comes out to $4.24 per pattern!

Look at this sweet set by Create3.5 here
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Check out this cute girl version of the Radical Raglan at Call Ajare here
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Handsome guys over atThe Wholesome Mama here

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An extra cool take with Rebel & Malice here

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Check out thos cutie by Handcrafted by RED here
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July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeann
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful
From-a-Box

July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
The Wholesome Mama
Rebel & Malice
Handcrafted by RED

S is for Sewing Blog Tour Day 4

It is Day 4 of the S is for Sewing Blog Tour and there are some cute looks up today/. S is for Sewing is 15% off during the tour so make sure to go over and grab your copy in our Etsy store HERE

Katy at Wild & Wanderful has a Quad Tee and a Radical Raglan, check it out here

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Stacey over at From-a-Box has some adorable Quad Tees for us here.

Melissa from Oh Sew Boy can be found here.
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Maegen from Mae & K can be found here.
July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeann
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful
From-a-Box

July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
he Wholesome Mama
Rebel & MaliceHandcrafted by RED

S is for Sewing Blog Tour Day 3

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Well we have made it Day 3 of the S is for Sewing Blog Tour and today we have lots of looks for you. S is for Sewing is 15% off during the tour so make sure to go over and grab your copy in our Etsy store HERE

First up we have Huisje Boomje Boefjes check out her post here.
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Jessica at the Berry Bunch can be found here.

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FABulous Home Sewn made a Quad Tee and also used some of the extras to make some adorable knee patches. Check out her look here

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House of Estrela can be found here.

Make sure to come back every day and check out all the bloggers on the tour.

July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeann
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful
From-a-Box
July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
he Wholesome Mama
Rebel & MaliceHandcrafted by RED

 

 

S is for Sewing Blog Tour Day 2

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Today is day two of the blog tour to showcase all the different looks you can get from this Ebook. S is for Sewing is 15% off during the tour so make sure to go over and grab your copy in our Etsy store HERE

Today we have Ula from Lulu and Celeste with this really fun Quad Tee. Check out her post here.

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Make sure to come back every day and check out all the bloggers on the tour.

July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeann
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful
From-a-Box
July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
he Wholesome Mama
Rebel & MaliceHandcrafted by RED

 

 

S is for Sewing Blog Tour Day 1

Today is the day! S is for Sewing has hit the internet. We are kicking off the sale with a blog tour to showcase all the different looks you can get from this Ebook. S is for Sewing is 15% off during the tour so make sure to go over and grab your copy in our Etsy store HERE
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First up we have Denita over at Pattern Revolution. She sewed up the Quad Tee and the Bookworm Blazer. Check out her post here.
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Sewing Mama RaeAnna is up next with a Pacman Inspired Quad Tee that is awesome. Check out her post here.

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Last, but not least is Stacey over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts with the Quad T and the Looseleaf Knapsack. Check out her post here.
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Make sure to come back every day and check out all the bloggers on the tour.

July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama RaeAnna
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes

The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful
From-a-Box
July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
he Wholesome Mama
Rebel & MaliceHandcrafted by RED

 

 

S is for Sewing Ebook Release

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We are so excited to release our second Ebook – S is for Sewing! It is a great collaboration just in time to get ready for back to school. This time around we brought in some great  guest contributors and have lots of great extra in addition to 4 clothing patterns.

S is for Sewing includes the Radical Raglan Hoodie, Bookworm Blazer, Looseleaf Knapsack, and the Quadrilateral Tee. These are sure to become staples in your boy’s wardrobe.

Our contributors include Chelsea Briner from GYCT Designs, Michelle White from Falafel and the Bee, Kelly from Handmade Boy, Gemia from Phat Quarters, Roxanne from Pensebrox.com and Dana from  Sew Thrifty.

You can purchase S is for Sewing at our Etsy store for an intro rate of $16.95. That is 15% off the cover price of $19.95!

Join us over on our Facebook group Sewing With Boys Fan Group to share your creations or to be inspired. Also make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all the latest Sewing With Boys news. Tag your photos with #sewingwithboys

We are kicking off a blog tour to celebrate the launch of S is for Sewing. Be sure to check back everyday this week to see all the wonderful creations made for the tour!

July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeann
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
From-a-Box
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch
FABulous Home Sewn
House of Estrela

July 16th
Mae & K
Oh Sew Boy!
Wild & Wanderful

July 17th
create3.5
Call Ajare
The Wholesome Mama
Rebel & Malice
Handcrafted by RED

Fabric Teepee by Phat Quarters – Camp Sewing With Boys

Hi, it’s me again, Gemia, and I am so excited to be back here to share another day at camp with you! My little boys are fascinated with their Native American toys right now. We are having the perfect weather to set up camps, forests, and hunting grounds in our yard. They will spend hours pretending and playing and I love it! They needed some Teepees to go along with their toys but was unable to find what I wanted so I decided that we should just make some.

 First you will need to gather your supplies and your littles so that you can all work together on this project. Once you have everything you will start by prepping the paper cones. We want them to look like Teepees, so we are going to cut of the tip and cut a curved hole into the center base. This will require heavy duty scissors and should be done by the adult or older children. We made three cones and did this all at once for each cone. Once you have done this you can set the cones aside for a bit.

Now we need to prepare our animal skins, aka fabric scraps. I chose a few scraps of Tomahawk by Art Gallery, a coordinating geometric print, and bits & pieces of other prints that had a Native American feel. To prep you fabric you need to pull out your first print and one of the EZ-Steam adhesive sheet and your fabric scraps. I placed my fabric scrap Right-Side down on the table to start. Then, simply peel the backing off of one side of the adhesive sheet, and place that side onto the Wrong-Side of the fabric. Press this firmly as we are NOT heat sealing this. Then you, the adult, will need to trim the excess fabric off of the adhesive sheet. Grab one of the cones that you already cut and have it in front of you. Next, peel the backing from the other side of the adhesive sheet and slowly wrap this around the cone.

When you get to the point where the fabric is going to overlap, grab your scissors and cut the extra fabric, leaving enough room for the two ends to overlap slightly. DO NOT cut the fabric to match the teepee entrance that you cut in the cone- that will come next.

Now flip the cone so that the entrance into the teepee is down and you are looking at the inside of the cone. You are going to cut slits in the extra fabric from the edges up to the cone.

To make sure that the fabric stays down while the littles are playing with I decided to secure it with Duck Tape. This will also make for a fun background on the inside of the teepee. I choose this really cool leopard print roll and my little man choose a super hero roll. I love all the fun prints that Duck Tape has now!!! To do this you need to tear off little strips and simply press it onto the inside of the cone being sure to catch the raw edges for the fabric.
Now you have made a teepee, but of course we want to make it super cool, so we are going to use the Duck Tape to add a fringed trim and to make the tops of the teepees look like sticks are poking out. 
Grab the Duck Tape that you want to use, I am using the leopard print roll again, and peel a strip off that is just a bit longer than the height of the teepee. Next you need to fold over one side of the tape sticky sides together. Now take the scissors and cut tiny slits into the doubled-sided fold that you just created. Once you are done making the fringe, tape it onto the teepee using the exposed sticky edge. Start on the inside bottom edge, of the teepee, and work your way up to the top. Wrap the fringe around the opening at the top and press it all down. If you want to make more layers of fringe do that now. That’s it! You should have one really cool teepee to play with now!

 I am so excited at how well this project worked! My littles are having a ton of fun with these and they are sturdy and durable enough that they will last well beyond the summer time! Thanks for visiting with us today. I hope you stick around because there are a lot of more great adventures happening at our Camp her at Sewing With Boys!

Friends, Bubbles, and Paint

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One of my favorite things that me and my kids have done so far this summer is visit Jonie and her kids in Tennessee. I feel like I have known Jonie for years and interact with her almost everyday online. So I was extremely excited to get to meet her in person while visiting my sister in TN. Jonie so graciously invited us over to her house for the day and had fun summer craft activities for the kids to do. It was so much fun to watch our kids play together. You would have thought they were long lost friend, the way they jumped right in and started playing together. I thought I would share with you the summer craft fun that our kids did! It was a great way to keep them playing so we could talk and enjoy our time together.

First, Jonie set up a great painting station outside. She lined the table with paper grocery bags and pulled out all sorts of paints and brushes. I thought it was brilliant that she had silicon kitchen type brushes for them to use. Finn loved that. The kids made a huge paint mess and had lots of fun mixing colors together. Best thing about this method of painting, after they are done you just roll up the paper, so clean up is easy.

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Next the kids moved on to making giant bubbles. This was really fun to watch. The kids got all soapy and dirty but Joine pulled out the kiddy pool and the water hose for them to clean off in. There were a few mishaps with the water hose. Mainly brother spraying sisters.

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It was a great day and our kids keep asking to see each other again.

I am very lucky that blogging has brought me such great friends. I only wish all of them lived close enough to visit!!!!

Bubble Recipe

  • 1/2 cup dawn dish soap
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin

Mix together slowly and try not to make the mixture foamy.

Bubble Makers

  • Straws
  • Yarn

String 2 straws onto approximately 1 yards of yarn. Tie yarn closed. Dip loop in bubble solution holding the straw handles and gently glide then through the air to create giant bubbles.

I hope you have fun day like this with your friend this summer, too!

Addie

Duct Tape Juice Pouch Wallets – Camp Sewing With Boys

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Looking for something fun to do with your child WHILE doing something good for the environment?

Here is a fantastic project to do just that.

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Duct Tape Juice Pouch Wallets

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Let’s gather some supplies. You will need:

  • 2 empty juice pouches
  • duct tape
  • scissors
  • velcro (not pictured above)

Start by cutting across the top of each juice pouch (where the straw goes), wash, and allow to dry.

Now it is time to cut the duct tape into strips.

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You will need 4 shorter strips (the length of the shortest sides of the pouch- approx. 4″each) and 2 longer strips (the length of the longest sides-approx. 6″each). I cut them to size and then halved them by making a small slit, and ripping the tape. It ripped in a straight line every time.

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Lay the tape on the table, sticky side up, and place the pouch edge on top of it.

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Now fold up the tape. Repeat for the bottom of pouch. You will want to leave one pouch top not taped.

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They should look like this. Now, trim off the excess tape.

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Take the pouch with the two ends taped, and fold like this:

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You will want the side that faces the correct way to be slightly lower than the other side.

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Take the other pouch and insert it like the photo above, with the untaped side inside.

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At the crease, place your last 4″ piece of tape to keep the two pouches together.

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This is how it should look on the other side.

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Fold up the upside down end, and tape the long sides now, so it forms a pouch.

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Make sure to trim the excess tape.

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If you have velcro dots, make sure to follow the instructions on the package. Take both dots and place them together (sticky sides facing out) and stick them on the flap. Then press down so they also stick to the body of the wallet.

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Our dots needed to set for 24 hours closed and untouched.

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After that, you are done. You can use your wallet!

*My tip on collecting juice pouches when your family doesn’t drink them: ASK EVERYONE! Camps, schools, family members, friends. It is amazing how many we collected after we started asking around. People actually saved them. We ended up with about 200!

Handprint Superhero T-shirt – Camp Sewing With Boys

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Hello! I am Courtney from The Wholesome Mama and I am honored to be here today contributing with Sewing With Boys. I have 2 little boys, so I always have random projects floating around in my head. I am so excited about this project!
A while back I saw a print floating around on Pinterest with Superhero’s made from your kids handprints. I thought it would be such a fun way to not only decorate your kids tees and add charm, but also to include your child in the process. My little guy was right next to me the whole time, and even gave me some input on how HE wanted it to look. My son that I made this for definitely got my creative genes, so I love to ask for his advice and input on his clothing whenever I can.

Supplies

  • fabric paint in your desired superhero colors
  • a variety of different sized paintbrushes
  • solid tee or panel for the tee you plan to sew

Of course I was going to make my own shirt for this project (I don’t know if I can physically purchase one…lol) so I chose the newly released Harvey V Neck Tee from Once Upon A Sewing Machine. If you are making your own shirt, I recommend painting the panel first and then assembling.

Place some paper or cardboard underneath the shirt (or inbetween the layers if using store bought) as to keep the paint from seeping through.

Apply a generous amount of paint to your child’s hand. Our first application barely even coated the fabric, so we did it again with more paint. Work quickly here as the fabric paint dries fairly quick.

Press firmly onto the center of your fabric, holding the fabric as you lift up your child’s hand…it will stick a bit.

Yay! Now you have the base of your superhero!

Next is what was the most fun for me. Transforming the handprint into the superhero.

My son chose to do Spiderman, so we needed black, blue and white fabric paint. I got myself a little palette of paint ready, and went to work. Get creative here. Pull up a picture of your chosen superhero and look at the details. Plan it out first and then get to work. ***It may be wise to practice this on a sheet of paper first before you move to the fabric.*** I like to live on the edge though, and went straight to the fabric.

I used the accent fabric for our tee as inspiration, and added the “BAM” “!!!” and the bubbles around Spiderman.

Once you are through, let it dry COMPLETELY! I waited a good 2-3 hours before I tested it. To set the paint, I ironed over the backside. And you are DONE! Finish sewing up your shirt according to the pattern you chose, and show that baby off!!! Little man was so excited and PROUD to be wearing his own handprint on his shirt.

I hope you liked this tutorial, and if you have any questions, leave me a comment here or follow me on social media. FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | BLOG

{Courtney}

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