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 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

 

 

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!

Foam Sticker Fabric Stamps – Camp Sewing With Boys

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We all know how hard it is to find awesome Boy Fabric that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Nichole kicked off Sewing With Boys Summer Camp series with tips on tie dying. You can read that HERE. Today’s post goes perfect with tie dying. Today we are going to show you how to make your own fabric stamps for CHEAP!! These are super easy and the sky is the limit.

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Your boys (and girls) will love to create their own unique fabric by painting, dyeing and stamping fabric. It gives the fabric a one-of-a-kind look and you can customize it just the way you want.

This is seriously the EASIEST way to make a fabric stamp, and it is super cheap too. I paid $1 for my foam stickers, $2 for 2 tubes of fabric paint and I already had the craft foam sheet and the wood. You can also use duplo blocks or legos for this.

OK are you all ready? Are you sure? OK…here goes.
How To Make Easy Fabric Stamps - Knot Sew Normal First get a small piece of wood, a hot glue gun and some foam stickers or some craft foam. If using craft foam cut out shapes. I just cut some 1/4″ thick lines for my stripes. Hot glue craft foam shapes or stickers to wooden block. BAM!! Now you have your own fabric stamps. Now let’s stamp some fabric.

How To Make Easy Fabric Stamps - Knot Sew NormalFor this portion of the project you will need a foam paintbrush, some fabric paint and some fabric. Start by brushing your fabric paint onto your stamp using your foam paintbrush, then you are just going to stamp your fabric. Looky there you now have your own custom printed fabric and you didn’t even have to break a sweat! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Go out and make your own custom designs and share them over on the Facebook page or on Instagram using #campsewingwithboys  or by Tagging Sewing With Boys in your photos!

Make sure to grab a badge and share that you are joining in on the fun with Camp Sewing With Boys.

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Time To Travel – Day 5

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Create 3.5

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Made by Sara

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It is hard to believe that we are already through the first week of the Time To Travel Blog Tour. There have been so many great projects this week.
Today we have Meriel at Create3.5 || Sara at Made by Sara

The eBook is on sale through the end of the tour (5/1/15) and for a limited time, we have exclusive discount codes for Mabel Madison and Fat Quarter Shop that are only available to those why buy the eBook. You can pick up your copy through our site or through Etsy – it is already marked down – no coupon code needed!

We also have a giveaway for you – there will be three lucky winners:

Grand prize: $50 gift certificate to FabricWorm and a copy of Time to Travel*

2nd: 1 yard of fabric from Mabel Madison and a copy of Time to Travel*

3rd: a copy of Time to Travel*

*If you buy the eBook and win the giveaway, we will either refund your money, or send the copy on to a friend of your choice.

But that’s not all! If you buy the eBook during the tour, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $30 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

April 20: Rachel at Once Upon A Sewing Machine || Michelle at Falafel and the Bee

April 21: Becca at Free Notion || Heather at All Things Katy!

April 22: Chelsea at GYCT Designs || Ula at Lulu & Celeste

April 23: Stephanie at Swoodson Says || Sherri at Thread Riding Hood

April 24: Meriel at Create3.5 || Sara at Made by Sara

April 27: Melissa at Oh Sew Boy! || Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

April 28: Teri at Climbing the Willow || Ajaire at Call Ajaire

April 29: Jessica at The Berry Bunch || Dana at Sew Thrifty

April 30: Stacey at From-a-Box || Maegen at Mae & K

May 1: Kelly at Handmade Boy || Roxanne at Pen, Seb & Rox

 

 

SWB Round-Up: Woven Prints for Boys

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It’s time to start sewing for those summer vacations on the horizon! There are some amazing fabric lines for boys out there…and today, we’re going to share just a few of our favorite woven prints with you! Get ready to get inspired!

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Get your little man ready for the beach with Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea line. (Michael Miller)

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Island vacation, anyone? Deck him out in Dennis Bennett’s Ipanema! (Birch Fabrics)

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How about getting back to nature with Jay-Cyn Designs Feather River line. (Birch Fabrics)

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Or, prepare for big adventure (and big s’mores!) with Laurie Wisbrun’s Roughing It line. (Robert Kaufman)

You’ll be lazy-day ready in no time! Happy Sewing!