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

 

 

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!

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!

Hand Print Fireworks – Camp Sewing With Boys

Hi, I am Gemia Carroll from Phat Quarters. I am so thrilled to be here today and to be contributing on Sewing With Boys! I have a fun project for you to create with you little ones for the 4th of July. Firework Hand Towels.

I am in the thick of little kid messes, tantrums, and dirty hand prints on the walls! Yet, as I wipe those dirty hand prints off my walls for the 80th time, this week, I can’t help but think that soon they will not be in my home. So, today we are going to preserve the tiny hand prints on Tea Towels. These festive towels will not only look great in your kitchen or by the BBQ grill, but they can be mementos for years to come.

Supplies
Tiny Adorable Hands 
(boy or girl, both work great!)
Tea Towel
Paint Brush / Foam Brush
Red & Blue Fabric Paint
Fabric Marking Pen
Basic Sewing Supplies

The first thing that you need to do is fold the tea towel n half and mark where you want the fireworks to be. You can use a fabric marker, chalk, or pins to mark them. For the best visual impact you want to have 3-5 fireworks that form a visual triangle(s) on your towel. Make sure that you are leaving enough room between each marking for the hand size of your little one.

Next you have to gather the rest of your supplies, including the children, and make sure that the tiny hands are clean. Then apply the paint onto your tiny hands using a foam brush. You will need to paint the hands evenly.

Once the paint is applied, and the giggling has stopped, help your little one place the center of his palm on the marking that you have made.

Press gently on his hand to ensure that his entire hand print is pressed onto the towel. Pull his little hand straight up and off the towel and then reapply paint. BEFORE you place his hand down again rotate the towel 90 degrees so that the painted fingers are in a new position.

Now place that sweet little hand down again with the palm in the same spot. The little fingers should be on a blank portion of the tea towel, NOT over the prints you just made. Rotate the tea towel 90 degrees again repeat the hand painting and pressing two more times. DO NOT forget to rotate your towel in between each.

Now you can choose a new child and a new paint color (or just one of those) to make the next firework on the next marking on your teat towel.

You repeat this same process for the last firework as well. Once all your fireworks have been painted onto the towel you will need to let it dry COMPLETELY!

Once the towel is dry you can choose to use fabric markers to draw details onto your fireworks, add painted stars, or anything else that you want. Once the tea towel is completely dry use an erasable fabric pen to draw details on to the tea towel. These will become your stitch lines.

Cut your patriotic fabric to match the size of your tea towel then pin the two pieces  right sides together, leaving a 2″ gap along the top short edge.

(When I was cutting my fabric to match the tea towel I noticed that the towel is not really a nice rectangle. So I decided to square up my tea towel before I stitched it to the fabric.) Sew the fabrics together, turn them out, clip the corners, press the towel well, and then top stitch the sides.

Now you can use your sewing machine to stitch all the extra details onto the towel. Have fun and switch up the thread colors, use decorative stitching, and just have fun with it. If you want to really go crazy you could skip sewing the towel to the fabric and do the detail stitching first then bind the towel!

 Once you are all done playing show your little ones what ‘they’ have created and see the joy in their eyes! Thanks for letting my be your camp instructor today! If you would like to keep in touch you can find me over at my blog Phat Quarters, on Facebook, Etsy, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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Rebel Alliance Pouch Tutorial and Free Printable

May The 4th Be With You! It is Star Wars Day and oh boy, we have something fun for you. We showed you how to turn your boys pants into shorts for the summer and now we have a project to use up all those pants legs. Check out our Rebel Alliance Pouch tutorial and then make sure to download your very own Rebel Alliance Printable.

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With Boys

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysI used the printable to make this really cool Rebel Alliance patch. I printed it out on transfer paper following the packages directions and ironed it onto some white muslin.

 

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With Boys Grab one of those leftover pants legs and let’s get to work.

 

 

 

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysTurn the pant leg inside out and stitch along the open end.

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysFinish off the edge so it won’t unravel. I used my serger, but you could also use a zig-zag stitch.

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysAttach your patch if you made one, or you could make a freezer paper stencil to add the logo.

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysRight under the hemline stitching you will either add buttonholes or grommets (like I did) to thread your cord through.

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With BoysFold the hemline to the inside and press, stitch right under your buttonholes or grommets to form your casing. Using a safety pin, thread your cord through the casing.

 

 

Upcycled Pouch Tutorial and Star Wars Printable by Sewing With Boys

Make sure to DOWNLOAD your very own Rebel Alliance Printable to make a pouch for your very own little Jedi. There are two sizes in the PDF file for your convenience.
We would love to see anything you make using the tutorial or the printables. Tag us with #sewingwithboys on social media.

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Time To Travel – Day 4

 

Day 4 is here and we have 2 fantastic bloggers here to show off what they made from Time to Travel. Stephanie at Swoodson Says || Sherri at Thread Riding Hood

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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 presents: Time to Travel (an ebook!)

 

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We are so.very.excited! to announce the release of our first collaborative ebook, Time to Travel!

Addie, Jonie, Amy and I (Nichole) have been working for the past five months to put together an ebook with sewing themed projects/ideas for our sweet boys! We began this project back in January, dreaming of warmer weather and vacation days, road trips and beach trips, and what we would want our guys to have when we out and about on these adventures…and now, here we are!!

Time to Travel has four “main” PDF patterns: The Adventure Belt, The Ready, Set, Go! Wallet, the Just Like Papa Briefcase, and the Swansea Bag. **PLUS** there are so many extras tucked in! Printables, traveling tips/tricks, and more!

I hope you’re feeling as excited about this ebook as we are! Be on the look-out for upcoming events such as a wonderful blog tour, a sew-along, and more!

I want to leave you with some images from our amazing testers…the different versions of these projects turned out wonderfully, and I’m sure they’ll leave you feeling inspired to grab your own copy of Time to Travel! Happy Sewing!!

The Swansea Bag

This pattern comes in two different sizes, with two different closure options, and includes and optional pocket.

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Sewn by Kim Russell

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Sewn by Mandie Budvarson

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Sewn by Brenda Davis

Ready, Set, Go! Wallet

This pattern is perfect for every boy (or girl!) with card pockets and a bill holder, and a velcro closure.

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Sewn By Sarah Treece Boses

 

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Sewn by Sara Soares

 

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Sewn by Michelle White

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Sewn by Melissa Murray

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Sewn by Melissa Murray

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Sewn by Kristina Shatley

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The Adventure Belt

This pattern has an adjustable strap and pockets perfect for collecting all the treasures a boy can hold!

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Just Like Papa Briefcase

This pattern has a two-zipper enclosure, with plenty of room to store gear inside! Marker slots, pockets and pouches…this briefcase is easy to carry and easy to pack!

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Sewn by Stacy Von Justinich

 

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Sewn by Shelly Althage

 

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Sewn by Melissa Murray

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Sewn by Kelly of Handmade Boy

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Sewn by Kelly of Handmade Boy

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I love seeing all these different takes on our patterns! Grab your copy and share your creations in our Facebook group – we’d love to see them!