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Sewing for Boys: 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe

ISBN: 978-0-470-94955-9
144 pages
September 2011
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25 sewing projects for boys, ages newborn to 8-years-old

From sporty to dapper to whimsical, Sewing For Boys: 24 Sewing Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe shows you how to create an entire handmade wardrobe for all types of boys, ages newborn to 8-years-old. The patterns span all seasons and include a selection of specialty items for playtime, art, and "on the go" accessories. You'll get instruction and guidance on numerous techniques to add longevity to each pattern; not just for the boy who grows too quickly but also for his little brother or cousin to wear and cherish later.

In Sewing For Boys, moms, grandmothers, and other eager sewers will find a full collection of mix-and-match patterns to fully clothe their little men in style, all packaged with gorgeous photography and presented in the style of coveted Japanese pattern books. The garments and accessories you'll sew are comfortable, durable, and completely unique. From a short sleeve raglan tee and suspender shorts to a just-like-dad flannel robe and slippers, you'll find 24 sewing projects to keep your little guy dressed with style year-round.

  • Unique focus on sewing for boys
  • A variety of projects; something for all levels of sewing experience
  • Tested, verified patterns, with relevant illustrated instructions created by the authors

Perfect for beginning to advanced seamstresses with a young boy in their lives, Sewing For Boys is a pattern collection you'll to turn to time and again.

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Table of Contents


A year in the life of a boy.

Chapter 1: Springtime sprouts.

The henry shirt.

"R" is for romper.

Easy linen shirt.

Mr. two face pants.

Chapter 2: Summertime fun.

Short sleeve raglan tee.

Kickin' back sweats.

Bobby's bathers.

Mimi's boy, suspender shorts.

Chapter 3: Autumn leaves.

Pauley's pullover.

Out-on-the-town jacket.

Little heartbreakers pants.

Treasure pocket pants.

Chapter 4: Winter wonderland.

Luka hoodie.

Two-in-one jacket.

Just-like-dad flannel robe.

Goodnight, sweetheart pjs.

Chapter 5: On the go!

Race car playmat.

The to-go artist.

Brick bag carry all.

Hold 'em up belt.

Chapter 6: C.O.C. (save our shirts!)

T-shirt triage.

Wrap not, waste not bag.

Let's go fishing hat.

Patchwork blanket.

Appendix: Resources.


About the authors.

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Author Information

Shelly Figueroa is the creator of Patterns by Figgy's, a pattern line featured on numerous blogs and found in shops around the world.

Karen LePage is the creator of the One Girl Circus and One Boy Circus clothing lines and specializes in making stylish and comfortable clothing for sensitive children.
Together, Shelly and Karen are the co-owners of the celebrated sewing pattern line Patterns by Figgy's.

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