Welcome back to Embellish is for BOYS! Today is our last guest post spot for the week and I’d like you to give a warm welcome to Sarah from The Crazy Tailor. I first admired Sarah’s work when she competed AND WON! season 9 of Project Run and Play and I’m feeling a little star struck to have her here!
It is also the last day to enter the raffle for a prize pack of 3 patterns from our pattern sponsor for this week, Peekaboo Pattern Shop.
Scroll to the end of this post to enter the linky party (any sewing done for a boy is eligible) to be entered to win our prize pack from L’Oiseau Fabrics!
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Hi there! I’m Sarah from over at The Crazy Tailor! I’m so happy to be sewing along with Jess, a fellow Albertan and embellishin’ up some boy duds! It’s so easy to up the cuteness factor on girl’s clothes, but for boys, it takes a little more thinking. Thankfully, Jess got me out of my comfort zone and into the world of iron-on vinyl!
I ordered these darling little hedgehogs vinyl iron-ons (*affiliate link) from l’oiseau Fabrics. I also ordered this really cute knit with the intention of making a raglan shirt, but when it came down to it, E really needed a sunhat! He’s got such a big noggin, and every hat I found that fit him didn’t have a chin strap. So I headed to my good friend Pinterest and found this free pattern! How did I not know that Oliver + S had this adorable sunhat pattern? It was perfect! I cut out a size medium, and after step 3 in the pattern instructions, I ironed on the hedgehog on the center front of the side panels. In hindsight, I wish I had ironed it onto a contrasting piece of fabric, and then sewn it on as a patch…next time. I added straps (not in the pattern) and used a camo fabric for the inside. My thought was to make buttonholes right under the straps so I could thread them through to the other side and still have it reversible. Alas, my automatic buttonholer would not work over the lumps (grrrr) so I’ll have to do a manual buttonhole later. Or I guess he could wear it like this? Haha.
Trying out these vinyl iron-ons made me a tad jealous of those Cricut and Silhouette users…wow…I could really have fun with a machine like that! I suppose I could buy a roll of iron-on vinyl and cut out some designs by hand, but that just doesn’t have the same appeal 😉
There you go! A really simple way to add some fun to boys clothes! Thanks for having me, Jess!
Come back tomorrow to see who is the winner of our two fabulous prizes!