Hi everyone! It’s Denita from HattieLu Handmade. So honored to be apart of the Sewing with Boys ‘S’ is for Sewing Blog Tour. During the tour you can get the "S is For Sewing" Ebook for 15% off, no code needed. There are 4 main patterns for back to school, plus a handful of free goodies packed in there as well. There are three little boys in this house that make sewing a joy. Still can’t get over their facial expressions when a new piece is given. Priceless is an understatement! Today, we’ll explore the Quad T by AddieK and the Bookworm Blazer by Stitch Blue Designs.
Let’s start first with the Quad T. Super, duper quick sewing pattern. The possibilities are endless! My middle son is in love with Minions. He and his twin brother run around always asking to watch “Tadah” known to the world as Despicable Me. What better way to surprise him than to incorporate Minions into a wearable item. The Quad T was perfect for this challenge. Do you see how my son added Batman to the mix? Good thing the Quad T includes a pocket. The pocket is placed perfectly for those “quick, hide from mom” the rocks, bugs, and frogs he picked up. The grey fabric is my old maternity shirt. Awesome way to upcycle! The “play on” words themed Minions fabric is from Sweet N’ Charmed. I like the idea of being able to choose different fabrics for the front and back. The next Quad T will utilize three different fabric prints and solids. See there are a lot of options with the Quad T by AddieK.
Now about the Bookworm Blazer. This was my first time sewing Stitch Blue Designs. I was excited to try a new to me designer. The trickiest part of the pattern is to remember to sew wrong sides together first then turn & sew the right sides together. My middle son picked the Marvel Comics fabric because he wanted Hulk on the blazer. Whatever the kids like in fabric is what they get! I chose an olive green denim from my stash for the base of the blazer. The denim worked really well except for the tendency to unravel. The instructions are well written and for my first time it took about 4 hours throughout the day to construct. The interior facing is finished with bias tape! Great way to add color & special accents. I must admit that the Bookworm Blazer was such a huge hit, I’m now working on 2 more (1 each for oldest & youngest).
Now it’s your turn to sew for your boys! Get creative, think outside the box! Challenge yourself!
Thanks for reading! Until next time...remember it’s all about the sewing!
Check out the other tour stops below!
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