The wait is over! Our lovely and talented sewing instructor Shelly Figueroa’s first book, Sewing for Boys, is here! (And if you haven’t yet, read my interview with her over on the Bolt Neighborhood blog.)
Shelly and Karen LePage, like many of you, have special boys in her life. While yours might be sons, grandsons, or nephews, they all can benefit from this delightful take on growing boys’ wardrobe. These full sized patterns start at 0-6 months and go up to 6/7!
Some of my favorites include the Brick Bag Carry All (hello, who doesn’t love LEGOS!)
and the Luka Hoodie. Perfect for fall Portland weather!
Shelly will be teaching Treasure Pocket Pants here at MD this fall. I had the honor of pattern testing this adorable pattern and found it hard to narrow down fabric choices for these. Any of the great contemporary prints today would work as the side insert and pocket detail. Choose something classic or fun!
Want to win a copy of Sewing For Boys? Leave a comment here about the special boy or boys in your life and we’ll draw a winner at the book signing MD is proud to host this coming Friday September 16th in conjunction with our Friday Night Sew-cial, (though the drawing is open to all US residents). The fun starts at 6:00 pm; don’t miss your chance to stop by, say hello, get ANOTHER chance to win a copy, and stay to stitch with a growing community of sewists in the Portland area!
And if you can’t get enough (I know I can’t!), catch the blog tour!
September 5 Wiley Craft & Made by Rae
September 6 Sew, Mama, Sew
September 7 The Southern Institute & Film in the Fridge
September 8 Elsie Marley
September 9 Noodlehead & Oh, Fransson!
September 10 I Heart Linen
September 11 Anna Maria Horner
September 12 Craft Buds, Pink Chalk Fabric , Prudent Baby , Sew Much Ado
September 13 Very Purple Person & Sew Sara
September 14 The Long Thread
September 15 Susan Beal
September 16 True Up
September 17 All Buttoned Up & Bolt Fabric Boutique
September 18 MADE