When I got to meet Shelly in real life at Market last spring, she asked me to be a part of her Sewing for Boys book blog tour, and I had been counting down the days since till I had the book in my hands. As a mom to a 4 year old boy and 2 year old boy, this book is right up my alley. It’s full of practical, fun sewing projects for boys, which we all know can be hard to find! Plus, Shelly and Karen’s patterns, Patterns by Figgy’s, are some of the cutest you’ll find, so I knew I’d love the book.
The second the book arrived on my doorstep, I began paging through, trying to decide which project I would make first. It seems like every page I turned changed my mind, haha!
Would it be the Goodnight, Sweetheart Pjs?
Or maybe the Just-Like-Dad Flannel Robe?
But how could I resist the short sleeve raglan tee (the Tee for Two pattern has been on my list forever)?
In the end, I decided to let Wyatt decide. Funny enough, he picked one of the most simple projects in the book, the Hold ‘Em Up Belt.
He specifically wanted a “camping and hunting” (AKA camo) belt. Luckily I had just the fabric in my stash, and we got to work.
10 minutes later…
He loves the belt, and asked if he could keep wearing it for a little longer. I guess he’s used to me making him try things on and then taking them away, poor kid!
Shelly and Karen are not only some of my favorite people in the pattern world, they are also good at what they do. Their instructions are clear and concise, and the illustrations are simple and informative. If you have any boys in your life, this book is a must! I know I’ll be using mine for years to come.