February’s Sew-along is almost over

If you want to get in on the fun and prizes, head over to Stacey’s Blog and whip up a pair of Kickin’ Back Sweats or Mr. Two-Face Pants for the February Sew-Along.

Let’s take a look at some of the awesome sweats and pants that have made their appearances in our Sewing for Boys Flickr Pool:


2012 Year-Long Sew-Along is kicking off now!

I don’t know when was the last time I was so excited for a sew-along….

Stacey is “pumping up” for the sew-along with 2 weeks of guest posts over on her blog: Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy

There’s a cool PRIZE for this month’s pattern: The Raglan Tee.

Raw-Edged Raglan Motor City Style

Check out Stacey’s Rules for the contest here and be sure to sign up to win!

I’ll be sewing along, since my kid’s nearly out of tee shirts and because I *love* this pattern!

Top 10 Sewing Books of 2011

The Sewing Directory included us in their recent Top 10 article.  Thanks so much, Fiona and Beth!


You can find some excellent resources on The Sewing Directory.  Make sure you have a look around this fabulous UK-based site while you’re over there.


Christmas Pajamas

Emma Jeffrey from the amazing and wonderful Hello Beautiful blog of crafty goodness wrote a lovely little piece for Fiskars this week which features our Goodnight, Sweetheart PJs.

It certainly has me thinking about lots of flannel! What about you?


year-long sew-along!

Stacey from Oh Boy, Oh boy, Oh boy crafts is hosting a year-long sew-along starting on January 1, 2012.

She has some prizes lined up for each month’s creation, and will be sewing for her three boys.  There are some rules to the contest which you can read by clicking on the sew-along logo below.

We hope you’ll join her.  I know what we’ll be sewing all year!



Henry Shirt Sew-along

Who would like a step-by-step, how-to-sew tutorial with photos of that adorable (“advanced”) first project from the book?

Krista from Thar She Sews and Leila from Bilingual Baby have teamed up to produce a really wonderful sew-along of the Henry Shirt, and share the times they have spent with their respective seam-rippers as well (so you can avoid the same).

Don’t worry if you missed the start because you were working on Halloween costumes or you were at quilt market, or what-not, you can jump in now and have a beautiful Henry Shirt for your own guy.

Start Sewing The Henry Shirt with Krista Here

Start Sewing The Henry Shirt with Leila here

Naturally, once you’ve finished, we’d love to see what you’ve made.  Join our Flickr group and inspire each other!

Check out some of these gorgeous Henry shirts that have already popped up there:

closure strip with snapsHenry PocketsHenry Snacking

If you’d like to find some of this fabulous Above the Skies fabric, designed by Daniela Caine (aka Tangerine Samurai), you can head over to Spoonflower and pick up some of this print or any from the Sewing for Boys Collection for yourself.


Welcome to the web companion for Sewing for Boys.

Sewing for Boys || 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe
Publish Date September 2011
ISBN: 9780470949559

Please visit again soon for for information on trunk shows, workshops, sew-alongs, tutorials, book signings, and announcements.