He is the shy, quiet type of boy and although not talking much gets his point over. Mind you with his sister, who is affectionately called, Miss Chatterbox," he probably can't get a word in anyway!!
I have been sewing up a storm and have made Our Little Man a couple of things which I am hoping he'll love. He loves to empty the dishwasher, so made him a Minion apron using this pattern.
I bought the bias binding for this one. This is the third one I have made; will share photos of the other two over the next few days.
He has a lot of those little cars and so I thought I would make him something to store them in.I used this tutorial as a guideline and added my own touches to it.
I made it the width of the coat hanger. I bought .85 of a metre of a cotton twill fabric as it had a bit more substance to it. DO NOT use a lighter weight fabric. For the pockets I used a cotton fabric. I wanted to have a car fabric, but made the mistake of using a cheaper cotton; suffice to say it looks like I couldn't cut the fabric straight. It was a miserable fabric to work with.
I cut four inch panels of the car fabric and turned under a 1/2 inch hem top and bottom. The pockets are around 2 1/2 inches wide each, but in future I will make them some of them a bit bigger to hold larger cars. Adapt the pattern to suit your needs.
If adding embellishment's to the top, add them before you sew it all up!!! I didn't and suffered for it. I have enough of the blue fabric left to make a narrower version of this, using a bra hanger...........however I will adapt this as I want to make something for a teenage girl.
I have to say I am very pleased with how his projects turned out. I have another thing planned for him, but not sure when I will get it finished. I find there are lots of things to make for little girls, not as many for boys. What do you think?