Wednesday, July 15, 2015

S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

Welcome to my stop on the Sewing With Boys: S is for Sewing, Blog Tour!

I love sewing for my boy. Half the stuff I make is for him. He loves it and will choose a handmade item over store bought any day; the other day he chose a handmade shirt over a store bought ninja turtle shirt!!! Husband and I were totally surprised, and I must say I was super stoked!

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

And, the Sewing With Boys team has done it again with another ah-may-zing EBook! (didn't see their first one, check out my tour post here) You can pick up your copy of the e-book here discounted 15% off for a short time!

Articles:
My little guy doesn't start school until next fall summer (since we start in the middle of July) and I am not sending him to preschool mostly due to cost. So instead I have decided to homeschool him in preschool, but these articles are totally applicable even now. I can't wait to apply them to when he starts kindergarten next year.

My two favorites are Handmade Back to School Wardrobe and Back 2 School Photo Tips and Tricks

Building your kids wardrobe is almost a daunting task when left without a plan. But the article gives great representation, pattern options, and combinations that can fit into any boy's style. And since my little guy is outgrowing his current wardrobe, I am going to be (hopefully) planning to replace items in bigger sizes!

Back to school pictures have always left me... well... daunted. Maybe it's because the kiddos aren't going to school (yet) or maybe it's because my mom never really took pictures (well, at least once we moved to AZ from CA). But I have seen some co-workers pictures, online bloggers pictures and I always wondered how they planned and arranged the photo shoots. The tips and tricks in the e-book have definitely helped instill ideas and prep needed to take some awesome photos for back to school!

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

Pattern:
The E-book has 4 main patterns. I sewed up the Quadrilateral T for my little man. the pocket is awesome for little nick-knacks or small toys that he decides to bring with him (and there is always at least one).

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

I realized with the pictures I sewed the pockets on the wrong side. I will have to fix that tonight after he changes. He wont take it off today!

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}



Extras:
Like their last e-book. This one has lots of extras and patterns.

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

I sewed up the pencil pouch using leftover fabric from the first quilt I made for little man.

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

The knee patches are the perfect thing for this little guy as he finally wore out the knee in a pair of pants! It's the first time he has ever done this, but he is a boy after all! :)

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

obviously, that is not my best sewing but I was unable to push a needle through that by hand and I could barely get the leg onto my sewing machine. I wasn't ready to pick out the inseam threads but I think that might need to be the way to go to get a patch on that hole in his knee. Plus, the child wanted no design on it. Weird kid. LOL, but he is happy his knee wont show or get scratched if he falls again...

And, if you haven't freezer paper stenciled anything yet, there is an awesome tutorial which gave me an idea for little man's birthday... in about 5 months!

But for now... We were outside enjoying the after the rain...

The Berry Bunch: S is for Sewing {Sewing With Boys: E-Book Review}

Don't forget to check out these other awesome ladies and their reviews/creations from the e-book! Lots more to see and share!

July 13th
Pattern Revolution
Sewing Mama Raeanna
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts

July 14th
From-a-Box
Lulu & Celeste

July 15th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes
The Berry Bunch (your here!)
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

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