I bought some of this really fun fabric from one of my favorite quilt shops, Quilted Treasures of Rogers MN, about 3 years ago…maybe 3…could be 5… I don’t know! Anyways, one side is suede like and the other side has the snuggly soft plush. The shop had it done up in a darling baby hat but I failed to purchase the pattern, so I have just saved it in my stash.
Enter this book. Wonderful! I immediately “tabbed” about half the projects that I want to do! There are projects I want to make for my boys, as gifts for my friend’s children, and for my future daughters. (I hope there are girls in my future–boys are crazy little creatures and it would be nice to have a quiet, polite, gentle, girl. That’s what girls are, right??)
My first project was this little bear hat for the boys. I could finally use that fabric in my stash! The pattern uses a lining and an outside, but this fabric allowed me to eliminate all the lining steps. Yay!!! I put the seams towards the outside to add interest and show off the double sided fabric. I need to add ribbon for the ties and then I will have Elias model for you. (I was a smart mom to tell him he was a bear when he wears it…he approves!)
I also made these mittens for Espen. Mittens are so hard for little hands, and these seem to work well for him. (We got a dusting of snow yesterday and bundled up to test it out. Nothing like the first snow to make you feel like a kid again.)
The last project I did was a little bear bath mitt for tub time. I added an “e” for Elias and Espen. Maybe someday I’ll make two, but for now they can share. It was a quick and easy project.
If you enjoy making things for little people, you should totally check this book out! My next picks from the book are a backpack, scarf, cape…and…and…and… Did I mention it’s a good book?
so cute! It IS so fun to sew for little ones! Are those mittens from the book too? The way the thumb is made looks like it would be really easy to get the right fingers in the right places.
I love that a lot of kids stuff takes so little time. Plus somehow they usually look cute in things even if you didn’t make the fit perfect. Yes, the mittens are from the book. And yes little fingers easily find their spots in these–which is wonderful!!
Happy making to you these Holidays!!
That top fabric looks familiar! Alexis is becoming increasingly attached to her “little blanket” that you made from that with the soft satin ribbon edge. She uses it to cover up her dolls and asks to bring it with when we go places. I have so far been able to convince her to keep it at home so we don’t lose it. Glad to see you have more in case we ever need to order a replacement!!