Sewing for Boys – a review + giveaway!

You know I like to sew right? On occasion I even like to sew clothing! I’ve been excited about the prospect of making a lot of clothes for Max, but I’ve quickly come to realize how hard it is to find good sewing projects for boys.

And this is exactly why I was so excited to have a chance to review this book. Sewing for Boys is written by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage (they also have a very popular pattern company, Patterns by Figgy’s), and is published by Wiley Publishing.

Shelly and Karen have done a wonderful job in creating fun and interesting patterns, and as I flipped through the photo portion in the beginning, I could imagine myself making many of these items to add to Max’s wardrobe.

I kept coming back to this page, and these fabulous Treasure Pocket Pants. I love the contrast side panels, those great gathered pockets, and the fun elastic waist detail. The smallest size for this pattern is 18 months, and even though I knew that would be too big for Max, I had to make them anyway. (As a side note, I’m thrilled that the pattern goes up to size 7 – hope Max doesn’t get bored with these pants before then!)

I’m not very good at following patterns, but I must say, I followed this one precisely (I think!) and I’m pleased to say that I learned some new techniques along the way. I don’t have a lot of experience making clothing from patterns, but even so, these directions were well-written and I found it to be a very manageable project. And I’m so very pleased with the results! These pants are adorable and have lots of great details and finishing techniques that make them look quite professional.

And even though they’re not a perfect fit quite yet, they still look pretty darn cute on him!

I’m really excited about this book, and I can’t wait to try out many of the other projects. Next on my list is the Raglan Tee – maybe a little something to pair with these pants?

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So, do you know a little boy (or girl! many of these patterns would be equally cute for little girls) who might need some new duds? Wiley Publishing is offering a copy of this book to one lucky commenter. Please leave a comment here (one per person, please!) for a chance to win. If you’d like, let me know what’s next on your sewing to do list! I’ll select a winner sometime tomorrow.

Edited to add: Comments are now closed. I’ll be announcing the winner shortly!

The blog tour continues on! Be sure to check out these other sites for more information about Sewing for Boys

September 5 Made by Rae
September 6 Sew, Mama, Sew
September 7 The Southern Institute & Film in the Fridge
September 8 Elsie Marley
September 9 Noodlehead & Oh, Fransson!
September 10 I Heart Linen
September 11 Anna Maria Horner
September 12 Craft Buds, Pink Chalk Fabric , Prudent Baby , Sew Much Ado
September 13 Very Purple Person, Quilt Story & Sew Sara
September 14 The Long Thread
September 15 Susan Beal
September 16 True Up
September 17 All Buttoned Up & Bolt Fabric Boutique
September 18 MADE & Wiley Craft

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256 Responses to Sewing for Boys – a review + giveaway!

  1. 1
    Angela says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I want to make so many of these garments, especially the hoodie. I think it would be equally cute on both my son and daughter.

  2. 2
    starjumper says:

    It seems like all of my friends have had boys in the past couple of years (I counted them up, 12 boys vs 2 girls!!!) and I’m always stuck on what to make for them!

  3. 3
    Stacy B says:

    Max is stinkin’ adorable! I can’t wait to see this book… either in my mailbox or from the library. πŸ™‚

  4. 4
    Elisabeth says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. My daughter loves pink but practical clothes. The Treasure Pocket Pants in pink or purple would be perfect for her!

  5. 5
    Katharine says:

    I have a darling little one at home who would definitely benefit from this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. 6
    Tong says:

    Max looks so cute in those pants!! I have 3 friends who just recently had new babies, all of them are boys! I think they’d love some more handmade gifts from me =D Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. 7
    Amy says:

    I love this book and those pants would be very cute on a my girls too!

  8. 8
    Audrey says:

    I have tons of patterns for girls, but I need some for boys too! The book sounds wonderful, and your boy is so cute!

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    Max is adorable in his new pants!
    I am finishing up a batch of bags today, then I’ll be working on some burpclothes and then some girl’s dresses.
    Thanks for the chance!

  10. 10
    Erin Foy Pann says:

    I was browsing through this book at a friend’s house this past weekend and can’t wait to get a copy for myself! I REALLY love the PJ pattern, so cute!

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    Kristin says:

    This would be great, my little boy could definitely use some new clothes.

  12. 12
    Leigh says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! I have two boys and find it SO hard to come up with anything to sew for them other than more quilts! I would love to be able to make them matching little treausre pocket pants!

  13. 13
    KellyS says:

    I so want this book. My girl is going to be styling, but I have nothing for my boys. I am hoping for some inspiration! My next project is probably to finish up some of my UFOs. I don’t think I have time or the energy to start up a new quilt, although I have a few that I really want to start. I probably won’t be able to control myself, IF I can get this baby quilt done before baby arrives!

  14. 14
    Roberta says:

    So cute! He looks like he already loves his new pants. I can’t wait to make them myself!

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    Katrin says:

    This would be awesome! I will get a nephew or niece in October (I suspect it’s a boy, but they won’t tell) and the little one will need some pretty clothes!

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    ellen says:

    What’s next is either fleece trousers for a 1st birthday swap I’m in, or a dress for a 2 year old’s birthday… which is already past. Whoops!

  17. 17

    I would love to win! I have some cute nephews to sew for!

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    Anna says:

    I have a sweet baby boy and have the hardest time finding cute patterns and fabrics to make him “manly” clothes. Would love the chance to get this! If I do, those cute little pants will be made next with some warm fabric for this cold weather we are having!

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    Mary says:

    I need this book for my gorgeous almost 2 yr old (who is currently wondering around with a pink bag on his arm!) I love to sew for his 2 big sisters but never see boy patterns that I feel a need to make – until now!
    My next sewing project? I’ve just finished a quilt for the boy mentioned above and am looking for a quicker project to tackle next! This could be just the thing.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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    Ana says:

    Hi, This is a great book and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy (hopefully I will win it in the giveaway!). My next sewing project is a pair of oven mittens for my self, but I have also a baby shower gift planned as well a hoodie for my son.
    Thanks for the opportunity

  21. 21
    Mindy says:

    I’m so excited about this book! I have 3 grandsons and have been wanting to sew for them for a while, but haven’t found many cute patterns. These look great! I do a lot of sewing for my g-daughters. My next project is ruffled bloomers for the girls.

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    Hueisei says:

    I would loves to win this for my boy!! πŸ™‚

  23. 23
    Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous book! I’d love to make some things for my nephew! Currently working on snack mats for my S.O.’s desk at work. New job!


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    Jqluo says:

    Thank you very much for the book review!

  25. 25
    moira says:

    I’m due to give birth in the next 7 days – don’t know what we’re having so it’s gonna be a surprise. Having spent the last nearly 9 months searching for my sewing mojo, I’ve just started cutting and sewing my next sewing project (timing huh?!) – a quilt for a dear friend based on a cherry house quilt. Doubt it will be finished by next week though πŸ™‚

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    anna says:

    love the pants ashley! they’re so darling!!!! πŸ™‚

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    Sonia B says:

    I need to get sewing for my cute little boy. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jessica says:

    Right now I have a million projects going for my girl. This would help even things out so my son doesn’t get so left out of the sewing goodness!

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    Zoom says:

    This looks like a wonderful book, and it certainly fills a gap. I’m just learning to sew, and my niece is having a baby who will serve as my guinea pig!

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    Lisa says:

    My 4yo son could sure use some clothes sewn by his Mama….I usually sew for his three sisters but this book would be fun to try! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kara Smith says:

    So cute, love the tops that they have pictured. I make all my boys pj pants, but the pocket pants are super cute!

  32. 32
    Michelle F. says:

    Would love to win the book! Next project is to make 3 year old grandson some pants that fit. Now that he wears big boy underwear all his pants that actually are long enough in the inseam are too big in the waist. Suspenders and belts hinder his independence now that he is in preschool. If I can only get him to hold still long enough to get some accurate measurements, then everyone will be happy. Thanks for the great drawing.

  33. 33
    Kelly Jo says:

    Well, my daughter has tons of mommy-made clothes, but I’m at a loss as to what to make for our new little guy, so this would be perfect! I love those pants too, and when I first saw the book, the first thing on my to-do list was the Raglan T-Shirt!

  34. 34
    Dawn W says:

    My baby boy is just about a month behind your Max – I love seeing your new ideas of sewing projects for him, as they inspire me for my little one. Here’s crossing my fingers that I luck out and win this great book!

  35. 35
    lisa says:

    my cousin just had her first baby (at age 40)
    i’ve sewn him a pair of pants (out of red sox fabric)
    and i made him a quilt (machine pieced, hand quilted)
    this book would keep him clothed (and keep me entertained) for a long time!

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    Melina says:

    I’d love a copy of this book! I’m always slightly bummed when I look for boys clothing,never really finding anything unique.Perhaps the solution is making funky clothing myself! Cheers!

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    Sally says:

    It is so great to see a book dedicated to boys! I have one boy already and another on the way. I have many projects always in the works. But usually my boy only gets pj pants because there isn’t much else out there. He loves whatever I make for him so I count myself lucky.

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    silver says:

    Next on my sewing list is fall jackets for my kids. I don’t even have fabric yet and I’m already overwhelmed.

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    kristina says:

    I am currently pregnant and we get to find out in October if it is a boy or a girl. Next, I will be sewing the red ridding hood cape from Oliver and S for my daughter for this halloween and for fall. And then of course I have many quilts planned out for the little one… just in case it is a girl or a boy!

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    Jeannette says:

    Awww. He is so Precious! I love the colors on the pants as well. I have so many projects on the list. Many of them for the boy child. I even bought fabric for them but no patterns yet. The girl got lots of new handmade clothes from mom at this age, but I either can’t find the patterns or the time for boy sewing. πŸ™‚

  41. 41
    Kristi says:

    What a great idea for a book. I’m expecting my first, a boy, this December and would love to find some great patterns for him. Seems like everywhere I look there are adorable dress patterns, finally something for the rest of us! Thanks for sharing. I love those pants and would definitely give the fishing hat pattern a try.

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    kristin says:

    How cute! I’d love to have this book. My little guy turned 7 weeks old yesterday, but if I start sewing now, he’ll have new clothes before he outgrows them! My first order of business, however, is to make some onesies out of my old t-shirts.

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    wintu nancy says:

    What a neat book idea. I remember the days of sewing for my son, now 36, and it wasn’t always easy to find things for boys. I would love to win a copy to donate to our local library.

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    MeganAnne says:

    Next on my sewing list are some girly items for a new little baby. Her older sibling is a brother and her parents waited until her birth to find out she was a girl so she seriously needs some girly-ness of her own!

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    Michelle H says:

    Oh my goodness I need this book! It’s so tough to find cute boy sewing patterns. My little man is 9 months so this would be perfect!

    I’m working on a few baby items for a friend so my next sewing task is to finish that project before the baby comes!

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    Sara says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I’m currently working on a quilt for the new niece/nephew (still waiting to find out), and I have a nephew who could use some fun new clothes from the book:)

  47. 47
    Kitty says:

    Oh, I’d love to win! I’ve been considering buying their raglan tee pattern for a while, and I see it is included in the book!

  48. 48
    Jackie says:

    Finally! A book for boys’ clothing!! Would love to be able to make clothes for my son or nephews or friends’ kids!

  49. 49
    Tammia says:

    Actually, pants (a bunch of them for all my kids) are next on my sewing list! Would love a copy of that great book.

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    Nicky says:

    I’m currently attempting a dinosaur costume for my boy’s 2nd birthday gift! It’s my first attempt at clothing & to be honest it’s going better than I (and everyone else) thought! This book would be just the thing to help me produce clothes to wear in public!! Of course there’s no law to say you can’t wear a green n purple dinosaur costume out and about …!

  51. 51
    Megan says:

    My baby boy is almost 5 months old and I love sewing for him. I’ve particularly enjoyed making Anna Maria Horner’s quick change pants- they are just the cutest. This book looks awesome and I’d love to make more things for him. I’m thinking possibly a jacket.

  52. 52
    Doreen says:

    I would love this book. I just made some back to school jumpers for my grand daughters and I have not found patterns for my grand son. these are so cute!

  53. 53
    Kara H. says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I could certainly use a pattern book like that!

  54. 54
    Amy says:

    What a cool book! Thanks for sharing! Up next… I need to work on a baby blanket for my best friend’s new little boy.

  55. 55
    Heidi says:

    Max is adorable! I do believe he gets cuter every time you post a picture. I have two boys, a 5 year old and a 16 month old, and right now my “to make” list is short in comparison to that of their sister. Thank you for the review and giveaway!

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    Michelle says:

    I think my little boy needs some pants like that!
    Up next for me is some studio cleaning, and then chasubles for our parish atrium.

  57. 57
    Becky says:

    Those Treasure pants are awesome and a great way to use some fun prints. I think they would make a great addition to any kid wardrobe. I have been looking for something that incorporates prints like AMH pant from Handmade Beginnings, but still look sophisticated, and these are it! And he will grow way faster than you think, as my little dud just turned 2 on the 1st! How did that happen?!

  58. 58
    Amanda says:

    I hope what’s next on my list is something from this book! I have three boys, aged 5, 2, and 1. I could definitely put it to good use!

  59. 59
    Ann says:

    I would love to win this book!
    I have not yet made any clothes for my little guy who soon turns 2, but those pants look manageable πŸ™‚

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    Netta says:

    I have long been a quilter, now a beginner at clothes. With 2 boys I would love this book to learn to make things for them!

  61. 61

    So glad to see a book about sewing for boys. I would totally make that cute plaid jacket for my son!

  62. 62
    Keri S. says:

    A very much needed book!!!!! I have 2 boys (ages 3…just turned …and a 17 month old) This would be perfect for us!!! A hat for my youngest is my next project I think!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    This book looks great! I have a 2 year old boy and another boy coming in November. I would like to make fun clothes for them, but there is a major gap when it comes to patterns for boys! Thanks for sharing the book!

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    Amanda says:

    I just finished a little apron for my nephew, but I could see that he definitely needs some of these.

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    Jonah Rondon says:

    I know Karen and Shelley and have sewn items from their patterns before and they are great! Need this book so I can make cute stuff for my nephew!

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    krista says:

    Max just keeps getting cuter! I love those pants too. Cooper discovered a love for pockets a month or so ago and I think he’d really dig those pants. I’d love to win the book! And if I don’t, you bet I’ll be buying it.

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    Hettie says:

    I’d love to win this book! I’ve made plenty of cute outfits for my 6 year old daughter, but I’ve had a hard time finding things for my 18 month old son. You can only make so many Quick Change Trousers….. :).

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    Andrea says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. The book looks amazing. Right now I’m beginning to work on Christmas gifts. We will be welcoming our third child at the beginning of December so I’m hoping to get gift making done early this year.

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    Lynne says:

    Cute pants! I’d love to make some for my little guy.

    Next project for me is a set of bee blocks for my friend Juli Ann. Beautiful fabrics, but pairing up the bold prints is really challenging me at the moment.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Katie says:

    I’d love to make anything for my son…just need a few patterns and the “help!” of a book! πŸ™‚

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    Valerie says:

    I would love this book! These pants would be great on my little guy!

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    Becky K. says:

    I’d love to win this book! Those pants you’ve made for Max are so cute, and I have some friends expecting babies in the next couple of months!

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    Ricki says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I’ve made a quilt and a fleece blanket for my 13 month old son, but never any clothing. A pair of those pants would be a great place to start! πŸ™‚

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    sylvie says:

    I have 4 boys and I am always so jealous of all the cute pattern for girls clothes…this book seems fantastic!
    Next project on my list is to finally take the time to do the binding for my newest little one’s baby quilt.

  75. 75

    What a cute book! And you are so right! It is so difficult to find good boy patterns- fabric too! I guess I’m just so particular, if I have a boy in April I don’t want him to dress bad. You’ve done so well with Max. He is such a cutie patootie!

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    Jill C. says:

    I’ve seen this book and I seriously want it! I have a 4 yr old son and would love to make some of these pieces for him. I also was drawn to the treasure pants!

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    Jenn says:

    I’m so excited about this book, so many cute things to make! I’ve been itching to start making some cute stuff for our little 6 month old son, and those Treasure Pocket Pants are adorable! Can’t wait!

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    Meredith says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this book! Fingers crossed!

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    Lee says:

    That fishing hat is too cute!! if I win that will be first on the list to do! right now I am finishing a messenger bag! thanks!

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    Dawn says:

    I have 2 little boys! (That are getting bigger by the minute!)

    I’d love to be able to make things for them too!


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    Sara says:

    I’ve never made clothes before, but I always see the pants you make and I want to try! Especially bc my little man is a tall one! πŸ™‚

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    kristin says:

    So cute! I’d love to win this to sew more for my little guy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    byrney says:

    Wow this book looks great. I have just seen the racing car playmate..I live the look of that. My 2 boys Noah and aus would love it…as would my little girl.
    Thanks for the chance

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    Rachel says:

    What’s next on my list? Quilting a quilt. I pin basted last night and am ready to go!

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    Amber H says:

    The next thing on my list after my current project? It’s to start working on blocks for my online bee!

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    Sarah H. says:

    Oooh, I would love to win! My son needs some new clothes, and as he is the only with 4 sisters he doesn’t get a lot sometimes in the way of handmade. Thank you!

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    Ana says:

    I’d love a copy of this book. My little boy is just coming up to 7 months so he’d love a copy for me to sew from!

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    Linda says:


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    Emily says:

    I’d love to make some of these fun outfits for my nephews!

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    VickiT says:

    I LOVE the Treasure Pocket Pants too and love the picture of your little guy in his. Too cute. I have a Grandson born just last week who I will be doing sewing for but, as you said, his big sister who just turned 4 yrs old the day before he was born, would love quite a few things I’ve seen so far during the blog tour for this awesome looking book.

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    Kristy says:

    I would love to win this book! And with 2 lil’ boys in the home it’d be sure to get good use! Thanks for the chance!

    Today my girlies and I are sewing plushies together…one squirrel and one mermaid…yep, they really are that different too! πŸ™‚

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    Alli says:

    The next project on my to-do list is a couple of bustle backpacks for Christmas presents. My boys’ things keep getting pushed to the back of the list — my two-year old resorted to claiming a pentagon fabric ball intended for someone else as his own since so far I’ve made about eight of them and none were for him! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Erin says:

    This is perfect! I’m going to be an Auntie for the first time and we found out it’s a boy!! i’ve been trying to find boy stuff to sew πŸ™‚

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    Brenna says:

    Those pants are so cute! Would love to try my hand at making some clothes for my middle! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Erica Childs says:

    The next project on my sewing to-do list is our guilds modern quilt challenge with jay carroll’s habitat prints.

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    Amy says:

    I have the fabric to make some PJ pant for my little boys!

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    Jennyroo says:

    My boys are ages 4 months, 3, and 5. Your little Max is so sweet! My 3 year old we call ‘the collector’ as he is always gathering treasures in his pockets when we are out walking.
    I would love to win this book! My next project in the queue is a throw for my living room couch out of the neutrals in Miscellany!

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    Elle says:

    Those pants are adorable! I would love to win a copy, as I’ve got a very special nephew who I would love to sew for (and lots of friends with babies on the way!). Thanks, as always!

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    Karry says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Next on my sewing list, curtains for my Pre-K classroom!

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m finishing up a sewing machine cover next!

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    Sara Hill says:

    I can’t stop thinking how photogenic that child is! I don’t even have a child (mine is now 18!), or need a book, or know what the giveaway is. I want to squeeze that little boy. Yummmm!!!!

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    Rachel P. says:

    I have a myriad of projects that must be done for fall, starting with some clothes for myself and my daughter. However, that book includes a coat pattern I know would be perfect for my youngest son.

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    Zarina says:

    I have two he-little people I would love to sew for. This would be a great way of kick start (if I can get away from my quilting) my intention.

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    Kathleen says:

    Don’t need the book, just wanted to say it’s fun yo see Max again!

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    Michelle P says:

    I need this book! Such fun ideas-

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    cindy b. says:

    I have a 3 1/2 month old boy who I would love to make clothes for. Your site has been very inspriational, and I’m currently figuring out how to do a quilt binding!

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    Carla G says:

    I would love to win this book…I have twin boys I sew for & this would be a fabulous resource. My next sewing projects are halloween trick or treat bags & costumes and maybe some pj’s too… πŸ™‚

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    Senna North says:

    We’re adopting a boy and while I love making girl clothes, I’ve never been inspired to sew boy clothes. These patterns look amazing!

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    Max is ADORABLE! I can’t get enough of photos of him.

    My next project will be …. finishing up the quilt linked to below…

    …. for the MQG contest coming up.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rosemary says:

    We are surrounded by many new neighbors…all with little boys! This would definitely come in handy! Next on my list….tote bags for school…backpacks are out! Go figure?

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    Jen Keyser says:

    I have a naked 10 month old! Fingers crossed becasue this little one needs clothes!

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    Melissa says:

    I would love to make the treasure pocket pants for my little guy and i know his three big sisters would love a pair for their beach and forest treasures!!

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    Sharon says:

    Have three grandsons — 12 year old probably doesn’t want handmade anything — but the other two certainly would. Looks like a great book — hope I am lucky!

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    Jessica says:

    Adorable! I have two little boys for whom matching pairs of rocket-ship pants are long-overdue.

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    Heather J. says:

    Next on my sewing to-do list is a dress for my daughter, already cut and waiting to be sewn. Boy, do I owe my son some stuff, though–this book looks like just the ticket!

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    Erin M. says:

    I certainly thought of you and Max when I began seeing this book make its tour. No surprise it stopped at your place. The clothes are great looking- comfy and stylish. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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    Keri says:

    I am so excited about this book! Next on my sewing list is a baby shower gift for a coming-soon boy!

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    Sarah says:

    I have two boys and would love to win this book. Next on my sewing list are Halloween costumes for the family.

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    bdaiss says:

    Oh, I so (sew?) want to get my hands on this book! My son is in desperate need of some new (longer) pants. I love so many of the designs I’ve seen from this book. Thanks for the chance.

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    paige says:

    Next on my sewing list is a toss-up – quilt for my daughter’s new full size bed or a quilt for our new baby boy to be (due in Dec). πŸ™‚

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    Marcia K says:

    Love those pants. I think the boy things market is under done, and this does fill a hole that was very much needed. So exciting!!

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    Brooke says:

    My little man would so appreciate some hand mades from this book!

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    Rachel J says:

    Hmmm, I could sure use this book. I have two boys and eight nephews!!

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    Lynn says:

    What a cute book! I would love a chance to win it! Next up on my to sew list is something for my sister’s baby!

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    Janay says:

    I just love this book, it seems to have a great selection of boy items to sew for my little guy!

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    Patty says:

    Finally someone wrote a book dedicated for clothes for boys! Cute patterns too!

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    bekah says:

    LOVE this book! I have 2 sons that would benefit from this book and a couple of girls as well. LOVE Max’s pants… I’d love to give those a whirl. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rineke says:

    Oh, I like this book. I’ve two boys.
    My next thing to sew is a tepee (or wigwam) for my boys.

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    katielea says:

    I have a new little nephew who lives half-way across the country so I would love to have this book so I can send him little care packages once in a while! My next project…STILL finishing up a quilt for my mom…hand quilting…

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    Barb B says:

    I have two young nephews who I am sure are tired of getting quilts from me. with this book, I could gift them with new cool clothes. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    grace says:

    would love this book for both kiddos, girl and boy!

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    Jessica says:

    looks like a wonderful book! i’m currently sewing up some fall clothes for my little boy.

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    Kat M says:

    I just finished sewing a bear for my little man’s birthday. I wanted to make him another small quilt, but I kinda ran out of time–there’s always Christmas

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    Gill says:

    At last – a sewing for boys book! I have 2 boys to sew for (and a daughter!)

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    Rocio says:

    This would be perfect to get ideas for my little niece.
    There are many things on my sewing to do list, such as some wallets and clutches.

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    Tracy says:

    You always make the cutest little pants for him! Love it!

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    Jana says:

    Next on my list is to revamp a pair on corduory pants into a skirt for me!

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    Gidget says:

    I have a niece having a little boy tomorrow and I would love to make Xander some adorable clothes!

    I am right now working on a dress for my youngest daughter…I enjoy making clothes…quick reward!

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    Connie says:

    Good lookin’ pants — Max will get rave reviews from the toddler set. He’s a lucky guy to have a mom who can do smashing clothes.

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    svetlana says:

    oh, I’d love to win. Those pants look so cool, I’m sure they’d be nice and comfy for my 5-year old.

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    Carmen says:

    So awesome! It’s true — now that the book is out, I wonder why it took so long for someone to publish a book of boys’ patterns? Hope a men’s one is soon to come!

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    Judy R says:

    I have 2 boys ages 6 mo and 3 years, this would be perfect! My next project is bibs and burbs for an expecting mom.

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    krystina says:

    I love the pants, the fabrics work really well together and this totally looks like something you bought at some fancy boutique. Love it!

    Next up on my sewing to-do is a haloween costume for my my kids. I’m stumped on a costume for my son, he changes his mind every day!

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    Jen S says:

    Next on my sewing list is a pair of little woo cardigans from Patterns By Figgys for my girls. I’m sure my son will be jealous, so I’d love to have a copy of this book to make something for him too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Anie says:

    It’s time for pants. my boys are 2 and 4 years old.

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    I actually already ordered a copy of this book for my sister, who is expecting a boy, but I would love to have a copy for myself so I don’t have to steal hers! (Why else do you think I bought it?!) Next on my list is a table mat for fall to put on my newly painted dining room table. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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    Mary Jo says:

    Max is just so cute no matter what you put on him. I would love to sew from this book for Grandsons!

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    Sarah says:

    I’ve been waiting for a book like this!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I am going to have to buy this book if I don’t win it! Next up, I’m sewing a paper bag skirt!

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    Ange says:

    Extremely cute!

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    Celly says:

    Yes a book for boys!! Thanks πŸ™‚

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    virginia says:

    your little one is growing so quickly! it’s so nice to see a clothes book for boys- they are so often forgotten in that department. i am sewing little boys and girls summer clothes at the moment!

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    Raven says:

    Me please!! And Max is just too darn cute!

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    Tammy says:

    cute pants or trousers as we call them here. I have two little boya that are desperate for Mum to make them something that isn’t another O&S Sailboat top! Would be fab to get my hands on some new, modern boys patterns!

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    Janica says:

    This book looks amazing! I can’t imagine all of the hard-work went into this project; but such a great product!!! I would love to sew for my sweet lil’ guy (6). But first I have to finish the drapes I promised my sister:)

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    Amanda says:

    I’ve got way too many projects, but I can’t stop piling them on… I’m an addict. I need to make a bunch of stuff for my church’s fall festival, I’m almost finished with some curtains I’m making for my nephew,then a baby blanket for my niece due in early nov, and I really, really need to get the fall clothes started for my son (a good reason for me to win this book), and I’ve got 10 pairs or training pants half done.

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    Bailey says:

    Want want want! I love that it goes up to a size 7!

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    Jane says:

    I do have a little man in mind for some of these cute items. Please enter my name for your drawing and thankns.


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    Sarah says:

    I love sewing for my girls, but my son’s wardrobe mainly consists of Old Navy pieces. I am hopeful that the pattern goes up to size 7 since he is currently 6! But I know plenty of other little boys to sew for.

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    Megan says:

    I have a baby boy, so I’d be sure to put this book to good use!

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    Max says:

    Spring is here, so I’m looking forward to seeing my son’s delicious chubby legs in new pairs of shorts!

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    jeannie williams says:

    With a new grandson, I’d love to be able to make all these lovely clothes for him. Thanks for the offer.

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    Emmmylizzzy says:

    If the patterns are anything like the Pattern’s by Figgy – it’s gotta be a great book!

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    Amanda says:

    Your Treasure Pocket Pants are so cute. I’ll definitely make those for my two little boys!

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    Bridgit says:

    Just last week I was explaining to my son that it’s harder to make boys clothes than it is to whip up quick little summer dresses for my daughter. With that in mind I’ve been looking for projects to make him.

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    Jamie says:

    I would love to win this boo, thanks for the great giveaway!

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    M-R says:

    This book looks wonderful. I have three boys and have yet to make any clothing for them because I don’t like most boys clothes — no imagination! These clothes look awesome though and i’d love to try the patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rayna says:

    Finally, a whole book of cute boy patterns!! My boy is only 8 months old but I’ll be needing this soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Fenna says:

    would love to win this book!!!!

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    Judy says:

    So cool!! My next project is more sleep pants for my boy for the winter.

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    Kelly says:

    Well, right now I am sewing Baby blankets for my future child. I don’t know what we are having so I have to make a couple for a boy and a girl!

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    Sylvia says:

    This would be great for sewing for my grandson. I agree there aren’t many boy clothes patterns out there. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jane says:

    this book looks fabulous! my next project is figuring out what to make for my godson for his second birthday so this would be perfect!

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    Jessy says:

    What a great book! I’ve been waiting for a boy specific book like this for awhile. I don’t have any kids of my own but I nanny for 6 boys. YES – 6!! Would love to make some cute stuff for them.

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    sandra says:

    this would be wonderful as I’ve 2 young grandsons WHO feel left out cause there sister and cousin get things made BUT they don’t THANKS

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    Sarah K says:

    Custom pants for my tall 1 year old boy are definitely next on my sewing list!

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    brenda says:

    too cute! and a new baby boy – the first great grandchild in our family – arriving in november!

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    lynn says:

    i’d love to win this book! i can’t wait to sew some new clothes for my 4 year old. i’m currently finishing his messenger bag, then on to some treasure pocket pants for sure!

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    Stephanie says:

    I just had a baby boy in April and would LOVE to start making things just for him. This book looks great!

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    Paige says:

    As the mom of two boys this is exciting! There’s a lack of cute boy stuff in the knitting world too. Hope I win!

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    Charleen says:

    I sewed for my four kids and now I have two grandsons, 4 years old and 4 months old. Same old problem — not many cute patterns for boys but these are adorable!! Next up for me is a Halloween outfit for both. Thanks!!

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    Tamar says:

    How cute are those pants! I’m still working on a major block exchange project. Who knows what will be next.

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    Jill B says:

    I’d love this book! Next up is to finish my son’s quilt.

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    Jill Dorsey says:

    Oooh! Love the treasure pocket pants, too. I just had my first son 2 weeks ago and am dying to make him some super sweet clothes.

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    I have a five year old grandson and I noticed that there are very few patterns for boys. I would love to win this book!
    Debbie in WV

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    Bernadette says:

    This looks like a fantastic book, I have two boys but only really started sewing clothes when my little girl arrived. I would love to try some sewing for them.

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    I would love to make some clothes for my two boys aged 3.5 & 4.5. I’m new to sewing so I need lots of hand-holding so this book would be great for helping me through each stage of the garment construction and getting my confidence. I just made a denim skirt for myself and have not been too thrilled with the final product since the pattern didn’t offered much guidance. Quilts are just so much easier because you don’t have to worry about finishing seams and getting a good fit!


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    Melissa H says:

    Oh how I would love to have this book! I have a 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. It’s so easy to find cute patterns for my daughter, but the best I’ve done for my son so far is a pair of pj pants. Lame. Even if I don’t win it, I’m glad I saw your review b/c I’ll probably go buy it anyway. πŸ™‚

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    JJ says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

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    Collette says:

    The next project on my list is actually the Tee for Two from Pattern by Figgy’s! I just took a serger class today and am itching to give it a try. More boy patterns would be lovely!

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    Laura Baker says:

    I could so use this book to sew for my new grandson, I have only sewn for girls in the past and I am looking forward to pants and tops and jackets in boy prints. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

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    Tanja says:

    Yay! Patterns for boys!

    And…your Bee quilt is awesome!

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    Amy says:

    Just recently had baby boy #2. I’m always looking for new to make for them.

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    Andrea says:

    Boy oh boy! (Corny, I know) I would love to get my hands on a copy of that. Today was a rainy/sewy day for us, two pairs of pj’s for the little one, and one for Mama. Next project is a DS Picnic/Fairgrounds quilt.

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    Mary says:

    Looks like a super book! My next project is to follow your tutorial and make my very first strip quilt!

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    Anna K says:

    This book looks fabulous; sow many great patterns for boys.
    I would make the clothes for Caleb, an adopted son from China who is now 4.

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    Valerie says:

    My next project…the Tohoku Tote that Ucreate is doing this month. This book looks so great!

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    Janet says:

    Our son needs some pajamas, love to use the book for making some!

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    Krystal says:

    With hope…fingers crossed!

    ps – max is adorable!

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    Michelle B. says:

    Those treasure pocket pants are awesome- such possibilities!

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    naty says:

    Oh! I love this book!! I have a 2 years boy and IÒ€ℒd love to win a copy!

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    Abbington says:

    One of my close friends is about to have baby #3. She has 2 girls, so if this little one is a boy, she will be in need of a whole new range of clothes! And she loves to sew, so this would make a great baby gift!

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    nancy says:

    It really is hard to find cute patterns for boys, I’d love to make those pants for my 3 yr old grandson. thanks for the chance to win!

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    Janna says:

    Count me in please!!! I have a 23 mo old and I’d LOVE to make those pants and other adorable things for him. I wish there were lots lots more boy ideas out there.Thanks! And max is simply adorable!!

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    I find I have to “wing it” too many times and for once, I’d love to follow a pattern. My to-do list is huge but I would knock some items down the list if I won this book. The first thing I would make would be the PJs for my 2.5 year old.

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    Danielle says:

    Aaaaah, I have been waiting for this book to come out, and I’m super thrilled to see the blog tour. Those pants are ADORABLE! I have a 20-month old little boy and it’s so hard trying to find modern, fun clothing patterns for him. Looking forward to seeing more of these great patterns!

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    Linda V says:

    So cute! And what a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kate says:

    I think that my next project should be something from this book! I love to sew for my little guys and this book looks like a treasure trove of fabulous patterns. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Lori says:

    The world needs more books like this! I’m excited to get my hands on a copy.

    …next on my to do list is make a panda-shaped patchwork blanket for my son’s 3rd birthday at the end of this month.

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    Janelle says:

    Next on my list to sew is a baby boy turtle quilt I started 3 months ago…my friend is due in October so I need to finish! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Blythe says:

    What a fabulous book! I would love to make some treasure pocket pants for my 9 month old – Arthur. My current project is finishing a simple quilt for Arthur’s room. My next in line WiP is yet another quilt for his room. Hoping he appreciates them someday:) thanks for taking the time to blog!

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    CitricSugar says:

    My nephew is growing like a weed – at 8 mos already starting to fit the 18-24mos clothes! This book would be great for me!

    I’m trying to finish projects as my “next-up” list. A quilt to quilt, a top to piece, and a pair of socks to knit. Busy, busy.

    Max is just so adorable…

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    faith says:

    with four little guys, i’m thinking this would be perfect for our house! i love that pants!

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    Kalinekin says:

    These pants are awesome! My friend just got a girl, but she is not that kind of mom who dresses her girl up like a princess in pink stuff. So this book seems to offer a lot nice pieces for non-princess girls πŸ™‚

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    Carmen says:

    Yay! Boy patterns are hard to come by, thanks for the review and the giveaway!

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    Stacey says:

    This book looks great! I have been following it around, if I don’t win one, I will definitely be buying it!!

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    YC says:

    Finally, some variety in boys’ clothing patterns! My little 14mo baby boy could certainly use some pants for those new long legs of his.

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    Erin says:

    There are two boys in this house that could benefit greatly from this book. Next up on my sewing list is pajama pants for the whole family.

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    Henria O. says:

    At the moment, I’m planning to make velvet swing coats for my daughters. A matching hat would be a nice touch.

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    Glenys says:

    I would totally sew them for my nephew.

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    charlotte says:

    This book would be a big help to me. I have 2 grandsons ages 4 and 5 that I like to sew for. You’re right, there are too few great patterns for boys out there.

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    Asta says:

    I’m making a changing bag for new parents of a little boy. I am really struggling for ideas for gifts and things for little boys so this book would be a huge help to me.

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    Patricia says:

    Love those pants! I have a little girl who I sew for constantly, but I’ve been wanting to make a handmade birthday pressie for our neighbor’s little boy in a month. This book looks like it could inspire the making of a perfect little gift!

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    Marilou says:

    I have several friends with wee baby boys… who all need a pair of those pants! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Ktquilts says:

    Yes! I have one that grows like a weed!!

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    Lindsey says:

    Oh this book looks wonderful! I have two girls, but now have two nephews and am always looking for cute boy stuff to make them! Thanks for the chance!

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    Bridget says:

    I am trying to learn to sew and I have a boy, so this would be perfect!

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    Patti says:

    Love the pants! I know a little boy who could wear these clothes! And I know a big girl who would love to win this book!

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    MissMary says:

    Mm… sounds like a fabulous book! I’ve got bee blocks to make, then dive headfirst into Christmas sewing!

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    I’m already on the waiting list at my library for this book, but I know I’m going to want to keep it–an entire book dedicated to boys clothes! I’m trying to get a jump on making handmade Christmas gifts, and I started a quilt for my mother in law this past weekend.

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    Cammie says:

    I have a stack of green fleece waiting to be sewn into pigs to complete my son’s Angry Birds collection.

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    LeAnn says:

    Thank you for hosting the great review. I have six grandsons, so I would LOVE to win the giveaway! There are so many cute patterns for girls. I am glad someone has compiled this great collection of patterns for boys.


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    Jenn says:

    I had my first son a few weeks after Max was born – I can’t wait to sew up cute things for him!

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    Jackie says:

    I wuuld love to win this book…I could make something different for my grandson, instead of another quilt!…

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    Amber says:

    I would love to be able to make some clothes for my 4 & 7 year old boys. Next on my to-do is to put together a skirt for my 2 year old daughter- all the pieces are cut, I just need to sew!

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    Angelina says:

    What a cute book! Projects definitely for gifts. πŸ™‚

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    robyn says:

    i got me two boys of knee-ripping, shirt dribbling, arm-wiping, clothes wrecking giftedness. Please help me clothe them.

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    Carla says:

    OMG – I would LOVE to win this – it’s so hard to find cute and simply-explained things for boys. There’s much more fabric choice than there used to be, which is great, and I do know little boys who will wear terrific colours, but it is SO HARD to find the patterns and ideas! I love the pants you made for Max and I’d love to make some for my son and his best friend (matching or coordinating!).

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    Carrie says:

    My kiddo needs some new duds! Those treasure pocket pants are super cute!

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    Garilyn says:

    I would love this…with 3 boys it’s hard to find good patterns and different patterns for them. Right now I’m working on projects for our homeschool sewing classes that I’m teaching.

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    Laura W. says:

    I SO want to make the Henry shirt for my little boy (Henry). And oh, those pants are so sweet.

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    Rachel says:

    I would love to win, I love Patterns by Figgy and my son just asked me this morning to make more clothes for him. I need some new ideas and patterns!

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    Wendy Close says:

    Love these patterns. Thanks for the chance to sew some more!

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    Esther says:

    Those pants are so cute! They look nice and easy to make. Up next on my to do list is a yellow and grey quilt for my brother in law’s wedding gift!

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    Kim Hicks says:

    Max- you’re completely adorable!!!! And I know you’re going to love filling those pants pockets.
    In my sewing room right now are 6 log cabin pillows in progress. They will be Christmas gifts and I’m making them from the Modern Log Cabin book.

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    Jennie W says:

    This looks like a fun book – and with one boy and another on the way, I would have lots of reason to use it. Although my next project is a quilt for my oldest to use when we move him to a big boy bed.

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    pbach1 says:

    tee-hee! reminds me of a LEISURE SUIT i once made for a boyfriend (in the 70’s). he kept complaining that all of his suit pants pockets were too shallow. so, i made a back pocket that went down to his knees, and then had him drop in his wallet when he tried ’em on. imagine his surprise! ah, yes — those were the days . . . polyester at its finest . . .

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    kate C. says:

    Too many projects on the list to count! But I do need to finish the binding on a quilt I promised my daughter would be ready before winter!

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    Cristin says:

    Fun book! My little guy could totally wear those pants, he’s 18mo almost! Yay!
    And next on my sewing list… mug rugs! Tumbler mug rugs, thanks to my new Go!BabyFabric Cutter! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much!

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    Tonya Albers says:

    ooh – I would love to make those Treasure Pocket pants!! Actually, I wish they had a pattern for adults too (I collect rocks and these would be perfect ;)) My daughter would probably love a pair too – she takes after her momma in collecting stuff (she’s almost 5).
    For my next project I am making a quilt for my cousin’s wedding in October & haven’t started yet! Should be interesting trying to do it in time with a 1 year old in the house keeping me busy! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    and always, adorable pic of Max! πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie says:

    I would love to win this book! I think you are right, it’s difficult to find fun patterns for boys (or clothes in general) – what a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

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    Sue says:

    Love your little Max in those new pants – check out Sew Baby’s reversible danish pants pattern – make one pair and you have another by reverse – will have to check with the library for this cute book…

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    Stephanie C. says:

    With one little boy, and another on the way, I could def use this book! Poor boys don’t ever get enough handmade things!

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    Mary Claire Blackburn says:

    Pick me! Pick me! My daughter wears almost exclusively “mommy-made.” I live in the southern U.S. and usually dress my son very “traditionally” (i.e. little jon-jons and rompers) for dressier wear, but good, practical, everyday patterns for boys are SO HARD to find! Next up, I’m working on a Lisette pattern for myself…but I have just enough navy linen left for a certain little 16month old….if only I had a pattern….

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