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DIY Screen Printing – Try Something New Every Month

Think screenprinting has to be hard? I tried it at home, using an embroidery hoop and pantyhose! Check out the other materials I used, and how the shirts turned out. Such a fun and easy printmaking technique.

Think screenprinting has to be hard? I tried it at home, using an embroidery hoop and pantyhose! Check out the other materials I used, and how the shirts turned out. Such a fun and easy printmaking technique.

I screenprinted! September is here, so I’m sharing another Try Something New Every Month (TSNEM) project- this month’s ‘theme’ was printmaking. You can see more about the year-long adventure and what else I’ve tried in this post.

I have done a lot of the more common printmaking methods – most recently experimenting with block printing for this book review, but I thought of screen printing as something expensive and complicated. I couldn’t get it off my mind and started Googling, and was surprised to find several different methods that seemed simple and cheap.

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‘Captain Underpants’ Boys Briefs – Momma Quail Patterns

Why buy scratchy, stiff undies when you can sew your son some handmade underwear? I'm sharing the handmade boy briefs I made with the 'Captain Underpants' pattern from Momma Quail Patterns. Perfect thing to sew for boys, and uses up fabric scraps easily!

It’s been a while since I sewed anything for my son, but now I have a whole set to share! He figured out the potty and got out of diapers a few months ago, but it seems that all the cute “character” underwear stops after size 4t. I pestered my dear pattern designer friend Amy to see if she had any undies up her sleeve (figuratively) and she whipped out this whole amazing pattern! I helped test, sorta, which means I got a copy of the pattern for free, but all opinions are my own.

Why buy scratchy, stiff undies when you can sew your son some handmade underwear? I'm sharing the handmade boy briefs I made with the 'Captain Underpants' pattern from Momma Quail Patterns. Perfect thing to sew for boys, and uses up fabric scraps easily!

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Knit Harem Pants & Slouch Beanie Hat

A matching set in euro bus knit, with harem pants and a slouch beanie. I love sewing for boys, and this set is both comfy and cute! Sewn from two PDF patterns for boys.

A few months ago, I was sent this fantastic fabric for free in exchange for sewing it up and posting about it on the Mabel Madison blog – I’m finally bringing it here to share now! I’ve worked with them in the past, on this round-up of free baby pants sewing patterns, so I knew I was in for a treat with their Euro knit. I’ve never seen anything like this set in stores; I love being able to make unique pieces for my son. People say they have trouble sewing for boys, but I haven’t run into that yet!

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