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Sewing for my 2.5 year old Son

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sewing for a toddler boy

I already shared what I sewed for baby sister and her nursery, so now I’m sharing what I’ve sewn in the past few months for my toddler son! I like sharing what I sew, even if I don’t think each project is interesting enough for its own post, so I’ve been saving them up.

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My son, who is 2.5, insists on wearing knit fabric exclusively and I can’t blame him! I love using upcycled shirts but if you’re shopping you can check out my favorite shops in this post.

Monster Truck Embroidery

My Mom has a sweet embroidery machine, so I chopped up some upcycle pieces, sent them to her to be embroidered, then sewed (well, serged) them all up together. He chose his pants and socks for this outfit, ha, the aviators were sewn last fall.

Pattern: Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew

Fabrics: All upcycled

Upcycled pajamas

I’m in love with these jammies, because all of the bits and pieces, except for the lizards, are scraps from upcycles. So upcycles of upcycles. I spent wayyy too much time digging through my scrap heap to find coordinating colors with the lizards, but I love that I used up so many scraps at once!

Pattern: Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew & Lollipop Leggings from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop*

Fabrics: All upcycled but the lizards, which were purchased in a Facebook destash group

Monster truck shirt

Another Grandma-embroidered upcycle, with some harem pants. I sewed these for him last fall and they’ve gotten soooo much wear but never showed up on the blog. I’ll definitely be making many more of these for both kids.

Pattern: Recess Raglan by See Kate Sew (shirt) and Best Harem Pants by Too Sweets (pants)

Fabrics: All upcycled except the pants, which were a jersey remnant from Jo-Ann Fabrics

His Room:

I was going for an eclectic outdoorsy look for his room. I can’t seem to get a decent shot of the whole room with my camera/lenses, but here are a few angles. You can see the wall art I put up for him in this Instagram shot!

toddler beanbag

Giant pouf! We moved the glider from his room to the baby’s and I wanted to give him some fun seating. This pouf is SO EASY and not that expensive to make. I filled it 50/50 with knit scraps chopped up (see it on Instagram) and with beanbag pellets I harvested from two old beanbags.

Pattern: Tutorial from The Shabby Creek Cottage

Fabrics: ‘Linea Paramount Caspian’ by Nate Berkus for Jo-Ann Fabrics

log curtains ikea

Curtains! Blackout liners are clipped behind AND we have the window taped over. Yep. We’re cruel parents! Once he climbed out of his crib and we switched to a floor mattress, we tried leaving the curtains up and the window naked. He didn’t fall asleep until after dark and was up with the sun, watching out the window. And no nap. Yikes. Up went the paper and tape!

Pattern: None! Just big rectangles, ha.

Fabrics: This is a canvas bought from IKEA, looks like they no longer have it on their website.

constellation pillow

Body pillow cover! I just love this fabric, nothing exciting about a body pillow.

Pattern: None! Just a rectangle. There are body pillow tutorials out there; I just measured, added a seam allowance, inserted a zipper, and called it good.

Fabrics: Constellations in Charcoal by Timeless Treasures*

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Wednesday 8th of July 2015

LOVE all of this! The upcycling, naturally is my fav. :) Thanks for sharing the tutorials and fabrics - makes it easy to know how to replicate what you've created!

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