Suspenders Tutorial

With Celebrate the Boy coming up this February 15 over at Dana Made It and Made by Rae, I put on my thinking cap a while back to see if I could come up with something for their fun-filled boy month. I knew I really wanted to try to tackle suspenders, especially once I found this already pre-dyed elastic over at my favorite little Ruffle Fabric shop, who knew?!! I was stoked!

What can I say…umm, I tried? I really did try! But no matter what I do, whenever I try to make something for a boy, it always comes out girly. I just can’t help myself! Somewhere along the line I must start thinking girly thoughts or something, because I always make the left turn at Albuquerque.

Either way, I do love these suspenders!

The fun vibrant colors, with cute little fabric accents.

And surprisingly enough, my girls love them too! I thought I was going to have to fight them just for the photo shoot, instead they fought each other over who got what colors!

For the free tutorial to make your own suspenders, click HERE. And don’t worry, I am sure you can ‘boyify’ them up (my word, love it). I think I am the only one with a brain-block on boy stuff. Lol

We had a blast running around the kids section of the library taking these photos, the toughest part was keeping Madeline from replacing all of the books in the wrong place! Yikes!

After all, someone needs to replace Larry King now that he is gone…

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A girl and a glue gun

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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