I’m so excited about today’s guest! I discovered Trula’s blog Trula Kids about a year ago and really fell in love with the bright airy photos from this Barcelona mama and the beautiful garments she makes, especially for boys. Trula is here today to share a tutorial for a button fly trouser, a detail that can make garments for boys really special. You’ll find this technique will work with most any boys pant pattern!

Here’s Trula:

I normally have a design in mind and then just experiment until it ends up looking like I imagined (which sometimes, it never does ;) You could probably call it freestyle sewing. 


Online tutorials are a huge help to me and I am very thankful to the people who take the time to share their knowledge that way.

When Rae asked me to take part in ‘Celebrate the Boy’ I wanted to take it as an opportunity to repay the favour. I was also glad to escape the oh so popular dress-skirt-pink theme and make some boys clothes.

Button flies are just those kind of interesting details of simple designs I really like. You can add them to any simple trouser pattern. Here is how to:

I love those pants and I can’t wait to make a pair for Elliot. Thanks Trula for helping us Celebrate the Boy!
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Lorajean’s Magazine is over on MADE today to show you how to make this adorable crocheted Gnome Hat! Eeeeek! So. cute.

And we’ll have another awesome boy fabric giveaway today so come back later to win some great fabric for your boy!

Categories: CELEBRATE THE BOY 2011, tutorial
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3 Responses to Guest Tutorial: Button Fly by Trula Kids

  1. Sabra says:

    woo hoo! I've been wanting to make something like this for about a year. YAY!!

  2. Ammie says:

    Thanks. This is a fabulous tutorial. :)

  3. lili ash says:

    I love how stylish the clothes are, and I am definitely inspired to attempt a button fly now.

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