Phew! I am a little late on the posting this morning. Last night we had another awesome Crafters Meetup, so I’m a little slow this morning. Need. more. COFFEE. (and even if I didn’t get my posts finished last night, I did get a little more work done on my Negroni shirt for Mr Rae, yaaaay! So I think there’s a good chance it will be finished in time to show you for CTB).

Today our focus is on….underwear! I don’t know about you, but I find it tricky to find underwear for boys that isn’t covered with licensed characters. The answer? Make your own! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is!

Our first guest is Bonnie of Fishsticks and Fries, who has just released her Undercover Bottoms Boxer Briefs pattern for boys! Bonnie specializes in sewing patterns for knit childrenswear. Some of you might remember that I’ve made underwear from Bonnie’s other briefs pattern in the past. Today Bonnie’s designed a free tank top pattern for your litle guys in sizes 12 months to 5T that pairs perfectly with her boxer briefs pattern.
Here’s Bonnie:

I’m so excited to get to take part in Celebrate the Boy this year!  With four boys of my own, I’m always looking for new ideas to make creating for them fun and functional.  Fishsticks Designs is my pattern designing business that was born from a desire to not only sew comfortable, unique, yet practical clothing for my own children but also to teach other moms (and grandmas, and aunts, and maybe a few dads) to do the same.  You’ll find that most of my patterns are sewn with cotton knit fabrics because that is exactly the fabric that most of us live our lives in.  Each of my patterns includes step-by-step instructions with words and pictures so that you can read and see what to do next.  It almost like sitting in my sewing room with me.  It’s at least the closest that I can get without you stopping by for a visit.
Come take a look at my blog and check out the fun things that I’ve sewn for my little guys! I’m working on accomplishing my New Year’s resolution to sew entire summer wardrobes for my two youngest boys.  Keep an eye out there, too, for a couple of new patterns that I’m designing for Michael Miller Fabrics to showcase their interlock knits for boys.
While you’re over there, check out Bonnie’s other sewing patterns for boys:
Little Fishies Undies
Inside or Out Pocket Pants
Charlie Hoodie

Thanks so much for helping us Celebrate the Boy, Bonnie!


Did you see the awesome string art from Fraufertig on MADE yesterday?

Today Aesthetic Nest has an engineer cap tutorial! Head over to check it out!

Today is also the last day to enter the Nido fabric giveaway so if you haven’t entered yet, now’s your chance!

Categories: CELEBRATE THE BOY 2011, tutorial
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5 Responses to Guest Tutorial: Underwear from Bonnie of Fishsticks and Fries

  1. Chris says:

    Ok, those are so stinking adorable. I need to get over my knit fabric phobia.

  2. Sabra says:

    I love the matching tank! So perfect for summer pjs. Awesome.

  3. Jo @ a life in lists says:

    So sweet! It's practically making me want to potty train, just so I can make some!

  4. Carli says:

    I love Bonnie's patterns, they're cute and so easy to sew!! I actually tested these undies for her and my son loved them so much he potty trained just so he could wear them!!
    Thanks for all the boy sewing ideas, I'm loving them!

  5. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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