Sewing with Boys is an online community that sews for boys and supports teaching boys to sew. They just released their first collaborative e-book titled, "Time to Travel," and it can be purchased here. Time to Travel is jam-packed with fun PDF patterns, printables, traveling tips with the active boy in mind. It includes the following items:
-Ready Set Go Wallet
-Play Money Printable
-Driver’s License and Passport Printable
-Signal Flag Alphabet Layered Flags
-Just Like Papa Briefcase
In my opinion, the "Time to Travel" e-book is mostly geared for elementary age boys and below.
Now, my regular readers of All Things Katy! might be wondering why I- mother to one smart, sassy and beautiful DAUGHTER- would want to participate in a blog tour all about BOYS!?? Well, the reason is simple; I've got many, many- dare I say it- HUNDREDS!!- of pretty, cutesy, beautiful, functional, casual and fun things to sew for girls but barely anything suitable to sew for the little boys in my life (my two nephews, my daughter's male friends, birthday parties that she is invited to, etc.). The Time to Travel e-book helps to fill that void perfectly!
"Just Like Papa Briefcase"
Handled, soft-sided and with zipper enclosures, this briefcase features many options The options include instructions to sew in a pencil or crayon pockets, a book pocket and an interior zippered pocket with a see-through window.
There is lots of room to personalize the "Just Like Papa Briefcase." The pocket spacing can be adjusted to fit your needs and the outside of the briefcase would be perfect for embroidery! I chose to sew half a row of pocket pencils and leave the rest of the row empty to allow enough room for a small notepad.
The "Just Like Papa Briefcase" is definitely an intermediate pattern. There are no step-by-step, or progress photographs (there are line drawings/illustrations for each step, however). There are a couple of finished product pictures of the "Just Like Papa Briefcase." Instructions are written out..
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***Disclosure: "I received a free e-book in order to review these patterns for Sewing with Boys. The opinions expressed here are my own."***