Children’s wear

Children’s wear

Making children’s wear is quick, fun and doesn’t use up a whole lot of fabric.

True, they may only be worn a handful of times before they are grown out of, but choose the right design and fabric and you will create firm favourites that are worn time and time again.

These three items were made from two patterns from Brindille and Twig. Even better, the sweat shirt /hoodie was a freebie. Their website has loads of gorgeous patterns, mainly using jersey fabrics which are perfect for the active lifestyle of toddlers and young children.

The dinosaur fabric was from Elephant in my Handbag. Their bold colours and exciting prints are just right and you are bound to find something you like.

The zipper hoodie was a pattern hack of the Hooded Raglan Sweatshirt from Brindille and Twig. I had made myself a jersey top and had some lovely soft grey jersey sweat shirting left over. I didn’t have a big enough piece to cut out the front in one piece, so decided to insert a zip instead. The dinosaur appliqué pattern  was downloaded from Embroidery Library and attached with an embroidery machine after the pockets were put in place.  I can happily say that both hoodies have been worn many times and I can’t wait to make another!