Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pattern review: Little Sew and Sews Tool Set and Saw

Another one for boys – in honour of my little man’s birthday this week. 

Little Sew and Sews Tool Set and Saw

Once again a review of a pattern especially for little boys (although I have made girls versions of these too!). 

I did a pattern test for another Little Sew and Sew pattern in July – the ninja – and I have been sewing these for a lot longer. 

The construction of these is a slightly different to other toys but is very easy to put together. I add a rattle to the hammer for ‘authentic’ banging noise. I also triple stitch around all the seams for extra strength (I do that for all my toys actually!). 

The metallic ric rac can be hard to find but I generally stock up when I go to the craft shows in Melbourne. I have made the saw with a dark grey too as some little bubbas might find the metallic one a little rough if they tend to put things in their mouths – and don’t they all! If you have an online source for jumbo ric rac please let me know. (I have bought from Starr Lace directly at expos – they have some listed here).

So many options to personalise these – all one fabric, plain fabric one side and printed the other or like I do with the ‘feature’ hammer and plain wrench and screwdriver.     

Will I make this again? - absolutely. These are quite popular at my markets and I love having them as something special for the boys. 

Will I make this to sell for Lil Pip? – I already do!

Pattern: Little Sew and Sews Tool Set and Saw
Fabric: Various – the plain fabric is drill and usually quilters cotton for the hammer.  
Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): 3 as this is a nice quick project with no hand embroidery, knit fabric, elastic, hemming etc etc etc!
Time: again, I always have a production line so it is hard to say but I think from cutting to completion would be an hour or less if you make a few.


  1. These are fantastic I'm going to make them for my son and nephews. So cute!

  2. I get my jumbo Ric Rac from the Craft Queen - http://www.craftqueen.com.au/ - she does wholesale for ABN holders in a related business too :)


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