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!
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.