Boys in Pajamas Blog Tour

Welcome to the Boys In Pajamas Blog Tour hosted by Made for Little Gents and sponsored by Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. Amy of Peek-A-Boo Patterns is graciously offering a $20 pattern shop giveaway to blog readers. Enter the rafflecopter at the end of this post for your chance to win.

BOYS! They never sit still. Not even for pictures for their Mama’s blog posts. Get ready to enjoy some blurry photos. See that candy bracelet? Yeah, even bribery won’t buy clear photos from this boy.

For this tour I’ve sewn up the Happy Feet Pajamas and the Jack Frost Stocking Hat. And oh my gosh, you should see this boy sleeping with his little hat on. SO FREAKING CUTE. I’d squish him, but then this blog post would end here because my boy would be awake.

Cutting fabric time factored in, I think this ensemble took me all of two hours to make. The longest part was convincing my boy to pause Octonauts on my phone so I could double check instructions and seam allowances. Because messing with a four year old and his Octonauts is never easy.

I opted not to add a tassel or pom pom to the end of Jack’s Jack Frost Stocking Hat. I showed Jack the pictures and told him my plans and he was worried it would get in his eye with “those things hanging down.” Fair enough. Tassel and pom poms got the boot.

Hahahahahaha. Oh gosh.

I made the whole ensemble on my serger. The only step that needed the sewing machine was the very last elastic install step. Boom. Serger for the win!

More bribery! He’s got skittles and a recess cup now.

Jackson was pretty involved in the whole process. He picked his fabric. Monster trucks, I think they’re actually just off road vehicles, because Monster trucks are life! He handed me pins. He watched Netflix in the chair at the sewing machine and told me my serger was making the table wiggle and to stop. He also asked me no less than a million times if I was done yet and could I make him a Deadpool stuff toy next. Um….no… He likes being involved in the sewing process. Generally when I sew for him he sticks around the sewing room the entire time. Which makes it really nice that this was such a quick sew. Also, being three pieces, it meant I could give it to him a piece at a time to calm his patience a bit.

Boys in Pajamas: Blog Tour sponsored by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, Hosted by Made for Little Gents

We’re all sewing up Peek-a-boo Pattern’s pajamas, and there are sew many to choose from! See some new ideas every day by following along with the tour below:

Fri. Nov. 2
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Tour)
Mon. Nov 5
Our Play Palace
Tues. Nov 6
Made for Little Gents
Wed. Nov 7
Phat Quarters Fabric
Thurs. Nov 8
Family of Makers
Fri. Nov 9
Elli & Nels in Stitches | Sewing Novice
Mon. Nov 12
My Sewing Roots | Momma Newey’s Makes
Tues. Nov 13
Manning the Machine | Custom Made by Laura
Wed. Nov 14
Sewing with D
Thurs. Nov 15
Seams Like Style | Ronda B. Handmade
Fri. Nov 16
Dreams and Stitches | Fils & Draps

Ready for the giveaway to Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop? Here you go! Good luck!
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See!!! FREAKING CUTE!! Who wouldn’t want to squish him?!?!?!?!


About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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4 Responses to Boys in Pajamas Blog Tour

  1. Libby Say says:

    love your name intro. Its so funny. What kind of fabric did you use? They came out so cute!


  2. Sunni says:

    This is over the moon precious! That’s so sweet that your little guy likes to hang around when you sew for him. And uh… good luck with that Deadpool toy! 😉


  3. sewingwithd says:

    So cute and very fun that he like to be part of the process!


  4. Ronda Bowen says:

    Yeah, mine wouldn’t put the pjs on when there was light out because it wasn’t “night night time” yet…even with the candy bribe! They came out so cute! That fabric looks soft!


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