Here's a tutorial I did for The Ribbon Retreat:
Are you ready to sew something for your BOY?
It's not that I'm not willing to sew something for my cute son,
but I never know what to make him! (besides pajama pants)
Here's what you'll need to make a pair of suspenders for a cute boy in your life!
All of the supplies I used are from the fantastic Ribbon Retreat:
Start by cutting fabric & interfacing to 5" wide...
for now, keep it the width of the fabric (approximately 44")
Results in 5"x 44".
My suspenders are for a children's size 6/8 and I trimmed them to 2.5" x 39".
Sew each strip.
Easy Turner tool to turn right-side out!
It will save you hours;)
You want the elastic to reach just past the 5" mark (as shown by the purple line).
2. Push safety pin back out the tube and remove.
3. Place the non-stitched end of elastic just past the 1" blue line (again pictured in purple)
4. Stitch on the blue line.
Thread through suspender clip & stitch in place.
Once again: tuck raw edge, thread clip, & stitch in place.
Cross your suspender straps in the middle of the back.
Mine crossed approximately 3" above elastic.
And check this out...
they're super cute on boys AND girls!
I think it will be darling for a back-to-school look in the fall:)
Now that I've made a couple pairs of these suspenders,
I am addicted!
They add a splash of color & fun to any outfit!
Try this simple, inexpensive, and terrific accessory for your child!