Hi there Positively Oakes friends! My name is Ali from Dream Crafter. I am so amazed at the wonderful products that come from Positively Oakes and I personally know Jessica as an amazing person and friend. I am so stoked to be featured today! So, thank you for having me. I feel very welcome. 🙂
As some of you know, I have two boys…and no girls. 🙂 That being said, I’m not about to miss out on all the “fun girly” stuff that comes with having a kid! Yes my boys have a play kitchen and yes I made felt dolls for my boys. But before you judge me, hear me out.
Check out this bad boy. We bring it to church and my boys LOVE it.
Its made like a pocket so you can keep all the pieces inside too! Here’s how I made mine:
First I took a piece of Muslin and sewed the green patterned flannel on top of it. Then I used felt to make my little doll and sewed that on top of the green.
Its sort of hard to see in this picture so I’ll show you the back as well:
(I made the picture more yellow so you could tell the fabric from the background.) I also used my machine for 99 percent of this project. The only that was hand sewn was his eyes, mouth and hearts on his boxers. 🙂
Once your guy is on, just sew it (right sides together with another piece of flannel. I just used a plain grey for the back. I didn’t use felt for the base of the bag because over time, felt tends to ball up whereas flannel lasts a little longer. Then I put the muslin on the inside for a little bit of sturdiness and so it would be smoother on the inside.
Ok. Now the the right sides are sewn together, clip corners and flip right side out.
This is the top of your bag. It should just be rolled under once so it looks finished on the top and it should be able to open (for the pocket).
Don’t forget to get a pencil and push your corners out.
Now comes the fun part. Designing the clothes. I obviously went for all boy themed clothes and had a blast making these. I had a million other ideas of outfits to make but I started with these:
The little cowboy was a must. I used my machine to outline and sew EVERY part of the clothes so they would look more professional and be more finished looking. I even gave this cowboy a bandana that was slacked a little so it looks more 3-D.
Then I made a doctor’s outfit…of course…
I was really tempted to give the doctor a beeper or something. 🙂
Next up is the indian. Try not to judge me on this one. For some reason the hair looks so girly and the shirt ended up WAY smaller than the pants. Don’t even know what happened here…lets just move on…
This next one is actually my favorite one…
Yes…we are Utes fans. And no I don’t hate BYU (my husband is going to school there right now.) Somehow I sort of married into a Utes family and I don’t care enough to teach my boys either way. They LOVE anything that is Utah. So, Utah football player it is!
And what is any boy dress up with out a ninja turtle:
The only thing that I hot glued in this whole project was the “M” on his belt and his mask. Everything else is sewn. The “M” and the mask were too small to sew on.
So thats it folks!
I even made mine the right width so that I could slide a plastic baggie in there to hold all the pieces. (In retrospect, it would have been cool to put a zipper inside the pouch for all the pieces…but I am just now thinking of that…) So, how about one last picture? Lets make it a close up crotch shot. His little underwear are my fave part of this whole project. 🙂
Now my boys are all ready to play quietly in church and this is just the right size to slip into my diaper bag for appointments or any other time I need them to sit and play quietly. Thanks for staying with me on this lengthy project.
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