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Back to School Sewing

I know a little boy who is going to be very happy when he sees what Mommy has been up to…  I have had this fabric in my stash for about a year, just waiting to be made into shorts.

 I used my favorite boy short making pattern, which is a modified version of McCall’s 5419.  The modifications are just lengthening the hem and making the sides narrower.  I have made so many of these I can complete the shorts in less than 30 minutes.

I spent a little more time on these, because I wanted to play with my new twin needle.  I love that needle!  I top stitched all around the hem and up the sides.

I even added a faux zipper opening.

He had a chance to try them on a little while ago…  Doesn’t he look proud?  Well, it is not the shorts he is proud of, it is something else.  Can you see his little hand curled up?  He has something special in there.  Can you guess what it is?

Wait for it….

It is a tooth!  He lost his first tooth today!

Luckily I made him a tooth fairy pillow last week.  I even made a mini tutorial for it.  I guess I need to work on getting it written up and posted!

I wonder how much the tooth fairy will leave him?  How much did the tooth fairy leave for your child’s first tooth?

I will be linking up at some of the fun linky parties listed here.

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  1. Awe congrats on the tooth and the shorts. You did a wonderful job!!!

  2. Years ago I took my 12 year old son with me to shop for fabrics. He picked out the fabrics that I used to make shorts. When his friends commented about his "cool" shorts, I was very darn happy. Involving boys in the sewing even when it comes to making some of the choices, the results are so much more satisfying.

  3. Those shorts look fantastic! And congrats to your son on his first lost tooth! My daughter has swalled most of the teeth she has lost (another yesterday!) so she draws pictures for the tooth fairy to collect!! The tooth fairy generally brings about 50c per tooth in our house!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Wow, I love how professional the twin needle makes the shorts look! Is it hard to use? Do you have to use two spools of thread? I think I need one (double needle) So much fun! And congrats on the first tooth! Thanks for showing off!