Friday, July 13, 2012

Bucket Hats and Boys Shorts

I wanted to share a couple of cute beginner patterns/tutorials with you that are great for the summer season.  Truth be told, I actually made these last year but never got around to posting about them.  So here goes…


Bucket Hats


and Boys Shorts.  (Actually both of these patterns are great for girls or boys!)


The bucket hats were made using a pattern from You Can Make This.



They are reversible with patchwork on one side and a solid print on the other.  The pattern gives a really cool step by step technique for making the patchwork.  Even a beginner could do it!  In fact when my friend Caryn was learning to sew last year this was one of the first patterns that she tried.


The shorts were made using a free tutorial from Dana at Made.  Dana’s original tutorial was for pants and then she gives some simple steps for modifying them to be shorts.  How nice is that?!!!


Happy Sewing!



  1. Those are absolutely adorable...and the model is too! It's nice to see boy patterns for once!
    Would you consider sharing here?

  2. Very cute! I need to start thinking about making a hat for my little one for when the weather warms up down here in Australia!
    Love those shorts too.... you should think about linking them up on flickr for the Shorts on The Line Series over at imagine gnats!
    Consider me your newest follower from Cass Can Sew!

  3. They are so gorgeous - I really love the fish print fabric you've used!


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