Thursday, August 2, 2012

Boys’ Knit Tanks


I found this real nice tank top pattern from Fish Sticks.  It is really simple and easy to follow and best of all, it’s FREE!  The tank pattern ranges in size from 12 months to 5t so you can get a lot of use out of it too.  Along with their blog, Fish Sticks has a nice pattern shop full of things I want to try.  Go check them out.


Review: If you have never sewn with knits before, this would be a great pattern to start with.  It is very straightforward and not to “wordy”.  Since there are no sleeves it makes it very easy to sew up.


I’m having a hard time judging the sizing on the pattern.  My boys are three but typically wear a size 5.  I printed out the pattern for the size 5 and could tell that it was going to be way too long so I just cut off a bit.  I think that next time I might make it a little wider too. 

Overall, I am very happy with the end results and my boys were happy that I made something for them as I sew things for their sisters more often.  They even ask me for their striped shirt.  It’s nice when they actually like what you make for them!

Thanks to Fish Sticks for the free pattern and I plan to try out some of their for purchase patterns soon.


If you would like to give knits a try here are a few project suggestions:

Free Tutorials:

Fish Sticks Blog


I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

From An Igloo

Patterns for Sale:

Fish Sticks

Lil Blue Boo

Carla C

Mod Kid

Train to Crazy

Lille Skapet

Happy Sewing!


P. S. You’ve got to love photo shoots with boys.


Hey we’re pretty funny!





  1. Adorable! I was so excited you made them something! Cute photos :)

  2. Your boys are so cute in their tanks! Great job sewing with knits! The extra photos in their are priceless.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE stumbling across other twin mamas!!! I have 17month old twin boys and a three month old baby girl (oh how happy I was that it was only a single baby the second time around!!!) I've been sewing for my boys too. You can check out and follow my attempt to make their fall/winter wardrobe for this year
    I am now going to check out your other blog posts! ;o)


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