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#1 of 7 Old 08-24-2009, 06:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I can find all kinds of cute patchwork girls dress patterns and such, but nothing for little boys. I am sewing all my kids' clothes until I run out of fabric, and a lot of the scraps I have are only big enough for patchwork, or for appliques, I have been making a lot of appliques as well as using contrasting fabric for binding, etc. What else can I use these scraps for in the process of sewing boyish childrens' clothing?

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I'd be interested as well... I know there are patchwork camp shirts, but I've never made anything like that, nor would know how!
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DS has a pair of patchwork shorts, they were all over the stores this summer. There are also patchy pants--basically a pair of pants with a row of patches down the sides. I really love the look.

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I'd say just start sewing patches together, like a quilt, I would do just rows of squares.

Then use the peice of patchwork fabric like you would a solid peice to make clothes, shirt/pants etc.

I've made patchwork hats that way, and those pants w/a strip made of patches running up the side.
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DS has a pair of patchwork shorts, they were all over the stores this summer. There are also patchy pants--basically a pair of pants with a row of patches down the sides. I really love the look.
Yeah. what about either of those. I think it would look super cute.

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There are also patchy pants--basically a pair of pants with a row of patches down the sides. I really love the look.
There's a tute for that somewhere..... You can either sew a strip of patches onto the trouser leg from top to bottom or add a strip of patches between the front and back leg pieces then sew as one piece.

Here's one for adding strips at the bottom of trousers
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I saw that patchwork type fabric this summer too in a high end children boutique. It was a little shortall and super cute. I would say if you have pants that are outgrown (too short) you could add a cuff to them and then use iron on fusing to make a cute applique type shape and iron them and applique around edges to the knees. I did this with an overall that DS had outgrown lenght wise but I added the cuff and dinosuar appliques and it was super cute.
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