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From: graves101
Date: 07-14-2006, 09:51 PM (1 of 7)
I am looking for boys patterns. Anyone have any companies you like. I have never purchased patterns anywhere but Walmart and want to check out some sites.

THis is my first post here so HI!!!!!
User: graves101
Member since: 07-02-2006
Total posts: 2
From: Tummy
Date: 07-14-2006, 11:17 PM (2 of 7)
I do not have any sites for you.. but wante to say .. HI and welcome.. this place is awsome, as you can see, Im still kinda new too and have learned soooooooooo much here!

Good luck
User: Tummy
Member since: 06-03-2006
Total posts: 81
From: esrun3
Date: 07-14-2006, 11:23 PM (3 of 7)
Welcome to the boards!

I tend to use patterns from the regular pattern makers-Butterick, McCalls, etc. Kwick Sew is good too for kids. Ottobre Magazine has quite a few patterns that are really great too but you need to order on-line. I believe it's Wooly Thread that sells them? Someone will be along with the right website for you!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: bridesmom
Date: 07-15-2006, 01:54 AM (4 of 7)
I have used Kwik Sew and Burda mostly for boys, but I really really like Ottobre. I don't get a subscription but I just order directly from them and get backorders with patterns that I like, you can look at whats in the books on the ottobre website.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: toadusew
Date: 07-15-2006, 08:35 AM (5 of 7)
Hi, and Welcome!

I personally like McCall's patterns. I have a young grandson and found a pattern for a camp type shirt and shorts that I like. Like some of the others here, I tend to use the patterns from the large companies.
User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
Total posts: 369
From: graves101
Date: 07-15-2006, 09:20 AM (6 of 7)
Thanks for all the replies. I really have not made anything for my little boy yet so I am excited to get started
User: graves101
Member since: 07-02-2006
Total posts: 2
From: MrsSnuggly
Date: 07-15-2006, 12:44 PM (7 of 7)
Welcome, welcome~

While I like other patterns a little better - since you haven't made anything before I prefer Simplicity - just because they ecplain every little thing (they even have ones for dummies which are great if you really aren't a sewer). They're just helpful because they are made to be simply read - if you are comfortable reading a pattern the vogue/butterick/mccall's website is all connected - just google it. I like Burda for boys. I like Ottobre quite abit but the way the patterns are written can be a little visually overwhelming.

Have luck and post pics - everybody loves to see the pics!!!!

User: MrsSnuggly
Member since: 05-21-2006
Total posts: 104
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