GUEST POST: Ashley from Me and My Boys – a “boy” tutorial!!

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Please give a warm J&M welcome to Ashley from Me and My Boys!

She is one of our bloggy friends from way back, and she has always been so supportive and encouraging from the beginning! She is a HUGE sweetheart, and once you check out her blog, you’ll be hooked too!! She has an AWESOME “boy” tutorial for you today! Take it away Ash!!
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Hey there! I’m Ashley from ME and MY Boys
I have to tell you I am pretty excited to guest post
on J&M’s today!
They were one of my very first bloggy friends
and hold a dear place in my heart!!:)
Well here is a TINY bit about me….
I am a stay at home mommy, but am 
a licensed cosmetologist so I do hair on the side. 
I love to share tips tutorials and recipes on
everything I love and do well. 
I also like to share the things I don’t do so well on
so we can both get a laugh out of it! 
I have two link parties.. one on 
Mondays called Motivate Me Monday, dedicated to 
all things health and fitness and
one on Tuesday called Tell me Tuesday for really anything you 
would like to share, tips tutorials, crafts….I’m not picky.
Anywayzzz….
I want to share with you one of my favorite things to make!!!
LITTLE MAN ties and spenders
Lets Start

You will need:

Scrap fabric
Onesies
Pins 
Sewing machine 
coordinating thread
scissors or slicer
liquid stitch
On projects that require so little fabric I cringe 
thinking of going to the store to buy new stuff…
I like to save my money and bust out the scraps…and if you have been sewing long that collection tends to add up fast.
Find a pattern you like online or make your own.
I cut out about five different sizes before I found the
big/chubby tie size I was looking for.
Then…
Pin that sucker good. ALSO REMEMBER to look at
how your fabric is laid out.
See here I am using stripes, but I want the
top of the Tie to have curved lines and the bottom
to be horizontal.
To cut it use what you are comfortable with. I like the slicer because I feel like my lines are
much smoother and cleaner (no frayed edges) where as 
the scissors are messy.
But if you have a steady hand then the scissors will do fine!
I like to use the liquid stitch to keep the tie nice and tight to the onesie before I sew it on.
Also when you are done it gives the tie a thicker feel.
Seriously try it…I bet you will love it!!

Squeeze it on to your material but be sure to spread it out evenly. You don’t want it to look bubbly.

Once you spread the liquid stitch place the tie on the onesie where you want to sew it…

I like to press it after with heat.

Now that it has the liquid stitch it doesn’t move
around while you are trying to sew it on. 

You can do a straight stitch or a zigzag either is cute!!

Sew your tie all the way around and…
VWALA the tie part is DONE!

NOW FOR THE SPENDERS

Cut your material 3inches wide by 30inches long.
It will be for the front and back of the spenders!
-also this is for a 12month onesie, if you are doing anything smaller you may want to modify your measurements.

Fold it an half and press it with heat to get a nice crisp seam.

Take your sewing machine and make a quarter inch
seam all the way down.

Flip your material using a stuffing stick so it is right side out then press again with your iron.

Pin it in place on the onesie. I pinned the
front first, sewed it on… 
then pinned the back and sewed it on. 

-this way the back pins are not in your way when sewing the front.

When you sew it on the onesie gets kind of crazy under the machine, I just learned to take it slow and if you pin it really good you will be fine.
-you could also use the liquid stitch here as well

Sew on the front, stop at the shoulders… Then cross the back material so it looks like spenders… Pin it(or liquid stitch) and sew it on just like the front and you are done!!!

I hope you like them!!!
if you do guess what!???

They will be up for grabs here at J&M’s Black Friday Giveaway Event

so be sure to participate!!! 
and these little babies will just be waiting for you!!

if you made it through this long post
Thank you and be sure to come visit me at
ME and MY Boys :)
xoxoxo

ASHLEY! :)

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She’s SO FUN right?! Great tutorial Ash! Thanks for hanging with us today! AND YES!! You read that right, these will be up for grabs next week in our BLACK FRIDAY GIVEAWAY EVENT! We have MULTIPLE, AMAZING prizes up for grabs, so join us!! If you’re interested in participating we would love to have you!! Email us at jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com for the deets!!

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  1. I love that this is something geared towards boys! There’s so little out there in the world of tutorials and how-tos for boys…or maybe it’s just that I have not stumbled upon them yet. Either way, I want to try this on a t-shirt for my son now! :)

  2. I love that this is something geared towards boys! There’s so little out there in the world of tutorials and how-tos for boys…or maybe it’s just that I have not stumbled upon them yet. Either way, I want to try this on a t-shirt for my son now! :)

  3. How fun! I love boy ideas. I have 3 boys and am always looking for cute boy ideas. Thanks :)

  4. How fun! I love boy ideas. I have 3 boys and am always looking for cute boy ideas. Thanks :)

  5. love Ashley and love these onesies! too cute!

  6. love Ashley and love these onesies! too cute!

  7. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! Great guest post!

    Kristine, so glad you found me through Casey’s blog! xo Julie

  8. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! Great guest post!

    Kristine, so glad you found me through Casey’s blog! xo Julie

  9. These are SO CUTE! We are now following you!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

  10. These are SO CUTE! We are now following you!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

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