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CraftingCon: Just Joshin’

Jen from Just Joshin’ makes some of the most fun kid clothes I’ve ever seen. I know Mack would seriously flip for her Phineas and Ferb shirt. Just based on a few of her posts (here, here and here) we knew she would be a perfect contestant in CraftingCon. We are so excited to share what she made for her boys this month!

Scroll down to the end for the giveaway and link party. Stop over at Friends Stitched Together for our guest post from Keep Calm and Carrion. Don’t forget you can sign up here to be involved next season!

Hi, I am Jen from Just-Joshin Creations, and I am beyond thrilled to present my two favorite Avengers: My Twin Sons. When I saw the Avengers Craftingcon theme signup, I may have actually squealed a little. I am the proud Mom of twin boys who, at age 4, are already experts on all-things-Superhero. While my kids have no aversion to wearing full Halloween costumes running errands, I went a little more practical for these Avenger-inspired looks. (As a Mom of Twins, I almost always sew two at a time.)

Inspired by their little action figures and a thrift-store t-shirt, I made Hawkeye and Captain America for everyday wear.


Became These:

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Both hoodies are the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Hangout Hoodie. (affiliate link) Hawkeye’s mask was entirely my son’s idea. He even sat next to me as I Googled “Superhero Mask Printable” so I could find a suitable shape that met his approval. He wanted it to be able to pull down from the hood over his eyes so he could easily become Hawkeye. The blue is plain jersey knit yardage, but the purple is a blank mens t-shirt I had on hand. I was able to cut the sleeves so they used the bottom hem of the t-shirt and have a nice finished hem already done for me! (The pattern calls for a cuff which I left off in lieu of the hemmed sleeves.) In the place of a button, I stitched on a metal arrow I found in a craft store. The button but it isn’t functional, but holds the V-neck closed, so this worked perfectly and is a detail I just love.

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Captain America’s hoodie used the same blue knit yardage (I was able to squeak out both hoodies from a single yard of fabric!) and is accented with a red and white striped t-shirt I picked up at a thrift store for $1. I also used the bottom shirt hem for the sleeve and skipped the cuffs. I did cut up a red shirt I had to add a band at the bottom and a lining to the hood. This non-functional button also adds a thematic detail. The hood has a letter “A” hand-appliqued as well as the winged detail on the sides.

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

SuperWoods 8 copy

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

Avengers Inspired Sewing for Boys |

The hardest part of both projects was convincing my boys to wait four days between finishing the hoodies and our scheduled photoshoot with Amanda at Loch and Key Photography. She got so many Super shots, it was hard to only pick a few. If you want to see more, I posted a lot more on my blog. And, naturally, my boys have already requested I make Ironman and Thor so I guess they approve!

Crafting Con
This month, Amy and I will be making Avengers tee shirts for the giveaway winners! There will be two winners and we’ll coordinate sizes (3 months – 14) once they have been chosen.

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If you want in on the action, we’re looking for bloggers both big and small to compete, guest post, and write tutorials for our next season. Sign up here to be considered!

You’ll definitely want to enter the link up this month! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from our awesome sponsor Fat Quarter Shop!

If you’re having trouble seeing the linky (I know I am, and cant figure out why it won’t load correctly), it is also located here.


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6 Responses to “CraftingCon: Just Joshin’”

  1. Linda Stilling says:

    My favorite Avenger is Captain America, at least by looks!

  2. Amy mayen says:

    I love Captain America. Always!!! What cute looks, my daughter would go gaga. I just love it!!

  3. mihla says:

    Since I’m half Norwegian, my husband is 100%, and we’re big Vikings fans, I almost feel obligated to pick Thor as my favorite Avenger.

  4. I’ve never really followed the Avengers, so I don’t know! But I love these tops! so cool

  5. Brittany Dunlap says:

    I love Ironman!

  6. Shannon Loyd says:

    We love Captain America!


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