Quilt Market, that wonderful event that brings fabric designers, fabric companies and seamstress who love fabric together is coming up soon, and I had the wonderful opportunity to sew some items for the Michael Miller booth from my friend Hayley’s Color Me fabric line. This is the second set of designs for this black and white fabric that can be colored using fabric markers. The whimsical prints are great for personalizing items and the kids just love coloring a garment that’s been sewn just for them. As soon as I saw her Building Fun print, I knew I wanted to sew up a pair of overalls. Read on to grab the free overalls pattern!
Here’s how to sew up a pair of these fun overalls!
Preparation: Cut all pattern pieces plus a 3 X 5 inch rectangle if including a pocket. Iron two 1 X 1 inch squares of fusible interfacing to the back bodice “straps” where the button holes will go.
Step 2: Notch the curves, clip corners, and trim seam allowance to 1/4 inch on both the front and back bodice pieces. Then turn right side out.
Step 3: Now to sew the side seams of the bodice. Open the front and back bodice pieces. Place them right sides together and match up the raw edges of the sides. The lining pieces should be matched and pinned together and the main pieces matched. Sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Repeat for the other side seam.
Step 4: Sew the pants. With right sides together, pin and sew the side seam of one pant leg using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Finish the seam with a zig zag stitch or serger. Repeat with the other pant leg.
Turn one pant leg right side out. With right sides together, place one pant leg inside the other. Pin the raw edges matching up the seams. Sew using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Finish the seam.
Step 5: Turn the pants right side out. With right sides facing, slip the bodice over the pants, matching the raw edges, pin and sew using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Finish the seam. Flip the bodice up and press well.
I think this fabric looks adorable even without coloring but the boys would have so much fun coloring in this darling construction design. For tips on using fabric markers check out this post!
Have you sewn anything with this super fun fabric?