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WILD THINGS: ears // kid's clothes week


Hi everyone! It’s Sara again from Made by Sara. Miranda and Diana already shared a lot of cuteness in their posts on animal faces and animal (faux) fur, and today I am sharing with you some ideas on how to add some lovely animal ears to your kids clothes and accessories!


The most obvious way to add ears to your kids clothes is to make it on hoods right? Right. But there are some other cute ways of adding ears!


1. Wolf ears hooded coat made by Girl Like The Sea, with tutorial;

2. Bear ears hood made by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, using a Japanese patttern from the book Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids;

3. Panda hooded tee made by Huisje Boompje Boefjes, with the Rowan tee pattern by Titchy Threads;

4. Bunny butt pants made by Swoodson Says.



5. Hooded sweater by Talc, pattern suggestion to get the look: the Mulberry Tunic pattern by Kid Approved;

6. Panda raglan tee made by You and Mie, with tutorial;

7. Animal sleeves made by Suburbia Soup, with tutorial;

8. Cape with ears by Les Zigouis, pattern suggestion to get the look: the cape pattern from “Little Things To Sew” book by Oliver + S.



I just love accessories, both for my kids and for myself. They can add that special touch to a simple outfit and make our kids look like they are straight out from a high-end brand catalog. Not to say that every kid loves animals and would certainly be jumping up and down with excitement when given the chance to go to school with any of these options. (And who can blame them really?)


 1. Faux Fur Hood made by Lemom Squeezy Home, with free pattern;

2. Animal Head wraps made by The House That Lars Built, with free pattern to make lots of different animals;

3. Bunny Ear Headbands made by Twirling Betty, with tutorial;

4. Eared Hat made by Glitter and Wit, self-drafted;

5. Hooded animal scarves made by Friends Stitched Together, with tutorial; 

6. Bunny toddler backpack made by Sew Much Ado, with free pattern.



Some of the options above require you to use your crafty juices and draft your own ear add-on, but for those who don’t feel so adventurous there are some PDF patterns that already have animal ears so all you need to do is follow the pattern and instructions and you will be able to make something fun!


1. Animal Ears Fleece Hat pattern by Tie Dye Diva;

2. Chic Cocktail Swing Coat pattern by Heidi & Finn, made by Handmade Frenzy;

3. All in One Hooded Scarf pattern by Heidi & Finn, made by Kimmie Sew Crazy;

4. Sweet Pea cap pattern by Jennuine Design, made by Deux Souriceaux;

5. Elm Rain coat pattern by Petit à Petit and Family, made by Sewing Like Mad.


I can’t wait for Kids Clothes Week! It’s less than two weeks from today! (Yay!) I already have (too) many projects piling up on my cutting table, inspired by all these KCW contributor’s posts. I only wish days could have 48 hours on that week… I am always a bit ambitious on every KCW (and I bet I am not the only one, right?), so let’s see what I can come up with this season.

What are your plans for this KCW? Are you already choosing fabrics and printing patterns?



WILD THINGS from the forest // kid's clothes week

WILD THINGS in the forest

Hi everyone! I’m Sara and I love to sew. I am so excited to be contributing for this season!

I blog about my makings  – mainly clothes I make for my three kids but also some self care sewing from time to time – over Made by Sara. KCW has always been my favorite sewing event and one of my sources for inspiration and for getting to know wonderful sewing moms and blogs.

Today I am sharing with you some woodland animals inspiration! I had a hard time picking just a few because there are so many cute animals living in the forest – deer, hedgehog, squirrel, bear, bunny, owl, wolf, woodpecker, raccoon… What’s your favorite?

Here are a few ideas from both ready-to-wear and some amazing sewing blogs. Along with these I am suggesting which PDF patterns and fabric you could use to get those looks.

Let’s get started!






From  left to right: Chambray union / Hoppy Dot / Breezy White Batiste /Dreamland flannel Bedtime Bunny


1. Dress –  pattern suggestion: the Tinny dress pattern by StraightGrain;

2. Dress made by Kid Approved, with a tutorial on how to make that cute bunny and pocket, using the Norah dress pattern by Mouse House Creations;

3.  Top with flutter sleeves from Gap – pattern suggestion: the Little Betty top pattern by Sewpony Vintage;

4. Bunny hoodie, self-drafted by Craftstorming (pattern to be released);

5. Skirt by Boden – pattern suggestion: free tutorial by Petit à Petit and Family for a Reversibe Paper Bag Skirt;

6. Pajama – pattern suggestion: the All You Need Jammies pattern by Heidi&Finn.






From left to right: Fanfare organic flannel / Laguna Cotton JerseyThe Houndstooth Foxes /  Blue Stripes 


 1. Bodysuit – pattern suggestion: the Lullaby bodysuit by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop;

2. Top – pattern suggestion: the Library Blouse by Tadah! Patterns;

3. Fancy pants , pattern by Titchy Threads;

4. Dress made by La Gang à Nat, using the Caroline Party dress PDF pattern by Mouse House Creations;

5. Hood from The Children’s Place;

6.  Knit Dress – pattern suggestion: the Boardwalk Hoodie & Henley pattern by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.


Deer in a forest



From left to right:  Kona Cotton / Forest Animal interlock knit / Woodgrain  /  Bambi panel


1. Hooded vest made by Mend and Make New, using the Peekaboopocket Mix& Match Outerwear top pattern by Little Kiwis Closet;

2. Tee made by DoGuincho, using the Hemlock Top pattern by Elegance & Elephants; 

3. Boy SS15 look by Caramel – pattern suggestion for the trousers: the Mini Hudson pants pattern by True Bias; 

4. Spring Dress made by StraightGrain, using the Hanami dress pattern;

5. Dress made by Behind the Hedgerow, using the Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae; 

6. Trousers made by Craftstorming, using the Twisted Trousers pattern by Titchy Threads.





From left to right:  DenimBowtie bearShetland flannel /  Camping bear


1. Bowtie Bear made by StraightGrain, using the Otium sweater pattern by Sofilantjes Patterns; 

 2. Bear ears sweater ;

3. Hooded scarf made by  Adirondack Inspired, with tutorial;

4. Dungarees – pattern suggestion: Okey Dokey overalls pattern by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop; 

5. Raglan sweater – pattern suggestion: the Grand Slam tee pattern by Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop;

6. Leggings – pattern suggestion: the Basic Leggings pattern by Serger Pepper.

When sewing for this KCW season, we can go for the obvious – using bold animal fabric prints, animal graphic stencils, or clothes with animal ears, faces, limbs, tails (the imagination is the limit here) – or we can sew the theme in more subtle ways – playing with animal colors, color schemes, textures (fur, stripes, scales, spots) and shapes, which can be translated into fabric choices.

As for color inspiration, we can think of all these animal fur shades – orange, brown, gray, black -, all the green shades from all the trees and greenery, and even some hints of red because of the colorful birds that live in the forest.

So, pick your favorite woodland animal, pick your color and texture and make something fun! Can’t wait to see it!