Boys are difficult.

los novios muertos by alexander henry

As soon as I posted a few camera straps, I had requests for boy-appropriate fabric. Don’t boys want to carry little tiny Wizard of Oz characters? I guess not. So this week, I brought my son, and we looked and looked for something cool. This is not really in the spirit of stashbusters, but I have to sew a bunch of straps on Saturday to stock the shop, so I deemed it a necessity. It really doesn’t matter, though, because the only kind of cool thing I found was this Alexander Henry Los Novios Muertos fabric. And it’s kind of girly! I think if I fussy cut some of the skulls, and do a mostly solid strap, it may work.

I also remembered that I had some different colors of corduroy in my stash that I think will work well. It’s tough to find fabric for men that isn’t cliche or cheesy. I think I’m going to be better off doing some color-block patchwork…like the grey cord with a strip of black or a black strap with a strip of blue at one end. We’ll see. Oh, and I’ve got some of my Army uniforms to repurpose as well.

Boys, are you sure you don’t love Denyse Schmidt or Heather Ross like the rest of us?

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