Kelli from True Bias helps you get ready for the wedding and summer party season with these cute and easy suspenders. These will fit sizes 2T- 5T, but you can make them bigger with more elastic. They’d be perfect with our Shirt Onesie! (Plus don’t miss all of our wedding and summer party-related tutorials in the “Celebrations” tutorials.) Learn more about Kelli in her introduction and be sure to hop over to True Bias for more!
Hi, Sew,Mama,Sew! readers. I am Kelli from True Bias. I recently had my second child, a boy, and so I have been thrown into this new world of sewing things for little men. There is nothing cuter in my book than a little boy in suspenders and a bow tie. I’ve been wanting to figure out how to make a pair of suspenders for my little boy for an upcoming wedding and am pretty happy with how they turned out. I am excited to show the process with you today. I hope you guys make lots of adorable suspenders for the little men in your lives too.
- 1 1/2 yds of 1-inch elastic
- 4 suspender clips
- 2 vest brackets
- Matching thread
Fold your elastic in half and cut into two equal lengths of approximately 3/4 yd.
Fold about 1/8″ of the end of one of your elastics towards the back of the elastic and stitch down.
Loop this end through the middle of one of your vest brackets and fold over at about 1/2″ and stitch in place.
Take a suspender clip and loop it through the open end of the elastic. Take the same end and weave it through your vest bracket.
(Repeat steps 2-4 with your second piece of elastic.)
Take the open end of your elastic and fold it about 1/8″ towards the back. Stitch in place.
Loop another suspender hook through this end and fold it over another 1/2″ (containing the clip) and stitch in place.
(repeat steps 5 and 6 with your second piece of elastic)
Place one piece of elastic on top of the other creating an X (not a cross) about 5 inches from the suspender clips on the end without the vest buckles. Pin in place.
Top stitch where the two pieces of elastic overlap. It should look like a diamond.
That’s it. You are all done!
Tip: Because these suspenders are adjustable they can fit a range of sizes– probably 2T to 5T, although you could certainly make them longer for a larger child.