Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Who says you can't sew for a little boy?

My friends and family know that my daughter, Emerson, is a huge inspiration in my sewing and pattern designs. When we found out that we were having a boy this time, so many people responded with something along the lines of, "sewing for him will not be nearly as fun as for Emy".
Everyone knows that clothing for boys is much more "standard" than for little girls. Boys run around in rompers, shorts and tshirts while little girls can get away with all kinds of ruffle-y goodness. That being said, when we found out we were expecting a boy, I could not help but gravitate toward beautiful blue fabrics. I decided that instead of completely giving up on sewing for our son, I would try to make some baby items for him.


A nursing pillow cover using this pattern.


Throw pillows for the bed in his room. You can easily do this with this tutorial.

Plenty of burp cloths

Nursing covers using this pattern.

A diaper and wipes case using this pattern.

A lovie blanket with his monogram. You can learn to applique like this here.

A baby sling using this pattern.

A changing pad cover using this tutorial.

A personalized sleep sack.

So, if you know someone or are yourself expecting a boy, don't lose inspiration. There are plenty of sweet things that you can make to welcome him into the world.
Do you have any great sewing projects for boys? If so, please share!



Anonymous said...

I have twin almost 5 yr boys. They love lovies and shirts that are applquied with their favorite things. Jon jon outfits are really cute too

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