boys clothes tutorials and inspiration

April 28th, 2010

It’s true there aren’t as many tutorials out there for boys, but don’t let it get you down. Just because boys don’t wear dresses doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish.  My son picked out this outfit to go to school tomorrow: a neon green striped shirt, a blue plaid button down, gingham board shorts and wellies. Blazzam!

inspiring handmade clothes for boys

1. brown trousers, 2. My First Liberty Shirt, 3. Red pants, 4. sleeveless hood, 5. jardinera 2 años, 6. undies-front, 7. dress shirt, 8. leisure world, 9. 90 Minute Shirt

tutorials for boys clothes

1. boy’s shirt refashion 2. slim slacks 3. 90 minute shirt 4. hoodie refashion 5. hip little pants 6. men’s shirt into a boy’s shirt 7.  little boxer briefs 8. vest 9. diy long sleeve tee

A couple of children’s clothes designers I love are jacksprat and Martha from uniform natural (though I don’t think she does kid’s clothes any more). They both stick to a muted palate which really lets the details of the clothes stand out.  That’s not to say your boys should only wear gray, by all means let them wear pink!

14 Responses to boys clothes tutorials and inspiration

  1. juniper says:

    Oh boy! Thanks and well spotted,gathered and shared!! Love those buttoned trousers in the top collage !!

  2. jess says:

    That monkey t-shirt is the best!

  3. Fiona says:

    the slim slacks are ingenious! thanks for sharing all your finds :)

  4. kellie says:

    Thank you, Thank you, thank you…..I am always looking for boy tutorials. There is more to style for boys than soccer balls and trucks.

    Your son sounds super stylin.

  5. Isa Maria says:

    These tutorials are great. I recently bought a couple of Japanese sewing books with amazing boys clothes. Easy to follow instructions and easy to make too even for a self-taught sewer like me.

  6. Vanessa says:

    There was a great series over on MADE, for an entire month they did Celebrate the Boy, rounding up fantastic boy themed tutorials for sewing and crafting.
    here is a link to the archives-


  7. Islay says:

    Wow, loads of fab ideas. Can’t wait to get my supplies together and get started. It’s soooo hard to find nice boy’s clothes, so thanks for the links!

  8. Rebecca says:

    Oh, the little boy cuteness. Swoon.

  9. Melissa Q. says:

    Fantastic. This is great inspiration. I have two boys and secretly long for girls whenever I’m at the sewing machine.

  10. Beth says:

    All are such good ideas! I want to make my sons clothes just so I can make them tiny boxer briefs! :) Your posts have me inspired to get sewing some pijama pants for this summer..

  11. ariana says:

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing such wonderful finds! Maybe now I can move on from sewing endless pairs of pants for my little sprout! I will be brave and try one of those amazing shirts! Cheers!

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  13. Thanks for linking to my tutorials! And what a fantastic idea–a week of sewing for the kids. Hoping I finish up enough of my other responsibilities this weekend so I can join along! Need this kind of motivation to get going.

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