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Sewing something for a 9 yr old boy
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#1 faerychild

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

My 9 year olds a little annoyed that I keep sewing pretty skirts, and girly things for my daughter.  
Ive made him plenty of shorts in the past,  bit sick of that.

Any ideas or links ??  Ive spent ages on google and cant find much.

Edited by faerychild, 05 January 2013 - 01:21 PM.

#2 Feral timtam

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

A set of overalls or a nice jacket? Possibly a stuffed toy?

My MIL is always sewing up sets of overalls for my boys, she's also done some nice jackets for them. I've seen some sewing patterns in the books at Spotlight for toys that a boy might like too.

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

A cool jacket.

I make my nephews a funky tshirt every Christmas with help from photoshop and iron on transfer printer paper.  If you iron on to white cotton and then sew that to the tshirt material you less likely to get cracking of the image too.

Not overalls, not at 9 - he'd be humiliated by his mates and they wouldn't get worn.

#4 faerychild

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

hehehe :-) thanks for the suggestions, but yes, hes very conscious of what he wears at the moment.  After he turned 9, it was like overnight he started getting more concerned of his appearance.

Soft toys, and tshirts.   Good ideas.  Im a bit scared of sewing in tshirt material hahaha.

#5 Two Socks

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Has he got any suggestions?

Hooded top


Cushion / pillow cover

Make a soft toy out of one his drawings (I know a softie seems a little "young", but they can get a kick out of their artwork coming to life)

Flag / throw in his footy team's colours (if he has a team)

Art folio - bag with pockets for markers, paper, etc.

Fort kit - http://megandandymade.blogspot.com.au/2011...o-fort-kit.html

Have fun!  

#6 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

I have made my son a few pairs of the oliver&s cargos
I have adjusted the pattern to turn them into shorts too, Lined them in cotton jersey for extra warmth in winter they are great too... the raglan the pattern comes with is really nice as well...

Sewing with knit remember to use a ball point needle it makes a huge difference and I really like the three step zig zag, but play around and find one that works for you.

Oh and country mels suggestion is a good one I think we must make 50 tshirts a year this way.

Oh and started using this technique recently and it is great
Bit addictive once you get going

#7 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

laptop/messenger bag/satchel (like this).  There are plenty of patterns available on the web (free and not so free). I have done a few of these for boys, always gone down a treat.

bucket hat

cargo pants  (I did these and they are quick and easy)

jacket or fleece jumper (like a hoodie)

cool vest  (I like this)

groovy quilt (or a TV lap blanket)

appliqued t-shirts are always a hit

flannel/winter PJs

there is also the Sewing For Boys book too

have fun!

#8 BeYOUtiful

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

This cap is cool http://mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/the...e-cap-tutorial/

I love the link of the vest PP posted.

#9 jjvj

Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:45 PM

Just try these simple shorts, http://www.blissfuls...ml#.UhDBUVP0LIV I did and came out really well for my boy. They are easy too! This blogger has also a free pattern for a kindle cover, http://blissfulsewin...ml#.UhDBvFP0LIW

#10 Zachary Quack

Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:12 AM

I saw some pretty cool hoodies on Pinterest - a basic grey hoodie with white triangles sewn around the inside of the hood to look like shark teeth, and another was a basic green hoodie with triangles sewn down the hood and the back to look like a dinosaur. I thought they were cool, but I am not exactly hip to the ways of 9 year old boys these days.


Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

If he is in to superheroes or magic, you could make him a cape.

#12 BenevolentDictator

Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

DS' godmother made him an "I Spy" quilt.  Perhaps a little young for a 9 year old though.

#13 TenYears

Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

Curtains and bedspreads come to mind for me.  It's actually quite hard to find commercially available decorator items that are not too childish for a nine year old boy but are still fun.

#14 brazen

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

ottobre design mags have the best stuff for boys :)

#15 brazen

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

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#16 brazen

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:33 AM

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you can see more on their blog :)


#17 Justaduck

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

Can you take him into Lincraft/Spotlight etc and have him flip through the pattern books with you and show you what he would like?

#18 71Cath

Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

I am making a bean bag for DS at the moment

#19 CupcakeLove22

Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

What about picking an easy project that he could help with? I remember making a heat pack with my nan when I was about 8 or 9 :)

#20 i-love-my-son

Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

Pirate outfit?  My DS loves dressing up!

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