Green Cords and Reflections on Sewing

Back during Kids Clothes Week, the last thing on my list didn’t get finished – a pair of green corduroy pants for Jacob (item #11 for the week – no wonder I had sewing fatigue!). I thought I’d power on the next week and get it done, but it ended up taking me a while […]

Hoodie for the Boy

When preparing for Kids Clothes Week, I headed to my local fabric chain with a long list in hand. My kids have next to no winter clothes that fit, and a hoodie for Jacob was on the list. I was so uninspired by the boy fleece options – the boyish colours are just so drab. […]

Classy but Casual Boy’s Pants

I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for a while to make formal boy’s pants in a casual fabric – dressy tracksuit pants. Something that would look smart, but be comfy and easy to play in. I like mixing different fabric types to make boy’s clothes more interesting. And so became the Classy […]

Toddler Party Shirt

I like my kids to have a more formal outfit in their wardrobe for special events. We recently celebrated my Father-In-Laws 70th birthday, and Little Man needed a smart shirt for the event: The shirt’s now also been worn for my husband’s 40th birthday party and will probably be his Christmas outfit too. I was […]

Boy’s Own Style Month Wrap Up

The month has flown by and now it’s time to wrap up all the fun projects that were made for Boy’s Own Style Month. Let’s start with all the wonderful guest posts (and thank you all so much!): Hot Dog Vest by Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty Hipster Applique by Andrea from The Train To […]

All the Boy’s Clothes

Today I thought it would be fun to put together all the clothes I’ve made for my son in one place. Let’s start with the T-shirts: Row 1: Geometric shirt Row 2: Big Bang Theory Shirts, 90 Minute Shirts (x2), Ghosts Raglan T-shirt, Green Striped Applique Top (with matching pants below) Row 3: Masterchef T-shirts, […]

Bleach Number Shirt Tutorial

Our lucky last guest is Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts, one of the most prolific craft bloggers around. She always has great simple projects, and there’s lots of other fun on her blog too, such as What I Wore Wednesday and Take a Look Tuesday. She’s even turned her husband into a blogger at So […]

Magician’s Hat T-Shirt Tutorial

Today our guest crafty blogger is from the UK – Laura from Craftstorming. There’s lots of baking, sewing and chocolate-making (yum!) on her blog. All her food looks so pretty and delicious, but it’s boy clothes month here, so let’s see what she’s made: Hello everyone, I’m Laura. I blog over at Craftstorming where I […]

Modern Monograms Tutorial

Putting together this series made me realise how many bloggers out there are sewing for their sons, and today we have another creative lady: Abby from Things for Boys (but don’t be fooled – there’s more than just boy stuff on her blog…but you’ll have to check it out to see all the great stuff!). […]

Boy’s T-shirt to Hat

Today we have the wonderful Tonya, from The Crafty Mummy – another Aussie crafty blogger. You can find lots of sewing, crochet and general crafty inspiration on her blog, as well as blogging tips. Tonya also sells handmade items in her Made It store. Let’s see what she’s made for her boy: Hi! I’m Tonya […]

Hot Dog Vest Tutorial

Let’s welcome our first guest for this week (and we have quite a line-up this week!): Louise from I’m Feelin’ Crafty! Louise was one of the first people to show me a finished project using one of my tutorials (such a nice feeling!). There’s lots of craftiness on her blog, but it’s time to see […]

Boy’s Fabrics and Patterns Galore

Today’s guest is Deborah from Whipstitch Fabrics (Etsy store and real store in Atlanta, USA) and blog. As well as a great selection of fabrics and patterns (and no problems shipping internationally), Deborah runs sewing courses in-store and on-line. She encourages everyone to give sewing a try and has helped to build the sewing community […]

Sewing For Boys Book Review

My parents gave me the book “Sewing for Boys” by Shelly Figuero and Karen LePage for Christmas. It’s been sitting on my shelf since then, just waiting. Well, Boy’s Own Style Month is the perfect time to crack it open. I started with the Little Heartbreaker Pants because pants are the first thing we run […]

Boy’s Hipster Applique Tutorial

The lovely Andrea from The Train To Crazy and Go To Patterns is here today. She’s the host of the Make It, Wear It linky party, and has been a wonderful support to me. She even made my home a happier place by giving me great advice to stop my toddler constantly hurting his baby […]

Repurposing Clothes for Boys Tutorials

Finding just the right fabrics for boy’s clothing can be a challenge. Men’s clothes area great source of fabric (and inspiration). I have a huge pile of old men’s pants and shirts just waiting to be revamped for my son. Here are some of my favourite tutorials for repurposing clothes for boys from around the […]

Give Way!

The next Boy’s Own Style project I planned to share today was some pants for my son (with some extra little details), but colds have taken over our house. My energy levels are low, and this little monkey (in his geometric shirt): …has been nagging me to make him some road signs. So the pants […]

Loops and Pockets

Our next guest for Boy’s Own Style month is Tanya from Sew Many Dreams. She always seems to have lots of sewing projects on the go, as well as the occasional recipe and glimpses of life. She’s also left lots of comments here, and I really appreciate her support. Let’s see how she adds a […]

Boy’s T-shirt Inspiration

With a few T-shirt projects this week, I thought a round up of Boy’s T-shirt ideas was in order: How cute is this Subway Art T-shirt – I love the colours too: I like that this car shirt at Helping Little Hands is a little bit sweet, but still boy-ish: And another simple design great […]

Big Bang Theory T-Shirts

Time for another project of my own for Boy’s Own Style month. Since we’re both engineers, my husband and I love the Big Bang Theory TV show. I love the T-shirts that Sheldon and Leonard wear (hmmm, I love geek fashion: are you starting to feel sorry for my kids?). Little Man’s favourite colour is […]

Geometric T-Shirt

Next up for Boy’s Own Style month is a quick T-shirt up-cycle. As with Stacey’s colour-blocked T-shirts yesterday, simplicity works well with boy’s clothing. So I took a plain red T-shirt (with my strawberry-blonde hair, I can’t wear most shades of red, so I love putting it on my white-blonde kids!): I cut out some […]

Color Blocking T-Shirt Tutorial

First up for Boy’s Own Style Month, we’ve got Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy: home to the “Sewing for Boys” book Sew Along, lots of great boy projects such an adorable R2D2 costume and fire truck pillow, and even a bit of selfish sewing: the lovely accordion pleat skirt as part of Skirt […]

Boy’s Own Style – Introduction

I sometimes struggle for inspiration when it comes to creating unique clothes for my son. So July is going to be all about the boy on Cook Clean Craft with: Boy’s Own Style month is all about ways to add a personal touch to boy’s clothes – freezer paper stencilling, appliques, and all the little […]