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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008 06:03:53 AM »

I am new to this topic area but have a 10yo that I love to creat things for .. I dont know if you make things from scratch or just reconstruct .. I love reconstructing since for me its the easiest to be creative with..that being said-I get shirts,hoodies,etc and add skull and crossbones to it..things with flames,etc..he loves to sport them around and always says-my mom made it..to the surprise of his friends..


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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008 02:34:45 PM »

There isn't really much out there for boys/men unfortunantly, but thankfully it is all in the fabric you choose.  Wink

I think atmomma has hit the nail on the head.  It's all in the fabric you choose.  I made a heap of coin purses for the school's Mother's Day stall (using girly fabric) and they got snapped up pretty quickly.....but I made a couple for my boys to take their money to school in but I used flame fabric and skull fabric.  They loooveed them.....

You could also make wallets.....again using skull/camo/flame fabric.  There are some good tutorials around.

Yes - boxers are another good one.

How about a "weekender" bag if he stays over at mates' places.  I made a skull bag for my boy for a camp here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173041.msg1777287#msg1777287

Or a messenger bag using his favourite themed fabric:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95442.msg902456#msg902456
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008 06:18:16 PM »

I have a teenaged son and an about-to-be-eight-year old son that both really like pajama/lounge pants to wear around the house and sleep in. Boxers are good, too. I like Kwik-Sew's boy's boxer pattern and have made a ton of them. Funky crazy fabrics with skulls, flames, etc are usually a hit. I also found some goofy fabric on the dollar table at walmart with shamrocks on a navy blue background. Those PJ pants get worn all the time. (It helps that the guys are half-Irish) Grin

If I were making something for my older boy to wear out of the house, it'd pretty much have to be a hoodie. The younger guy and the baby aren't as fussy (yet) and I'll be cutting out some shorts for them as soom as I find a pattern I like. Probably a Kwik Sew pattern. Kwik Sew patterns seem to be better fitted and drafted better, at least the ones I've tried so far.  Smiley

Pillows are great, too. And pillowcases, if you find a great fabric for them.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2008 06:57:07 PM »

These are all great ideas.

For the older boy, early teens and up, ties in any fabric they choose can help them develop a sense of dress-up style.

My boys both camp and I have made little what-not bags from old jeans to carry essentials in. Mini-camping stoves, cooking and eating utensils.

Robes are great too.

« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2008 06:32:22 AM »

Check out Ottobre magazine..they have a lot of patterns that are great for older boys. Also, a lot of basic patterns will work, with the right fabric, and right details. This is an Ottobre pattern I made for a 12yo boy, which I used a basic utilitarian fabric, and then embellished. It went over very well. Tongue http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56303.msg528155#msg528155

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