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« on: January 01, 2012 04:54:34 AM »

Hi I am new to craftser and to sewing.  I just taught myself to sew last month and made a rag quilt and I love it.  So now I am looking for crafts to make for my niece and nephews.  Its seems to be easy to find projects to make for girls but not boys.  Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012 03:03:20 PM »

I do not sew but i think you could get a pattern/directions on how to make like a sort of games/ cd pouch? or when they take there console away a bag for leadds etc! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 07:21:45 AM »

It would probably help to know their ages.

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012 07:48:00 AM »

I've made the no sew fleece quilts for my sons when they were in high school. They still use them on their beds today and they are now in college.

« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012 03:07:34 PM »

For younger boys, you can always make a stuffie IE: a teddy bear, a dinosaur, monster etc.  You might also find a pattern to make a stuffed car, a baseball bat, football and so on.

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012 06:11:47 AM »

I agree with Onyxnox, ages would be helpful.  But that said, I have a long to-make list for my son, who will be three in May.  Maybe they will give you some ideas:

Tool belt
Monster stuffie (mentioned in last post - great idea)
Monster tooth pillow
Travel art case
I Spy bag
Robot quilt
Memory game
ABC book
Applique t-shirts

For an older boy: Lunch money cuff (I think I'm making this for a friend's son who is turning 10 next month: http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/09/lunch-money-cuff-tutorial.html)


« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012 02:53:02 PM »

If the kid is young you could make a felt board with his favorite characters on it (I made a Spongebob one for my nephew). Blankets and pillows are a good idea for guys of any age, you could even base designs off of their favorite games.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012 03:59:35 PM »

A simple tote bag for those toys that have lots of parts, such as nerf gun spongy bullets

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012 07:19:41 AM »

I like these pillow weapons here on Craftster.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012 07:52:14 AM »

I'm not a great fan of weapons for youngsters, even though they are stuffies.  I think it lets children know it's ok to fight with guns and knives etc.  If you like that idea than it might be better to crochet some make believe boxing gloves.  I think stuffed cars, trucks, animals and sports items like bats and balls are much better.

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