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Sewing for Boys: 17 DIY Clothing Ideas That He'll Love

Design clothing that your grandson will love with this list of sewing patterns for boys!

By: Kristen Auletto, Editor,
Sewing for Boys 17 DIY Clothing Ideas That Hell Love

Everywhere you look, you are sure to find skirt and dress patterns for little girls galore, but boys need clothes too! If you're a mom, grandma, or aunt to adorable little guys, check out this collection, Sewing for Boys: 17 DIY Clothing Ideas That He'll Love. With these free shirt patterns, sewn pants tutorials, and DIY jackets, your little man will be the best dressed boy on the block. Plus, sewing your own clothes for your kids is a great way to save a few dollars without sacrificing your boys' style.

These DIY clothing ideas are perfect for boys of all ages, from toddlers to teens. With these easy tutorials, you can create adorable clothes of professional quality that no one will believe you made yourself. This collection includes outfits for school, weekend play dates, and dressy occasions such as weddings or church. You'll never struggle to find sewing projects for your little guy again with these easy tutorials.


How to Sew Pants for Boys

Repurposed Sweatshirt Pants for Kids
  • Repurposed Sweatshirt Pants for KidsCreate your child’s fall and winter wardrobe in a flash without even using a pattern! All it takes are old adult sweatshirts, fleeces, and sweaters!
  • Boys Pants with Striped CuffsThese trendy, comfy pants have a striped waistband, striped cuffs, and striped pockets that give just a hint of preppy flair to otherwise neutral pants.
  • Boy Cargo ShortsMake your boy cargo shorts this summer that he'll actually wear. These sewing shorts instructions feature a roomy cargo pocket.
  • Big Boy Bermuda ShortsThese adorable little summer shorts are perfect for the little man in your life. Complete with pockets and a fun, classy fit, these Big Boy Bermuda Shorts are a great way to sew kids' clothes.
  • Little Dude Skinny JeansYour little man will look like a real rockstar in these adorable Little Dude Skinny Jeans. Equipped with a free pants pattern, this easy sewing project will turn your toddler into a real hipster.
  • Old Pants into New Shorts for KidsAre your kids’ bureaus full of outgrown pants with holes ripped in the knees? Don’t throw them out, because you can easily turn them into “new” shorts for the summer!

DIY Shirts for Boys

Boys Free Tank Top
  • Boys Free Tank TopHave active boys in your house? You need to make a few of these easy tank tops.
  • Free Sewing Pattern for Boys TankGet ready for summer sun with this Free Sewing Pattern for Boys Tank. If you want to know how to sew clothes from old t-shirts, this is a great project for you to try.
  • Crazy Car ShirtSpruce up a t-shirt by giving it a kid-friendly car theme. You can even make car caddies with any leftover fabric you may have. Homemade gifts are the best.
  • Checkered Maxwell TopDressing up your little boy doesn't have to come with a big price tag. You can sew your son a Checkered Maxwell Top to keep him high fashion for a low price.
  • Up, Up, and Away Airplane T-ShirtThis guide shows you how to make a shirt that is adorable, fast, and can be made using just old t-shirts, saving you money and time. Free applique templates are included, so you can easily make cute shapes that he will love. 
  • Kid Size Football JerseyIf you've ever struggled to find a sports jersey for your child the Kid Size Football Jersey pattern is for you. This unique pattern allows you to design your own jersey within your budget.
  • Thrifty Tie TeeTake a thrifted shirt and transform it into a tie applique for this Thrifty Tie Tee. By learning how to refashion clothes you can save yourself a ton of money and brush up on sewing skills.

DIY Clothing Ideas for Boys

Prep School Boys Vest Pattern
  • Prep School Boys Vest PatternThis Prep School Boys Vest Pattern is the perfect way to give your son or grandson some serious style without spending a fortune.
  • Boys Retro Varsity JacketSewing a jacket can be tricky, but this tutorial makes it easy to create a sporty, adorable sweatshirt for your little boy. This lightweight DIY jacket is perfect for layering in cooler weather and would be an adorable back to school outfit.
  • Adorable Argyle DIY HoodieYour kids will look like they just stepped off the runway in this Adorable Argyle DIY Hoodie. Learn how to make a hoodie for your little guy or girl that is much trendier, cuter, and more affordable than store-bought clothing.
  • Dapper Dan VestWith this Dapper Dan Vest tutorial, you can learn how to make a vest that will give your little man all of the classiness with none of the cost. DIY clothes like this vest are a great way to save a few bucks without sacrificing style and cuteness.
  • The New Yorker Boys' PeacoatThe New Yorker Boys' Peacoat is the kind of stylish winter jacket you'd see on the streets of Manhattan - but without the New York City price tag!
  • Flying High Fleece for BoysThe adorable Flying High Fleece for Boys is a great project to make for your little guy. This winter, dress him in a warm and comfy fleece he'll love to wear.

What types of sewing projects for kids would you like to see? Let us know below in the comments!

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