Sewing for Boys: 17+ DIY Clothing Ideas That He'll Love
Design clothing that your grandson will love with this list of wearable things to sew for boys!
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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.
Whether you know what you want to find or you're looking for what to sew for boys, this page has you covered. 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.
Shirts, vest, pants, accessories, and more will make your boy look like a million bucks wherever he goes. We think these boys sewing patterns are the best around!
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Shirt Sewing Patterns for Boys
If you're looking for simple boy patterns, there's nothing better than a shirt. Make a customized, perfect-fitting, DIY shirt for your boy and he'll be all set for school, playing outside, or the yearly vacation. These shirts will save you money and most are easy to make. Plus, he'll be so happy when he can help pick fabric so that he'll have lots of favorite shirts (and you'll hear less complaining when he needs to get dressed).
- Boys Free Tank Top
Have active boys in your house? You need to make a few of these easy tank tops. Cool on hot summer days. Plus this DIY tank makes it easy to move around in when playing inside or out.
- Free Sewing Pattern for Boys Tank
Get 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 Shirt
Car-loving dudes will love this design! Spruce 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 Top
Dressing 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-Shirt
This 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 Jersey
If you've ever struggled to find a sports jersey for your child the Kid Size Football Jersey pattern is going to save you lots of frustration. This unique pattern allows you to design your own jersey within your budget.
- Thrifty Tie Tee
BONUS! Take 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.
Boys Pants Sewing Patterns
With their rough and tumble ways, it should be essential to know how to make pants for your boys. These pants sewing patterns are just what you need for a perfect fitting and stylish design your little gentleman will be excited to wear! The boys pants pattern you've been searching for is below!
- Repurposed Sweatshirt Pants for Kids
Create 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 Cuffs
These 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 Shorts
Make your boy cargo shorts this summer that he'll actually wear. These sewing shorts instructions also feature an added element; a roomy cargo pocket where he can keep all his little toys.
- Big Boy Bermuda Shorts
These 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 Jeans
Your 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 Kids
Are 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!
- How to Make Sweatpants for Kids
BONUS! This free sewing pattern for sweatpants is a great resource to use to learn how to make pajamas that will impress. They are comfy enough to sleep tight in and cute enough to wear to a slumber party.
Boys Vest Patterns (+ Jacket and Hoodie Sewing Projects for Boys)
We all know how DIY vests and jackets are both stylish and functional for your little guy. Since they can be expensive, you can save money by making your own. The beauty of finding that perfect boys vest sewing pattern is that you can customize it exactly to his measurements. Same with the jackets, coats, and hoodies you'll find below. It's all about layering and comfort in this section.
- Prep School Boys Vest Pattern
How smart does this amazing vest look? This Prep School Boys Vest Pattern is the perfect way to give your son or grandson some serious style without spending a fortune. Dress it up or down depending on the day.
- Boys Retro Varsity Jacket
Sewing 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 Hoodie
Your 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 Vest
With 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' Peacoat
The 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 Boys
The 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.
- Just Like Gramps Cardi
BONUS! Make a sweater for your toddler that makes him look like his favorite person in the whole wide world. This Just Like Gramps Cardi is the perfect sweater pattern for kids.
How about the girls? Find more DIY clothes ideas for kids when you check out 50+ Free Clothing Sewing Patterns for Girls
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