Sew You Had a Boy

Sewing Projects for Boys


We’re very excited to be launching a series of posts for 2013 focusing on Sewing for Boys!

Join us on the first Thursday of the month for a guest post/special feature of a blog we’ve found inspiring boy sewing on.

The second Thursday of the month will feature a pattern review- because, let’s face it, great boy patterns are hard to find!

And the third Thursday of the month, come by for a fun boy tutorial! We will share a free pattern or technique to add something great to your little guy’s closet.


The Schedule

Check back. This page will be updated regularly.


June 6th-Heather of Feather Flight’s : 2t Romper from Existing Tee with free pattern

Her son has his own Spring/Summer line.  You can find a few of our favorites here and here.

June 13- Pattern Review-Figgy’s Banyan Pants


June 20- Tutorial- Mixing fabric types in your garment and adding a quarter zip!

Adding a Quarter Zip to any pattern (Tutorial) by Once Upon a Sewing Machine



July 11th- Heidi of Handmade Frenzy We’ve enjoyed getting to know this blog! Heidi and Amber share posts for their girls and boys. See a few of our favorite boy tutorials great for summer here and here.

July 18th- Pattern Review: Terra’s Boys Shorts

July 25th- Creating and adding your own piping


Coming Soon!

Past Posts:


May 2nd-Sarah  Sarah Jane SewsAdd Details to a Great Raglan (template included)


Check out a few of her previous boy posts here and here. We’ve been admiring all her handmade gifts this past season browse her great posts!

May 9th- Pattern Review: Surf’s up Board Shorts

Surfs Up Board Shorts


April 5th- Pattern and Tutorial- Hooded Vest

Hooded Vest Pattern and Tutorial

April 11th- Pattern Review- Military Shirt Review

Boys button down pattern


April 20th- Tutorial- Draft your own Raglan Tee

raglan tee pattern


March 7th- Stacey Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy  Find her Guest Post here: Fun Boy’s Basic

Check out a few of her previous boy posts here and here. And then stay and click through the mounds of boy ideas for sewing, crafting and playing.

March 14th- Pattern Review: Surfer Slacks

surfer slacks

March 21st- Tutorial: Adding Front Pockets and a Mock Fly to Elastic Waist Pants

install mock fly


Feb. 7th-Cindy  Siestas and Sewing Feature :Find her guest post here Oliver & S for an Older Boy

Check out a few of her previous boy posts here and here. Sewing for a girl in your life, too? Stay and  admire the great sewing she does for her daughters!

Feb. 14th- Pattern Review: Cowl Neck Pullover Jacket

pullover jacket

Feb. 21st-Adding Snaps or Buttons to Shoulders

Sewing for Boys


We’ll be adding sources and links for patterns, materials, and notions for the projects we share here.


dmkeasywear                                                                     Blank Slate Patterns

Make it Perfect for Boys                                              Go to Patterns: sewing patterns for boys

Oliver + S                                                                                Peek a Boo Pattern Shop




Chez Ami                                                                 The Fabric Fairy- Boardshort Material

Girl Charlee

Ottobre design