Having boys doesn't mean you're doomed to sewing plain slacks and t-shirts. With the right patterns, you can make hip and trendy clothing for the little fellas, too. The problem is usually finding these elusive “cool” patterns. And then, if you find a pattern that excites you, often the instructions are complicated and the final turnout can be disappointing.
That's why my wife really likes Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage's book, Sewing for Boys: 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe. The book covers simple, but trendy, patterns for boys from infancy through size 6/7. There are patterns for everything from basic rompers to edgier button downs that, with the right fabric choices, can keep them stylin' for years. Beyond the basic clothing, there are also patterns for hats, jackets, robes, blankets and more.
Sewing clothing and accessories for boys doesn't offer quite the same opportunity for variety as sewing for girls, but that doesn't mean that drab and boring is always in the cards. If you look around and find the right patterns, making adorable and stylish gear for the little men in your family can be just as fun.