Friday, 7 November 2014

30+ Handmade Gifts for Boys...

I don't know why, but I always find it harder to buy gifts for boys. The older they get, the harder it becomes, whether the gifts are handmade or store bought. I've spent much of today looking back at the projects added to the Softies, Dolls & Toys collection, here at Threading My Way. There are almost 200 ideas linked up, with many of them being suitable for boys. Today I've chosen to showcase 31 projects that can be sewn and given as presents to boys. Of course, many, if not all, are suitable for girls, too.

30+ Handmade Gifts for Boys... patterns, tutorials, ideas and inspiration ~ Threading My Way


Ninja Finger Puppets ~ Tutorial by Amy, from While Wearing Heels

Barnyard Animal Hand Puppets from Being Inspired ~ tutorial and free pattern by Just Another Day in Paradise

Robot Finger Puppets by Pam, from Threading My Way

Pirate Finger Puppets ~ Template by Dona, from Sewing Miles of Smiles ~ Pirate Ship pattern by Copy Crafts. Dona links to a huge range of patterns for making felt toys.

Scooter Buddy ~ Tutorial by Natalie, from Sew Outnumbered
I've made one Scooter Buddy and have a second cut out.

Toy Car Mat ~ Tutorial by Ros, from Sew Delicious

Car Play Mat by Fay, from Monkey Makes Three

Steering Wheel Cushion by Alisa, from A Stitch In Between

Art Folder ~ Tutorial by Juliet, from The Tartankiwi

Take With You Blackboard ~ Tutorial by Nisabell, from Nisabell Necessary

Crayon Caddy by Fay, from Monkey Makes Three ~ tutorial by Just Another Hang Up

Art Caddy by Pam, from Threading My Way ~ pattern by Gingercake

Crayon Artfolio by Dona, from Sewing Miles of Smiles ~ pattern by Gingercake

Fabric Letters and Numbers by Danya, from Danya Banya ~ inspired by Happy Together's tutorial

Fabric Letters ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way ~ inspired by Happy Together's tutorial

Felt Food Cupcakes ~ Tutorial by Annie, from Peaches and Bees

Felt Food Banana by Ayan, from Teacher Mom Plus 3

Felt Maze from Being Inspired ~ tutorial by Ladybird Ln

A Pirate's Life Flannel Board by Dona, from Sewing Miles of Smiles ~ pattern by Copy Crafts

Batman Pencil Case, Pillowcase & Treasure Bags by Pam, from Threading My Way ~ tutorial by Sew Mama Sew

Sock Owls by Helen, from Creative Chaos Art ~ tutorial by Whimsy Loft

Whaley and Starla ~ Tutorial and Free Pattern by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads

Turtle Softie by Fay, from Monkey Makes Three ~ pattern by Make It & Love It

Scruffy Dog by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads ~ pattern by My Funny Buddy
Kristy has written a lot of pattern reviews, for both clothing and toys

Snugly Pet Bed by Amy, from Sews n Bows ~ pattern by Eden Ava Couture

Superhero Dolls by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads ~ pattern by Dolls and Daydreams

Elephant Softie by Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice ~ pattern by retromama

William ~ Tutorial and Free Pattern by Margie, from Nanny Notes 2U

Two Sided Monster Monster by Pam, from Threading My Way ~ pattern by My Funny Buddy

Tee Pee ~ Tutorial by Joy, from xoxo Grandma

Doll Stroller Liner ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way

If you are looking to make something for a young man in your life, hopefully you now have a few more ideas. For additional inspiration, head on over to the Softies, Dolls & Toys link party.

When sewing for children, make sure that everything is sewn very securely, to ensure nothing comes undone or falls off. Be especially careful when sewing for young children and avoid small parts of any description. Common sense dictates that anything made for a child is age appropriate.

While She Naps is a great resource for sewing softies. Abby has lots of tutorials, free patterns and safety tips.

... Pam



8 comments:

  1. Great collection! I'm in need of some boy sewing inspiration this year.

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  2. I always love finding new boy projects (did you see the tutorial this morning for a hammerhead shark pillow???!! Awesome!) - I particularly like the pirate projects - off to click and pin and download!

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  3. What a nice comment to read above^, about my hammerhead shark pillow for So Sew Easy, ha! Great list Pam, I have been working on a steering wheel myself, I hadn't seen that one!

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  4. thanks for featuring my elephant! great list of presents for little boys, it's the big boys in my life I struggle for presents for!

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  5. Thanks for the link to the tent I created Pam!

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  6. Great roundup!! Lots of good ideas here, just in time for holidays. Thanks Pam!

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  7. I find boy gifts hard too. Lots of ideas here!

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  8. What a great list of home made gifts, boys are sometimes incredibly difficult to buy for, luckily mine are all good at telling me what they want though.

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