Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For the Boys....

I can't tell you how many times friends will say to me "don't you make any boy things?" Having three girls, I have always just gravitated to the dresses, the purses, and the feminine accessories. Finally, I was asked by my favorite shop owner Patti Cilenti of Simply SOTA in New Hope to make something for younger boys because there is nothing out there for them.If you don't believe me, take a look through a pattern book one of these days. 700 pages of women's and girls, 2-4 pages for men and boys and 90% are PJ'S!
So, after some thought, I decided to branch out a bit and make some cute drawstring bags with different themed pockets. The first one is shown above. They are perfect for carrying toys, handheld games, clothes, books, or just about anything. An overnight bag, pool bag, gym bag, beach bag, or small laundry bag even.

I also have planned and in construction some pj bottoms, fun boxers, and some outfits for little boys.I have so much to make I better stop blogging and get back to work!
What would you like to see me make more of? Have any ideas of handmade sewn items that boys would like? Let me know, I read all comments!


mtjoyschool said...

As the Mom of a little boy...I would like to add that drawstring backpacks are GREAT!! And this little bag is adorable, Barb.

Phiphi said...

it's great idea and I'm absolutely agree with you. I have 2 boys my self but I only make girl's stuff. I did make pants & waist coat for my boys when they were small, and PJ pants/shorts for them now..
the bag is certainly "manly" it..:)

Barb said...

I really think people tend to sew more girl stuff because they are easier. A dress or skirt is so simple to make but boys you have to make pants/shorts and tops which can mean sleeves.