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    I have 4 grand daughters and one step grandson. He is 12. The girls are all younger. My problem is this. There are so many things to make for a girl, young and older. But for the boy? I see boy theme fabrics are available, but what to make with them? I made him a quilt for christmas with outdoor theme fabric. I made him a sketch book cover with football theme fabric. I made him pillow case in military green camo and another one in the outdoorsey of the quilt.

    Being 12, all the little boy toys and things are no longer applicable! I don't, and never have made boy clothes as I don't want to deal with denim and the fitting of pants. I have all kinds of things to make for the little girls, but SO limited on what to make for a boy...especially that age! The only thing I have come up with is a shirt...button up the front style and in all the themes he likes like football team or camo or outdoor etc. But He can only want/need so many shirts! I have thought of a vest with pockets etc, but he has several of those already, much nicer than I could make! He has a couple backpacks..again, better than I could make.

    Any suggestions on what to make/sew for a 12 year old boy?
    Cheri

    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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    Messenger Bag
    Free Bag Patterns | AllPeopleQuilt.com

    I would use fabric with bicycles pattern.
    Preeti
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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      #3
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      My kid is a teenager now, but he still goes on sleepovers with his friends. Actually maybe they should be called video gaming no sleeping overs .

      I made him a simple bag to hold his sleeping bag and overnight clothes.

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        A wallet in cool fabrics. This monster pillow is fun Friendly Monster Pillow (pattern pieces included) | Make It and Love It

        That's a hard age!

        Football hat http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2012/01...tball-hat.html
        Last edited by Hulamoon; March 13, 2014, 12:15 PM.
        🌺 Lorie

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          How about flannel sleep pants. There are super easy and can be made with either flannel or cotton. My sons are 38 and 32 and they still lounge in those not necessarily sleep.
          Ann

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            A holder for a gift card?
            pat.

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              A couple of thoughts. What about a flannel rag quilt of the outdoors...there are outdoor fabric with bears and moose that will make a great rag quilt....I am just finishing one up for our oldest GS.

              And when my boys were that age I was making them boxers. My oldest was, and still is, so slender that I couldn't get boxers that would stay up on him. If they were long enough in the rise, they were too big around the waist. And i could find Joe Boxer fabric that glowed in the dark... Our youngest son had to make a saleable item for their civics class. DS#2 and his civics buddy made boxers for the civics store. IT was an economic section. They had only $25 to spend and had to make a project to sell. They made boxers....even in adult sizes and sold them for $5.25 each. Each boys walked away with $30 EACH in profits.... and I continued to make boxers for the boys.

              My oldest was at college, his roommate asked him where he got the "cool boxers." My son said that his mom made them. "Nobodies Mom makes boxers," he said. "Well, don't tell my mom that." The roommate paused, then said "Do you think she'll make me some?"

              You might want to consider that. They are quick to make and take less than a yard.
              Home is where your mother is..........;)

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                Originally posted by IBake View Post
                A couple of thoughts. What about a flannel rag quilt of the outdoors...there are outdoor fabric with bears and moose that will make a great rag quilt....I am just finishing one up for our oldest GS.

                And when my boys were that age I was making them boxers. My oldest was, and still is, so slender that I couldn't get boxers that would stay up on him. If they were long enough in the rise, they were too big around the waist. And i could find Joe Boxer fabric that glowed in the dark... Our youngest son had to make a saleable item for their civics class. DS#2 and his civics buddy made boxers for the civics store. IT was an economic section. They had only $25 to spend and had to make a project to sell. They made boxers....even in adult sizes and sold them for $5.25 each. Each boys walked away with $30 EACH in profits.... and I continued to make boxers for the boys.

                My oldest was at college, his roommate asked him where he got the "cool boxers." My son said that his mom made them. "Nobodies Mom makes boxers," he said. "Well, don't tell my mom that." The roommate paused, then said "Do you think she'll make me some?"

                You might want to consider that. They are quick to make and take less than a yard.
                What a cool story!

                What is your favorite boxer pattern?
                Cathryn

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                  Boxers are a great idea.

                  My son was a collector of many things. He use to love to have either bags or boxes to keep them in. We went to the fabric store so he could pick fabric for his rock collection, his marble collection, and many more. I would make the draw string bags which was pretty easy and could be any size. And I made some boxes for some of his Pokeman cards.
                  Vicki C:icon_hi:

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                    Originally posted by AuntieVic View Post
                    Boxers are a great idea.

                    And I made some boxes for some of his Pokeman cards.
                    So....I read "boxers", then read the last line and my immediate thought was "How the HECK did you get BOXERS on Pokeman cards??"

                    LOLOLOLOL! OOPS!
                    Cathryn

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                      My twelve year old son wanted a quilt. He picked out the pattern and the fabric. He took it on a sleepover last month. The next project that he is wanting me to do is a twin-size rag minky quilt - he loves the feel of the minky.

                      What about teaching him to sew? Great way to spend some time with him and he learns a useful skill. It amazes me how many people now days will throw out a shirt just because they don't know how to sew a button back on.

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                        I'm working on this right now: circle blue jeans quilt - denim quilt gallery - quilters recycle and use up old jeans

                        I'm using red & blue bandanna for the inserts but you could use other boy appropriate fabric.
                        Sharon

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                          Hi all as anyone got a link to " how to make boys /men s boxers "my youngest son is 20y and can never get any that fits well as he is so slender .
                          love and hugs Edwina .x

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                            Originally posted by IBake View Post
                            A couple of thoughts. What about a flannel rag quilt of the outdoors...there are outdoor fabric with bears and moose that will make a great rag quilt....I am just finishing one up for our oldest GS.

                            And when my boys were that age I was making them boxers. My oldest was, and still is, so slender that I couldn't get boxers that would stay up on him. If they were long enough in the rise, they were too big around the waist. And i could find Joe Boxer fabric that glowed in the dark... Our youngest son had to make a saleable item for their civics class. DS#2 and his civics buddy made boxers for the civics store. IT was an economic section. They had only $25 to spend and had to make a project to sell. They made boxers....even in adult sizes and sold them for $5.25 each. Each boys walked away with $30 EACH in profits.... and I continued to make boxers for the boys.

                            My oldest was at college, his roommate asked him where he got the "cool boxers." My son said that his mom made them. "Nobodies Mom makes boxers," he said. "Well, don't tell my mom that." The roommate paused, then said "Do you think she'll make me some?"

                            You might want to consider that. They are quick to make and take less than a yard.
                            He is my step grand son and I don't think his mother (who is not to keen on me in the first place) would appreciate my making him boxers. My son would probably have issue with it to! But if your boys like them, that is a great option to have!
                            Cheri

                            www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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                              Originally posted by EmmaB View Post
                              I'm working on this right now: circle blue jeans quilt - denim quilt gallery - quilters recycle and use up old jeans

                              I'm using red & blue bandanna for the inserts but you could use other boy appropriate fabric.
                              Emma, that was a GREAT link! Love It, I want to make a picnic quilt out of denim and I think this will be just right.
                              sigpicMiss Sheri

                              For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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