Finding just the right fabrics for boy’s clothing can be a challenge. Men’s clothes area great source of fabric (and inspiration). I have a huge pile of old men’s pants and shirts just waiting to be revamped for my son.
Here are some of my favourite tutorials for repurposing clothes for boys from around the blogosphere.
These shorts from a men’s shirt at Saltwater Kids make a great light-weight addition to a boy’s summer wardrobe:
If it’s as cold as it is here at the moment, Dana from Made’s tutorial for a vest from an old jumper (sweater) is just perfect!
This Baby cyclist outfit by Lorene from I am Just Lu was made from an old T-shirt. I have some old cycling jerseys from my husband that I’d love to do something similar with.
Carrie at This Mama Makes Stuff has a great tutorial for Slim Slacks from men’s pants:
Download the instructions turn a Men’s polo into boy’s polo shirt at Sewing Mamas:
Heather from Feather’s Flight made some handsome Baby Shortall from adult T-shirts – a great way to get a more masculine look in baby wear!
You don’t just have to use bigger clothes to repurpose. Check out these Pants into shorts (adding a front pocket with the scraps) from Make It Love It – get a bit more wear out of pants that are too short:
And I have to include my own tutorial for Men’s Jeans to Toddler Pants:
And the variation for drawstring shorts to boy’s pants: