Sewing Tutorials for Boys

Sewing is a great skill for both boys and girls, so I hunted down some sewing tutorials for boys. Most sewing tutorials you can find are for women, girls, and babies. Since I have a boy, I thought finding him some more boy-ish sewing tutorials would be a good thing.

Just a couple notes: these are sewing tutorials for boys to sew, but I’m sure they would make good gifts, too. The level of difficulty in these patterns range quite a bit. Some are good for hand sewing, others for beginner machine work. Use your best judgement on where your young man is when choosing a tutorial.

Sewing Tutorials for Boys from Vicki-Arnold.com

Sewing Tutorials for Boys

  • DIY Tic Tac Toe Game from Raising Memories – This is a great beginner project. Super simple instructions and few necessary materials. Hand sewing project.
  • Superhero Mask from Crazy Little Projects – A machine is used for this one and it is a bit more complicated of a project.
  • Make a Sleeping Bag for a Stuffed Animal┬áby It’s Always Autumn- Maybe your little guy has a special buddy that would like his own sleeping bag? Machine project.
  • Ninjago Pillow Case from Crazy Little Projects – Transform a plain pillowcase into their favorite ninja. A machine project that would be good for trying a new stitch.
  • Stuffed Ninja from Cheer Up Your Kids – This could be done with a machine or by hand.
  • DIY Felt Campfire from Twin Dragonfly Designs – Hand or machine. A bit more involved because of the number of pieces, but a fun project!
  • Single Sock Dog Tutorial from Little Black Teapot – Have a decent mismatched sock floating around? Turn it into a stuffed dog. Hand or machine.
  • Shark Bag from Stitched by Crystal – A more advanced project simply. Machine.
  • Scarf with Pockets from A Girl and a Glue Gun – Another great beginner project. This would make a good first machine project.
  • How to Sew a Bookmark from Skip to My Lou – This is a great project that is all about your fabric, meaning once they make themselves a couple, they can make them for gifts and simply change out the fabric used.
  • Easy Felt iPod Case from Skip to My Lou – A good easy project for hand or machine.
  • Make a Drawstring Bag from Make and Takes – Beginner project, good for hand or machine sewing. Lots of uses for this: marbles, LEGOs, crayons, etc.

So there you have it, a short list of 12 sewing tutorials for boys. I was a bit surprised, but not really surprised that there isn’t a lot of options available for boys. Something to think about, I guess. Anywho, I hope you find something to intrigue the sewing boy in your life!

Teach Your Child to Cook – Cookbooks My 10-Year-Old Daughter Recommends

Teach your child to cook with these cookbooks recommended by my 10-year-old daughter

In our homeschool, we place a high value on teaching our kids life skills. Each of my kiddos will know how to do their laundry, take care of their living space, handle money, and feed themselves before leaving our home. My oldest daughter’s favorite is learning to cook. She loves to use one of her (many) cookbooks to make a snack or lunch. I asked her to share her favorite three cookbooks with you. So if you would like to teach your child to cook, these are a good place to start.

1. Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook

This was the first cookbook we bought her for one birthday. She has made many things from it. The recipes include illustrations for equipment needed, too. The recipes range from simple ants-on-a-log to a slightly more complicated birthday cake.

2. Batter Up Kids Delicious Desserts

This is one that my kids love to flip through and look at the fun things to make. If your child likes to create art with food, you can also check out my Let’s Play with Our Food Pinterest board for even more ideas.

3. Better Homes & Garden’s New Junior Cookbook

We actually have an older version because it was MY cookbook when I was a kid.

Short, sweet, and to-the-point, there is my daughter’s list of three cookbooks to get you started on the path to teach your child how to cook. Do you have any kid’s cookbooks that are favorites in your home?