One of the biggest barriers to sewing for boys is that frankly, most fabric prints are designed for girls. It makes sense since people who sew are most often female, but it can be frustrating when it comes time to sew for the boy. While I realize that everyone has a slightly different idea of what “boy” means when it comes to fabric selection, let’s be honest, it’s nearly impossible to take a large floral print fabric and turn it into a convincing boys garment. The fabric industry seems to have come around recently; I love that so many recent fabric collections have been intentionally designed for boys clothing or quilts. Even so, there’s SO many fabrics out there that work for boys, sometimes you just need someone to point them all out for you! With that in mind, let me introduce today’s guest contributor:
Kate from see kate sew is here today to present her “beyond blue broadcloth” roundup of fun fabrics for us that are both fun and appropriate for boys! When she mentioned she was interested in doing a boys fabric roundup, I was so excited! This is something I’ve wanted to see since we started Celebrating the Boy LAST year; a collection of great boys fabrics all in one place. And as Kate puts it: “no ruffles, no pinks, no flowers, and no boring solids!”
You can see more of Kate (and that adorable baby) over at her blog, see kate sew or check out her shops: the brand new Hello Sunshine or her other shop see kate sew. Kate’s also got some great tutorials, including this adorable onesie onesie tutorial that she made for her son. Perfect for celebrating the boy! Thanks Kate for putting this great fabric roundup together for us!