But, I am still determined to sew for this little guy. There is something special about sewing for baby. Boys can be hard to sew for. There aren't as many options when it comes to clothing and color choices. So, I thought that I'd start a little Boy Faves series, both to inspire me, and share with you some great boy related options that are available.
Today I thought we'd talk fabrics. Fabrics are inspiring. Although designers can neglect the baby boy, there are some really great fabrics available. If I needed to make blankets, or car seat covers, I'd be all over these, but I am trying to exercise a bit of self control.
I love using geometric and repeating patterns for boys. There are a number of different options available, but these are a few of my favorites. One of the reasons that I love them so much is that I think they can grow up with a baby. No need to immediately replace the bedding when they start walking.
I tend to lean more toward patterns than illustrative prints, which is funny seeing that I have a background in illustration, but I love the graphic nature of a repeating pattern. That being said, here are a few more pictorial prints that I love. Jay-Cyn is one of my favorite designers, which explains why the majority of the prints are his. Camp Sur and Camp Modern have won me over, and are my favorites. How great is that wood grain print? Note: I've pinned a lot of his samplers to share examples of the great fabrics available in the individual lines.
There you have it. A few more options for sewing with boys. Stripes, plaids, and even polka dots. What are your favorite boy related fabrics? Do you have a boy theme that you really love? I'm kind of over race cars and robots.