Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Handmade Crafts for Boys

Finding inspiration for girly craft projects is fairly easy, but finding something boyish can be a little tricky. That's why I love the Handmade Crafts for Boys group on Flickr, it's filled with loads of inspiring handmade items which are cute, fun and absolutely for boys. From this genius car track tote by Helicopter Studios to these amazing soft tools for babies by fede shop.

If you want to make something for a boy in your life, check out the greatest ever superhero cape tutorial at Puking Pastilles it's very straightforward and easy to follow. I used it to make this "Super Sammy" costume which was a huge success.

The eye mask is upside-down in this picture (bless!) it was made using Sam's sunglasses as a template, then sketching around the basic shape to make a super-hero-like mask. I fused two pieces of fabric together with bondaweb, cut out the eye mask shape and top stitched around the edges and eye holes for a bit of extra strength. Add a length of elastic and presto - complete super hero outfit! Now lots of jumping off the furniture...


Cathy from Wire and Wool said...

It was difficult to find cute handmade unique clothing & accessories for my two boys; that's why I started making my caps out of recycled sweaters! So much more has come out in the last few years for the tigers! Great posting for mothers who long for the cute stuff for boys...but don't have sweet darl'n girls!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Awesome cape!!