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Old 05-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Homemade gift for 8 yr old boy?

I'd really like to make as many homemade birthday and Christmas gifts this year as I can so I better get going. I have SOOOO many cute ideas for my little kids and my little niece but I'm stumped when it comes to my 8 year old nephew. I've been searching all the free tutorials on the master list but still need to go through more of them. Nothing has stuck out to me yet. I must say, he IS a hard one as his parents buy him everything he wants. Just thought I'd make a post and ask for a quick link/idea if any of you out there have an easy sewing project that an 8 year old boy would like. THanks Mamas!

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Re: Homemade gift for 8 yr old boy?

how about a little superhero cape with matching cuffs and maybe even a mask. I saw some on this website and it made me wishing I was a little kid again: http://www.littleherocapes.com.
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I was thinking along the same line as PP. Find out what his favorite movie or cartoon character is and go from there.
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If he plays a gameboy (or whatever kids play now!) you can make a case for it.
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Re: Homemade gift for 8 yr old boy?

I know all my nephews loved the fleece blankets they got for Christmas a few years ago. They still use them all the time. Or pjs or a robe are always fun gifts too.
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Re: Homemade gift for 8 yr old boy?

My DSs are 8 and 9 and both love their fleece blankets as a PP mentioned. Another thought, maybe a treasure box? Both my guys are always collecting 'treasures' (rocks, feathers, etc) and stick them in a shoe box. You could cover an old box in fabric or paint an old wooden box to look like a treasure chest.
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I made my 7yr old nephew special tie on curtains for his bunk beds so that the bottom bunk is like a fort...used really great camo print and he loved it!
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A fabric tent made out of PVC pipe and fabric: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/its-ne...rn/2010/04/20/

A wallet (made one out of camo fabric and denim for a friend's son and he loves it.
http://balancingeverything.com/2009/...ith-zip-pouch/

Jessica has several other tutorials on her site as well that she has made for her boys that are around that age.
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how about a little superhero cape with matching cuffs and maybe even a mask. I saw some on this website and it made me wishing I was a little kid again: http://www.littleherocapes.com.
CUTE! What a great idea!!
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