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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Favorite Easy Baby boy patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 1/30/09 3:40 PM

I am looking for some baby patterns for a baby boy, I've got my eye on kwik sew 3090 and 2433 for basics, but I want an outfit too. Easy is best since I haven't done much sewing before. Tell me your favorite patterns!

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Date: 1/30/09 4:20 PM

My all-time favorite kid pattern is KwikSew 3234. The smallest size is 3T though so it's for "bigger" kids. I have made multiple pants/t-shirts for my kids using this pattern. I really think, if you go with KwikSew, you can't go wrong. They make great kids' clothing patterns and have the best directions.

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Date: 1/30/09 4:28 PM

Thanks that sounds good, I can use for my almost 4 year-old!

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Date: 1/30/09 4:42 PM

I heartily recommend that you start with Kwik Sew's book, Sewing for Baby. Per their description, "A master pattern is included for at least 30 designs, all in sizes newborn to 18 months. There are many variations of T-shirts, sleepers, kimonos, rompers, jogging suits, sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, overalls, dresses, panties, bibs and 35 fun appliques."

The web page doesn't do the book justice (I was hesitant to order it), but now I find that I am rarely tempted to buy a pattern for baby clothes. Besides patterns, the instructions capture Kwik Sew's relevant techniques all in one place (you don't have to wonder which pattern had the great instructions). They tell you how to make variations on a pattern--e.g., changing the neckline, adding or omitting cuffs. The book also gives instructions (no patterns needed) for how to make a receiving blanket, crib sheet, bath towel with hood, bib, bumper pad, and comforter.

Whenever I had appropriate leftover fabric, I pull out this book and make up something (a "jogging suit" is my favorite) for my baby present inventory.

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Date: 1/31/09 10:28 AM

I was going to get that book but I really wanted a nightgown pattern does the kwik sew baby book have one? I guess I should get it for me anyways though it seems to have a lot.

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Date: 1/31/09 10:35 AM

I heartily agree w/ getting the book. It's everything you could need and the fit is fabulous. I will never mess w/ a big 4 kids pattern again.

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Date: 1/31/09 2:58 PM

I used kwik sew 3090 and the kwik sew baby book. I can't remembember if the book has a gown, I don't think it does (probably why I bought 3090). One really nice thing about the book is that it has excellent instructions---it's really like a mini sewing course and the instructions will help you with other patterns that don't have directions that are as good. For older babies and toddlers, the burda easy patterns are pretty good and have a nice fit.

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Date: 1/31/09 8:00 PM

Another recommendation for the KS Baby Book and any of the KS patterns.

It depends on your definition of a gown but the Baby Book does show how to turn the sleeper into a nightgown and it's also easy to convert either the t-shirt or dress pattern into a gown as well.

The other recommendation for baby boys is the Ottobre magazines. They have lots of really cute and trendy boy stuff. The instructions are pretty minimal though so this may not be the best if you are new to sewing.

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Date: 1/31/09 8:07 PM

Belinda beat me to it! :D

The Kwik-Sew Baby book tells how to turn a sleeper into what they call a kimono and I would call a gown (front opening.)

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Date: 1/31/09 9:24 PM

I have both those KS patterns, and have made them both. I love KS patterns for babies, as they aren't enormous on little babies! I also second the recommendation for Ottobre - their patterns are adorable. Fabric choice can turn a really basic pattern into a really cute outfit, and you only need tiny amounts, so let your imagination go!

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