How to Make Matching Mommy & Me Shirts (for boys too!)


I made these matching shirts for my son and I. He loves his Dr. Who shirt! #sewing #kids

I made these matching shirts for my son and I. He loves his Dr. Who shirt! #sewing #kidsHow to make matching shirts for you and your child. We love our matching Doctor Who shirts.

I feel like I've been missing out because I've got boys and there isn't much available for moms to match their sons. Actually, I'm guessing there isn't much for girls and mom either so I'm sure this will come in useful in that regard as well.

The best way to do this is to make your own clothes.

It's not terribly difficult to make these particular patterns and both patterns include great instructions to get your through the process.

All I needed to do was find two patterns that I liked, and use the same fabrics to make the two shirts.


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  • I used two coordinating knit fabrics- a special order Doctor Who fabric and some teal knit.  
  • Matching ribbing for collar
  • Sewing machine, thread, etc.


My son's shirt that matches mine! #sewing #kidsPattern 1: Tunic Shirt (Mommy)

This is the Flora Top pattern that I purchased on Craftsy. I followed the tutorial exactly, except I used a different fabric for the back and front (due to my error in cutting the back piece, whoops).

Pattern 2: Toddler Shirt (4T)

This is a free pattern that I had lying around and have made shirts for my son with in the past. It's actually getting a bit small on him so I think I'll need to find a bigger size soon, but for now it worked. I believe it's this free Craftsy pattern. I used the instructions on the pattern. I used a different color sleeve fabric than the main shirt.

I LOVE how these both came out. The colors match well. I wish I hadn't messed up my cut of fabric for the back because I'm not sure I love the teal back to my shirt, but I messed up so that's done. It is nice to have matching shirts, however, that aren't EXACTLY the same.

I made these matching shirts for my son and I. He loves his Dr. Who shirt! #sewing #kids

The best part is being able to present the shirts to your child and say, "Hey we get to match today!" My toddler was so excited and so was I. Maybe it's a bit cheesy, but it's fun to do this together. It's something they can see as "special" and every child wants to feel special to their parents.

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DIY Danielle: How to Make Matching Mommy & Me Shirts (for boys too!)
How to Make Matching Mommy & Me Shirts (for boys too!)
I made these matching shirts for my son and I. He loves his Dr. Who shirt! #sewing #kids
DIY Danielle
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