Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

 

Handmade Gifts to Sew for Dad

The men in my life are the hardest to sew for. They don't like all the cute little things I usually like to sew, and obviously pretty floral fabrics are a big 'no'. But if you change the fabrics to solids or heavier utility fabrics you can easily make a project more manly.  One year I sewed big zipper pouches and toiletry bags for all my brothers and they were a hit.  Here's a round up of ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing

What to sew for Dad for Father's Day -Handmade Gift Ideas for Dad

For the Dad who loves to travel...

Sew a Road Trip Toiletry bag with my free sewing pattern

Sewing for Dad - Road Trip Toiletry Bag free pattern - DIY Toiletry bag

Sew a Grow zipper pouch with my free sewing Tutorial

- Sewing for Dad - Sew a Grow zipper pouch - perfect for travel - free sewing Tutorial


For the Dad who loves to read...

Sew a Soft Glasses case

Sew a soft glasses case - free pattern - sewing for dad



on the go reading pillow - free pattern by Polkadot Chair

For the Dad who loves to cook...

Sew a set of Oven Mitts  with this free pattern at Suzy Quilts

Sewing for Dad - Quilted Oven Mitt tutorial by Suzy Quilts

Sew an Adjustable Apron using this free pattern from Molly Sketchbook

Sewing for dad - Adjustable Apron Tutorial by Molly's Sketchbook

I hope these ideas help you to find a little sewing inspiration for the hard to sew for dads in your life. If you liked this post, share it with a sewing friend. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on my latest patterns and handmade items for sale. 

Happy Sewing! 



Summer Sewing Inspiration: Easy Summer Tote Remake


Today I want to share with you my favorite piece of advice...  Don't be afraid to try something new! Don't be afraid to experiment! Even if you fail, you'll always learn something along the way. And if you succeed there is no greater sense of accomplishment.  One of my favorite things to do is take a tutorial and put my own spin on it.  I have a little example to show you today of how I did just that with my old Summer Tote tutorial.

Grow Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed Corners

Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Boxed corners - easy to sew zipper pouch

Make a cute zipper pouch with boxed corners! This pouch is part of my monthly zipper pouch series. It features little tabs to grab as you zip, a pieced half log cabin block on the front roomy boxed corners,  Come learn how to make one!

Soccer Mom: Super Easy Sleeve Tie Tutorial

Hi everyone, This is the last week of our I Am a Soccer Mom series! Today I'm going show you how to make a quick and oh sew easy shoulder sleeve tie, also sometimes called sleeve scrunchies. 

Graduation Dress: Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern Review

Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern Review

School has ended and I am so happy that summer is here. Not for the weather, it gets unbearably hot here, but because there is no homework, minimal schedule, and lots of play time. I sewed up a graduation dress for my daughter with the Sis Boom Jamie Dress Pattern!

Knockoff Anthropologie Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial

Anthro Knockoff Somerset Maxi Dress Tutorial
I finished my Knock off Anthropologie Somerset dress! I'm really excited that I was able to pull this one off. Today I'm sharing which patterns I loosely used, the fabric I chose, and things I learned making it. Keep reading for all the details and an explanation of my steps so you can make one too. 

Make an Easy Summer Beach Tote: Free Photo Tutorial

Need a fresh tote for the summer?  Here is an easy Summer Tote that is the perfect size for taking to the pool or the beach. Use your favorite outdoor fabric print for a sturdy beach bag that will hold up in the sun.

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case

How to Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case
Sew a Soft Sunglasses Case using my free pattern! This easy sewing pattern uses foam stabilizer for extra cushion and a soft flannel fabric for interior to help protect your favorite 'sunnies' or 'readers'. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift. 

Quick Birthday Gift: Sew a Crayon Roll


Sew a crayon Roll
We went to a friends birthday party yesterday so I sewed up my standby birthday gift.  A Crayon Roll!
I was glad to get to use this cute birds and trees Heidi Grace print I got a while ago. These are cute and easy to sew!

Sewing Saves the Day: Football Jersey Fix

Make a football jersey bigger
Hi there Today I'm kicking off a new sewing series on my blog. It's called Sewing Saves the Day! Today I'll show you how to fix a football jersey. One of my favorite things about sewing is that I can use it to fix problems, make my kids dreams come true, and just make my life easier in general. Mostly I feel like these practical projects aren't very blog worthy topics because I may not use pretty fabric or the finished results aren't very visually interesting. But there are so many times when sewing really does save the day.  So I'm going to start sharing them. For my first practical project I want to share a football jersey fix.