11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

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Nothing will make dad happier than a handmade gift for Father’s day. Below I listed some ideas of gifts you can sew for dad including links to sewing patterns and resources.

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FREE Button Down Shirt Pattern - 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

1. Button Down Shirt

You can sew a stylish button down shirt for dad with this free sewing pattern. Use classic solids, fun prints, or to add interest, use contrasting colors for the collar and cuffs. You can also add a go-grain ribbon on the buttons placket. No matter your dad’s style, a button down shirt is a piece that your dad needs in his wardrobe.

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FREE tie pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

2. Tie

If your dad wears ties for work, you can sew him a new tie with this free pattern. I’m sure that he would appreciate a handmade tie! Sewing a ties requires attention to details, but it is not hard.

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FREE Classic T-Shirt Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

3. T-Shirt

A quick and easy project is a classic t-shirt.  All men use them and your dad will love one made by you.  You can sew his with this free pattern and tutorial. You can use contrasting fabrics for the sleeves or use heat transfer vinyl with a fun design on the front of the shirt.

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FREE Wallet Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

4. Wallet

Another great gift for dad is a handmade wallet.  There are a few patterns out there! this free wallet pattern from Pattydoo is a great option.  There is also a video tutorial in how to sew it.  You can use Kraft-tex as in the video tutorial, but I would use cork. I love cork! there are many colors to choose from.

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Laptop Bag Sewing Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

5. Laptop Bag

A more ambitious project, but I’m sure that your dad will love a handmade Laptop bag. You can use Dorian Messenger bag pattern.  The bags shown in this picture were made using cork fabric and are available at Etsy.

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Gym Duffel Bag Sewing Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

6. Gym Bag

If your dad goes to the gym, a duffel bag will be perfect for him. Betz White teaches the class Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel at Craftsy (I made my duffel bag in aztec prints). Other pattern options are Dallas Vintage Duffel or Emblem Duffel Bag.

I would use waxed canvas and leather or faux leather for the handles.

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Baseball Cap Sewing Tutorial: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

7. Baseball Cap

A Baseball cap is not hard to make and it can be a great gift for dad. This Youtube video shows you how to make a pattern and sew a baseball cap based on an old one. Twill fabric is a great option to sew a baseball cap.

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FREE Toiletry Bag Sewing Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

8. Toiletry Bag

A Toiletry Bag is an easy project to sew! I love these boxy pouches made by Diedel Bug Handmade in waxed canvas and fun linings. You can sew yours with this free tutorial.  I made a similar boxy pouch with the Craftsy class Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags. The Nylon Metallic Zippers are perfect for this project.

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Summer Shorts Sewing Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

9. Shorts

For the summer, a pair of shorts come handy! Use solids or prints. You can use BurdaStyle Summer Shorts pattern.

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FREE Pajama Pants Sewing Pattern: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

10. Pajama

If your sewing skills are not great yet, you may want to sew a pajama for dad. He won’t use it outside the house 🙂 and I’m sure he will appreciate it. Use this free Men’s Pajama Pants pattern from 5 Out of 4 Patterns and match it with the classic t-shirt.

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FREE Men's Boxers & Underwear Sewing Patterns: 11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

11. Boxers & Underwear

Every dad receive new boxers or underwear for Father’s Day! Check The Spruce post Free Boxers and Men’s Underwear Sewing Patterns for the Guys. You’ll find patterns for different styles of underwear.

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Share your handmade gifts in our facebook group! I’ll love to see what you are making.

Happy Sewing,
Anabelle

 

11 Handmade Gifts for Dad

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