10 Great Gifts to Sew for Father’s Day That He Will Actually Use

With Father’s Day coming up next month, now is the time to get started on a project for that special guy!

Here’s a roundup of ten fun to sew projects for Dad that he will actually use! 🙂

1.  The Leather Wallet from Oh Sweet Joy

Simple and utilitarian, this is a great idea for the no-frills dad and is a great beginning project for sewing with leather!

2.  The Fabric Wallet from The Sewing Directory

Another nice tutorial with lots of pictures to make a simple wallet that can hold lots of stuff!

3. Grilling Apron from Purl Soho

This is a nice and simple apron that can be made with grilling or cooking in mind, or if you make it out of a heavier cotton or canvas material, can even be a workshop apron!

4.  Men’s Necktie from Sweet Shop Sewing

What’s Father’s Day without the ties! 🙂  Make it in a traditional fabric or a crazy fun fabric that is as unique as your dad!

5. Men’s Button Down Shirt from Melly Sews

This pattern is in a small/medium but she also gives instructions on her site for how to grade (or size up) a pattern, and a button up shirt would be a great project to learn on and an awesome gift for dad!

6. The Boxy Dopp Kit from The Cottage Mama

Great for traveling or trips to the gym, this is a great looking and useful bag!

7.  The Safari Duffle Bag from Sew4Home

This is a really great pattern (I had a student who made this and the pattern was easy to follow and understand and the bag looked great!).

8. Lanyard by Anne Marie Chany

This is a great and simple project for beginners (or even kids!) to make for dad!

9.  Sunglasses Case by The Sewing Loft

This is a great project for beginners and can be made out of a more manly fabric than the above picture! 🙂

10.  iPad case by We All Sew

Here’s a great project that you can do with or without the grommets and name plate!

Lots of ideas to think about and start making!!! 🙂

Happy sewing!!!


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