Fathers Day sewing ideas – sewing for men

Sewing for men and gift ideas for Fathers Day to sew.. I can see my Dad liking some of these. Father's Day is approaching, both for the US and the UK.  Dads in particular and men in general, are all difficult to buy for.  They don't seem to just have things because they like them, like women do.  Men-things have to have a purpose, be useful, or be techie. Men too are less likely to enjoy homemade or handmade perhaps.  What do you think? But all is not lost.  There are still some projects you can sew that Dad or the man in your life will appreciate. There are some projects which are unisex, tech-bags and the like, that can be sewn unaltered just using a more ‘manly' fabric.  Or how about sewing a Fathers Day tie? In the tradition of ugly Christmas sweaters, how about a home made tie Dad has to wear all day? I've scoured the internet for things I think men will genuinely love, so take a look at some of these and see what you think?

Sewing for Men – Fathers Day gift ideas

 

Golfing towel

Golfing towel

BBQ apron

BBQ apron

Sew waterproof coasters, made using iron on vinyl.

Waterproof can coaster

Board shorts

Board shorts

Duffle bag

Duffle bag

Travel neck pillow

Travel neck pillow

PJ Pants

PJ Pants

Adjustable bow tie

Adjustable bow tie

Fleece hoodie

Fleece hoodie

Ipad or e-reader stand

Ipad/e-reader stand

Neck tie

Neck tie

Funky watch band

Funky watch band

Wine Bag Pattern. Sew a padded wine or

Padded wine bag

Tiny briefs!

Tiny briefs!

Mens wallet

Mens wallet

Ipod case

Ipod case

Flat cap

Flat cap

Guy's survival kit

Guy's survival kit

Bucket tote for tools

Bucket tote for tools

Apron with rivets

Apron with rivets

Button up shirt

Button up shirt

Neck tie

Neck tie

Boxer shorts

Boxer shorts

Perfect gift for guys, gals and geeks. Make your own can cozy pattern. Use funky fabrics and make these for everyone you know!

Cool It Can Cozy

Ipad case

Ipad case

Eyeglass case

Eyeglass case

Garden tool bag

Garden tool bag

Do you have any ideas of your own?  Anything I've missed that you've sewn for the man in your life?

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Judy Perkins
Judy Perkins

Items to make for men also include: VESTS, especially those with lots of pockets for fishing and hunting gear. I made my brother a duffel bag with his name on it. I used brown leather with red vinyl letters that spelled his name. He loves it! Don’t forget to make fishing hats with a wide brim, and even neckerchiefs. I made my son-in-law a bbque apron with matching pot holders. Found a delightful pic of a man still in his work clothes standing by a BBQue pit. My son-in-law loved them. Also, sold pillows with matching BBQue potholders made sporting the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texan’s and am going to make the Houston Astro’s for the baseball season coming up. I sell these in my booth at a small store near me! Men are fun to sew for, but it is hard to come up with ideas they are comfortable with.

Phil Clark
Phil Clark

I am a male that has been sewing for over 50 years. I have found the field very gender specific. However I have enjoyed the interaction with the distaff majority. I have been quilting for the last ten years. Currently am working on clothes for a mission in Honduras. I sew about 40 hours every week, kind of like a job.
I wish Simplicity and McCall’s would design more patterns for men.

Karen compton
Karen compton
Reply to  Phil Clark

So nice to find a sewing man. I wonder if you would help? My husband has asked me to show him how to sew (woven or stretch). Could you suggest some easy first time projects that I could use? Many thanks and Happy sewing ????✂️

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awesome

brian
brian

i am a retired contract toolmaker by trade and the oldest lad of a dressmaker mom. although sewing has been part of my life growing up and since,i have always had an interest in sewing. my wife was aware of my interest and on christmas day six years ago she gave me a large box to open and you’ve guessed it, a sewing machine was inside. since then my machine is out and working two three days a week, i now make and alter clothes but i do really like to quilt i also make beautiful bags.what a fantastic and interesting hobby. i am now 73 years old

Linda Kiefer

Good article. There’s still way too much gender thinking even today. I love to sew but I am also a decent carpenter, and as you say, the construction is the same kind of thinking. Too many women say they are afraid of power tools. What is more frightening at first? A sewing machine/serger or a power drill? Your newsletter is always a bright spot in my Sunday morning e-mail.

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Reply to  Linda Kiefer

Hi Linda, thanks for your kind comments. Completely agree with you.

Sarah K
Sarah K

I’m thinking my husband needs a new gym bag for father’s day. The one hh he uses now is an old freebie laptop bag. Any ideas or links to duffel bag patterns?

Sarah K
Sarah K
Reply to  Sarah K

Ha! Apparently I skipped right past the duffel picture the first time through!

Misha
Misha

I’m just going to make my dad some of Nigella’s Rocky Road. I’m too busy sewing for my hopefully soon to arrive baby.

Karen Boyd
Karen Boyd
Reply to  Misha

You could make a zip bag or a dop bag. They are very fast projects. I used to teach sewing and a simple zip bag was one of the projects. I made several samples which he uses to coral misc. wires, chargers, etc.

Kristina & Millie
Kristina & Millie

Great round up 🙂 I found 4 patterns I want to try for myself 🙂 Stalking your blog makes me want to sew!

M. Inez

Deby I just love your blog because you cover such a wide variety of topics. Thanks for sharing!