Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15. Feeling gift-stumped?
Sure, time’s ticking. But if you’ve got an hour here and there to spare, there’s still plenty of time to stitch a special gift. Our gift ideas for dads are quick enough to sew in less than a weekend, and yes, macho enough to impress even the manliest of men.
Now, we know that our female designers often use brights, florals, pastels—PINK!—in the projects they create. If you have a hard time seeing beyond the colors and fabrics presented in a project, we offer you this palette to work from:
Color palette from Modern Neutrals—an unusually guy-friendly quilt book!
You simply can’t go wrong with neutrals for guys, right? Search your stash for these hues, add a sprinkle of Dad’s favorite color to the fabric pile, and you’ll be ready to sew.
Here’s to celebrating Dad with something handmade and from the heart!
7 quick gifts to sew for Dad
Got a Dad’s who’s never without his iPad? Personalize a tablet cover that he’ll use every day. A flannel piece inside the cover gives added protection to the screen.
Get the “Color-Block iPad Cover” pattern in Sew Gifts!
What dad wouldn’t want a quilt made in his honor? We love Amy Ellis’s “Circuit Board” quilt not only for its cool geometric design, but also because it’s made of simple repeat blocks. Whip up a small wall quilt for Dad’s office with just a few blocks, or stitch a larger lap quilt for couch time.
Get the pattern for “Circuit Board” in Modern Neutrals
Know a dad who’s crazy for coffee? Sew one or both of these coffee-friendly projects. You can repurpose one of dad’s old sweaters to make the coffee cozy! Include a gift card to his favorite java joint.
If you know a dad who loves to cook or barbecue, make him a signature set of kitchen staples to bring out his inner foodie. Create this quick-to-sew potholder and oven mitt in more masculine colors: think contrasting blues, taupes and browns, or even black and white.
If the dad you’re sewing for is like many dads, he carries only the essentials when he’s out and about: keys, plastic, and cash. This nifty little design holds all three. Consider light and dark grays, browns, or blacks to mimic a man’s leather wallet.
Get the “Card Key and Wallet” pattern in Sew Gifts! (+ 24 more fun gift ideas)
What have you made for your dad in years past? Share your gift ideas!