Let’s face it: sometimes sewing projects for men is a mixed bag.
There’s fabric to select, finding a sewing pattern for men that will actually be used and/or worn, fitting issues – it can be intimidating. When I sew projects for men and boys I tend to focus on bags and cardigans – or similar garments where sizing isn’t critical. Here are a few projects to sew for the man in your life this Valentine’s Day.
For the tech-head, consider a rugged leather tech case. It’s a super easy sewing project and almost universally appreciated by men and the ladies.
Great for housing a tablet or a notepad for meetings, the Well-Fashioned Folios are perfect for the (organized) guy on the go, with lots of leather stitching tips too.
Bags are the perfect gift to sew and give, especially if you’re sewing for guys. A custom travel set is a great call if the man in your life is on the go often. Rugged yet sophisticated, the Portside Travel Set pattern includes templates and info for a travel pouch, a dopp kit for toiletries and a super sturdy duffle, all easily coordinated in a durable fabric or print.
If you have a chef in your life, an apron set is a great option to consider. The Swine and Dine apron set has plenty of flavor, with a custom apron, matching napkins and potholders. Even better: customize the appliques and fabrics to suit your chef’s favorites.
If you’re feeling adventurous and industrious, Islander Sewing System’s men’s shirt pattern is a great pick. With lots of style options built in, including a hood, you’re bound to find something to suit the dude in your life…and learn some high-end sewing techniques along the way. Bonus points: once you’ve got the fitting perfected, you can make him another one for his birthday, your anniversary, Christmas….