Sew Something for Dad This Father’s Day

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 19th this year), giving you only a little over a week to find the perfect something for Dad. This year, make Father's Day extra special with a handmade gift by you. Here is a round up of a few tutorials online to help you get into the masculine gift-giving spirit. 

Are you making something for your father this year? If so, please share in the comments what you'll be creating for the special guy in your life. Or, if you know of any other tutorials online you'd like to share, please include them in the comments as well.


For a Dad that loves to grill, try this great tutorial from Threadbanger featuring an apron and chef's hat. The Threadbanger folks made theirs from a recycled Superman sheet, creating the ultimate gift for any super Dad (cape not included).

This bow tie from BurdaStyle is a great gift idea for dads that doesn't use too much fabric. It sews up quickly and would be a stylish addition to any guy's closet.

Help unleash Dad's inner writer or artist with a custom-made Moleskine cover by So September. Moleskine notebooks are available in a large variety of types including options for drawers, writers, travelers, and those just looking for a way to keep organized. 

Give Dad a little extra office-friendly style with a handmade tie. This tutorial available on the Purl Bee walks you through the whole process of creating a great-looking tie that Dad will love to wear.

Help Dad keep his beloved electronic reader safe with a quilted cozy. This tutorial by Thimble shows you how to put all the pieces together with great photos and explanation. It also includes an easy-to-stitch elastic closure (not pictured at left) to ensure that the reader stays safely in place. 





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Nicole Smith

About Nicole Smith


My name is Nicole and I am a contributing editor for Stitch Magazine. I'm originally from Texas but now live in Brooklyn, NY where I try to squeeze my fabric collection and my six sewing machines into a Flatbush apartment.

Previously I was the Lead Editor of SewStylish magazine and Associate Editor of Threads magazine. I was also the Crafts & Decorating editor of Adorn Magazine and worked in the fashion and beauty departments of Teen People and Seventeen Magazine.

My second book, Dorm Decor (Chronicle Books) with Theresa Gonzalez, is available now. My first book entitled Fashion DIY (Sixth & Spring Books), which I co-authored with Carrie Blaydes, is also available now. I'm currently working on my third title to be published by Lark Books in 2012.

One thought on “Sew Something for Dad This Father’s Day

  1. Since my dad is gone, I think I will take some of his ties and use the pattern for the e-reader cozy and make one for me. Thanks for the tutorials!