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Gifts to make for men

Gifts to make for men

In this article we pull together a selection of projects of gifts to make for men. These sewing projects will make the perfect gift for those special men in your life – be it for their birthday, Christmas or Father’s Day! You’re sure to find something suitable here.

Tie sewing projects

Whether for office wear, or formal wear the chances are that the man you are making for will need a tie at sometime in the next year.  By making a tie specifically for them not only do they have something unique but you can tailor it specifically to their favourite colours or to match a specific outfit.

There’s a great tutorial over on the Purl Bee blog – they also have a tutorial for little boy’s ties too (boys like to be just like daddy and wear a tie).  You can find the tutorial here.

If he likes a bow tie, why not try this tutorial for a bow tie from Sew Like My Mom.

We also have a tutorial for making a striped tie for the man in your life. 

Sew Gadget Cases and Accessories

Most men love their gadgets – laptops, iPhones, e-readers, iPods, cameras, mobiles etc. so why not make them a case or an accessory for their favourite gadget? We’ve linked to a few tutorials below for various gadgets cases but you can find plenty more if you search online for the specific type you want.

Padded laptop case project

Laptop case/Macbook sleeve

Bear Kindle case

Padded camera bag project

You could also make him a stand for his iPad so it sits on a table or his desk.

Travel Accessories Projects

Make him something useful for when he’s out and about or travelling on holiday or business. Here are a few ideas of what you could make.

Wipe clean washbag tutorial

Shoe bag

Travel shave kit

Man’s wallet

DIY and Sporting Accessories Projects

Many men enjoy DIY and activities or sports that require them to carry tools or other accessories. Here are some ideas for gifts to make that will help them in their tasks.

Unisex Apron – great for the BBQ!

Make a golf club head cover
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Golf Club Covers

Clothing Patterns for Men

Clothing patterns for men can be hard to find but luckily a few stylish women’s pattern companies have recently started producing menswear patterns. Colette Pattern’s Negroni men’s shirt proved very popular with there being several sew-alongs to be found online including this one over on the Male Pattern Boldness blog.  

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 Take a look at our feature on Independent Pattern Companies for more sources for menswear patterns.

Here are some free patterns for garments to sew for guys:

Boxer Shorts

Man’s Shirt

There are lots more sources of inspiration – take a look at our Pinterest boards here.

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