So is it just me, or did spring just fly by? It's hard to believe that the summer solstice and Father's Day are just a few weeks away! This year, Father's day is Sunday June 21st so there are still 3 weeks for you to sew up something really special for the fathers or father figures in your life. If you're like me, you love giving gifts, but thinking of the perfect one can sometimes stress me out. The wonderful thing about a handmade gift is that they have to love it because you made it! I started searching for some thoughtfully handmade gift ideas for my own fathers (dad, step-dad and FIL) and I've compiled a few ideas that I wanted to share with you! So here goes:
For the active dad:
Simplifi Yoga Bag - our tutorial will guide you through all the steps to make a beautifully finished yoga mat bag for the yogi dad.
Jalie Patterns Polo Shirt - a perfect polo for wearing on the links
Jalie Patterns Thermal Underwear - ok so maybe we aren't thinking about Thermal anything right now, but these would be a great gift for the hiker/skier/dog walker dad.
For the stylish dad:
Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket - a chore-style jacket pattern for the on-trend dad.
Elbe textiles Sage Tee - A classic tee pattern that is free to download!
Elbe Textiles Sanders Button Up - a button up shirt with some clever and stylish details.
Elbe Textiles Freemantle Pants - comfortable and very cool elastic waist pants.
For the handy/crafty dad:
Helen's Closet Dogwood Apron - a perfect maker apron to keep dad's tools close at hand.
For the techie dad:
Treasurie Sewing Pattern Laptop Sleeve - a padded sleeve to protect dad's precious Macbook
Noodlehead Range Backpack - a super sleek roll top style backpack for the dad on the go, would also make a gread diaper bag for the new dad!
Grainline Studio Portside Travel Set - all of the necessary accessories for the travelling dad.
Wardrobe By Me Cargo Shorts - big pockets to carry everything dad needs to take with him.
For the comfy dad:
Sew DIY Tasi Robe - a unisex pattern, this robe is perfect for the dad who likes to lounge.
True Bias Hudson Pants - Comfortable and stylish sweat pants with pockets.
Thread Theory Eastwood Pyjamas - classic and comfortable pyjama pants pattern.
For the gourmet dad:
Merchant and Mills Victor Apron A super stylish and useful chef's apron or great for the workshop too!
Sew 4 Home Classic Chef's apron - another option for a chef's apron - free pattern!
Sew 4 Home Wrap and Tie Half Apron - a simple half apron pattern, easy to wear and easy to sew!
All Well Workshop Bucket Bag as a growler tote?? - ok this one is just an idea, but I think its a good one! Would love to see this if someone gives it a try!
Bombazine Mitt - a quick and easy scrap-busting gift for the dad who loves to bake or cook!
For the new dad:
DIY Ring Sling from the Doing Things Blog - the perfect and easy gift for the new mom on the go!
Divided Basket from Noodlehead - the perfect organizing tote for diaper supplies
Sew 4 Home Backpack Diaper bag - a very useful gift for the new dad!
For any dad:
Thread Theory Wallet - 3 options for different styles of wallet depending on your dad's style!
Named Clothing Tie and Bowtie - a free pattern to make either a classic necktie or a bowtie for dad!
Klum House Woodland Dopp Kit - the perfect gift for any dad!
Thread Theory Strathcona Henley - something just a bit different than a plain t shirt.
Sew 4 Home Sturdy Wraparound Firewood Holder - probably not a lot of fires happening in the middle of summer, but dad will get lots of use in the dead of winter.
Friday Pattern Company Sunday V Neck - a cool raglan sleeved v neck tee... did I mention it was free?
I hope you find some good ideas, or at least inspiration in this list.
Thanks for stopping by! xo M