Father’s Day Makes – Free Patterns and Tutorials

Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you still haven’t sorted out a present for the old man, then look no further than our list of quick makes for ideas on how to make some special and much more personal gifts. The internet has loads of free patterns if you know where to look, so we’ve rounded up some of the best to help you get started.


Wash Bag
Grab some fabric in your dad’s favourite colour or with a suitable pattern that reflects his interests – check out our periodic table, camping prints or the Minecraft fabrics for a start – and make him his own fabulous wash bag with this easy free pattern.


Pyjama Bottoms
These are one of the easiest things to make for someone when you don’t have them in the room with you for fitting. Grab some of Dad’s existing pj bottoms to check for sizing, and then you can whip him up a pair just in time for this Sunday using this free guide.

If your dad loves a bit of cooking or is in the garden every weekend barbecuing, then this simple apron tutorial could be the answer.


Make your dad a cool necktie, either for fancy occasions or for work, with this free pattern from Craftsy.


iPad Case
Get him some tech protection with this super easy iPad tutorial. Or how about a …

Phone Case
Make up a soft and cosy phone case for your dad’s smart phone, with this handy tutorial.


Or how about a wallet? See how to do it here.


Book a Class
Is your dad a creative type? Maybe he’d enjoy taking part in a sewing workshop with us! Because we all know that sewing is for boys too, we’ve got loads of different classes that could spur him onto to finding his sewing mojo. Start him off with a beginner’s session or perhaps a patchwork class. Or if he likes the idea of sewing for someone else, you could book him onto the reversible dress class – take a look at the Classes page for a full list of all our available dates.

In need of fabric inspiration? Check out our previous post on Father’s Day Fabrics for a full run down of our top selling manly fabrics. Or pop into the shop and see what takes your fancy – we’re here all day Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

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