Friday, 8 June 2012

Inspiration: Father's Day

On Sunday the 17th June it is Father's Day here in the UK and we have been trying to think of things that we can make for the Dads in our lives.

I have been scouring the internet for some inspiration and I thought that I would share some of it here with you. Check out our Father's Day Pinterest board to see all these ideas and more in one place.


How about a simple drawstring bag? Great as a laundry bag or for putting shoes in when traveling:

If your dad likes to cook then how about a brilliant reversible apron?

Both of these items can be made with us in store at our Open Sewing Sessions. If you don't have time before Father's Day then any of these items would be great birthday presents too.


Make a one of a kind tie for your dad with this tutorial from The Purl Bee. I think that this is such a lovely idea and you can make it really personal to him.

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Or is your dad more of a gadget man? Here are some great tutorials to make something snug for his favourite items.

I used this great quilted iPad cover tutorial to make the one below recently.

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Or perhaps he has a laptop and you think you could make him a laptop sleeve.

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Finally maybe just something smaller to hold an iPod or camera or even special items such as cufflinks or a watch when traveling. This Gadget Cosy Tutorial is quick and simple and there are loads of things it could be used for.

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Obviously if you decide to make any of these you will need fabrics that would suit your dad's personality. We have a great fat quarter bundle online and instore now called 'Hello Sailor' which would be great for men.

If that doesn't seem the thing for your dad then why not have a browse through our other fabrics for sale and see what you think he would like. Here are some of my picks.

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