Father’s Day Gift Guide for Sewists: 25 Free Sewing Patterns that are Perfect for Dad!

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Need ideas for a handmade gift for Dad this year? Sometimes it can be hard to know what to make him with all the tote bags, quilts, clothing, and home decor sewing projects that seem designed for women.

Look no further. Here are 20 free sewing patterns that make awesome Father’s Day gifts. You’ll find things to hold their devices, a couple of items they will love wearing, and other practical presents that will make them think of you every time they use them.

World’s Best Dad Pocket Pillow

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Here’s a fun gift idea for the men in your life – a pocket pillow they can sit in their favorite spot, with a place for the remote control, snacks, and anything else they need!

A Cozy Rag Quilt

This rag quilt is thick and warm, but not too heavy. It’s perfect for snuggling on the couch or tossing on a bed. Make it in movie-themed fabrics for a Father’s Day movie night!

A Golf Towel

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This golf towel sewing project is so cute, but if you think creatively you can make this for any sport that Dad enjoys. A personalized towel to take to the gym is a great idea too!

Tetris iPad Case

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Vintage video games like Tetris are popular again! This fun patchwork iPad case looks like a Tetris screen. Make someone this protective case to remind them of the good old days!

Easy Stenciled Tee Shirt

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Use freezer paper and finger paint to help the kids make super cool tee shirts for dad! This tutorial from Swoodson Says is a winner.

A Personalized Pillowcase

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A pillowcase is my go-to guy gift if I only have a little bit of time. All you need is a yard of fabric. The big-box fabric stores are full of sports and hobby themed fabrics so you can customize this pillowcase pattern to make it extra special.

Bow Ties for Dad and his Boys

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Sew matching bow ties for Dad and all his sons! Won’t they look cute in a picture together? Here’s a free bow tie pattern from See Kate Sew.

Drawstring Backpack

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My little boys, teenagers, and young adult sons all love to use drawstring backpacks. Good thing they are so easy to sew! Check out this free drawstring backpack pattern.

Pajama Pants

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Pajama pants are usually a guy’s favorite thing to make and believe it or not, they are super easy to make! Sew4Home has an easy tutorial to help you make pajama pants in any size.

A Car Trash Bin with a Removable Liner

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I’m going to share two different car trash bag options because they are both fantastic! This first car trash bin pattern has snaps to secure a removable trash bag.

A Skinny Car Trash Bag

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Here’s another DIY car trash bag idea that has a plastic container inside to help it stay open.

This would make a fun mini basketball game for at the office too, don’t you think?

Zippered iPad Case

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You can make a super sophisticated and protective iPad case that has a zipper and bound seams! Learn how using this free pattern.

DIY Leather Wallet

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This leather card sleeve is a simple wallet that you can make quickly. There are only two layers of leather to sew through, so just about any sewing machine can do it if you choose thin crafting leather. This kind of leather can be found at any big-box crafting store. I used it for purse handles on this free bag pattern.

BBQ Apron

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If your dad loves to cook, then make him an apron using fabrics that match his favorite sports team, super hero, or video game. This full-coverage BBQ apron has 2 layers to prevent stains from messy cooking. There’s a tong loop, too!

BBQ Oven Mitt

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Oven mitts (especially ones used for grilling) get old and dirty so fast! Make the dad in your life a new one with this free and easy oven mitt pattern. He’ll be so thankful!

Scarf with a Cell Phone Pocket

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Keep him warm and cozy with a fleece scarf. This DIY scarf pattern is special because there is a pocket for his cell phone and another smaller pocket to hold cash and cards.

A Microwavable Heating Pad

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Sew your tired man a microwavable heating pad that can be warmed and wrapped around the neck, shoulders, feet, or wherever needed. This easy tutorial only requires fabric, thread, and a reheatable grain such as rice or wheat.

A Bowl Cozy for Making Noodles

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Does your father make ramen noodles in the microwave? If so, he needs a bowl cozy to keep his fingers from getting burned when he takes the dish out of the microwave. Trust me, this one is a finger saver!

A Soft Minky Blanket For Comfort and Warmth

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If you haven’t figured it out already, guys love minky throws blankets! This easy-to-follow tutorial from Heather Handmade shows you how to make a double-layer minky blanket in any size you want. If your guy is super tall, that’s ok!

Couch or Armchair Caddy

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This easy-to-sew couch caddy will make any guy feel like a king! His remotes, favorite book, reading glasses, and devices can all be next to his favorite spot on the couch.

Modern Log Cabin Quilt

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Sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect quilt pattern for a man. I’ve got two ideas for you!

The first manly quilt that I’ll suggest is my free Modern Log Cabin Quilt Pattern. With a black background and striking red and gray log cabin blocks, it’s designed to impress anyone.

DIY Mousepad

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Help dad decorate his home office with this easy DIY mouse pad.

Apron and BBQ Towel from Sports Themed Fabrics

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Learn how to make a fun apron and matching towels using licensed fabric. This apron tutorial from Sew4Home is just what he wants!

Ninja Stars Quilt

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Another quilt pattern that is popular with guys is the Ninja Stars Quilt Pattern. With a bold graphic design in only two colors, you can sew it quickly. Pick his two favorite colors and customize it just for him!

Boxy Zipper Bag

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If the man you are thinking of travels, he’ll always need somewhere to keep his men’s grooming items such as comb, shaver, deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Make him a boxy zipper bag to help him stay organized and look great too!

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