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20+ Free Sewing Projects for Men’s Gifts

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sewing projects for men's gifts

Looking for sewing projects for men’s gifts? Dust off your machine because I have a list of fun ideas, all approved by my husband!

I will admit, I hate making lists for men/boys/girls/women because I don’t think every woman wants scarves, purses, and headbands any more than every man wants a grill-master aprons, leather beer coozies, and neck ties. I think picking fabric, colors, embellishments that represent the recipient’s interests can make lots of gifts great for anyone. But I also know that sometimes your brain just needs some choices, and that most of the men in my life would be happy to receive all of these. Let me know if I missed any of your favorite free sewing projects for men’s gifts and I’m happy to add it!

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Sewing projects for men’s gifts

Turn their favorite band or college shirt into a pillow with this easy t-shirt pillow tutorial here at Swoodson Says.

Man’s fabric wallet tutorial at The Sewing Directory

upcyced flannel quilt

How about a cozy, flannel quilt! This is another simple HST design, see the full tutorial here.

Potholder sewing tutorial at Radiant Home Studio – my husband bakes and cooks each weekend, surely he’d like his own potholders to go with his apron?

A quilt in my husband’s favorite sports team colors here at Swoodson Says (go see what I put on the other side!)

 Man’s dopp kit sewing tutorial at The Sewing Directory

Golf score card holder sewing tutorial here at Swoodson Says

 Upcycled sweater hand / pocket warmers sewing tutorial at Swoodson Says

Computer wrist rest sewing tutorial at Swoodson Says

Trapper Hat free pattern at Fleece Fun (if you think he’d prefer a knit beanie instead, there was a free adult size of the imagine gnats version I sewed for my son, see it here!)

 Tool bucket cover sewing tutorial from Sew4Home

Free cowl scarf / neckwarmer pattern from Applegreen Cottage

Upcycled tablet cover tutorial  from Vicky Myers Creations

Circle earbud holder tutorial from Dog Under My Desk

Pocket bookmark sewing tutorial at Thread Riding Hood

Simple leather wallet tutorial from Oh Sweet Joy [2024 edit – this website seems to be shut down but leaving it up for visual inspiration]

diy flannel full scarf

Flannel infinity scarf pattern here at Swoodson Says

Men’s apron sewing tutorial from Straightgrain

Sunglasses case tutorial for men at Swoodson Says

mens messenger bag sewing free pattern

Men’s messenger bag sewing pattern for free at Applegreen Cottage

diy golf bag to sew

This is so clever, another golf idea in the form of this creative bag tutorial from Vicky Myers Creations!

free sleeved blanket pattern

These look quick and easy to make, a DIY snuggie! Free pattern from 5 out of 4, with different sizes.

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Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Hi: you might want to make sure your links are up to date. I thought I'd try the tool bucket cover. It linked to a blank page.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 7th of February 2019

They sent me a correct one, it didn't show up in search, but I updated it!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Hi Abby! Thanks for letting me know; it looks like something is amiss on Sew4Home's site, I emailed them and hopefully they can fix it!


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Thank you for sharing these ideas. I would love to share an idea. A bible journal with a pocket to keep a pen or other items. I am going to make my brother one with his favorite football team fabric and on the inside I will add in a bible verse and a bookmark.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 11th of August 2019

I hope he loved it! Thanks for sharing that idea & for reading Michelle!


Monday 18th of December 2017

Great patterns Stephanie, with many I have not seen before. Particularly love the hat, which made me immediately think of my brother-in-law, he will love it.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 21st of December 2017

Thanks Vicky!

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