Dads seem to be notoriously difficult to a) shop, and b) craft for… No longer! Today we have lots of great ideas; one of them is bound to appeal to a dad on your list!

Make It

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Anne-Marie of Bramble Berry and Teach Soap has a fun Soaps for Kids to Make Tutorial via whip up. It’s a nice project to get kids excited about making gifts for Dad.
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With the right fabrics this could be just the thing for Dad. Enjoy Cat’s Garden Toolbelt Roll-Up Tutorial from Cut Out + Keep.
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We think lots of men on our holiday lists would appreciate this “guy cap,” a 1×1 Ribbed Hat Pattern from Liz at Kis*Knit.
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Henrik has an easy-to-follow Tie Tutorial in Craftster so you can customize Dad’s attire!

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Tech Gifts, Gifts for Organization, Box Bag in Purses, Recycled Slippers in Warm those Toes, Reading & Writing and Ties & Belts.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Kristin’s choice Meg’s choice Beth’s choice
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Buy It

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If you’re not up to making ties, you have options! These are the coolest ties we’ve seen in a long time. Cyberoptix TieLab creates hand screenprinted neckties with a huge variety of designs. They also offer optional packaging upgrades to help make a gift look extra-special.

Mix It

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Pete has a delicious Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe on his Pete-Bakes blog. Lots of dads are partial to that yummy peanut butter and chocolate combo!

Share It

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Win It

Gift Certificate to SMS

Need some beautiful fabric or patterns for your projects? Perhaps you’ll be one of the lucky winners of a $20 gift certificate to the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop! Comment today to put your name in the hat. The winner will be announced Friday.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

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