Make something special for the Dads and Grandpas in your life! From Dopp Kits to Skinny Ties, we have the perfect project for the important guys on your list…

Make It

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Jen’s “Man Bag”: A Dopp Kit at Kill Them With Craftiness is a handy and much-appreciated gift for men.
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Kate shows you how to make two tie variations in her Men’s Skinny + Square Tie tutorial at See Kate Sew.
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The Double Layer Fleece Hat from Jen at Monkey See, Monkey Do is easy, warm, and perfect for everyone on your list.
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Make Cargo Pocket PJ Pants for everyone in the family with the tutorial at Sew4Home.
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Jessica Jones shares the easy steps for this Simple, Stitched Vinyl Wallet at How About Orange.
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Lisa and Sarah at A Spoonful of Sugar suggest you pair their BBQ Grill Mitt + Towel with “BBQ tools, BBQ sauces…, or Beer for a great gift for a BBQ Enthusiast.”

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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Our Monogram Bag + Sachet from Stephanie Allen of The Petite Sewist for Sew,Mama,Sew! is presented as a Lingerie Bag, but it’s perfect for all sorts of packing and organizing needs! The monogram makes this handy bag extra-special, and the right fabric choices could make this project more masculine.

Related tutorials you might just love: Gifts for Dads & Grandpas, Gifts for Sports Fans, Gifts for Audiophiles, Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers, Passion for Technology, Passion for Growing, Passion for Exploration + Adventure

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Kristin’s choice Beth’s choice Gabrien’s choice

Mix It

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These Baked Eggnog Vanilla Donuts with Eggnog Rum Glaze from Averie Cooks are sure to be a delicious holiday hit!

Print It

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Botanical PaperWorks has a variety of nice Gift Tags for you to print and use this year.

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: Cottons, Knits, Woolens, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth and Beyond (US Winners Only)

Author: Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins
Publisher: Storey Publishing

The authors of One-Yard Wonders are back with an all-new collection of projects requiring just one yard of fabric! This time, the projects are organized by fabric type. From home dec to knits, wool to flannels, corduroy to cottons, these patterns– contributed by popular sewing bloggers and designers from across North America– show how to make the most of each fabric’s unique characteristics. Each project is shown in a full-color photograph accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and a complete cutting layout.

Sew Serendipity: Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Author: Kay Whitt
Publisher: Krause Publications

Whitt gently introduces novices to clothes-making, with a fresh approach and project designs. She reveals that it’s not a trade secret to alter a pattern to fit one’s figure and style– anyone can do it.

Learn more in the Sew Serendipity digital preview.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

24 ~ Gifts for Book Lovers
23 ~ Deck the Halls
22 ~ Gifts for Friends + Neighbors
21 ~ Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
20 ~ Gifts for Playful Friends
19 ~ Gifts for College Kids
18 ~ Gifts for Tech Lovers
17 ~ Gifts for Imaginative Friends
16 ~ Deck the Halls
15 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends
14 ~ Gifts for Babies
13 ~ Gifts for Hostesses
12 ~ Gifts for Crafters
11 ~ Gifts for Big Kids
10 ~ Gifts for Whimsical Friends
9 ~ Deck the Halls
8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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