This is your friendly reminder that Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Try your hand at at a DIY gift for dad. The best gifts come from the heart, and what better way than to make a homemade gift. Any father will appreciate one the four gifts from our list of DIY gifts. As a bonus, all include free patterns you can find on our free project page!
1. Coffee Cup Cozie
This DIY Father’s Day project is sure to please the coffee-loving dad. Carolyn Forster designed this coffee cozie to practice hand quilting. This small quilt project can be made with scraps. Choose a novelty print with his favorite sports team or try a masculine plaid. Add fun embellishments such as a button, variegated thread or appliqué pieces onto the cozie to add as much pizazz as you want. Click here to download now!
Coasters made with masculine fabric will add a small touch of manliness to the home decor. With a small amount of fabric, make seven coasters in a short amount of time. Simply cut 1 1/2″ strips, sew strip sets and cut the coasters from the strip sets. Layer, bind and quilt. Dig into your fabric stash for a scrappier project. For a fun added touch, use fabric markers to write a special message to dad on the back of each coaster. Download this project now!
3. Grocery Bag
If your dad lives by the “Go Green!” motto, this is the quilted project to make him. This strip pieced bag is perfect as a reusable grocery bag. Switch out the floral, feminine fabric pictured in the downloadable PDF for darker, masculine fabrics, and he will be proud to cart around groceries in this homemade bag. He will be impressed by your sewing skills, but he doesn’t need to know how easily this bag came together! Click here to download this project.
4. Notebook Cover
This DIY gift is not just for the dad who pens poems and lyrics. Give him an embellished notebook cover he can use to make lists, plan his next woodworking project or keep score during his cribbage tournament. As with all the gifts, there are endless options to personalize it with your favorite fabric and embellishments. Pen a personal message on the first page of the journal instead of writing a card. It will always be there for him to look back at. Click here to download now!
Which one of these Father’s Day presents, or another DIY project, will you be making? Tell us in the comments below!