Following the success of our 5 beginner sewing patterns post, and with Father’s Day almost upon on us, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best mens sewing patterns out there for Summer 2017 and beyond.
From beginners to intermediate sewists, we’ve got you covered! Guest post by Leila Nadine
1. Sew Over It, Tie Sewing Pattern
Perfect your sewing skills with the perfect beginner sewing project! Sew Over It have brought us this great quick-sew tie PDF pattern. Customise with colourful fabrics and you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to make a matching handkerchief too!
Colette Patterns, Eugene Henley
A timeless classic that he’ll want to wear again and again, Eugene by Colette patterns is a simple henley that’s ultra customisable. Add your own flair through colour blocking and details such as side seam vents or dipping the tail. You’ll have a great gift that he’ll be proud to wear on his summer holidays.
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3 Grainline Studio, Happy <3 Bow Tie Tutorial
This bow tie tutorial from the team at Grainline studio is super cute, beginner friendly and it’s free (yay!!!). We can’t help but notice that they can also be altered to make fun hairbands or collars for your pets, we love a versatile make!
4 So Sew Easy, Sweatpants Pattern
Who doesn’t love a pair of comfy sweatpants to lounge around in? These lovely one’s from So Sew Easy are just the thing. With a relaxed fit and pockets for your phone and keys they are also functional so popping to the shop in them isn’t a problem. This project is perfect for the adventurous beginner and it’s another freebie brought to you by Craftsy.
5 Colette Patterns, Harrington
Summertime for us means sunny beach days. A great addition to your beach wardrobe is these pair of Harrington swim shorts by Colette Patterns. They have a great vintage feel to them due to the inseam length but if you prefer something more modern you could make these longer. They have an elasticated waist to keep them comfortable while jumping around in the water and mesh lined pockets to add functionality. You could also make them out of woven fabrics such as Chambray or Linen for a pair of perfect every day shorts.