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11 of the best sewing patterns for men

With Father's Day around the corner, we've rounded up our favourite mens sewing patterns out there for Summer and beyond, from garments to accessories

Best sewing patterns for men

From beginners to intermediate sewists, we’ve got you covered! This is a guest post by Leila Nadine


Men’s shirt sewing pattern

You can sew this classic shirt with short or long sleeves, front patch pocket, side seam slits and collar variations – add a notched collar, stand collar or skip it all together and go collar-free. Make it in cotton or crepe for a smart, lightweight garment. Shirt C in the set includes a contrast collar and patch pocket.

Sizes: Small – XXX Large.

Buy the printed pattern at Love Crafts for £10.99

McCall's Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern


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!

Buy the PDF pattern here for £5

Sew Over It Tie Sewing Pattern


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.

Find the digital pattern here for $14

Colette Henley top sewing pattern


DIY Bow Tie pattern

These bowties can be made using just one or two fat quarters from your stash!

How to make bow ties

Bow tie sewing pattern


So Sew Easy, Sweatpants Pattern

Who doesn’t love a pair of comfy sweatpants to lounge around in? This super slouchy free pattern 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.

Find the pattern here

Sweatpants sewing pattern


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.

Find the pattern here for $14

Colette Harrington shorts sewing pattern


Simplicity Men’s Dress Suit Jackets, Trousers and Bow Tie Sewing Pattern

Ok so we appreciate you’re most likely to be making everyday outfits for the man in your life – like slouchy trousers and T-shirts, but just in case you’re looking for something a little more formal, check out this snazzy Men’s Dress Suit Pattern from Simplicity.

Buy the pattern from John Lewis for £10

Simplicity Seing Pattern Men's Tuxedo jackets


McCall’s Men’s Tank Tops, T-Shirts and Shorts Sewing Pattern

Get ready for summer with this collection of everyday garments – this pattern shows you how to make a Polo Shirt, T-Shirt, Cargo Trousers, Cropped and Capri Trousers, in sizes small to XXX Large.

Buy it now from Love Crafts for £10.50

McCall's Men's Tank Tops, T-Shirts and Shorts Sewing Pattern


Negroni retro button-up shirt

Sew your own classic, slightly-retro button-up shirt, with a modern cut update with this pattern from Collette. it comes with step-by-step instructions for how to make a casual shirt with felled seams, a lined back yoke, and sleeve plackets on the long-sleeve version. Subtle details include a convertible collar and midcentury style collar loop detail. Version 1 has long sleeves finished with a placket and cuff. Version 2 has short sleeves. Make it in XS – 2XL – this pattern would suit cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, flannel.

Buy the pattern from Collette Patterns for $14

Negroni mens shirt pattern


Make pyjamas for men and boys

Sew these classic men’s lounge trousers and button-up top from cotton fabric, cotton lawn, flannel or silk. You can make them for boys in sizes Small to Large, or men in sizes XS to XL.

Buy the pattern here from John Lewis (£10)

Simplicity Men's and Children's Pyjama Sewing Pattern


Rugby shirt sewing pattern

If you’ve been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee to sew a rugby shirt then follow Male Pattern Boldness’ tutorial (catch up with The Great British Sewing Bee episode guide). His cotton rugby shirt sewing pattern is based on the vintage Butterick 4712. 


See his tutorial and buy the Butterick pattern from Etsy.

Best mens sewing patterns rugby shirts