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
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.