Creative DIY Gifts + Fabrics for Dudes!

NOV 3, 2014 updated Dec 16, 2021

It’s November, y’all! In an effort to steer clear of too much last minute DIY gift making, I’ve started deciding what I’ll be making for whom and creating lists for a fabric order and trip to the local craft store. Having trouble deciding what you’ll be whipping up this year for your loved ones? All November long we’ll be sharing our favorite ideas for adding a little handmade holiday goodness to the gift giving season. First up, a handful of creative gift ideas for dudes with fabrics from the Marketplace!

Leather phone case + wallet

Make a leather wallet + phone case


Physics Illustraions designed by Crafty Scientists

Gentlemans apron

Stitch up a handy apron


Ham! designed by Third Half Studios


Repurpose an old bag into a stylish pannier


Beautiful Bicycle Parts designed by Victoria Lasher

DIY fire wood carrier

Give the gift of a helping hand by whipping up a handmade firewood carrier


Rough Dark Wood designed by Animotaxis

DIY dopp kit

For the dapper dude, create a custom dopp kit


Mustaches designed by Peaceful Dreams

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  • what’s with the ‘for dudes’? My mother and sister would love some of these, while my husband wouldn’t have much use for them. Plus the fact that moustache pattern stuff is more popular with teenage girls than anyone else from what I’ve seen LOL
    I agree with Ali too – please don’t imply physics is just for dudes. If you’re going to be doing one ‘for girls’ too, I better see some awesome science ones. And not just a bunch of dresses and handbags.
    Please please sort suggestions by theme rather than gender stereotypes.

  • “Fabrics for dudes” and the first design is “physics illustrations”. That’s right: physics is a subject for MEN.
    I despair.