Cosy Winter Sewing Ideas to Gift Dad

If you would like to get into sewing, beginners’ projects are a great way to build up your confidence. Why not use Father’s Day (20 June 2021) as an opportunity to stretch your sewing muscles with these easy-to-sew gift ideas?

Winter Gifts to Sew

Because Father’s Day is celebrated in winter in the Southern Hemisphere, it seems appropriate to make something cosy for the dropping temperatures. Here are some heart-warming ideas:
A stylish alternative to cardboard sleeve, a fabric coffee cup cosy (a.k.a. a mug rug) will keep Dad’s coffee warm in the cold mornings.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Fabrics: Scraps of cotton or denim, cotton batting
  • Video tutorial: Charmed By Ashley
  • Up the ante: Make it quilted, reversible, or embroidered with initials.

As the temps decrease, so too does your old man’s morning mobility. If you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine, you can make a microwavable heating pad for Dad.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Fabrics: Ticking, flannel, quilting or décor-weight cotton
  • Video tutorial: Chasing the Look
  • Up the ante: Shape it to fit neck and shoulders or add a drop of essential oil

A mini version of a heating pad, using an overlocker makes these pocket warmers even quicker to make for all the father figures in your life.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Fabrics: Flannel
  • Video tutorial: Hello Sewing
  • Up the ante: Create pocket warmers in the shape of dogs, stars, or hearts.

Snuggly warm slippers will ensure that your father does not get cold feet.

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Fabrics: Fleece or flannel, denim or leather
  • Video tutorial: Sewing with Joice

Who can forget the image of Bernie Sanders in his mittens at the US presidential inauguration and the endless memes that followed? Recycle pre-loved pullovers to make the men in your life some Bernie mittens.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Fabrics: Old jerseys, fleece or flannel
  • Video tutorial: Scrappy Stitch
  • Up the ante: Be sure to include some of the funniest memes

For all the sewing equipment you will need to make these Father’s Day gifts, Empisal has you covered. For more information, contact the knowledgeable team at Empisal today.