Very tough to come up with handmade things for guys. So I have compiled this list for the rest of you, to save you the time it took me to find these things!
Bi-fold Wallet - I used a pattern from the MAKE IT magazine, but here is another bi-fold pattern.
Paperback Wallet - For business cards, and you're recycling. Even better, make one using the cover of the recipient's favorite author.
Leather Sketchbook - These look easy and fun.
BBQ Apron - For the BBQer in the family!
Fabric Portfolio & Notepad Holder - Just make sure you choose the right manly fabrics!
Sofa Remote Caddy - Something every man needs!
Bow Ties! - via Martha Stewart. When I think bow tie, I think Jesse Tyler Ferguson
From this site:
Sew a Mug Rug or two using either the stripes tutorial or the hexi tutorial.
Reuseable snack bags - we know they are always snacking on something!
Messenger Bag - but make it manly! Add some batting and quilting and change the size a bit and this could also be a laptop carrying bag
Water Bottle Sling - for the HIKER in the family
I just thought of this:
A pillow with a DEER applique for the hunter!
A potholder with a DEER applique. OR... how's this!? The BBQ apron above with a deer applique (I'm stuck on the deer applique, I know).
Suggestions via Facebook:
A golf bag towel - Betty L-P
Patchwork throw, foot rest, bath mat - Angela L.
Anybody have anything to add to this list!?? Pleeeease!