Father's Day - We Appreciate you Mr Maude!

I am posting this on day one of a strict Level 4 Covid Lockdown here in Aotearoa.  We've all retreated to the safety of our homes - where there are moments of chaos; time for pause and reflection; and time to look around the room and appreciate those in our bubbles.  For me, I'm incredibly lucky to have Mr Maude here - right now he's chief kiddie wrangler, homeschooler, baker and even moonlighting as a deep cleaner! (but he's not one of the models featured in this post!)  While I'm working from home, I'm going to make some time to work with the 'little Maudes' to show him how much we appreciate him.  Father's Day is only a couple of weeks away - so we'll be diving into the stash to stitch up sometime that says 'we care'. 

We sent out the following as an email a week or so ago to show off some of our patterns and supplies for gift giving.  While we can't ship anything at the moment - perhaps you can still get a little inspiration from this?  Maybe you already have some of the patterns or similar in your stash?  You'll also see at the bottom of this post that I will link through to some of our free gift tutorials that you can use now, from home. 

Emma x


Sunday dress gown

We have some really great patterns ideal for gift giving, so we thought we'd share our favourite four patterns to sew and give that are sure to make the Dad or father figure in your life feel special!

Workaday apron sewing pattern
log carrier sewing pattern

Making for a maker?  If this is the case the Merchant and Mills Tailors Tool Roll Sewing Pattern would be perfect! Although here it set up with sewing tools perhaps you could use it for carpentry, fishing or cooking, it's a versatile little roll!

tool roll

If these don't quite hit the mark, you might want to take a look through the rest of our sewing patterns for men



It may be coming to the end of winter in the Southern Hemisphere but there will still be some cool mornings and evenings worthy of a little head warming. 

If you are a beginner knitter or a confident knitter looking for a quick project try;

If you are a confident knitter and looking for more of a knitting challenge either of these patterns would be a lovely gift,

If you are a quick knitter and think you can get this done in time, how about the Gramps Cardigan by Tin Can Knits which would be beautiful in the Malabrigo Rios Merino Worsted yarn.
It comes in sizes from newborn to 4XL, a pattern that gives you ALL the size options! It doesn't matter if you are a slow knitter, you can start now for next year! (this is much more my speed of knitting!!)


Presents don't have to cost the earth. We have created this FREE apron pattern and it only uses half a meter of fabric, perfect if you have any scraps of medium weight fabric that you want to use up! 

We have made this up in our beautiful European Laundered Linen which would make a great apron for the foodie. Or you could use a heavier weight fabric like our Oilskin or our Denim to make a more sturdy apron for a keen DIYer. 
tablet cover sewing tutorial
We also have tutorials to make a fab tablet cover, drawstring bag and snuggly blanket - we've put all our gift making tutorials together in one spot. 

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