One week remaining until Valentine’s Day. And even if making a big deal out of the day isn’t your thing, it’s nice to observe it in some way, yes? We’re going away for the weekend to a couples’ retreat in the mountains, which we’ve never done before–and if I were a planning woman (which I am), I’d want to have something yummy for my sweet husband.
So, using your suggestions, here’s a round-up of tutorials around the web that can be utilized to make something tweedy and delightful for your handsome fella!
Suggestion: men’s dopp kit/travel toiletry kit in some kind of tweedy man fabric
Fabric: a nice wool tweed, perhaps? I suggest thrifted men’s suit pants or something from the wools at FabricMartFabrics.com (they’ve got some great stuff on super sale right now!)
Suggestion: car garbage bag with some kind of hook-and-loop closure
Tutorial: Messy Car Solution garbage bag from How Does She
Fabric: I like this in a rip-stop nylon, so it has sort of a sporty feel to it
Suggestion: embroidered handkerchiefs for him
Tutorial: CraftStylish has a lovely one with manly, loving phrases (NOT an oxymoron)
Suggestion: desktop organizer (which I took to mean “valet tray for man things”)
Tutorial: Valet Tray from Sew In-Between
Fabric: I love the idea of a really nice linen/cotton blend for this, or a lovely corduroy, but call me crazy for wanting REALLY BADLY to do it out of leather
Suggestion: wallet with secret love note pocket (and nerdy hidden interior, maybe with a superhero image only he can see)
Tutorial: Father’s Day Men’s Wallet from Quiltish
Suggestion: skinny ties made from vintage or thrifted ties
Tutorial: Kurtz Corner has one from her husband, Justin, inspired by his time working at Niemans!
Fabric: any leftover, vintage, thrifted or hand-me-down tie will do
Have fun with these, and tomorrow I’ll be back with an all-new tutorial for your beloved manly man this Valentine’s Day. Woot!