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17 DIY Valentine's Projects: Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

Searching for the perfect Valentine's gift for your hubby? Don't miss these simple sewing projects for men!

17 DIY Valentines Projects Valentines Day Ideas for Him

Valentine's Day is here again, and it doesn't matter how long you have been with your guy. It's always hard to find Valentine's Day ideas for him that he's actually going to like! The problem with learning how to make a Valentine is that it isn't always practical, and most guys would prefer something they can actually use! This is why it can be hard to find Valentine's Day gifts for your man. You want to find something to sew that will say "I love you," and that's pretty hard to do with a pair of socks.

Lucky for you, we have the practical, fun, smart, and man-approved Valentine's Day gift ideas that are going to make him beam with pride. Learn how to make a Valentine idea that he'll use and cherish for years to come. Skip the silly cards and all that pink and purple and go with something he's guaranteed to like—something made by you! In this collection of 15 DIY Valentine's Projects: Valentine's Day Ideas for Him, you're sure to find the gift that he will adore.

No two boyfriends or husbands are alike. Every dude has a personality type, and that's why generic Valentine's Day ideas are never going to be successful. Just like the sweet sentiment you write on his card, you want your DIY Valentine's day gift to be personal. That is why the free sewing patterns below are separated into the kind of categories that are actually going to be useful. You know your man and we are going to help you learn how to sew him the perfect DIY Valentine's Day surprise!

DIY Valentine's Ideas for the Sports Fan

Club Jacket

If your dude loves sports and is always out and about, we have the DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him. Whether he loves golf or going for a jog, one of these free sewing patterns will make the perfect gift.

  • Day On the Coast Sweatshirt Refashion

    It's amazing that the old hoodie from your twenties could make such a comeback in your closet! Now hood-less, it sports two decorative buttons on the neckline that match today's trends.

  • Hoodie Vest

    Try your hand at sewing for men and boys with this free, easy sewing pattern. Whether your dude is a runner, a basketballer, or a gym rat, he will love this DIY vest pattern.

  • Vintage Golf Club Head Covers for Dad

    Golf club head covers are in high demand during the spring and summer. This year, make sure the golfer in your life looks like a pro on the course with these homemade golf club covers.

  • Comfy and Secure Jogging Armband

    Use this DIY armband to make all your exercise hands-free. All you have to do is slip your iPod or your cellphone into the secure compartment, and your hands will be freed up for jogging with dumbbells or holding a dog leash.

Valentine's Gift Ideas for the Businessman

DIY Bow Tie Pattern

Workaholics need love too! And these Valentine’s Day ideas are perfect for the man who loves his job. Keep him organized and keep him fashionable.

  • Magic Tie Trick

    Neckties look great, but they can be a pain—falling into the sink when the wearer is washing his hands, flying into his face whenever there's a slight breeze. Thanks to this handy trick, you can solve all those tie woes with just one stitch!

  • Men's Wallet

    Sewing for men is tricky, but every man carries a wallet, so you know this craft will be useful. Take a few of his favorite shirts and refashion them into this wallet.

  • iPad Cross Body Sleeve for Dad

    Whether you're looking for homemade gifts to make for Dad's birthday or for Fathers' Day, this idea for how to make a gadget case is just perfect. He's going to love transporting his tech toys safely in something you made with your own hands.

Valentine's Day Patterns for the Outdoorsman

Homemade Mukluks

If your guy is more lumberjack than he is couch potato, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him are perfect for your outdoorsman.

  • Men's Fleece Hoodie

    Making a men's fleece hoodie is actually easier than it sounds, especially when you're armed with this free sewing pattern for men. This pattern is comfy, warm, and perfect for a chilly fall day.

  • Barbecue Apron for Dad

    This is a budget-friendly way to make your father a gift he won't be able to wait to show off. Grab a canvas bag and get ready for an upcycling craft that will grab everyone's attention at your next cook-out.

  • Woodsman DIY Hat Pattern

    This extra-warm hat made from shearling is the perfect homemade gift for a man who spends a lot of time in the cold. Whether your hubby loves to just walk in the snow, is an avid skier, or likes to ice fish, this DIY winter hat for men is going to be his go-to cap.

Handy Sewing Projects for Men

Travel Shave Kit Sewing Pattern

Some guys are just impossible to buy gifts for! If one of the ideas above didn’t strike your fancy, try one of these personalized and practical ideas for your picky beau.

  • Adjustable Kitchen Apron

    This tutorial will show you how to make an apron with a front pocket that can hold your utensils as you walk around your kitchen. Because the apron size can be adjusted, it's a budget-friendly way to keep your clothes clean while you cook.

  • Professional Leather DIY Card Holder

    Make your own professional leather DIY card holder and never have to rummage around in the bottom of your bag again! With this easy DIY wallet tutorial, you can make an elegant but low-cost card holder with minimal effort.

  • How to Monogram Bag Pattern

    This cute and funky idea shows you how to make a messenger bag for a man in your life. Whether you monogram their initial or choose a DIY monogram to match their favorite super hero, this pattern makes a great gift for your dude.

What's the best Valentine's present you've ever received? Let us know below in the comments!

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