Handmade Gift Giving! For the Gents: DIY Man Throw

When I was younger, my family would all do their best to make each other handmade gifts or give something we already had. The memories of these Christmas gifts have long outlasted the others. Maybe that is why gifting handmade is so near and dear to me.

I know its early, but I am bursting with ideas and projects to share and encourage you to gift handmade to your loved ones this year:) And guess what, its all aimed to save you money too! Today is for the menfolk...

{Red and white ribbon c/o Midori}

Man throw: A blanket that is soft, warm, and manly enough for them to take camping with them.

Materials: Fabric, Thread, Sewing machine
Level: Easy
Cost: $25

I found this fabric at Joann Fabrics. Its a suede/fleece double sided fabric that is blanket ready. If you bring your 50% off coupon (print it online) you can get two yards for $25.  
Instructions: To finish it as a blanket, simply fold over the edges (1/2 in.) and line with pins. Sew your hem all the way around. And your finished! Easy right? (*You can always try fabric glue for the hem if you want to opt for a no-sew version.)

Looking forward to sharing more projects with you!

P.S. I now have Holiday Gift Guide advertising info available to view online. Email me for the link! :)


  1. Soft and weighty blankets are the best! I can't believe it's that time of year when we consider gift giving...I'm an early shopper so I look forward to your handmade gift ideas! Thanks for the coupon tip-off, think I will stop by after work today :)

  2. Oh looks so soft! Bring on the Christmas posts I'm ready for the holidays!

  3. Love this idea, and it is so simple.

  4. Looks so cozy. I need some handmade gift goodness for my guy this year. Big spending is out the a baby coming. This may be a must do.

    Memoirs & Mochas

  5. SO manly! Love it, if only I could sew!


  6. Love this idea, Anna! And looking very forward to more handmade gift ideas :) I so want to try to give all handmade this year :) XO Brynn

  7. Anna, What a wonderful idea!! Perfect for any occasion!

  8. This is fabulous. I can't wait to see all of your other ideas!!

  9. This looks so cozy! Great idea!

  10. so awesome - totally doing this for my man-folk-friends:)

  11. I love that you know Joann fabrics! I just got all the fabric for all the curtains in my house there on a weekend that they had everything 50% off.... And thennnnn I remembered a coupon I had just gotten in my email in the checkout line and got an extra 20% off the total just for pulling it up on my phone!
    I couldn't believe how much I saved and the material is amazing quality :)

  12. Love this, it will be so great for my brother :-) Thank you!!

  13. This will be so great for my husband! He has been wanting a heavy blanket for deployment! Thanks!

  14. Gifts are the awesome way to express our feelings to another person & if the gifts are handmade then definitely it wins heart of another person. There are many vendors available on internet to buy gifts for all, but my experience is good with Adelbrook from UK.


Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

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