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Safari Duffle in Canvas & Faux Leather

Friday, 06 June 2014 1:00

Can't you picture Harrison Ford slinging this amazing duffle over his shoulder as Indiana Jones?! We blended heavy canvas and faux leather with webbing and brass zipper accents for the dashing exterior. Inside is a tough rip-stop nylon lining. Even if you're not a world-renowned archeologist and adventurer, this bag is is great way to pack your stuff, whether you're heading across town to the gym or getting away for the weekend. Father's Day is coming up, and this would make a very nice gift for your personal action hero. The combination of fabrics, colors and textures has the perfect feel – a little bit retro and a whole lot cool (just like Dad).  

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Big, Soft Sweatshirt Knit Blanket

Friday, 09 May 2014 1:00

There's nothing quite like grabbing a delicious catnap in a swinging hammock to finish off sunny day. But this time of year, a regular blanket can be a bit too heavy. Why not whip up a summer-weight blanket in an incredibly soft sweatshirt knit? In fact, is there a certain someone you know who loves the nappin' life? Father's Day will be here soon, and a soothing, wrap-him-up blanket might be just the ticket. Our fast and easy project takes just a couple hours... he could be dozin' before you know it. We also show you how to make the personalized fabric tag shown in the bottom corner that tells Dad (or whomever is lucky enough to get the blanket) he's priceless.

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Father's Day with Fabric.com: Big, Soft Sweatshirt Knit Blanket

Friday, 17 May 2013 1:00

It's the final day of Father's Day inspiration sponsored by Fabric.com. We round out the week with a soothing, wrap-him-up blanket. This time of year, a regular blanket can be a bit too heavy. But a Dad's still gotta do what a Dad's gotta do: he's gotta nap. So why not whip up a summer-weight blanket in an incredibly soft sweatshirt knit? Our blanket is designed to match yesterday's Jumbo Lounge Pillow with the same bold horizontal strips and the same cute personalized fabric tag. This fast and easy project takes just a couple hours... Dad will be dozin' before you know it.

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Father's Day with Fabric.com: Jumbo Lounge Pillow in Soft Sweatshirt Knit

Thursday, 16 May 2013 1:00

Is your dad an ol' softee? Then he deserves the world's most amazingly soft napping pillow. When he finds out it's a handmade gift from the heart, he's going to love it even more. Don't you remember how much he loved that shoe shine kit you made out of a scrap of flannel when you were in 2nd grade? It never changes. From the bed to the couch to the floor, this big, cushy pillow is the perfect way for Dad to rest his weary bones after a busy day. Fabric.com has lots of great colors to choose from in the super soft sweatshirt knit fabric we selected. We used a preppy color palette, and the big, bold horizontal and diagonal stripes remind us of classic yachting flags... although Dad is not required to wear top-siders while relaxing. We also show you how to make the personalized fabric tag shown in the bottom corner that tells Dad he's priceless.

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Father's Day with Fabric.com: Safari Duffle Bag in Canvas & Faux Leather

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 1:00

It's day three of our 2013 Father's Day week sponsored by Fabric.com, and it's time to remember all those times Dad drove you to school and sports events and practices and music lessons and friends' houses. He never complained... well, he hardly ever complained. Isn't it time to say, "Thanks!" for all that shuttling from pillar to post? Give Dad this amazing vintage style duffle. It's a super cool way for him to pack up his stuff, and who knows... maybe you could give him a lift somewhere. The combination of fabrics, colors and textures has the perfect feel – just a little bit retro. Can't you picture Harrison Ford slinging it over his shoulder as Indiana Jones?! We blended heavy canvas and faux leather with webbing and brass zipper accents; inside is a tough rip-stop nylon lining.

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Father's Day with Fabric.com: Cook's Apron & Matching Hot Mitt

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 1:00

Is your dad an awesome chef or maybe a weekend warrior on the BBQ? Whether he's headed to the next Chili Cook-Off or just flippin' burgers for a family picnic, our cook's apron and hot mitt combo is sure to light his fire. The apron construction couldn't be simpler. You provide a simple rectangle of fabric; we provide a free downloadable template for the armhole cutout. Hem, attach the pockets and ties, add a grommet, and you're good to go. We chose two medium-weight cottons from the Lock Harbor Collection by Benartex Home, just one of the many designer lines available at Fabric.com. The mitt follows one of our favorite S4H tutorials. We rotated the direction of the fabric's stripes to go vertically on the apron's pocket and horizontally on the mitt. 

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Father's Day with Fabric.com: Digital Tablet/Device Sleeve

Monday, 13 May 2013 1:00

Finding great gift ideas for guys can be tough, starting with the search for perfect fabric, which can be challenging in a world that seems populated mostly by pretty posies and polka dots. Luckily for us, our Father's Day series this week is sponsored by Fabric.com; we had an amazing inventory from which to choose. The right fabric makes all the difference in how a project turns out; it can even spin something that might have originally been designed with a feminine appeal into a completely different, more masculine look. What's Dad's favorite color, hobby, or sports team? The fabric choices are wide and varied, so you can search for and find the perfect combination of colors and textures. This week we have five Father's Day projects to choose from, starting with a little something for Techie Dad: a sleek device carrier to hold an iPad® and cell phone or file folders and homework to correct for Teacher Dad. The finished look is ultra-professional, as if you just grabbed it off the shelf at Eddie Bauer®, but thanks to S4H's great step-by-step directions, you can make it yourself in perfect Dad fabrics, like the great olive twill we chose paired with a fantastic patterned cotton for the lining.

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