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Aug 22, 2011

How to Print DIY Patterned Fabric

It can be tough to find attractive, masculine-friendly pattern fabric at your local craft store. The solids are usually safe, but save for a tiny check or two, most of the stores are a sea of shiny lamé, pastel animal prints, or, worse, the supposedly masculine-y flamed fleece or sports team prints.

Or, perhaps you simply can't find fabric that matches a room or space...anyone who's ever looked can attest: it can be tough.

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Jun 18, 2010

The Only Men's Shirt Pattern You'll Ever Need

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Author and blogger Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy and the two books Stitched and Time and the Embroidery Companion shares this recent buttondown she made for her husband's birthday.

The pattern she used is McCall's M6044, and it comes with five different options in a variety of styles. Given the adaptibility, something tells me this is the only from scratch men's shirt pattern one will ever… read more

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Feb 24, 2010

How To: Fold a Paper Pinhole Camera

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In 1979, the Czechoslovakian magazine ABC mladých techniků a přírodovědců [An ABC of Young Technicians and Natural Scientists] published a cut-out paper camera known as the Dirkon - from dirk- the Czech word for pinhole, with -kon, from the Japanese photo masters… read more

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Feb 08, 2010

How To: Sew a Necktie

Don't tell my mom, but I don't actually mind wearing a tie...Granted, with my job and social circles, it's a rare occassion when it's appropriate, so when I find my self needing to rock the half-windsor, it's kinda fun.

Every North American man has plenty of connections to the necktie: As kids, we learn to knot them. As teenagers, we learn to hate them. But as grown-ups...as grown-ups, my friends...

Well, we can learn to sew our… read more

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Feb 04, 2010

Free Pattern - Mustaches!

First came the bird silhouette, then cupcakes, then vintage owls, and now?

Well, now, we're in the height of moustache season. Which is a very fine thing for the manmaker, since generally, men do have a monopoly in the ability to grow a moustache category. [I was gonna make a joke concerning my second grade teacher, but I'll restrain myself.]

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Dec 26, 2009

Hand Knits for Men

I haven't quite wrapped my rightbrain around all the math of the wefts and wales of knitting, but when I do, I'll be getting my hands on a copy of this: Hand Knits for Men, spied by Gina of Doe-C-Doe.

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