Blog Sized-8 In honour of Father's Day (probably the biggest and most important holiday of the year for a menswear sewing pattern company, wouldn't you say?) we have launched a FREE shipping sale! To take part, simply head to our website and a sale box will pop up - all you need to do to access your coupon code is like us or follow us through one of our social media sites.  I believe it will let you do so even if you already follow us on all three things (Facebook, Twitter and our email newsletter).  Your code will be valid until Tuesday, June 3 which is the last day you will want to order supplies to make something for your Dad in time for Father's Day (shipping takes 6-8 business days). Just in time for this event, we have introduced several new products into our store - all of which you would normally be paying shipping for but won't have to right now! Let me introduce you to our Bag Making Supplies Kit: Blog Sized-1 This kit includes all the speciality supplies needed to make a manly and hard wearing canvas bag for your Dad for Father's Day.  There is enough canvas fabric included (1 metre/1.1 yards) to make a variety of bags - be it a shaving kit or a lap top case that your Dad would most prefer. It also includes a heavy duty separable zipper, four Chicago Screws (like rivets but they don't require speciality tools and are removable!), a garment tag, and best of all - our newest and most exciting product: Otter Wax! 22 Otter Wax is an all natural fabric wax made in Portland, Oregon.  It gives fabric the appearance of oilcloth so you can use it to make anything from an 'oilcloth' coat to a waxed shaving kit.  It provides a water resistant coating that strengthens the fabric and allows the project to gain that beautiful worn in and rugged look.  It's also easier to apply than most waxes - all you have to do is rub it onto the fabric and then let the project sit and cure out of the sun for 24 hours.  I can't wait to see the gorgeous coats and bags you make with it!  Remember the oilcloth coat that is the inspiration behind our Alpine Collection?  You can bet I'll be making one of those using Otter Wax! 23 I've made a tutorial using the Bag Making Supplies Kit to create a boxy and roomy shaving kit.  If you'd like to see how to make one (and get some tips on applying Otter Wax) head over here. Blog Sized-4 All the items in the Bag Making Supplies Kit are available for sale separately.  During our free shipping sale, you could order enough moss green Duck Canvas and some Otter Wax to make some really rugged Jedediah Pants. Blog Sized-13 Or you could purchase some Chicago Screws and a zipper to experiment with bag making using your own choice of fabric. Blog Sized-9 Blog Sized-11 Whatever you choose to do, I hope that you will use these things to make the best ever gift for your Dad for Father's Day!  There is no one more appreciative and proud of my DIY menswear projects than my Dad.  I hope yours is the same! Resized-2 Thanks, Dad for all of your support and encouragement with Thread Theory!  You can anticipate a shaving bag amidst the selection of DIY things heading your way this Father's Day :).

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Natural Fabric and Leather Care | Thread Theory

Natural Fabric and Leather Care | Thread Theory said:

[…] Supplies Kits in our shop before – they have been one of our best sellers ever since we launched them in honor of Father’s Day in 2014.  I’m showing it you again because this winter I made a new project using this kit […]

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ThreadTheory said:

We’re glad you like it! Thanks for all of your support with Thread Theory as well – all the things I said about my Dad could also be said about my ‘Other Dad’ :). Happy Father’s Day!

ThreadTheory

ThreadTheory said:

Yes, that is impressive! I have some wool socks waiting to be mended but they keep sifting down to the bottom of my alterations/mending pile…Matt loves that you were reminded of a army bag! I hadn’t thought of that when I picked the moss green canvas but now that I look at it with army colours in mind, I agree.

Other Dad.

Other Dad. said:

You guys truly amaze me with what you’re doing!
This is a great project, I’m hoping to have one made for me!!

Dad

Dad said:

Looks fantastic? I am looking forward to trying it out. Reminds me of my grandpas sewing kit bag from his army days in WW2. He always mended his own work socks which impressed me greatly that he new how to hand sew!

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