Well, the candy hangover is fading, the time change is nearly here, and (gulp!) the Holidays are nearly upon us! It may still seem early to be thinking about gift giving, but for those of us that make handmade gifts for the holidays, it's time to start!
I doubt that I am alone in feeling like its hard to come up with good ideas for handmade gifts for the males on my gift-giving list. I'm pretty sure my brother has very little use for the potholders that I gave him when I learned to sew, and I once had to repurpose a denim apron that I gave my dad for grilling (I used it to make myself some shorts...denim should not be wasted on the ungrateful). My husband wears all of the shirts that I make him, but that's not exactly an easy project to give to every male that I know.
Enter the Benjamin Dopp Kit! It is truly the perfect handmade gift for every guy. Really, it is a great gift for anybody, no matter their gender.
The Benjamin Dopp kit is an advanced-beginner level project. We designed this dopp kit to be fully lined with no raw edges to finish or bind. This adds a bit of trickiness to the construction process, but we feel that it is well worth it for the beautiful end result. We also added some fun details to the classic design, including zipper tabs with metal spots and metal bag feet that are great for keeping the bag dry on a wet bathroom counter. The pattern is FREE, so nothing is stopping you from going and getting it right now!
In honor of this excellent little bag, the entire month of November will be all about the Benjamin at Red Rabbit Mercantile. Enter your email below to receive a 15% off coupon for a Benjamin Supply Kit. We will also be hosting a detailed step-by-step Sew Along of the Benjamin Dopp Kit sewing pattern, along with posting ideas for product and pattern pairings to go along with your finished project.
And don't forget to tag your project on Instagram using the hashtag #benjamindoppkit and mention us at @redrabbitmercantile. You can also email us your photos of your finished projects and we will feature them on our Instagram Feed and blog!
Happy Benjamin Month Everyone!