Sewing Tutorial: Make a Marker Holster

Keep your little one’s craft supplies handy. Giddy up.

Is your little cowboy (or gal) constantly leaving arts and crafts supplies strewn around the house? Here’s a little something that can help with that. Make an easy-sew marker holster and keep all those pens, pencils and markers handy. I know you can always throw them into a zip-top bag (and I sometimes do!) – but these are a lot cuter. The elastic detail adds color and function, and you can personalize the holsters easily with iron-on lettering. They’re a perfect home for back-to-school supplies, and they also make thoughtful gifts.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Pair of Elastic Suspenders

Too cool for school.

Here’s a bit of flair you’ll kids will love to wear – DIY suspenders! They’re easy to make, and look great, don’t you think? Your little guy or gal will dig these elastic suspenders (I mean, look at that smile!). Of course, they’re functional, too. There are many styles of Dritz elastic to choose from – solids and patterns. The vest and clip hardware provide the finishing touch. Have you got 30 minutes or so to spare? Let’s make some!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Device Pouch

Now that’s off the hook.

Here’s a clever project that gives you a bit of back-to-school cool – they’re easy-sew device pouches. No longer will your phone be lost at the bottom of your bag; the swivel hook hardware attaches nicely to loops or other bag hardware to keep devices handy. And what about that fold-over elastic? For this project, you’ll use it to encase raw fabric edges. It provides a colorful detail and function at the same time. And we like materials that look good, and serve a purpose, too!

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Back-to-School: Fobs with Spirit

Most popular for sure.

Hey, I don’t know about y’all, but around here, back-to-school is all the talk right now. We’re printing out school supply lists, freshening up wardrobes, and trying to come up with some clever projects that will get the young ones excited about the new school year. One fresh idea: back-to-school key fobs! They use two of our most popular Dritz sewing supplies: the colorful new elastics and the practical key fob hardware. All you need to add is a dash of school spirit.

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Back-to-School: Label your Stuff for School & Pool

The Dritz Marking Kit makes it happen.

Keeping track of personal belongings can sometimes be tough in a school, daycare or dorm situation where there are group cubbies or shared laundry facilities. Need to make sure your child or teen doesn’t lose track of gym clothes or school accessories? Personalize their things using the Dritz marking kit. It’s an easy way to identify what’s theirs … and it looks a heck of a lot nicer than that messy magic marker you may have used in the past (we know you have).

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Easy Crafts: DIY Cover Button Earrings

Wear them well.

Sassy or sweet – it’s your choice depending upon which fabric you choose. To make these cover button earrings, you’ll use a combination of sewing supplies and earring findings. Your fabric choice is what will give them personality and punch. So, do you have a bunch of scrap fabrics begging to be used? Not for long – this is a great scrap-busting project! Custom earrings make thoughtful gifts, too. Let’s get making, shall we? 

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Elastic Belts

You look fantastic.

Have you checked out the huge selection of Dritz elastics and buckles in the sewing department? If not, put that on your to-do list next time you’re at the fabric store – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Perfect for summer, you’ll find bright polka dots, stripes and animal prints, not to mention a wide variety of colorful solids. And don’t forget the buckles – they’re pretty cool, too. These belts are super easy to make – a great idea to combat the summer doldrums and add a great pop of color to your wardrobe at the same time. Dritz elastic – what’s your flavor? 

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Refashioning: Turn a Basic T-shirt into a Fabulous Bag

You’re looking at the perfect summer remix.

Bye-bye basic white T-shirt, hello sassy summer bag! That’s right, this fun tote started its life as a white T-shirt. Then we got our hands on it and injected some fun: we dyed it, we cut the sleeves off, we added some peek-a-boo holes. Ready to learn how to DIY this bag? It’s a super refashioning project!

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Easy Crafts: Make an Americana Pillow Set

July 4th just got colorful.

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the last-minute crunch to get the house prepared for holiday guests. There will be pool parties, cookouts and fireworks. Why not dress up the porch with some creative holiday flair? These hand-dyed pillows fit the bill! They’re the perfect DIY craft project because they’re easy to make, and fun to enjoy all summer long. Let’s get patriotic, shall we?  

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Easy Crafts: DIY Cable Cord Vases

Don’t your summer blooms deserve a pretty place to sit?

Is your garden in bloom? There’s nothing like plucking fresh flowers straight from the garden and placing them around the house. Fresh flowers just make a space feel good, don’t you agree? Here in South Carolina hydrangeas are popping, so we thought it would be a great idea to make some DIY vases to put them in. We looked at our stash of Dritz sewing supplies and just knew there was something clever we could do with the Dritz Home cable cord. Check out these nautical and cord-wrapped vases – we think they’re pretty cool, and better yet, they’re quick and easy to make.

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