Dritz Unusual Suspects: Designer Details

Tools to take your sewing to the next level.

You can add special details to your sewing that will yield a true look of professionalism to garments and home accessories. There are tools to help with these details, and using them makes your job easier!  As part of our “unusual suspects” National Sewing Month campaign, we’d like to introduce you to four Dritz sewing supplies that we hope find a place in your arsenal: the bound buttonhole tool, the bias tape maker, the point turner/seam creaser and Stay Tape™. Ready to sew like a pro?  

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Dritz Unusual Suspects: Machine Sewing Savvy

Sewing supplies that provide solutions you should know about.

There’s a lot of information out there about the must-have sewing supplies. You’re all probably familiar with tape measures and seam rippers. And, yes, they’re important tools for your sewing basket! But we want to expose you to some of the lesser-known notions that are available. To celebrate National Sewing Month, we’re going to introduce you to some of the unusual suspects in our product line-up. They’re clever and useful – and who knows, after you find out how handy they are, they might move to to the top of your must-have list!     

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Bunting Collage

Celebrate weddings, birthdays and anything fun!

Do you have some fall celebrations on the horizon? If so, why not commemorate them with a DIY bunting collage, made one-of-a-kind with your favorite personal photos and sayings. They are easy to make! You’ll use the template provided to make the burlap flags, and then you’ll iron on your printed inkjet fabric. Use grommets and cord to hang the bunting – now that’s some really dynamite party decor!

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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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