Sewing Tutorial: How to Pick the Right Elastic for Your Sewing Projects

A handy tutorial plus a printable download that explains Dritz sewing elastic.

Ah, elastic. It’s one word that represents a huge category of products, and it’s a word that often generates a lot of questions. What are the different kinds of elastic? How do I know which one to use? What is elastic anyway? This blog post will begin to demystify sewing elastic by explaining the main types of elastic that are available, what their general characteristics are, and when you should use each type. Ready?

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Sewing Activewear: How to Make an Easy Yoga Mat Strap

Ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

Another handy accessory to add to your repertoire of DIY activewear: this super simple yoga mat carrier. It literally has two key ingredients: Dritz belting and D-ring hardware. It comes together quickly and has you headed on to your practice in no time.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

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No-Sew Project: DIY Luggage Tag

A fun summer craft that’s functional, too.

If you’ll be traveling this summer, make sure you’ve got a luggage tag or two handy to identify your bags. This is an easy craft project that comes together quickly using basic supplies and fabric scraps. Add a special finishing touch: personalize your tag with Dritz iron-on lettering. Great for backpacks and summer camp gear, too.   

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Favorite Finds: Tote Bag with Signature Fabrics from Sharon Holland

Another stunner featuring Sharon’s new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Sharon Holland is at it again, and we just can’t get enough of her pretty things. Her new Signature fabric collection has her in sewing mode, and we’re excited to share a couple of her latest makes here. Check them out and get inspired to sew with this lovely fabric.

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