Refashioning: How to Make a T-shirt Quilt

Turn that stack of old T-shirts into something you love.

We all have them – piles of old T-shirts stashed in closets or drawers, saved with the hope that someday you’ll transform them into something special. Well here’s that something, and it’s something you’ve been wanting to make: a T-shirt quilt! See how Laura at Trash To Couture refashioned a stack of her husband’s sports Ts into a one-of-a-kind quilt that’s not only cozy, but packed with fond memories, too.

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Work Space Essentials: Tips to Organize your Sewing Space

If you’ve resolved to start sewing, creating an organized space is key.

This time of year really is ideal for assessing goals and priorities, and determining how to get started. If beginning to sew is on your list, we’ve got some tips to set you up for success. You don’t have to have a dedicated room or tons of space, but you do need some work space essentials that will make your sewing more efficient, and more enjoyable. Speaking of which, sewing should be fun! It’s a hobby after all, so get started with a well situated sewing space. 

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DIY Gifts: D-Ring Belts

Last-minute stocking stuffers? You’re looking at them.

It’s almost time … If you’re spending this week wrapping up your list with last-minute stocking stuffers, check out these belts! Easy to achieve in less than hour, you can make some of these DIY belts with materials you may have on-hand. Use Dritz® D-rings to finish them off, and give them a professional look.

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Great Gifts: Easy-to-Sew Fabric Trays

Make them special with custom fabrics & design details.

Trying to come up with great gift ideas? Here’s one to consider: check out our giftable fabric trays. These make the list because they offer so many options for personalizing – you can tailor them specifically to those on your gift list. How? Start with favorite fabrics and then add details with Dritz® rivets and eyelets. Finish them off by declaring they’re “handmade” with a Dritz® metal or leather label.

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Easy-to-Sew: Gift Card Wallets

Handmade wallet + gift card = winning the “best gift-giver” award.

Are there folks on your list who really want gift cards? If you’re feeling like that’s a bit impersonal, why not make a handcrafted wallet to hold the card? It’s really a win-win situation. They get the cash they want, plus something a bit more thoughtful. This is a beginner sewing project, so it’s easy to knock out several of these beauties in an hour or so. Lots of variations, too, depending on the Dritz® fasteners you choose. Come on!

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