Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Pair of Espadrilles

The world’s favorite shoe – made by YOU!

Have you heard about the fabulous new Dritz® Espadrilles products? Are you ready to make a pair? They’re the quintessential summer shoe, and now you’ve got the opportunity to DIY a custom pair with the fabrics and embellishments of your choice. But first things first! We want to show you how it’s done – they’re easy to sew in just about two hours! 

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Dritz Espadrilles: The Product Scoop

Learn how the Dritz Espadrilles products work.

Okay fashionistas, you’re in LOVE with espadrilles, right? They’re everywhere from runways to beach shops, but guess what? The new collection of Dritz® Espadrilles products lets you make your own pair of these chic, yet casual, kicks in just about two hours. Yes, DIY shoemaking it is! Learn more about the products for sewing your own espadrilles: we’ve got the essential jute soles, a super selection of fabrics, plus a few well curated sewing supplies that are necessary for sewing espadrilles. Yay, summer sewing!

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Charleston by REVIVE Blog Tour

Fabulous Art Deco fabrics = stand-out fashion and accessories.

Wow. It’s always so rewarding to work with fabrics that inspire so many ideas, and the new Charleston collection from the Revive division of Timeless Treasures does just that. We’re so excited to participate in the blog tour – we love getting our hands on beautiful fabrics! When we spread the Charleston fabric out in our work room it immediately conjured images of exuberant style … the dresses, the hats, the bags! We were sold – a bag it would be.

Continue reading to see our Art Deco style evening bag sewing tutorial using Charleston fabric and a few clever Dritz® sewing supplies, such as bias tape makers and boning. There are also two great fabric giveaways, so keep reading and find out how to participate.

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Introducing Dritz Espadrilles DIY Shoemaking Products

A curated collection of supplies & fabrics for making espadrilles.

Big announcement, friends! Can you say DIY espadrilles?! We’re so excited to launch this new line of products for sewing your own custom espadrilles. That’s right. Those summer shoes you love can now be crafted to your exact specifications. We’ve got the jute soles, the fabrics and some specialty Dritz® sewing supplies especially for shoemaking. Take a look! 

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Easy Crafts: Fun with Word Art

Dyed wooden letters add a bit of flair to any room in your home.

Here’s a fun and colorful craft project that’s great for the lazy days of summer – word art made from dyed wooden letters. If you’ve got an odd-shaped strip of wall that’s begging for some interest, word art is the solution. The letters are easy to find, and inexpensive – pick them up in the wood department at your craft retailer. We used Dylon® permanent fabric dye to dye the letters. Simply make a dye bath, submerge the letters, and you’ve got a fun piece of art on your hands. Use multiple dye colors or dye each letter the same color – it’s up to you!

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