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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Easy Crafts: Make a Heart & Stripes Tote

Lookin’ good this summer.

It’s that time of year when you’re totin’ stuff around – to camp, to the pool, on vacation. Don’t you need a cute bag to hold everything? This DIY dyed tote is an easy option using a store-bought canvas bag and Dritz iron-on flock lettering and dye as embellishments. Mix it up! We used pink dye, but you can add Americana flair if you’d like. Take the patriotic route by choosing bright red or navy blue dyes for your stripes. Yay, summer!

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Posted in crafting projects, sewing patterns, sewing, crafting, & quilting projects at a glance | Tagged bags, fabric dye, iron-on lettering, summer |

Organize and Store Sewing and Quilting Fabrics

It’s the Swatch Buddies™ system to the rescue. 

Want to view your sewing and quilting fabrics at a glance? Meet Swatch Buddies™ – they’re the fastest and easiest way to organize your fabric swatches. They’re ideal for sewing and quilting projects that require complementary fabric colors and patterns. And they love to go shopping – take them with you and find the perfect fabrics every time. Bye-bye, guesswork.

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Easy Crafts: Make a Braided Elastic Bracelet

Fresh and fun for spring.

Okay so we all know about the bracelet-making craze that’s going on with rubber bands, but what about braiding with woven fold-over elastic? It’s super soft, super colorful and super easy to work with – better yet, there’s no loom required. Want to be a DIY trendsetter? Upgrade your look with Dritz elastic! 

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Easy Crafts: No-sew Clothing Repair with Iron-on Patches

Bring on the fun.

Do you have a little one who plays too hard in his or her pants? Do you hate the thought of investing in new ones when shorts weather is right around the corner? I do! The good news is, there’s a solution for that. Have you ever used Dritz iron-on patches? They’re easy to use, and they’re more than functional. Combine them with patch templates and there’s a whole lot of fashion going on, too. My little guy couldn’t wait to wear his new kicks!

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New Dritz Sewing Supplies: Paul Gallo’s Getta Grip® Clips

Isn’t it time you Getta Grip®?

Innovative product. Super talented designer. Clever sewing solution. You intrigued yet? Let’s talk about Getta Grip® Sewing Clips and the sewing revolution they’ve inspired! Their quality is top-notch and their grip is just perfect. (And, hey, what about that fabulous etched artwork?!) The brainchild of fashion illustrator, Paul Gallo, the Getta Grip® Sewing Clips are an indispensable tool in your arsenal of sewing supplies. Why? Because you’ll use them in so many ways: for making alterations, draping, garment sewing, plus a variety of other general crafts and DIY applications. It’s an exciting time to be creating, huh?

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