Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home & gifts.

The holiday hustle is upon us! If you’re feeling a bit scrambled getting your lists, your home and your overall plan of attack in order, you’re not alone! Check out our easy ideas for giving decorations and gifts some creative flair. Thoughtful touches for table linens, and lots of ways to use Dritz® iron-on letters for no-sew personalization. 

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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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Cosplay Inspiration: Locked & Lovely Steampunk Costume

This DIY ensemble delivers the goods. 

We’re learning about cosplay and DIY costuming and we want to share our insights with you! This is one of our recent creations, and we’re calling her Locked & Lovely. You agree, right? The Dritz® press locks feature dominantly on the corset and pretty much steal the show. But the skirt is solid, too. See how we made this costume, and get tips for creating your own!

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Cosplay Inspiration: Belted Beauty Steampunk Costume

Bring your creation to life with cool fabrics, DIY hardware & hacked patterns.

So, this whole cosplay thing is new to us here at Dritz®. We typically think of the folks who use our sewing products as seamstresses, design students, couture sewists, beginners, casual DIY enthusiasts, makers, home decorators … the list goes on. We’re excited to learn more about cosplay and those of you who like to wear costumes as part of your daily attire. Read more to learn about one of our first costumes, Belted Beauty. 

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Refashioning: Sweater Boots with Dritz® Espadrilles Soles

Old kid sweater turned hip & cozy house shoes.

What a super cool upcycle. Really. Who doesn’t have a constantly growing “kid-giveaway pile” stashed somewhere in the house – aren’t there always clothes that are ready to pass along? But here’s an idea: sort through that pile periodically and make sure there’s not a hidden upcycle waiting to happen. An outgrown kid’s sweater combined with Dritz® Espadrilles soles is one such gem. Check it out!  

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