Sewing Essentials: 10+ Products You Need to Start Sewing

Check out these must-have sewing items & get ready to sew more this year.

If you want to start sewing, one of the first things you need to do is build your collection of sewing supplies. Before you begin shopping online, or navigating the sewing aisle of your favorite fabric retailer, it’s best to have a list in-hand. That’s where this blog post comes in. This compilation of essential Dritz® and Omnigrid® supplies includes all of the products you need to start sewing. Each product category links back to our websites so you can complete your research with packaging visuals, and even item numbers if you’re that detailed! Here’s to a 2017 filled with sewing success!

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Dritz Espadrilles: New Sewing Patterns for Sherpa Suede Boots

Warm & cozy, and fun to sew, too.

It’s cold out there. But not when you’re wearing these beauties! Easy to sew, and fun to wear, you can make a pair of these cozy boots using two key ingredients: Dritz® Espadrilles jute soles and sherpa suede fabric. See how!

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Inspiration: Creative Uses for Dritz Elastics

PJ bottoms, doll clothes & accessories – oh my!

‘Tis the season for crafting with Dritz® elastics! There are a couple of elastic styles that are just perfect for the kinds of sewing projects you might be making right now. Elastic waist PJ bottoms for Christmas morning? Check. Fold-over elastic for doll clothes? Yes. Metallics for elastic-waist party skirts? You got it. Continue reading and learn more about the elastics you need for holiday sewing.

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Christmas Crafts: Make an Embroidered Keepsake Ornament

Create delight for years to come.

Don’t you love decorating the Christmas tree? And isn’t it fun how Christmas ornaments often spark special memories as you hang them on the tree each year? Here’s one that’s sure to do just that. See how to make a keepsake ornament that captures your child’s artwork. This is an easy embroidery project that makes a great gift for grandparents and special friends. It’s also a creative project for young stitchers. Ready?!

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Christmas Crafts: Fun with Tape Measures

They’re not just for measuring.

Ready for some holiday fun that’s beyond measure? Take your gift wrapping up a notch and use Dritz® tape measures to make gift boxes and bows. Your sewing and quilting friends will be thrilled to get personalized gifts that are so different, and that reflect their favorite crafting activities.

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