No-Sew Project: How to Make a Macramé Dreamcatcher

Easy DIY that delivers great looks for your home: doors, walls, gallery wall collections.

Looking for some easy DIY to fill the long days of summer? Maybe even something you can get the teens in on? Done and done – this macramé dreamcatcher fits the bill. To make one you need just a few simple supplies (primarily Dritz cable cord and some kind of a hoop or ring). You’ll use a couple easy techniques to weave and knot the cable cord. Finishing options include greenery, or paper flags, which we personalized with a “hello” greeting. 

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No-Sew Projects: Easy-to-Make Father’s Day Gifts

Thoughtful and functional, yet oh so easy to make.

Father’s Day is this coming weekend, and you’ve still got time to show you care! Give dad a gift he’ll love, not only because it’s handmade, but because it’s something he’ll really use. Our DIY accessories are all no-sew, and can be personalized based on the Dritz hardware and fabrics you choose. They are super functional and will help dad get organized and travel well!

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No-Sew Projects: DIY Wall Hangings and Gallery Wall Inspiration

Ideas and tips for some really cool wall decor.

You must know that gallery walls are the thing right now, and we’ve got some project ideas and tips to help you DIY some really fabulous looks. The best thing about these projects is that they are quick, easy and inexpensive. Most of materials you’ll use to make these pieces come right from your stash of fabrics and sewing supplies.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew Your Own Sports Bra

With the right fabrics, elastics, and tips for using them, you can sew activewear.

To successfully sew activewear you need to use specialty materials, combined with specific sewing techniques. This can sometimes be a bit tricky, because stretchy fabrics and elastics are typically not as forgiving as traditional, non-stretch materials. Sportswear is also expected to really deliver – it needs to fit properly, stretch while you’re moving, and be comfortable, too. This sewing tutorial shows you how to make a sports bra, which is an activewear basic. In the course of doing so, you’ll pick up some tips for working with specialty materials which you can use to make additional sportswear pieces.

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Beginner Sewing: 3 Best Elastic Waist Skirts

Your summer wardrobe needs them all.

The warmer temps are here and that means it’s skirt time! What better way to celebrate summer than with a closet full of these lovelies? An elastic waist summer skirt hits all kinds of marks: easy to make, fun to wear, appropriate for all ages, ideal for many occasions. The fabric you choose gives you all kinds of versatility. And that elastic. You’ll use colorful Dritz soft waistband elastic for the exposed elastic waist styles, and a basic non-roll for the hidden elastic waist. Oh, and did we mention that you can whip one up in an hour or less? That’s winning. 

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