crafting projects

No-Sew Project: DIY Luggage Tag

A fun summer craft that’s functional, too.

If you’ll be traveling this summer, make sure you’ve got a luggage tag or two handy to identify your bags. This is an easy craft project that comes together quickly using basic supplies and fabric scraps. Add a special finishing touch: personalize your tag with Dritz iron-on lettering. Great for backpacks and summer camp gear, too.   

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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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DIY: How to Make Mini Macramé Accessories & Jewelry

Make a bunch of macramé minis and hone your hand-knotting technique.

If you missed out on the macramé craze of the 70s, never fear. Macramé is back and it’s better than ever. The good news is, it’s really fun to make macramé, and you need only a couple basic supplies – namely the cording, and in the case of these minis, the hardware that you’ll use to hang the macramé from. Our Dritz® swivel hooks and carabiner came in super handy for these little guys. Added bonus: the hardware makes it easy for you to hang your macramé minis from a bag or necklace.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

A perfect gift for the love on your Valentine’s list.

Here’s a project that does double-duty: it’s thoughtful, but also serves the purpose of getting that love of yours organized. Say bye-bye to tangles of cords laying around on the counter or stashed in junk drawers (sounds familiar, eh?). But really, it is a very kind gift – you can personalize it with your choice of fabric and vinyl. And no worries on its functionality – sturdy Dritz® rivets and elastic work together to keep cords and plugs in place.

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Refashioning: Create New Looks with Elbow Patches

A hip update that gives garments new life.

These aren’t your grandpa’s elbow patches! Yes, these patches of old are a hip add-on to sweaters, button-ups and jackets. They’re all over ready-to-wear this season. And, guess what? If you’ve got something in your closet begging for a fresh look, we’ve got the patches! For a fashionable look, choose Dritz® sew-on suede patches. If whimsy is more your thing, twill iron-on patches in bright colors add a whole bunch of fun to clothing.

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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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No-Sew Project: Make a Passport Cover

Travel in style.

We love this passport cover because it is easy to make, it looks great, and isn’t too big or bulky. It’s a perfect no-sew project for this time of year, when both travel and gift gifting are top of mind. Although no-sew, this cover has a polished look thanks to the addition of a Dritz® snap and rivets. So whether this handy accessory is for you, or someone on your gift list, it’s a must-make project.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Set of Cord Wraps

Handy to have. Great to give.

Today is a great day for making! You can craft a bunch of these cord wraps in a flash, and be guaranteed that they’ll be put to good use. Organize all of the cords in your household – give every family member a different wrap color and say bye-bye to cord squabbles. Make a bunch for gifts – they are great gifts for BFFs, teachers, colleagues, or pretty much anyone on your list! Use a variety of Dritz® snaps and pliers to apply the snap fasteners – super easy with no sewing required at all.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Fabric Camera Strap

Dritz® hardware + a fancy camera and you’re looking all kinds of pro.

Photography aficionados are smiling right now. Finally! A quick and easy project for making a great looking, and functional camera strap. Make it yours with fabrics that suit your style, and sturdy Dritz® hardware that provides utility, as well as a professional finish. This is a perfect project for this time of year … whether you’re wearing it, or giving it!

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