sewing projects

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Roll-Top Lunch Bag

Elevate the ordinary with favorite fabrics + trendy strapping and hardware.

Star of the cafeteria right here. This sewing project is a fan favorite and we really believe that has a lot to do with the Dritz belting and rivets that are used to secure the bag’s roll top. The colorful strapping adds a bold burst of color, as well as an eye-catching design detail. No brown bag lunches here. 

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No-Sew Project: DIY Wristlet with Rivets and Snaps

Give it or carry it yourself – either way it’s fab!

All the parties. All the gifts. Whether you’re making this for party going or gift giving, it’s a win. This clutch wristlet comes together easily with vinyl or leather material and Dritz rivets and a plastic snap closure. If you want to be really sassy, add on a pompom key fob.

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Beginner Sewing: Make a Card Wallet with Snap Closure

‘Tis the season to make something thoughtful.

Pair a gift card with a handmade folding card wallet and you’ve got a winning gift on your hands. Our free sewing pattern download makes it super easy to sew this project. The new Dritz plastic snap fastener you’ll use as a closure is super cute. This is a great project to try your hand at applying the snap with the snap pliers – be warned though, you’ll want to add them to everything!

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DIY Home Projects: How to Install Dritz Faux Leather Handles

Tips & techniques for adding handles to various accessories.

Isn’t it great discovering items that can help you elevate your DIY creations? New Dritz Home faux leather handles are just that – thoughtful components that you can add to all kinds of accessories. Whether you want to add functioning handles to a box or drawer, or an eclectic decorator detail to a basket or tray, these faux handles fit the bill. Check out our tips and techniques for installing them – it’s easy! 

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DIY Home Projects: How to Attach Dritz Furniture Legs

What you need to know to install wood and metal furniture legs.

We’ve put together this quick tutorial to show you how to install Dritz Home wood and metal furniture legs. Each leg style is a bit different, and thus requires a specific approach to install. Because ottomans are the “it” accessory of the day, we used a DIY tuffet kit as our starting point to explain the attachment of both wood and metal legs. However, note that you’ll use these leg installation techniques regardless of whether you’re attaching the legs to the flat base of a bench, chest or other piece of furniture or home accessory.

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DIY Gifts: Easy-to-Make Faux Fur Pompom Key Fobs

Make a few to give, and keep one for yourself, too – fashionable & fun for the holidays.

DIY gift making at its best. These fun pompom fobs are easy to make, and wow – they look great hanging from your favorite bag, or attached to your key ring. You’ll need Dritz swivel hook hardware, metallic elastic and a faux fur pompom that you’ll make yourself. This gift idea is a holiday win!

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Beginner Sewing: Make a Tote Bag with Adjustable Strap

The best basic: if you can make one tote, this is it.

We talk a lot about tote bags (because we love them), and we give you lots of options for bag making. But if you want to cut to the chase and make just one tote bag, this is it. This is our basic tote, with an adjustable, removable strap. We really dig the new Dritz striped belting and think that this is the perfect way to highlight it. Hope you’ll agree!

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Beginner Sewing: How to Make an Adjustable Strap for Bags & Totes

A couple key ingredients + some basic know-how is all you need.

Adjustable straps are pretty easy to make, and oh-so-handy to have. Think about that clutch that would be easier to carry as a cross-body bag. There are many occasions when it’s nice to have a hands-free option, right? Dritz belting and hardware are the two key ingredients that you need to make a strap that is both adjustable and removable. The bonus is, you have lots of options when it comes to colors, widths, finishes and hardware styles. Check it out!

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Refashioning: Transform a Basic Sweatshirt with Metallic Elastic Details

Upcycle a basic sweatshirt with a metallic waistband, cuffs & fab cut-out back.

Forget your little black dress – take a look at this little black sweatshirt. It’s just perfect for holiday shopping and casual outings – it’s really stunning, yet easy to achieve. See how to get the look using Dritz metallic elastics for the waistband, cuffs and cut-out back. You can do it with trendy materials and simple sewing techniques.

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Sewing Tutorial: How to Make a Custom Fabric Box with Handles

Decorator looks with custom sizes, fabrics and clever faux leather handles.

It’s the details that make a space uniquely yours. Because these DIY fabric boxes can be made in a variety of sizes, and using the fabrics of your choice, they are the perfect accessory for adding decorator style to your space. And look at those handles! The new collection of Dritz Home faux leather handles gives a pro finish to these boxes. You choose the handle size and material, and then get creative with how you install them on the boxes. See how!

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