sewing projects

Inspiration: Add Flair to Garments with Dritz Hardware

Favorite fabrics & sewing patterns turned fab with the addition of hardware.

We’ve been on a garment sewing binge lately and we are having so much fun taking our favorite sewing patterns and fabrics, and figuring out how to add Dritz® hardware to the mix. We’ve got some really great pieces to share with you today, made with sewing patterns from Indygo Junction, plus our Dritz® hardware – grommets, eyelets, rings, swivel hooks, snaps and rivets. The goal here is to inspire you to take your favorite materials, lay them all out on your sewing room table, and mash them up! You’ll be surprised – and delighted – at what you come up with.

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DIY Fashion: Make a Corset with Dritz Eyelets

Cosplay. Halloween. Everyday fashion. 

Yes, yes and yes! We love this DIY corset because of its versatility – not to mention, it’s easy to make. You’ll use Dritz® eyelets and the material/lacing of your choice to construct it. And how you’ll wear it? Well, that’s up to you. We love how it’s paired here with an off-the-shoulder white top. But if you’ve got an alter ego, it is also the perfect accessory for period and Halloween costumes. 

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Beginner Sewing: Make a Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt

Do you have 30 minutes or so? This skirt is yours!

Can you tell we’re dedicated to beginner sewing? We are going to convince you that you CAN sew, and that it IS easy. Truly. Here’s another project in our beginner series, and this one is a real win for several reasons. Obviously it’s easy. But did you consider that elastic waist skirts are ideal for both kids and adults? Also, you can determine the seasonality of your skirt based on the fabric you choose … soft, light cotton for warmer months, or heavy denim or corduroy for fall/winter. Ready to sew?

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From Sew4Home: Make a Triangle Pencil Case

Great little accessory for school, office or home.

Little pouches and cases – you can never have too many, can you? That’s how we feel about these little gems. Must be the combination of cuteness and usability, huh? Use them to keep school supplies handy inside a backpack, or pens and pencils gathered in an office drawer. The folks at Sew4Home™ made them extra special by picking out fabulous fabrics for each. Finish your pencil case off with a Dritz® sew-on label to declare it’s “handmade” and you’re good to go!

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Refashioning: Upcycle a Basic Sweatshirt with Dritz Grommets & Eyelets

An edgy update to any top or sweatshirt can be yours in minutes.

From drab to fab is what we’re talking about! You agree? Check out this DIY sweatshirt refashion that gives a basic black sweatshirt new life as a pretty hip looking top. The combination of black and white Dritz® fashion grommets and gunmetal eyelets pops off of the sweatshirt and screams, “look at me!”. What a fantastic way to upcycle that blah sweatshirt we know you’ve got hiding somewhere in your closet!

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Beginner Sewing: Make an Incredibly Easy Fabric Book Mark

Ten minutes is all it takes. (Yes, we said 10 minutes.)

This project is easy. Period. You’ll use scrap fabric plus a few basic Dritz® sewing supplies to make these super cute bookmarks in just a few minutes. They are great for getting the feel of using the sewing machine, and they make creative gifts – so you can never have too many on hand.

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Inspiration: Tank Tops with Dritz Hardware & Double Gauze Fabric

This dynamic duo packs a fashionable punch.

Turns out, opposites really do attract. We paired some of our new Dritz® hardware with Embrace® double gauze fabrics to make three different tank tops. We used the same sewing pattern from BurdaStyle Magazine for all three, but we hacked it up a bit and added a variety of different fasteners to give each its own look. The result? Some pretty great looking tops! Each is unique, and boasts professional details, plus a perfect fit. Win, win, win!

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From Sew4Home: Make a Mesh Beach Bag

Super functional bags for summer fun.

Yes, these bags look fantastic. But the choice of mesh fabric is clinch. Not only does the mesh keep sand out, it lets air in, allowing suits and towels to dry quickly. In addition to the clever fabric choice, these great bags use stylish Dritz® hardware, and iron-on lettering for personalization. Check out the details, then head to Sew4Home™ for more inspiration and full instructions.

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From Sew4Home: Make a Purse Organizer

Customize this versatile pouch with Dritz® hardware for extra “wow!”

Keep essentials close-at-hand with this super functional – and super cute – purse organizer designed by our friends at Sew4Home™. What is this little gem all about, you ask? It’s a custom insert that you’ll use to hold all of your go-to items in one handy place. When you switch purses or totes, just grab it and rest assured that you’ve got all your critical accessories, too (think keys, phone, charger, etc.). It’s loaded with pockets, made sturdy with Dritz® hardware; Dritz® rings and hooks add to its functionality. 

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From Sew4Home: Make an Apron with Dritz Eyelets

You’ll be looking great in this lace-up lovely!

This apron is loaded with options! And while we’re particularly thrilled with the lacing and waist straps that feature Dritz® eyelets, it’s packed with other details that we also love. The pocket is a must (note its size is just right for that device you can’t live without), and the adjustable neck tie provides a perfect fit. Learn more about this lace-up lovely from the creatives at Sew4Home™! 

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