sewing projects

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet

Give business cards, gift cards and loyalty cards a new home.

Here’s a cure for your overstuffed billfold and purse pockets: make a quick and easy card wallet. This beginner sewing project comes together effortlessly, and features a Dritz® sew-on magnetic snap fastener that’s a cinch to apply. You’ll have so much fun picking out your fabrics, trim and embroidery floss colors, we bet you can’t make just one! 

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Valentine’s Day Banner

Because the message of love always wins.

Share the love – there’s no better way than to proclaim it, loud and proud! This Valentine’s Day banner sewing project lets you do just that. You’ll use pretty fabrics and alphabet stamps for the banner, and Dritz® grommet pliers and grommets to create the holes for hanging it. Psst: there’s no rule saying you have to take it down after the 14th!

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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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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Stocking with Paper Piecing

Finish it off with a DIY yarn tassel.

Merry and bright is right! The paper piecing accents on this stocking really steal the show. This is a great Christmas sewing project because you have so many design opportunities based on the fabric and Dritz® paper piecing shapes that you choose (we used hexagons, but there are other shapes/sizes). Finish it off with a colorful DIY tassel and you’ve got a super unique, totally one-of-a-kind holiday stocking. Make a few this weekend?

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Glitter Key Fob

The easiest, best-looking gifts you’ll ever make (or keep!).

And did we mention they’re useful, too? So if you’re looking to DIY some really thoughtful gifts this season, you’re looking at them. They are easy to sew using three basic materials: Dritz® key fob hardware, glitter elastic, and colorful belting. You can make a bunch of them quickly – the perfect gift for your BFFs, teachers and colleagues. Get after it! 

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Dritz Espadrilles: Make ’em in Suede for Fall

Yes! You can wear espadrilles all year long!

You are so going to fall for these! See how we used suede to make a pair of espadrilles that you can wear through winter. The soft flannel interior fabric is cozy, too. You’ll use our basic sewing and espadrille-making techniques, then add some fun fringe to craft this dynamite pair of kicks!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Shirred Wreath Hanger

Clever way to display a wreath & welcome friends!

It’s that time of year when folks gather, so what better way to welcome them to your home, than with a wreath hung with an easy-sew shirred wreath hanger. The best thing about this wreath hanger is that you can use the fabric of your choice to customize it – coordinate the hanger with your wreath, or give it holiday or seasonal flair. Add Dritz® grommets and easily hang it from a hook or nail. C’mon in!

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Dritz Espadrilles Video Tutorial: Make a Pair of Moccasins

Cozy materials. Fabulous fringe. AND easy to make!

Espadrilles for fall? Yes, please! Check out a fantastic new YouTube video by Nancy’s Notions that shows you how to make a pair of DIY espadrille moccasins using Dritz® Espadrilles products. We love the materials and colors used for these mocs – and that fringe! Take a look and add this easy sewing project to your must-make list. Fall fashion at its best! 

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Shirred Pillow

An easy-sew project, made more fabulous with Dritz® iron-on shirring tape.

Pillows are a really perfect way to easily update your home for the changing seasons. This shirred pillow sewing project made with cozy plaid fabric immediately says “fall is here.” Its soft gathers are perfectly achieved using Dritz® iron-on shirring tape. This blog post shows you how simple it is to use the shirring tape, but be warned: you’re going to want to make lots of pillows, skirting, curtains and more!

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Halloween Crafts: Make an Easy-Sew Treats Basket

No tricks here – just one super cute project!

If standard issue Halloween decorations are not your thing, check out this easy-sew treats basket. It’s a fun way to store candy and snacks for trick-or-treating, but it’s also a festive way to house supplies for parties or tabletop display. Choose fun fabric and ribbon trim; you’ll make the handles using Dritz® eyelets. Best thing about it? Nobody’s going to have one just like it!

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