sewing projects

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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Refashioning: How to DIY a Corset T-Shirt

You need: boxy T-shirt + Dritz hook & eye fasteners.

It’s hard to believe that this sassy look comes together in just about 30 minutes, but it’s true. A big boxy T-shirt turned dynamite corset top is ultra easy to achieve – brand new Dritz hook & eye fasteners are responsible for this transformation. See how to do it …

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Corset with Hook & Eye Fasteners

This belt is a beauty. And those hook & eye fasteners!

One thing we love about new products is seeing them take center stage on sewing projects. This DIY corset belt from our fashion blogger, Laura, at Trash To Couture did not disappoint. Can we say, “wow?” She took a favorite corset sewing pattern and gave it a bold look by adding four generously sized hook & eye fasteners. Get the look …

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Fanny Pack

It’s a clear winner.

Are you a fan of the fanny? We are! Learn how to make one with updated materials like Dritz racer stripe belting and a parachute buckle fastener. Couple these bag making supplies with transparent vinyl, and simple sewing techniques and you’ll be wearing one in no time. Hands-free convenience for sporting events, concerts and just plain fun!

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Refashioning: How to Make a Grommet Wrap Skirt

This. Skirt. Get high-style looks with easy DIY techniques.

Here is another piece that fashion blogger Laura Pifer made for NY Fashion Week last month. The beauty of this project is in its simplicity. If you have a basic black skirt that needs an update, simply add a front panel to the side seam to showcase the Dritz grommets. You can also sew a basic black skirt, and then add the front panel. Either way, you’re ready for the big city with high-style looks. 

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Inspiration: Ideas for Refashioning Jeans

See how to turn old jeans into a corset, apron or clutch with easy sewing techniques.

Jeans: the styles are constantly changing! High-waisted or low? Skinny or bell? Faded or dark? Who can keep up? If you’ve got a pile of jeans from years past that you just can’t part with, we’ve got some denim refashioning inspiration for you. Check out our easy sewing and repair tips and get inspired to give those old favorites a new life, or simply add some trendy embellishments to them to bring them up-to-date. 

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Inspiration: Best Refashioned T-Shirts

How to quickly & easily transform a basic T-shirt into a stylish top.

We’ve got the ideas – we know you’ve got the T-shirts! It’s time to transform some of those Ts that are hanging out in your stash. Or maybe you want to create an Athleta-type look for a fraction of the price? Either way, we’ve got the goods! Check out our best refashioned T-shirts and see how easy it is to make some.

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Kid’s Backpack

They need bags for everything, don’t they?

School is back in session, and after-school activities are, too. Make this easy-sew backpack for whatever your kid is into: the classroom or field, scouts or arts activities. The construction is simple with Dritz belting and hardware. The personality is up to you!

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Sewing Activewear: How to Make an Easy Yoga Mat Strap

Ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

Another handy accessory to add to your repertoire of DIY activewear: this super simple yoga mat carrier. It literally has two key ingredients: Dritz belting and D-ring hardware. It comes together quickly and has you headed on to your practice in no time.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

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