sewing projects

Sewing Tutorial: DIY Bucket Backpack

Love. This. Bag.

Make this bucket backpack in attention grabbing bold vinyl. It looks fabulous, plus provides hands-free shopping and kid wrangling. In addition to the fantastic material, you’ll use Dritz® eyelets and pliers to create the cinched effect at the top. Rings and slide buckles add functionality on the straps. Its petite size has no bulk at all – just perfect for stowing the essentials.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Fall Door Banner

Personalize your message & fabrics and use it any season!

Celebrating the seasons is as easy as hanging a festive door banner to welcome friends and family. This door banner proclaims a love for fall! It’s a great project because it can be customized to suit your style based on the fabrics and hardware you choose, and the message you craft. You’ve got options when it comes to finishes for the Dritz® swivel hooks, D-rings and rivets. Dritz® iron-on letters will communicate your message – they’re easy to apply and come in many fonts and sizes. And that bow! It’s attention-grabbing for sure.

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From Sew4Home: How to Use Dritz Tassel Caps

Six different styles for you to try.

Tassels are everywhere these days, and why not? They add a fun pop of color, texture and interest to so many garments and accessories. They look great on bags, can be attached to belts, and hung from cords and rods. There’s a recent tutorial over at Sew4Home™ that is full of inspiring ideas for tassel making. They’ve paired a variety of Dritz® tassel cap hardware with a clever mix of materials for the tassels. Learn more about it!

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Refashioning: Scarf to Kilt Skirt

Date night is looking really good.

Isn’t it great when this season’s perfect date night piece is hiding in your closet? We’re talking about that stack of scarves you might have stashed away. Too many? We just love the refashioning ideas from Trash To Couture using traditional tartan scarves. They are really good looking, and they come together quite quickly with a few basic Dritz® supplies and easy techniques.

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Refashioning: Scarf to Poncho

A terrific transformation using Dritz® sew-on toggles.

Got some extra scarves in your stash? A few minutes is all it takes to make this poncho with punch. You’ll use Dritz® sew-on toggles as fasteners on the edge of the scarf, turning it into a stylish wrap that stays put. A cool refashion that is perfectly cozy to wear.

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DIY Fashion: Make a Pair of Boot Covers with Dritz Eyelets

Add some “wow” to your outfit or costume with this clever add-on accessory.

Can we just say, “yes, please!” These DIY boot covers are pretty amazing! Make them using Dritz® eyelets and wear them with your everyday black booties for a total transformation! It’s a unique and easy way to give your basic booties new life as a racy cosplay or Halloween accessory. Don’t miss the no-sew cloak that you can make and pair with these “boots.”  

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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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