tag archives: 30min or less

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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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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From Sew4Home: Ribbon Belts with Dritz Belt Buckles

Great to give, or to keep and wear!

If you’re searching for a belt in the perfect color or pattern, here’s a solution for you: make one! This quick and easy sewing tutorial from one of our favorite educational resources – Sew4Home™ – shows you how to make custom belts in a flash using Dritz® hardware and belting, plus the ribbon of your choice. Get in a groove, and make more than one – they also make fantastic gifts, especially if you personalize them for that special someone by using ribbon in favorite colors, patterns or motifs. 

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From Sew4Home: Credit Card Rings with Dritz Hardware

Unique, useful and personalized just for you. 

Our friends at Sew4Home™ described this project as tiny but mighty, and we couldn’t agree more! Who doesn’t need a little extra storage sleeve that clips easily onto your key ring or inside of a tote? You’ll use a variety of Dritz® items to make these, including our hardware, and iron-on lettering for personalization.

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