tag archives: 30min or less

Beginner Sewing: How to Make a Pillow Cover

You can make a great looking envelope pillow cover in 30 minutes or so.

Fact: there is no easier way to update your home than to put out a few new pillows. Worried about the cost? Don’t want to toss the pillows you already have? (They’re fine after all, just a bit dated…) We’ve got a solution for you: make your own pillow covers! This beginner sewing tutorial guides you through the process (quick and easy!). And we’ll tell you how much fabric you need for many common pillow sizes. Home refresh? Done and done.

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DIY: How to Make Mini Macramé Accessories & Jewelry

Make a bunch of macramé minis and hone your hand-knotting technique.

If you missed out on the macramé craze of the 70s, never fear. Macramé is back and it’s better than ever. The good news is, it’s really fun to make macramé, and you need only a couple basic supplies – namely the cording, and in the case of these minis, the hardware that you’ll use to hang the macramé from. Our Dritz® swivel hooks and carabiner came in super handy for these little guys. Added bonus: the hardware makes it easy for you to hang your macramé minis from a bag or necklace.

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No-Sew Project: Make a Cord Roll

A perfect gift for the love on your Valentine’s list.

Here’s a project that does double-duty: it’s thoughtful, but also serves the purpose of getting that love of yours organized. Say bye-bye to tangles of cords laying around on the counter or stashed in junk drawers (sounds familiar, eh?). But really, it is a very kind gift – you can personalize it with your choice of fabric and vinyl. And no worries on its functionality – sturdy Dritz® rivets and elastic work together to keep cords and plugs in place.

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Refashioning: Create New Looks with Elbow Patches

A hip update that gives garments new life.

These aren’t your grandpa’s elbow patches! Yes, these patches of old are a hip add-on to sweaters, button-ups and jackets. They’re all over ready-to-wear this season. And, guess what? If you’ve got something in your closet begging for a fresh look, we’ve got the patches! For a fashionable look, choose Dritz® sew-on suede patches. If whimsy is more your thing, twill iron-on patches in bright colors add a whole bunch of fun to clothing.

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DIY Gifts: D-Ring Belts

Last-minute stocking stuffers? You’re looking at them.

It’s almost time … If you’re spending this week wrapping up your list with last-minute stocking stuffers, check out these belts! Easy to achieve in less than hour, you can make some of these DIY belts with materials you may have on-hand. Use Dritz® D-rings to finish them off, and give them a professional look.

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