tag archives: back to school

Easy Crafts: “Homework Time” Door Banners

A clever – and friendly – way to tell friends when not to knock.

These personalized banners are genius – what an easy way to declare it study time or nap time! Use basic craft materials and easy cutting techniques to make the banners. Personalize them with the message of your choice using Dritz® iron-on lettering – easy, peasy! A super subtle way to say no knocking, without actually saying no knocking.

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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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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: WordPlay Messenger Bag

Personalize your one-of-a-kind bag with Dritz® iron-on lettering.

If you’re looking for a unique sewing project that you can work on over the summer and have ready for action this fall, this is it: it’s the wordplay messenger bag designed by the creative folks at Sew4Home™. Why we love it? It’s cool. Make it uniquely yours with the addition of our Dritz® iron-on letters. Head back to class in style, with a bespoke message for friends and classmates.

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Easy Crafts: Make a Magnetic Message Board

Cover button magnets keep daily reminders organized (& cute!).

Looking for a way to stay organized? Need to keep kids’ school activities and schedules front and center? A magnetic message board is just what you need! This DIY craft project is fantastic for a few different reasons. The board itself is pretty clever (can you say painted pizza pan?), and the easy-to-make magnetic cover buttons use your favorite scrap fabrics. Best yet? You won’t miss this week’s soccer practice.

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