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Sewing Tutorial: How to Use a Dritz Quick Turn Tool

Learn how to turn fabric tubes for making straps, belts, sashes and more.

This is one of those sewing tools that once you discover, you wonder what you did without it. When you’re sewing, there are many instances in which you’ll need to sew a fabric tube. Tubes of fabric are most commonly needed for making straps and belts; they are also used when making softies, dolls and stuffed animals (when making the legs and arms). But once you’ve sewn your fabric tube, how do you turn it right-side out? That’s where the Dritz® quick turn tool comes into play – you’ll use it to quickly and easily “turn” those tubes. 

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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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Cosplay Inspiration: Belted Beauty Steampunk Costume

Bring your creation to life with cool fabrics, DIY hardware & hacked patterns.

So, this whole cosplay thing is new to us here at Dritz®. We typically think of the folks who use our sewing products as seamstresses, design students, couture sewists, beginners, casual DIY enthusiasts, makers, home decorators … the list goes on. We’re excited to learn more about cosplay and those of you who like to wear costumes as part of your daily attire. Read more to learn about one of our first costumes, Belted Beauty. 

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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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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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