tag archives: Christmas

Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home & gifts.

The holiday hustle is upon us! If you’re feeling a bit scrambled getting your lists, your home and your overall plan of attack in order, you’re not alone! Check out our easy ideas for giving decorations and gifts some creative flair. Thoughtful touches for table linens, and lots of ways to use Dritz® iron-on letters for no-sew personalization. 

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Inspiration: Creative Uses for Dritz Elastics

PJ bottoms, doll clothes & accessories – oh my!

‘Tis the season for crafting with Dritz® elastics! There are a couple of elastic styles that are just perfect for the kinds of sewing projects you might be making right now. Elastic waist PJ bottoms for Christmas morning? Check. Fold-over elastic for doll clothes? Yes. Metallics for elastic-waist party skirts? You got it. Continue reading and learn more about the elastics you need for holiday sewing.

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Christmas Crafts: Make an Embroidered Keepsake Ornament

Create delight for years to come.

Don’t you love decorating the Christmas tree? And isn’t it fun how Christmas ornaments often spark special memories as you hang them on the tree each year? Here’s one that’s sure to do just that. See how to make a keepsake ornament that captures your child’s artwork. This is an easy embroidery project that makes a great gift for grandparents and special friends. It’s also a creative project for young stitchers. Ready?!

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Christmas Crafts: Fun with Tape Measures

They’re not just for measuring.

Ready for some holiday fun that’s beyond measure? Take your gift wrapping up a notch and use Dritz® tape measures to make gift boxes and bows. Your sewing and quilting friends will be thrilled to get personalized gifts that are so different, and that reflect their favorite crafting activities.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Stocking with Paper Piecing

Finish it off with a DIY yarn tassel.

Merry and bright is right! The paper piecing accents on this stocking really steal the show. This is a great Christmas sewing project because you have so many design opportunities based on the fabric and Dritz® paper piecing shapes that you choose (we used hexagons, but there are other shapes/sizes). Finish it off with a colorful DIY tassel and you’ve got a super unique, totally one-of-a-kind holiday stocking. Make a few this weekend?

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