tag archives: clothes (to sew/DIY)

Inspiration: Ideas for Refashioning Jeans

See how to turn old jeans into a corset, apron or clutch with easy sewing techniques.

Jeans: the styles are constantly changing! High-waisted or low? Skinny or bell? Faded or dark? Who can keep up? If you’ve got a pile of jeans from years past that you just can’t part with, we’ve got some denim refashioning inspiration for you. Check out our easy sewing and repair tips and get inspired to give those old favorites a new life, or simply add some trendy embellishments to them to bring them up-to-date. 

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Faux Wrap Skirt with an Elastic Waist

A must-make addition to your summer wardrobe.

What a fun twist on an elastic waist skirt! The front seam/split and tie sash create the illusion of a wrap, while the soft wide elastic waistband delivers comfort and fit. This clever combination of details makes this a winning summer skirt. It comes together in about an hour using basic Dritz sewing supplies and colorful fashion elastic.

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Refashioning: DIY Shirred Top with Dritz Elastic Thread

Learn how to use elastic thread to create shirred effects on fabric.

This top is begging for warmer temps! Although spring is officially here, it’s still quite cool in many places. Why not get a jump on spring/summer sewing and at least dream about those warmer days to come? Enter this shirred top. We can’t wait to show you how easy it is to use Dritz® elastic thread to create shirred effects on fabrics. Shirring is a wonderful textured detail to incorporate into your next refashion!

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Refashioning: Upcycle a Men’s Dress Shirt

A simple grommet sash adds huge impact.

That basic men’s dress shirt never looked so good, did it? It’s always delightful when something so understated is refashioned into a really powerful piece. This white men’s dress shirt is no exception. See how Laura from Trash to Couture shortened and altered this shirt, and then finished it off with that fantastic grommet sash. So simple. So incredibly stylish!

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Elastic Waist Pleated Skirt

Hot look for holiday happenings.

Talk about a dramatic entrance. This full pleated skirt combines Dritz® metallic waistband elastic with a metallic brocade fabric to steal all the looks. Perfect with a simple sweater, or paired with a festive jacket or scarf, this skirt just moved to the top of your holiday must-make, must-wear list.

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